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Altoona zoning board OKs home firearms business

November 28, 2015 The city Zoning Hearing Board recently gave permission for a man to open a firearms business in the basement of his 12th Ward-area home, with restrictions mostly proposed by the applicant. more »»

Police: Man swerved off road into mailbox, brush near Hollidaysburg

November 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A motorist was transported to UPMC Altoona after his vehicle went off the 400 block of Brush Mountain Road near Hollidaysburg and hit the bushes in front of a home. more »»


November 28, 2015 Logan Township police - Linda Marie Shaner, 44, Patton, was driving Wednesday morning on Colonel Drake Highway and Serenity Lane when the vehicle collided with a dee. more »»

Magisterial district judges

November 28, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: Charges waived to court Aug. 26: - John L. Williams Jr., 53, 1013 24th Ave. more »»

CWD policy hits Bedford, Blair

November 27, 2015 The state Game Commission is set to redouble testing efforts in 11 local townships this rifle season, as state wildlife officials trace the spread of deadly chronic wasting disease in deer. more »»

Shoppers hunting bargains

November 27, 2015 It was about 4:30 a.m. more »»

Train enthusiasts keeping open house on track

November 27, 2015 In most rooms, 16-year-old Jordan Wolf, clad in a Norfolk Southern branded T-shirt and hat, would have stood out as the foremost model train enthusiast. more »»

Altoona Grand Hotel presents Toys for Tots check to Marines

November 27, 2015 The holidays got a little brighter Wednesday for area kids in need. The Altoona Grand Hotel presented the local U.S. more »»

Police: Man led high-speed chase

November 27, 2015 A New Enterprise man is behind bars after police say he led a state trooper on a high speed chase on Interstate 99. State police in Hollidaysburg said Franklin R. Brumbaugh Jr. more »»

Parishioners offer thanks, food

November 27, 2015 As families throughout the area came together to give thanks, others gathered to simply give. more »»

Budget impasse harming schools

November 27, 2015 School districts that rely heavily on state aid are approaching a “perilous precipice,” the Pennsylvania School Boards Association said this week, as a state budget with all its moving pieces are... more »»

Under fire, Kane plans to review emails

November 26, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state’s embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges... more »»

Dinner fills stomachs, hearts

November 26, 2015 Brother Richard Gates TOR has wire-rim glasses, a gentle expression and an even gentler voice and manner. On Wednesday at the St. more »»

County refinishes scale, sword

November 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When scaffolding in front of the Blair County Courthouse comes down in December, a gleaming gold sword and scale should be visible in the hands of the Lady Justice statu. more »»

Officially, shortage a concern

November 26, 2015 Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission referee coordinator Skip Dry has been sweating lately over a manpower shortage caused by low, slow pay. The issue is under further review. more »»

Blair County moving slowly on courthouse roof job

November 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners, after raising questions Tuesday about the idea of replacing the courthouse roof, directed the project’s architect to focus only on the steep roofs atop tw... more »»

Shuster discusses Turkish attack on Russian warplane

November 25, 2015 Pointing to the complex web of alliances and enmities surrounding the Syrian Civil War, Re. more »»

Senate ditches effort to override Wolf's veto on spending plan

November 25, 2015 HARRISBURG — A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. more »»

Judge: Evidence stands in stolen lunchbox case

November 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has turned down an Altoona man’s request to have evidence suppressed in the theft of a vintage lunchbox. William John Cooper Jr. more »»

Cause of Altoona fire remains under investigation

November 25, 2015 The cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant building on Lexington Avenue remains under investigation. Altoona Fire Inspector Timothy Hughes said the blaze that broke out about 11 p.m. more »»

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