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Mayoral candidates nearing finish line

November 3, 2015 In a recent story on the Altoona mayoral race, Republican Matt Pacifico’s campaign Manager Chris Forshey said he was saving money until the end to counter potential last-minute negativit. more »»

I-99 crash releases livestock

November 3, 2015 A Monday morning tractor-trailer crash on I-99 resulted in an hourslong lane closure as responders worked to clean debris from the roadway and herd livestock released in the accident. more »»

Court sends email probe to panel

November 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday it was deferring an investigation into one of its justices for his role in the exchange of explicit emails to the Judicial Conduct Board, whic... more »»

Homicide suspect to watch mom’s funeral

November 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County defense attorney Thomas M. more »»

Solicitor defends district’s actions

November 3, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School District solicitor defended the district’s handling of its former superintendent Monday, after a board candidate questioned the secrecy that surrounded a... more »»

Norfolk Southern planning to install railroad tower in Snyder Township

November 3, 2015 Plans by the Norfolk Southern Corp. to install positive train control components through its 22-state network include a 63-foot tower in Snyder Township, planning documents show. more »»

Portage to try revising park deed

November 3, 2015 PORTAGE — Portage Borough Council agreed on Monday to try and change a deed covering a portion of Crichton-McCormick Park so that alcohol could be sold and consumed ther. more »»

Police: Med-Van driver had sex with patient

November 3, 2015 A Med-Van Transport driver from Altoona faces numerous felony charges, including statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, after being accused of having sex with a teenage... more »»

Attorney: Resentence man serving time for drug offenses

November 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — In 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took four months to decide if it wanted to hear an appeal from an Altoona man serving 19-38 years in prison for drug offense. more »»

Online voter registration numbers still low

November 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The online voter registration system Pennsylvania introduced in late August has made little difference in the amount of potential ballotcasters for Tuesday’s election. more »»

Pre-K programs facing shutdown

November 2, 2015 If the state government’s budget impasse crawls through the next two months, pre-kindergarten students from low-income families could see programs shut down, child care directors said. more »»

Local man preparing to flex talent

November 2, 2015 A table adorned with a picture of Marvel Comics’ Hulk and Red Hulk stood in the center of an Altoona living room Thursday evening. more »»

City woman, friends, start group to help foster kids

November 2, 2015 Foster kids in Blair County are getting some help after an Altoona woman and her friends put an idea in motion. more »»

Police: Drunken man tried to enter his burning house

November 2, 2015 A drunk Altoona man who came home to find his house on fire faces charges, according to police. Altoona fire crews were dispatched at 7:14 p.m. Saturday to 502 E. Penn Av. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

November 2, 2015 Allegheny Township police Oct. 9 - Theft: 100 block Sierra Drive, 1000 block Logan Blvd. - Criminal mischief: 2600 block Plank Road, 3000 block Colonial Drive Oct. more »»

Blair races mostly non-competitive

November 2, 2015 Voters in Blair County will see few competitive races in Tuesday’s election, but they’ll also have a chance to weigh in on the retention question for a pair of county judges. Judges Daniel J. more »»

Inmates escape boot camp

November 2, 2015 CLEARFIELD — Two inmates escaped Sunday from the Quehanna Boot Camp in Karthus, Clearfield County. more »»

Magisterial district judge

November 2, 2015 Filed before Roaring Spring Magisterial District Judge Craig E. Ormsby: Charges waived to court June 4-11: - Shane E. more »»

Board wants building repaired

November 1, 2015 The owner of a long-vacant downtown building is under orders from the city Code Appeals Board to make repairs — or demolish. more »»

Kids treated at Halloween parade

November 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The season of jack-o-lanterns, witches, ghosts and ghouls culminated Saturday afternoon with the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Halloween parade in Hollidaysburg. more »»

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