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Police looking for help solving alleged theft

January 23, 2015 A theft/burglary at Donut Connection, 1411 Blair St., Hollidaysburg, is Crime Solvers of Blair County’s crime of the week. more »»

Mount Union blaze kills one

January 23, 2015 Huntingdon County Coroner Paul J. Sharum said a 44-year-old male was killed early Thursday morning during a house fire at 108 W. Vandevender St., Mount Union. more »»

Magisterial district judge

January 23, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Todd F. Kelly: - William R. Freet, 45, 824 26th St. more »»

Court halts action against AG Kane

January 23, 2015 HARRISBURG — A county prosecutor is at least temporarily blocked from taking any action on a grand jury recommendation that Attorney General Kathleen Kane be charged criminally in an investigation o... more »»


January 23, 2015 The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges shown and were sentenced as follows: - Jacqueline Nebelski-Coke, 30, 120 N. Eighth Ave., Altoona, charged by Blair County District Attorney No. more »»

Suit over terror listing settled

January 23, 2015 WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A gas drilling watchdog group has settled its lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania over the group’s inclusion in a series of state-contracted homeland security intelligence... more »»

Teen’s death recalled as ‘a sad story’

January 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Many tears are being shed this week for a Hollidaysburg teenager, Nicholas Grant, who was beaten to death Jan. more »»

Car plunges into Juniata River

January 22, 2015 FRANKSTOWN — Emergency workers rescued a driver Wednesday afternoon after his car flipped off a snowy road and into the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. more »»

Proposed rule would put limit on hiking on state game lands

January 22, 2015 While recent temperatures and snowfall may be more conducive to skiing or snowshoeing, state Game Commission officials are slated to discuss a proposed regulation on Tuesday that could make those wh... more »»

Perjury charge recommended for Attorney General Kane

January 22, 2015 HARRISBURG — Court documents released Wednesday show a grand jury concluded there are reasonable grounds to charge the state’s top prosecutor with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and... more »»

Centre wants special prosecutor for DA case

January 22, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A special prosecutor should investigate allegations that a Pennsylvania district attorney forged a judge’s order to reduce the bail of a man awaiting trial on drug charges, county... more »»

Convention center’s balance four times expected amount

January 22, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center ended 2014 with a $484,171 net operating balance, almost four times more than the amount predicted. “We had a good year,” convention center CEO Barry Kumpf said. more »»

American Rescue Workers preparing for new officer

January 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — After longtime commanding officer Maj. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area to look into tech quotes

January 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School Board voted to obtain quotes and apply for a federal grant for updating the wireless infrastructure at the junior high and high schools. more »»

Area briefs

January 22, 2015 Pedestrian struck by truck dies A Tyrone man is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck on Old Route 220. more »»

DA: Chief recorded discussions

January 22, 2015 BRADFORD (AP) — A recently retired northwestern Pennsylvania fire chief has been charged with secretly recording conversations he had with the local chief of police and others. more »»

Developer has plans to preserve atom smasher

January 22, 2015 FOREST HILLS (AP) — A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. more »»

Wolf inaugurated as 47th governor

January 21, 2015 HARRISBURG — Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider while appealing for cooperation in a divided state government... more »»

Public discusses proposed moves for Altoona Area School District

January 21, 2015 Altoona Area School District Superintendent Tom Otto spoke his piece during the last board meeting. more »»

Blair commissioners show support for Easter Seals plan

January 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners agreed Tuesday to stick with their endorsement of Tyrone Regional Health Network’s plan to take over the lease of the Easter Seals building along Valley... more »»

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