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Penn State holds education conference

August 6, 2016 Education was paramount Friday at the Blair County Convention Center where hundreds of educators gathered for the first Penn State Altoona education conference. more »»

Penelec increase rankles some

August 5, 2016 STATE COLLEGE — At a state Public Utility Commission hearing here Thursday on a proposed “distribution” rate increase by FirstEnergy, testimony from municipal officials shone a light on the... more »»

Police: Man used photos as blackmail

August 5, 2016 A Hollidaysburg man faces charges after police say he tried to blackmail his ex-girlfriend with photos of her nude. Blake . more »»

Man accused of misidentifying woman

August 5, 2016 Criminal charges against a Tyrone woman have been dropped after police realized the woman was wrongfully accused of a bath salts-fueled rampage in June. more »»

Probe into string of Northern Cambria fires continuing

August 5, 2016 A state police fire marshal said it’s likely that a series of fires set in Barr and West Carroll townships over the last several months are related. more »»

State: Cresson club violated liquor laws

August 5, 2016 A Cambria County sportsmen’s club has been cited for violating state liquor laws. more »»

Police rule Reade Twp. fire arson

August 5, 2016 GLASGOW — State police at Ebensburg on Wednesday ruled a fire at a Reade Township home was intentionally set. Police said a home along Roseland Road in the Glasgow area was set on fire around 2 a.m. more »»

Judge trying to resolve vet’s case

August 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is continuing his query to determine the best way to dispose of criminal charges against a Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress and other issues... more »»

Nanty Glo to reopen senior center

August 5, 2016 More than three years since Cambria County closed its Nanty Glo Senior Center, officials announced Thursday that it would soon reopen. more »»

Cambria County treats cell block for bed bugs

August 5, 2016 Cambria County Prison officials said they’ve treated a cell block where an officer found a bed bug earlier this wee. more »»

Sen. Wozniak will not seek re-election for 35th seat

August 4, 2016 State Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, is withdrawing his re-election bid, throwing the 35th District race into uncertainty three months before election day. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area School Board seeking HVAC bidders

August 4, 2016 While the Hollidaysburg Area School Board wades into a lawsuit to recover costs related to installation of defective natatorium heating and cooling units, it is seeking bidders for installing new... more »»

Altoona library hosting session on reassessment

August 4, 2016 Blair County residents concerned about projected property tax increases due to the recent reassessment can visit the Altoona Area Public Library at 2 p.m. today for guidanc. more »»

Developer: Old Cambria jail plans on hold

August 4, 2016 A local developer planning to renovate the old Cambria County Jail confirmed this week that his project has been put on hold as the county deliberates moving files from the building. more »»

Tyrone Area to vote on language program

August 4, 2016 TYRONE — School board members are slated to vote next week on proposals to increase pay for substitute teachers and to shell out more than $13,000 for an online foreign language servic. more »»

Commission approves land development on Union Ave.

August 4, 2016 The city Planning Commission this week approved a land development application for a property near the corner of Union Avenue and 19th Street that comprises two buildings, each about 23,000 square... more »»

Altoona to use consultant for development reviews

August 4, 2016 The city has hired Keller Engineers for “third party” reviews on land development proposals. more »»

Police reports

August 4, 2016 Logan Township police - Erica Connelly, 33, 310 Scarlett Lane, was arrested Saturday afternoon at her home and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats recklessly endangering another... more »»

Area briefs

August 4, 2016 BELLEFONTE Judge: Sandusky may testify at hearing A Pennsylvania judge’s court order says former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky could take the stand during his appeal hearing. more »»

Blair adds boards for tax appeals

August 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Appeals in Blair County’s reassessment project have started to increase as the deadline nears for taxpayers who want to contest the values assigned to their properties. more »»

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