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Fire at Blair County Prison in November costs $265,130

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Repairs to the Blair County Prison laundry, temporarily shut down last November by fire, cost $265,130, according to a report received Thurs­day by the prison board. more »»

State inspects Burchfield site

August 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — The state Department of Environ­mental Protection recently secured a search warrant from the Blair County Court of Common Pleas to inspect a site in Allegheny Township after one of th... more »»

Police: 2 arrested for conspiracy

August 22, 2014 PATTON — Two Cambria County residents were charged with conspiracy Wednesday after planning to burglarize the Patton Moose Lodge, police said. more »»

Man dies in crash

August 22, 2014 A motorcycle crash has claimed the life of a Duncansville man. more »»

Area briefs

August 22, 2014 Quadrathon set HomeWaters Club in Spruce Creek will host central Pennsylvania’s first Quadrathon today with teams of four competing. The event will benefit St. more »»

PSU’s Ireland opener in jeopardy

August 21, 2014 Of all the unusual things that can impact travel or a sporting event, a volcano erupting in Iceland wouldn’t come to mind for most people. more »»

Convicted child rapist denied new sentence

August 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man serving 25 to 50 years for the rape of a child and related offenses will not receive a reduced sentence or a new trial, Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Tuesday. more »»

International students move in to Penn State Altoona

August 21, 2014 The transition from high school to college can be stressful for any incoming freshman, but for international students, there are a few more steps required to make the new dorm room a hom. more »»

Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health

August 21, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide. And that’s OK. more »»

Amtran to put security audio on ‘tripper’ buses

August 21, 2014 Amtran will take advantage of a new state law that allows security audio on school buses — a usage that previously put school bus operators at risk of violating wiretapping law. more »»

Sullivan OKs cellphone search

August 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has ruled that a Kansas highway patrol officer did not violate Pennsylvania’ s laws against wiretapping when he examined the contents of a cellphone during a... more »»

Cocaine charges sent to trial

August 21, 2014 A Johnstown native who police claim was living in an Altoona home where drugs, cocaine and cash were discovered after a domestic dispute will face trial. Quadir B. Thomas, 18, 1606 20th Ave. more »»

Man, 29, charged for firing gun

August 21, 2014 State police have charged a man they say fired a gun during a custody exchange in Tyrone Township. more »»

Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

August 20, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — George M. more »»

Judge OKs Cresson’s deal with ex-chief

August 20, 2014 A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief. more »»

Historic Bedford County covered bridges bring in tourists — and added expenses

August 20, 2014 BEDFORD — Eighty-two-thousand dollars for a fresh coat of pain. more »»

County expected to add farmland into program

August 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to add 276 acres to its farmland preservation program, partly due to an increase in county and state funds. more »»

House shooting suspect to face trial

August 20, 2014 A Blandburg man accused of shooting up an Antis Township home will face trial. David R. more »»

Two townships working to aid handicapped voters

August 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Plans are being made through the Blair County Planning Commission for improvements to the Juniata Township and Greenfield Township municipal buildings so they are ready for use by... more »»

One dead, officer hurt after shooting

August 20, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer was grazed by a bullet in an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead early Tuesday in northeast Philadelphia, authorities said. more »»

 
 

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