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Eichelberger, others plan to propose pension system

November 19, 2014 As the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature steels itself for confrontation over pensions with Democratic governor-elect Tom Wolf, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Turnpike advocates press commissioners

November 19, 2014 A group hoping to turn Bedford County’s abandoned turnpike into a one-of-a-kind public attraction questioned county commissioners Tuesday, seeking progress on the long-ranging, multimillion-dollar... more »»

Inmate’s petition on Blair prison conditions dismissed

November 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A state prison inmate’s petition claiming conditions at the Blair County Prison do not meet Pennsylvania standards has been dismissed because he has been returned to state custody. more »»

Juniata man waives charges

November 19, 2014 A Juniata man has waived charges connected to several attempts to lure young boys through fake Facebook profiles onto Blair County court. Benjamin A. Richards, 26, of 507 N. 10th Ave. more »»

Tyrone’s 2015 preliminary budget erases tax increase with reserves

November 19, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council approved its preliminary budget for 2015, eliminating a proposed tax increase at a meeting on Tuesday night. more »»

Blair County briefs package

November 19, 2014 Unpaid earning payments to be issued The law firm of Capozzi & Associates, which assisted Blair County with the sale of Valley View Home, is expected to soon issue payments from an escrow account to... more »»

Blair budget shows no tax increase

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners will introduce a 2015 budget today with no tax increas. more »»

Police: Woman shot her husband

November 18, 2014 An 37-year-old man is in stable condition in an Altoona hospital and his wife is charged with shooting him in the abdomen during an argument. It happened about 2:30 p.m. more »»

Altoona Area School District selects director of education

November 18, 2014 Altoona Area School District has selected a new director of education that will begin her job Monday. Betsy Baker will be paid $110,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. more »»

Phoenix fire chief says grudge behind complaint

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Dibona said accusations against the department that surfaced last month are part of personal grudge on the part of a firefighter who was... more »»

Retired Navy SEAL recounts ‘breaking point’

November 18, 2014 Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell said his training to become a SEAL pushed him past his limits, so he didn’t think that anything he could face in combat would push him to the brink. more »»

Man gets jail time for park damage

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 25-year-old Claysburg man and former National Guardsman was sentenced Monday to a short jail term for charges that arose after he took a Humvee from the Fort Indiantown Gap Militar... more »»

Police: Man stole from neighbor

November 18, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after police accused him of cleaning out his neighbor’s apartment of hundreds of dollars worth of items, including an air conditioner, a bedroom door and Christmas... more »»


November 18, 2014 Hollidaysburg state police - Aurbrey N. more »»

Push for a park

November 17, 2014 When Tyrone Borough officials saw a roller hockey rink come to fruition at Reservoir Park in 2004, borough councilman Bill Latchford said he didn’t think that was enough for local kids to enjoy. more »»

Canadian facing trial locally

November 17, 2014 A Canadian arrested after getting bounced from an Altoona bar over alleged terrorist remarks will face tria. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle’s president makes all feel welcome

November 17, 2014 The Rev. John “Jack” McDowell was ready to work with the Navajo population in New Mexico until a friend informed him that a Catholic school in central Pennsylvania was looking for a new president. more »»

Martinsburg hunter found dead in State Game Lands

November 17, 2014 SAXTON — The body of a Martinsburg area man was recovered Sunday afternoon from State Game Lands in the northern part of Bedford County. more »»

Council probing noise complaints

November 17, 2014 City officials this week reassured two neighbors of the Cesare Battisti club that they haven’t forgotten a proposal to return noise enforce­ment there to the Liquor Control Board. more »»

Magisterial district judges

November 17, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: Charges held for court Aug. 13: -- Thomas N. Birkl, 20, 1407 N. Fifth Av. more »»

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