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Severe weather brings hail, flooding to region

April 21, 2015 While an early evening storm showcased heavy rain, pea-sized hail and lightning, the flooding that followed may have seemed more severe to motorists, homeowners and emergency management personnel. more »»

Former firefighter sues Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department

April 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department firefighter, who claims he was wrongfully discharged from his position, is suing and asking to be reinstated. more »»

AMED buying 4 ambulances to update aging vehicle fleet

April 21, 2015 AMED is buying three new ambulances for less than expected and a used one with the help of the savings. more »»

13th Street crossover elevators closed

April 21, 2015 The 13th Street pedestrian crossover elevators are closed for maintenance until further notice. Those who need the elevators to access a crossover should use the 17th Street bridge as an alternativ. more »»

Bald eagles continue to nest around region, delighting bird watchers

April 20, 2015 After deciding to settle down, a young couple moves to a new area without knowing anyone. They set up in their first hom. more »»

Dance instructor 82 years young

April 20, 2015 Pauline Baker Rodgers is a name synonymous with dancing, and at 82 years old, Miss Pauline, as she’s known to her students, isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. more »»

Bedford’s Dutch Corner seeking historic status

April 20, 2015 To take a step back into central Pennsylvania’s rural history — scattered woodlots, old German-style homes, mixed farms giving way to grassy dairies — you need only fly over Dutch Corner’s 17,000... more »»

Hastings residents escape uninjured after blaze

April 20, 2015 HASTINGS — Three fire companies were called to a house fire along the 200 block of Bridge Street Saturday about 4 p.m., according to 911 operators. more »»

Police probe fatal Huntingdon fire

April 20, 2015 HUNTINGDON — State police said theyáre investigating a fatal Sunday fire in Broad Top Borough. Police said Franklin E. Heaton, 53, died in the fire. more »»

Court program aids job services

April 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Kimberly A. Myers is an “enforcement specialist” with the Blair County Domestic Relations Office, but her job title belies what she actually doe. more »»

Mourners remember ‘the little deacon’

April 19, 2015 Dozens of people held back tears as they filtered into Mother Gethsemane Church of God in Christ on Saturday afternoon to remember 3-year-old murder victim Ty’mil Andrew Solomon. more »»

Oklahoma City memories live on after bombing

April 19, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim’s advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life. more »»

Ramifications of Shuster’s relationship yet to be seen

April 19, 2015 Since news broke Thursday that U.S. Rep. more »»

Consultant: Money neutralizes blight

April 19, 2015 Altoona has its share of blight, but it doesn’t have whole blocks that have been — or need to be — razed because of severe deterioration. more »»

On the lookout for a recipe for Blue Bird stew

April 19, 2015 It’s that time of the year when my wife goes on full bird alert. It normally starts in late February and early March with casual glances out the window and murmurs of, “They will be coming soon. more »»

Blair GOP women to host candidate

April 19, 2015 The Blair County Republican Women will host Altoona mayoral candidate Pete Starr at their monthly dinner meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House Restaurant in Altoona. more »»

Neighborhood watch set

April 19, 2015 The next countywide neighborhood watch meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center. more »»

Debris, rapid drying make spring prime wildfire season

April 18, 2015 While spring rains may be perceived to result in damp conditions, experts said spring is one of the driest seasons — a factor that may contribute to destructive fires if burning is not supervised an... more »»

Authority aiming to address properties

April 18, 2015 Last September, Interim City Manager Peter Marshall successfully introduced a measure to City Council designed to eliminate a frequent target of municipal hypocrisy: the failure of the Altoona... more »»

Man sentenced to drug court despite objection by attorney

April 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Kirk Matthew Durbin of Cresson was sentenced Friday to participate in the Blair County Drug Court so he could receive treatment for a heroin addiction, but an attorney for the victim... more »»

 
 
 

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