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City Council puts hold on leasing Altoona Water Authority

September 25, 2014 City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to put a hold on its preparation for the long-term lease of its water and sewer systems, so it can focus on working with the Altoona Water Authority that... more »»

Local doctor training aims to help fight addiction

September 25, 2014 All too often, the difficult patient-doctor dialogue about substance use doesn’t happen. more »»

Assault suspects heading to trial

September 25, 2014 Two Altoona men accused of attacking a friend over a bottle of cologne will face trial. Ronnie V. Snyder, 22, of 414 Sixth St., and Lenny L. Brumbaugh, 19, 326 E. Walton Ave. more »»

State Senate OKs bill for medical marijuana

September 25, 2014 HARRISBURG — After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to legalize several forms of medical marijuana, although the legislative... more »»

Woman guilty of device fraud with friend's credit card

September 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman has been found guilty of using a male friend’s credit card to pay for food and for telephone calls for girlfriends in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Man gets up to 60 years for sex abuse

September 25, 2014 BEDFORD — A 46-year-old Bedford man who was convicted on 23 counts of sexual offenses involving a young female family member was sentenced Wednesday to serve 60 to 120 years in a state correctional... more »»

Bellwood-Antis backpack program helping to feed children

September 25, 2014 BELLWOOD — A program designed to address hunger needs in the Bellwood-Antis School District is underwa. more »»

Elder justice seminar set at Bedford Senior Center

September 25, 2014 BEDFORD — An elder justice seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at the Bedford Senior Center, 205 S. Richard St. more »»

Man accused of stealing $10,000 from veteran's club

September 25, 2014 HUNTINGDON — The former manager of an Alexandria veterans club faces charges he stole close to $10,000. more »»

Meeting puts focus on VA issues

September 24, 2014 Complaints about scheduling and timely access to care has dominated recent unfavorable news about the Veterans Administration nationally. more »»

Program, bill would address snow days

September 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — School districts may have more flexibility this year to make up lost instructional days thanks to a new pilot program and companion legislation designed to prevent academic calendars... more »»

Woman accused of using false name to face trial

September 24, 2014 A woman who Tyrone police say tried to pass herself off as her dead sister after she was arrested for driving under the influence will face trial. Crystal M. more »»

Public information meeting planned

September 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — With Blair County’s reassessment program moving along smoothly at the moment, Commissioner Diane Meling said the time has come to hold a public informational meeting for residents in... more »»

Man gets 2 to 4 years for punching inmate

September 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Brandon L. Thompkins of Altoona will spend two to four years in a state correctional institution for punching another inmate a year ago, breaking his cheekbone and lower jaw. more »»

Borough council looking into two water projects

September 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — Borough Council is eyeing two future stormwater management projects, both currently slated to be completed next year. more »»

Filmmaker: Police shooting suspect was not threatening

September 24, 2014 Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era... more »»

Legislation would limit state’s spending growth

September 24, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. more »»

Police: Girl was fourth victim of stray gunfire in two months

September 24, 2014 The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old in the fatal shooting of a high school sophomore who became at least the fourth person in the city to be... more »»

Senate OKs Philadelphia cigarette tax

September 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — After months of delay, a bill to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s des. more »»

Ironworkers admit to arson in court

September 24, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia ironworkers eager to get day work at their union hall have admitted in court that they did “nightwork” at non-union job sites, torching buildings and toppling steel... more »»

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