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Council to discuss police personnel

July 17, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Borough Council will meet Tuesday to discuss “matters related to personnel in the Hollidaysburg Borough Police Department,” according to an official meeting notice posted Wednesda. more »»

All-Star game hosts commended

July 17, 2014 The Altoona Curve received rave reviews for how well they did in hosting the Eastern League All-Star Game and festivities this week, but that didn”t translate into a huge crowd Wednesday night at... more »»

Probation officers address change

July 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Eighteen-year-old Vincent stood before a group of Blair County workers, including adult and juvenile parole and probation officers, and talked about how his life had changed in the... more »»

Armory turning into microbrewery

July 17, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A former Marine is targeting new uses for the former Huntingdon Armory. more »»

Man agrees to bail revocation

July 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man recently charged with assault has agreed to revocation of his bail if prosecutors would not seek to forfeit the money posted by a professional bail bondsman on his... more »»

Kidnapping suspect facing trial

July 17, 2014 An Altoona man at the center of an attempted kidnapping will face trial. Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Auker found police had enough evidence to send the case against Jordan T. more »»

Altoona Water Authority to raise sewer rates in 2016

July 17, 2014 In keeping with a repayment guarantee that’s required for a Pennvest loan for a new sewer line in Pleasant Valley, the Altoona Water Authority has raised sewer rates 4 percen. more »»

Softball game ‘like a dream’

July 16, 2014 Josh Wege belted a softball about 320 feet to the warning track and booked it around the bases for an inside-the-park home run. more »»

Commons receives $2M grant

July 16, 2014 The state has awarded a $2 million grant to the Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. to support the proposed Convention Center Commons development in Allegheny Townshi. more »»

Former superintendent can’t withdraw guilty plea

July 16, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A former area school superintendent has lost his bid to withdraw a guilty plea he entered in 2011 for misappropriating federal funds that were to be used to extend Internet services to... more »»

Bedford hoping Spectra ‘opens up’

July 16, 2014 With information trickling out on a proposed 427-mile gas pipeline that could begin near Bedford, county officials are pushing for a public meeting between corporate representatives and affected... more »»

Blair County to take over role formerly held by hospital

July 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s adult parole and probation office is making plans to take over responsibilities for management of community service assignments and related efforts previously... more »»

Police: Man stole woman’s cellphone

July 16, 2014 An Altoona man faces a felony robbery charge after police say he stole a cellphone from a woman walking along the street. Shaquan A. Barber, 28, 1211 S. 27th St., Apt. more »»

Police: Mom high; crashed car

July 16, 2014 An Altoona mother is behind bars after police say she was high when she wrecked her car while driving with her two young children. Danielle N. Rightenour, 30, of 1910 11th St. more »»

Judge to allow recorded talks between woman, alleged dealers

July 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan will not bar recorded conversations between an Altoona woman and alleged drug dealers during her upcoming trial. Lisa . more »»

Businessman receives probation over bath salts

July 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona businessman who was involved in the sale of bath salts before they were outlawed has been placed on two years’ probation after police found a stash of the drug in a storag... more »»

Explosion leaves 2 dead

July 16, 2014 DARLINGTON (AP) — A husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion in western Pennsylvania. The couple were inside the ranch-style home when the blast occurred about 4 a.m. more »»

Budget legislation scrutinized

July 16, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Budget legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett for state government’s 2-week-old fiscal year is the subject of intense legal scrutin. more »»

Art graduate’s body found in duffel bag

July 16, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a woman found dead inside a duffel bag was a recent art school graduate looking for a place to live. Homicide Capt. more »»

Police say woman tried to steal purse

July 16, 2014 An Altoona woman faces robbery and assault charges after police say she tried to snatch a purse along Fourth Avenue. At 1:30 a.m. Sunday Carrie Ann Miller, 30, of 2111 W. Chestnut Ave., Apt. more »»

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