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Union ‘extremely proud’ of General Cable workers

December 17, 2014 The union representing the majority of workers at the Altoona General Cable plant said the recent announcement of job losses at the plant is extremely difficult for its members. more »»

Ebensburg meets with engineering firm for upcoming sidewalk project

December 17, 2014 Ebensburg Borough officials said plans are moving forward for its planned 2015 sidewalk project. more »»

Three men charged after drug bust at Bedford home

December 17, 2014 At least three men have been charged after police raided a Bedford home Monday and brought down what District Attorney Bill Higgins called a “major heroin and cocaine enterprise. more »»

Police: Man sold marijuana to informant

December 17, 2014 An Altoona man is accused by state police of selling marijuana twice to a police informant in 2013. Robert W. Schandelmeier, 32, 213 Cherry Ave. more »»


December 17, 2014 Police searching for buggy owner HOLLIDAYSBURG -- State police at Hollidaysburg are asking for help in locating the owner of a piece of construction equipment. more »»

Residents oppose waste well

December 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — In a sparsely populated Indiana County township, one ecosystem is attempting to enter a court battle in its own name. more »»


December 17, 2014 Bedford state police -- Craig R. more »»

General Cable can cut Altoona staff in Feb.

December 16, 2014 General Cable can start laying off employees at its Altoona plant in late February or early March, according to a letter submitted to the state Department of Labor and Industry. more »»

Cross Keys

December 16, 2014 Allegheny Twp. holds line on taxes Allegheny Township’s real estate taxes will remain at current levels for 2015, making a dozen years without an increase. more »»

City man accused of selling pills to cops

December 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Juniata man faces charges after allegedly selling painkillers to police. Eric Todd Brown, 48, of 621 N. 10th Ave. more »»

Blair Township awarded Commonwealth grant for sewage system

December 16, 2014 Blair Township has been approved for a $357,344 grant to replace a malfunctioning sewage system in the Green­down Acres Mobile Home Court, township Super­visor Edward Silvetti said. more »»

Council squabbling on the rise

December 15, 2014 Former City Councilman Mark Geis used to say that council members didn’t quarrel much because the city had no discretionary money to fight over. more »»

Bishop delivers Christmas message

December 15, 2014 A song about world peace is the basis of Bishop Mark Bartchak’s Christmas message this year, which he delivered Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. more »»

Law enforcement workers take part in crisis training

December 15, 2014 Police and others involved with law enforcement go to work day-by-day knowing that they may experience many potential explosive situations. more »»

Mom faces charges for endangering 5-month-old

December 15, 2014 BEDFORD — A Bedford County mother is behind bars after state police say she was drunk when she took her 5-month-old baby outside wearing nothing but a Onesie. more »»

Fire chief finds role as trainer ‘most satisfying’ in military

December 15, 2014 About three years ago, when Tim Hileman was a Pennsylvania National Guard sergeant major at the battalion level — he was the highest ranking non-commissioned officer among 700 soldiers — he worked... more »»

Owner: Dog’s return is a wish come true

December 15, 2014 Linda Erb said she had to change her Christmas wish list last-minute because of one phone call: Her dog, Blaze, had been found in West Virginia after being missing for more than seven months. more »»

Debit card theft expands

December 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring man has become the latest victim in the debit card data theft reported in Blair County and other area. more »»

Police: Driver shot, injured after hitting home

December 15, 2014 BROWNSVILLE — Authorities say a pickup truck driver was shot and injured by police after a chase during which he hit a vacant western Pennsylvania house and damaged other structures and vehicles. more »»

Discipline for serious criminal acts at colleges put into question

December 14, 2014 Years ago, a student accused of cheating or plagiarism would likely appear before a student dean or disciplinary board for punishment. more »»

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