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Portage working out kinks of upcoming sewer project

July 22, 2014 PORTAGE — Borough officials hoped to smooth out the final wrinkles of their upcoming sewer project Monday, approving a second ordinance outlining the project’s parameters by a 5-0 vote. more »»

Man pleads guilty to gun charges

July 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jermaine J. more »»

Couple wants gay marriage validated

July 22, 2014 ERIE (AP) — Two northwestern Pennsylvania women want a judge to validate their marriage, the license for which was issued by a rogue county clerk before this year’s landmark court decision that... more »»

Megan’s Law registrant receives 15 to 30 years for sexual assault

July 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl has been sent to a state correctional institution for 15-30 years by Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise. more »»

Police: Pit bull attacks 3-year-old

July 22, 2014 A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday after a dog attacked her near Everett, before fleeing into nearby woods, state police sai. more »»

Nazi war crimes suspect hospitalized

July 22, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A Nazi war crimes suspect accused of aiding in the killings of 216,000 Jewish people at a death camp and now awaiting an extradition hearing has been hospitalize. more »»

Teens facing adult charges

July 22, 2014 MIFFLINBURG — Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured. more »»

Freight train kills two men

July 22, 2014 EMMAUS (AP) — Authorities say that two young men are dead after being struck by a freight train. more »»

Longtime former SFU president dies

July 21, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis University’s longtime president who died Saturday will be remembered for his leadership, friendships, intelligence and success. The Very Rev. more »»

Rent changes upset some

July 21, 2014 In keeping with a provision of the national Appropriations Act of 2014, the Altoona Housing Authority has changed the way it calculates rent for 106 tenants, most of whom will pay more — with one... more »»

Summer programs go beyond topics covered during school

July 21, 2014 More than the dreaded “summer slide,” some area parents worry about their bored children staring at a tablet or cellphone nonstop until the next school year begins. more »»

95-year-old Home Instead volunteer remains full of spice, spunk

July 21, 2014 Knowing Verna Blough’s age, you’d think you should handle her interview gingerly. more »»

AASD investing in iPads

July 21, 2014 Altoona Area teachers are dipping their toes into new technology this summer that will set the district on a course for a long-term transformation. more »»

Staffer denies guilt in gun case

July 21, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania congressman’s press secretary has pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge after Capitol police say he carried a gun into a federal office building in Washington. more »»

Carriers named for Blair airport

July 21, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Flights from the Altoona-Blair County Airport to Pittsburgh are slated to begin Oct. 1, based on an federal order provided to local airport leaders. The U.S. more »»

Injuries show cars’ vulnerability to rocks

July 21, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway... more »»

Tea Party activists push agenda

July 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Conservative radio talk show host Rose Tennent urged those attending the sixth annual Freedom Fest, sponsored Sunday by the Blair County Tea Party, to keep pushing for the... more »»

Crowd expected at borough meeting

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Members of the Hollidaysburg community are expected to turn out in large numbers for the Borough Council’s meeting Tuesday evening. more »»

Police: Man used stolen card for pizza

July 20, 2014 Police allege a city man used a stolen credit card to buy more than $1,000 in pizza and wings. Joshua A.P. Spriggs, 20, of 820 Jade Av. more »»

Coal dust, trucks frustrate residents

July 20, 2014 PORTAGE — Between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, coal trucks made about a dozen trips up or down Shoemaker Circle in Portage Township. It was a “train day,” when access to the Amfire Mining Co. more »»

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