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Meth suspect gets two years in prison program

May 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was operating a methamphetamine lab in his home last year has been ordered to participate in a state prison Intermediate Punishment Program for two years, followed... more »»

Area high school commencement schedule

May 24, 2016 May 25 Bishop Carroll — 7 p.m. at Saint Francis University May 26 Williamsburg Community — 7 p.m. at high school May 27 Bishop Guilfoyle — 7 p.m. more »»

Blair making changes to prison, 911 center

May 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders have agreed to personnel and workload changes affecting two of the county’s larger departments. more »»

Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s two sisters

May 24, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker — and now must decide whether his punishment should be death or to... more »»

DUI task force nets motorists for impaired driving, drugs

May 24, 2016 Five motorists were arrested for impaired driving and one person was arrested for underage drinking during a Blair County DUI Task Force roving patrol on Friday, Duncansville Police Chief James E. more »»

Bicycling gaining traction in area

May 23, 2016 Baseball is known as America’s national pastime — maybe it should be bicycling. more »»

Arts fest fans fend off bad weather

May 23, 2016 Professional photos of a sun-drenched magnolia plantation, a warm Charleston, S.C. more »»

Altoona surgeon set to lead national medical group

May 23, 2016 Dr. Andrew W. Gurman is an orthopedic hand surgeon in Altoona who was chosen last year to serve as president of the American Medical Association. more »»

New York cyclist dies in collision with bus

May 23, 2016 A man visiting from New York was killed Friday evening when his mountain bike collided with a school bus on a Huntingdon County road, state police said. Police said Marc L. more »»

Marasco recaps ‘exciting’ year for ABCD

May 23, 2016 Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. had an “exciting” year, its retiring leader said. “We were able to lay the groundwork for several major initiatives. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 23, 2016 Altoona police April 20 - Criminal mischief: 1100 block 11th St. - Drugs: 1100 block 16th St.; 1800 block Campus View Drive; 3100 block Juniata Gap Road - Theft: 200 block Walton Av. more »»

Public access may soon go dark

May 22, 2016 A change in operations of Altoona Public Access Television could mean the end of local TV programming after June 30, Altoona City Manager Marla Marcinko indicated. more »»

Spread of chronic wasting disease might force mass deer kill

May 22, 2016 Since state officials first found chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania’s wild deer in 2012, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has watched and waited, testing the animals and setting rules to... more »»

Crowd honors Armed Forces

May 22, 2016 Dozens of people weathered a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon to celebrate Armed Forces Day outside the Van Zandt VA Medical Center. “I’m amazed by the turnout,” state Rep. more »»

Judge approves five more write-in votes for Halvorson

May 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Five Democratic write-in votes with the wrong first name or a misspelling of congressional candidate Art Halvorson’s name will be counted in Blair County’s primary results. more »»

Amtran planning roof replacement

May 22, 2016 Amtran will need to spend about $250,000 to replace the steel roof and repair roof supports at the bus authority’s Transportation Center platform, according to the authority’s consulting engineer. more »»

VA set to host open houses at two clinics

May 22, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will host open houses at two of its outpatient clinics later this month. Veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend. more »»

Altoona students, adults plan to spruce up city

May 22, 2016 Altoona Area High School 11th grader Nathan Shoeman doesn’t like to handle “nasty trash. more »»

Franco house remains festive five months later

May 22, 2016 If I tell you that as of today — May 22 — my Christmas lights are still up around my house, will you judge me? Consider me judged, then, because they ar. more »»

Man convicted in split verdict

May 21, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man was convicted Friday of simple assault and, in a split verdict, two of the four counts of witness intimidation he faced. more »»

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