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Man’s sentence of 10 to 25 years for child abuse stands

November 20, 2014 By Phil Ray HOLLIDAYSBURG — A U.S. more »»

Woman to be offered plea in fatal crash case

November 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Cresson woman facing vehicular homicide charges as the result of a traffic death on Route 22 last year will be presented a plea offer from the prosecution by the beginning of... more »»

Central Cambria receives funding for school officer

November 20, 2014 Central Cambria’s state grant funding will keep a police officer in its schools through 2016 with more opportunities to extend the program, officials said this week. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area delays suit for defective HVAC units

November 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area School District’s lawsuit to replace defective pool-area heating and cooling units that would cost about $500,000 has been delayed in county court because one of... more »»

Raystown receives recognition

November 20, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Raystown Lake has been named the 2014 Natural Resources Management project of the year by the Army Corps of Engineers, officials announced Wednesday. more »»

Blair commissioners comfortable with budget

November 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While budget projections offered last January showed the need for a real estate tax increase in 2015, Blair County commissioners said Tuesday that they’re comfortable with the latest... more »»

Baez jury tabbed

November 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A jury was selected Tuesday to try Hugo Baez of New York for the shooting death of 24-year-old Willie Solomon at Choices Night Club in Altoona just over a year ago. more »»

Police: Troubled marriage sparked city shooting

November 19, 2014 A marriage on the rocks and a fight over a wedding ring and a gun sparked a shooting that sent an Altoona man to the hospital, police said. Gary Reed Jr., 37, was shot by his wife, Jessica L. more »»

Home for Heights football still in limbo

November 19, 2014 PATTON — After years of talk, Cambria Heights officials swear they’re serious about moving varsity football operations to school grounds. more »»

Furnace issue steams residents

November 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Chimney Rocks Road residents Jennifer and Michael Mallery open their doors, smoke from a next-door neighbor’s outdoor wood-burning boiler enters their home. more »»

Eichelberger, others plan to propose pension system

November 19, 2014 As the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature steels itself for confrontation over pensions with Democratic governor-elect Tom Wolf, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Turnpike advocates press commissioners

November 19, 2014 A group hoping to turn Bedford County’s abandoned turnpike into a one-of-a-kind public attraction questioned county commissioners Tuesday, seeking progress on the long-ranging, multimillion-dollar... more »»

Inmate’s petition on Blair prison conditions dismissed

November 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A state prison inmate’s petition claiming conditions at the Blair County Prison do not meet Pennsylvania standards has been dismissed because he has been returned to state custody. more »»

Juniata man waives charges

November 19, 2014 A Juniata man has waived charges connected to several attempts to lure young boys through fake Facebook profiles onto Blair County court. Benjamin A. Richards, 26, of 507 N. 10th Ave. more »»

Tyrone’s 2015 preliminary budget erases tax increase with reserves

November 19, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council approved its preliminary budget for 2015, eliminating a proposed tax increase at a meeting on Tuesday night. more »»

Blair County briefs package

November 19, 2014 Unpaid earning payments to be issued The law firm of Capozzi & Associates, which assisted Blair County with the sale of Valley View Home, is expected to soon issue payments from an escrow account to... more »»

Blair budget shows no tax increase

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners will introduce a 2015 budget today with no tax increas. more »»

Police: Woman shot her husband

November 18, 2014 An 37-year-old man is in stable condition in an Altoona hospital and his wife is charged with shooting him in the abdomen during an argument. It happened about 2:30 p.m. more »»

Altoona Area School District selects director of education

November 18, 2014 Altoona Area School District has selected a new director of education that will begin her job Monday. Betsy Baker will be paid $110,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. more »»

Phoenix fire chief says grudge behind complaint

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Dibona said accusations against the department that surfaced last month are part of personal grudge on the part of a firefighter who was... more »»

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