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Three more Baker victims settle

April 16, 2015 JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Three more former students at a Catholic school have settled sexual abuse lawsuits involving a Franciscan friar who worked at the school nearly 20 years ago, their attorney said. more »»

Tyrone weighing waste treatment method

April 16, 2015 TYRONE — Borough Council members might have a new solid waste treatment method to consider: an anaerobic digester that an engineer said could be profitable. more »»

Nursing home workers rally

April 16, 2015 Certified nursing assistant Barbara Alt earns $13.75 an hour at a regional nursing home — not much compared to what many employees earn in some local jobs. more »»

School cop’s sex abuse triggers suit

April 16, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man sexually abused by a former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer now serving 32 to 64 years in prison has sued the district for not stopping it. more »»

Ex-bartender who took pay from register to face trial

April 16, 2015 A former employee of a city tavern will face trial on charges she stole her pay from the cash register the night she was fired. Christine A. more »»

Magisterial district judges

April 16, 2015 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Charges waived to court Nov. 6: - George R. Socie, 42, 2104 Fifth Ave., Altoona, was charged by Wal-Mart No. more »»

Man who attacked mother receives 11 to 22 months

April 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone Township man who attacked his mother during an argument over his medication has been sentenced to 11 to 22 months in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Lawsuit settled for $7 million

April 16, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $7 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against two defunct Philadelphia nightclubs stemming from the January 2012 beating death of a Temple... more »»

Fort Roberdeau rebuilding walls

April 16, 2015 SINKING VALLEY — When Blair County rebuilt Fort Roberdeau as a bicentennial project for 1976, round logs were used for the outer wall, even though the original fort would have featured hewn logs. more »»

Valley View Park eyes upgrades

April 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Valley View Park renovations are complete, the area originally designated for ice skating will be used instead for picnic pavilions. more »»

Traffic judges face disciplinary charges

April 16, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania has filed disciplinary charges against a current judge and three former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who were among those charged... more »»

Murder victim’s son, 3, killed in NJ

April 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The death of a 3-year-old Altoona boy after an alleged severe beating in New Jersey cast a pall over a ceremony on Tuesday on the importance of reporting suspected child abuse. more »»

Bedford veal gets recalled

April 15, 2015 A weekend oversight at a Bedford County slaughterhouse will put some 1,300 pounds of veal to waste, a manager said, after the U.S. more »»

Tyrone skate park idea grinds to a halt

April 15, 2015 TYRONE — Despite one council member’s efforts, area skateboarders will remain without a designated skate park awhile longer due to opposition by borough council and area residents. more »»

Leaders stick up for child safety

April 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Since Pennsylvania’s new child abuse laws went into effect this year, Blair County Children, Youth & Families has become involved with 200 families that previously had not received... more »»

Police probe fall of juvenile

April 15, 2015 No further details have been released about the health of a juvenile who fell through a skylight at Penn Lincoln Elementary School. The incident happened Sunday morning about 3:30 a.m. more »»

Gordon makes pit stop at PSU

April 15, 2015 NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon applauds with Penn State President Eric Barron after uncovering his No. 24 race car with AXALTA and Penn State sponsorship at University Park on Tuesday. more »»

Police looking to solve Cambria theft

April 15, 2015 EBENSBURG — Police are looking for an unknown person or persons who broke into the Ebensburg Country Club in Cambria Township late Sunday night. more »»

Four remaining drug suspects in raids arrested

April 15, 2015 Four suspects who eluded police in Friday’s drug raid have been taken into custody. The four were part of 28 suspects sought in a Blair County Drug Task Force roundup. Angelo T. more »»

Reassessment data collectors working in Tyrone

April 15, 2015 TYRONE — Data collectors for Blair County’s reassessment effort have started working in Tyrone. more »»

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