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Tyrone schools seeing success with Chromebook program

April 14, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School District is piloting a one-to-one Chromebook program with its ninth graders, and teachers involved in the pilot said these students are developing key skills in the... more »»

Penn State students face charges in stabbing case

April 14, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Three Penn State University students were facing charges in a stabbing incident over the weekend that injured two students from another school as they were trying to visit a woman’s... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

April 14, 2014 Allegheny Township police March 27 n Theft: 100 block Sierra Lane n Forgery: 500 block Elm Lane March 30 n DUI: Route 1002 and Route 1001 April 1 n Criminal mischief: 100 block Serena Lane April... more »»

Knife attack causes concern in schools

April 13, 2014 Franklin Regional and Hollidaysburg Area high schools have comparable enrollment size and see relatively low poverty among students. more »»

Inmates lament amount of food

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At least two inmates in the Blair County Prison are protesting the food, complaining that they are not getting enough of it, but Warden Michael M. more »»

County preparing for reassessment

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Starting this summer, field data collectors will begin traveling through Blair County municipalities, measuring properties, noting the size of a house and if there’s a front or side... more »»

Supervisors mull construction limits near county airport

April 13, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Officials in North Woodbury Township, home of the Altoona-Blair County Air­port, are wrestling with a state rule requiring local governments to restrict construction in wide areas... more »»

Sen. Casey’s letter calls for cash for cops

April 13, 2014 In a letter to fellow senators responsible for appropriating federal cash, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. more »»


April 13, 2014 New hires and promotions Kathleen Fry of McConnellstown has been promoted to Commercial Lines Fast-Track Underwriter at Mutual Benefit Group, Huntingdo. more »»

Physics night entertains crowd

April 13, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College President James Troha looked apprehensive as he climbed on top of a bed of nails Wednesday night. He made sure to kiss his kids before hopping up on the table. more »»


April 13, 2014 Blair County Charles E. J. more »»

Grandview Road closing delayed

April 13, 2014 The lower portion of Homer’s Gap Road, where it intersects with Grandview Road, will remain open through April 2. more »»


April 13, 2014 The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. more »»

Work on Bedford Turnpike Interchange set to begin

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Gulisek Construction LLC of Mount Pleasant will begin work Monday on the Richard Street Bedford Turnpike interchange project in Bedford Township, Bedford County, PennDOT announced. more »»

City receives $500,000 grant

April 13, 2014 The state Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded the city $500,000 from the Keystone Communities Program for a streetscape project on Broad Avenue. more »»

Seniors panel to talk transportation

April 13, 2014 The president of Blair Senior Services Inc. will be among the panelists discussing senior transportation options during the next “Focus on Aging Adults” airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday on PCN. more »»

Young mother gets time served, probation for child endangerment

April 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona mother was sentenced to time served in prison and placed on probation for three years after she pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of endangering the welfare of her... more »»

Police: Man’s dogs killed two deer

April 12, 2014 A Tipton man faces charges after his dogs allegedly chased down and killed two deer this year. more »»

Residents concerned over student housing

April 12, 2014 City Council has yet more impetus to re-examine its student housing ordinance, after Ivyside-area neighbors complained this week about the second required approval in a month by the Zoning Hearing... more »»

Police: Suspect stole 65 packs of cigarettes from Dollar General Store

April 12, 2014 TYRONE — A burglar smashed the glass out of a Tyrone store’s front door before making off with dozens of packs of cigarettes Friday morning, according to police. It was 2:51 a.. more »»

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