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Food coalition talks insecurity

June 23, 2016 LORETTO — About 40 representatives from area social service agencies and food pantries gathered Wednesday at Saint Francis University to address hunger across Cambria County. more »»

Penn Cambria makes budget cuts

June 23, 2016 CRESSON — Penn Cambria School District officials said they’ve been able to slash about $150,000 from the 2016-17 budget. The school board unanimously passed a $2. more »»

Canal Basin visitors center opens

June 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — After years of inactivity, Canal Basin Park’s visitors center was reopened, with hopes of creating a hub for regional education and tourism activities. more »»

Budget changes help ease $15M deficit

June 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County Chief Clerk Mike Gelles said without changes to the 2016 budget, the county was facing a cumulative deficit of $15 million by the end of the year. more »»

Logan Township police chief to attend Calif. conference

June 23, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors recently authorized the spending of as much as $4,000 for Police Chief Tim Mercer to attend the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police... more »»

Blair County landowners, Sunoco reaching settlements

June 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Some Blair County landowners are reaching settlements with the company planning to build the Mariner East 2 pipeline project, thereby avoiding what was expected to be a dispute in... more »»

Sisters sue diocese, allege abuse

June 22, 2016 Two sisters are suing the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese and a priest who they said sexually molested them starting when they were 7 and 9 years old. more »»

Former leader defends finances

June 22, 2016 The majority of Cambria County commissioners have planned a press conference at 1:15 p.m. today at the county courthouse to discuss its 2015 audit. more »»

City employee sentenced for assault

June 22, 2016 Saying it was probably the first time in his 14 years as Blair County judge that he’d gone below sentencing guidelines, Daniel Milliron Tuesday gave a city employee probation for beating a loud and... more »»

Perry County man faces assault charges

June 22, 2016 A Perry County man faces charges after state police say he slashed a woman with a knife at a Logan Township motel. Barry M. more »»

AMED losing money on calls

June 22, 2016 AMED forfeits as much as $50,000 a year in potential revenue because of a Medicare rule that disallows reimbursement for more than one ambulance call per patient on the same dat. more »»

Woman avoids jail for growing pot

June 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona resident found guilty in April of growing marijuana plants was sentenced Tuesday to 2¢ years’ probation. more »»

Blair plans comment sessions

June 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners expect to schedule three public comment sessions, starting July 12, to hear concerns and questions linked to next week’s mailing of updated property value. more »»

SUV driver in fatal crash identified

June 22, 2016 The driver of a truck that struck an SUV last week in Cambria Township killing two Blair County women still has not been named, but authorities have confirmed the driver of the SUV as the sister and... more »»

Altoona Area School District approves modular buildings

June 21, 2016 Plans for spending a half million dollars to rent temporary classrooms for the overcrowded Ebner Elementary School were approved Monday, and reasons for the removal of Penn-Lincoln Elementary... more »»

Groups hope to set plan for Scout camp

June 21, 2016 Two parties hope to have a plan in place by the end of the year to preserve a Blair County Boy Scout Camp. more »»

State unemployment continues to increase

June 21, 2016 HARRISBURG — Since the start of 2016, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has jumped by nearly one full percentage point, from 4.6 percent in January to 5.5 percent in Ma. more »»

AMED receiving grant to buy medical devices

June 21, 2016 AMED will soon receive a $254,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to help buy six heart monitor defibrillators and six modern chest compression devices. more »»

Police reports

June 21, 2016 Altoona police - Bobby J. Little, no age available, 507 Sugar St., rear, Roaring Spring, was charged Friday on the 700 block of 23rd Street with DUI. - James Thomas Harkins Jr. 35, 114 Pinecroft Ave. more »»

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