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August 26, 2016 Police: Man fought passenger after crash A Tyrone man faces charges after state police say he wrecked while intoxicated and then got into a fight with his passenger on a nearby house’s porch. more »»

Police reports

August 26, 2016 Bedford state police n Jeffrey A. Teeter Jr., 32, faces drunken driving charges for an alleged incident Aug. 13 at the intersection of Route 56 and Route 30. more »»

Walking program expanding

August 26, 2016 A walking encouragement program that launched in 2015 in Altoona and expanded to Hollidaysburg this year is now expanding to Williamsburg. more »»

Top heart surgeon leaving UPMC

August 25, 2016 After 27 years as head of the heart surgery program he started here, Dr. John Anastasi is leaving the hospital now known as UPMC Altoona. more »»

City council unveils revised distress plan

August 25, 2016 City Council on Wednesday introduced a revised Act 47 recovery plan to guide Altoona through next year — the final year of what officials hope will be a five-year tenure in the state’s financial... more »»

Bedford delays school’s start

August 25, 2016 Although Bedford Area students were scheduled to go back to school Wednesday, mold cleanup is delaying the opening of the district’s schools until Monday, Superintendent Allen Sell said. more »»

Police find marijuana in Tyrone field using helicopter

August 25, 2016 TYRONE — A Tyrone man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police said he admitted to growing nearly 40 marijuana plants near his home. William . more »»

Drug dealer to receive new sentence

August 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man ordered to spend 19 to 38 years in prison for selling illegal drugs is going to be resentenced in light of a U.S. more »»

US Secretary of Agriculture set to visit Duncansville

August 25, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is set to stop in Duncansville today as he tours the state on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. more »»

Police: Ex-informant sold drugs to informant

August 25, 2016 PORTAGE — Police said a former confidential informant was arrested Tuesday for selling drugs to a confidential informant earlier this year. Ryan John Konsavich, 34, 1303 Conemaugh Ave. more »»

Phoenix Fire Department planning to host open house

August 25, 2016 Hollidaysburg’s Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department will be the site of an open house tonight, with first responders on hand to answer questions and provide safety checks and informatio. more »»

Blair settles on bed tax allocation

August 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners settled Tuesday on a division of bed tax revenue that assigns specific percentages to Explore Altoona, the Blair County Convention Center, Peoples Natural... more »»

Building for the future?

August 24, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is expecting to know by October how much money the state Department of Education will reimburse the district for its planned high school construction project, KCBA... more »»

No bids received for SCI Cresson

August 24, 2016 The state government received no bids for a 328-acre property at the site of the former Cresson state prison, an official announced Tuesday. more »»

Water leak floods Tyrone street

August 24, 2016 TYRONE — A few dozen people were without water Tuesday morning and afternoon after a 12-inch pipe along West 15th Street broke, expelling hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, which saturated... more »»

Logan to extend sewer line

August 24, 2016 If any family has cause to object to Logan Township’s proposal to extend a sewer line along Knob Lane in Eldorado, it’s the Kantoskis. more »»

House parent sees bail reduced

August 24, 2016 EBENSBURG — A suspended Bishop Carroll employee accused of sexually assaulting international students waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon. more »»

City man behind bars

August 24, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after he was found in a stolen car with stolen guns. Tavin McCullough, 19, of 211 Seventh Ave. more »»

Gallitzin man charged after smoking in ER

August 24, 2016 A Gallitzin man faces charges after he allegedly lit a cigarette while in the UPMC Altoona emergency room. Richard A. Louttit, 54, of 103 Chestnut S. more »»

PSU student faces drinking, drug charges

August 24, 2016 A Penn State Altoona student faces charges after police say his bong left a trail of water after he stuffed it in his backpack along with his stash of beer and marijuana. Ivan D. more »»

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