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Village hosting Vietnam War event

August 9, 2014 BEDFORD — A Vietnam War re-enactment weekend that started Friday is set to continue today at Old Bedford Village, with the public welcome starting at 9 a.m. more »»

Altoona’s Got Talent makes debut

August 8, 2014 Talent was on display and prizes were up for grabs at the first “Altoona’s Got Talent” competition Thursday evenin. more »»

Jury finds man guilty of child sex abuse

August 8, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury said Thursday evening that it believed a 9-year-old girl’s account of sexual abuse at the hands of an Altoona man, even if some members of her family didn’. more »»

Booktique nearing its final chapter

August 8, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — It’s a book lover’s dream, where you can find just about every author you can imagine, books on any topic and in every genre you can think of, and for half-price. more »»

Scientists link meat allergies to tick bite

August 8, 2014 A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick. more »»

Man accused of tricking woman for cash faces trial

August 8, 2014 An Antis Township man accused of fleecing a woman out of tens of thousands of dollars will face trial. Frederick A. “Freddie” DelGrosso Jr. more »»

Antis Township board questions possible anniversary surplus

August 8, 2014 BELLWOOD — The Antis Township Board of Supervisors authorized an official letter to the committee that put together the Bellwood-Antis 125th Anniversary event, requesting additional information abou... more »»

Frankstown township news in brief

August 8, 2014 Proposed sewer line project advancing Frankstown Township is ready to move ahead with a proposed sewer line replacement project in the Sylvan Hills area. more »»

Police: Man shot into Antis Township after a fight home

August 7, 2014 A Blandburg man has been charged with shooting into a home in Antis Township late Sunday as a result of an altercation. more »»

SCI Cresson not yet on market

August 7, 2014 According to state officials, the closing of two state prisons at Cresson and Greensburg has saved more than $23 million in the first year, with that number expected to jump to $35 million annually... more »»

Brush fire near Horseshoe Curve derails train schedule, causes delays

August 7, 2014 A brush fire at the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark delayed trains and tied up firefighters Wednesday afternoon as tourists watched and snapped photographs. more »»

WWII bombers to return to Altoona-Blair County Airport

August 7, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The restored World War II aircraft that typically draw a crowd to the Altoona-Blair County Airport are scheduled to return next week for viewing and flights. more »»

New Claysburg-Kimmel handbook to update dress code

August 7, 2014 CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board is set to vote next week on a new high school student handbook, following neighboring districts in banning popular but revealing clothes in an updated... more »»

Portage Township supervisors clam up on Amfire complaints

August 7, 2014 PORTAGE — The topic of Amfire Mining Co. has been discussed at length at recent Portage Township meeting. more »»

Portage Summerfest features ‘something for everybody’

August 7, 2014 Music, fireworks, crafts, competition and more will all be a part of the 24th annual Portage Area Summerfest set for this weekend. more »»

Blair County

August 7, 2014 hollidaysburg Xerox contract could cut expenses Blair County spends almost $49,000 annually on toner and hardware to maintain 50 desktop printers, an amount that could be reduced by $15,800 annually... more »»

Hollidaysburg man accused of selling bath salts

August 7, 2014 A Hollidaysburg man is in custody after allegedly selling bath salts to a police informant. more »»

Girl, 9, tells of alleged rape

August 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An elementary schoolgirl told a Blair County jury on Wednesday that a 42-year-old man she knew through her mother had raped and abused her in other ways beginning when she was 5 and... more »»

Police say man built bomb to blow up wife’s paramour

August 7, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — A man has been jailed on charges that he planned to blow up his wife’s lover with a remote-controlled pipe bomb, which prompted a six-hour evacuation of a central Pennsylvania... more »»

Police: Man sold heroin to informant

August 7, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after allegedly selling heroin to a police informant. Billy “Dreads” Prophet, 21, of 403 E. Walnut Ave., Apt. H, was taken into custody Tuesday about 4 p.m. more »»

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