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State budget shows increase in funding for education

July 20, 2014 School boards can breathe a bit easier now that they are certain that the finalized state budget includes some increases in school funding for the upcoming yea. more »»


July 20, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Michael Mignogna of Altoona has been named assistant vice president of business development at CNB Bank. more »»

Revolutionary War Days ‘way better’ than history lesson

July 20, 2014 SINKING VALLEY — On the Fort Roberdeau grounds on Saturday afternoon, three men pretended to be dead of gunshot wounds, victims of a battle that pitted revolutionary colonists against the loyalist. more »»

Convention Center finances on solid ground

July 20, 2014 The Blair County Convention Centerás financial picture remained in the black through the end of June, prompting praise and the idea that this yearás operations may generate some money that can be pu... more »»

Carrier change remains pending for Blair County airport

July 20, 2014 MARTINSBURG — A governmental decision affecting subsidized passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport is expected by the end of July. more »»

Yellow Spring Bridge meeting set

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display on the proposed Route 22, Yellow Spring Bridge Replacement in Catharine Township, Blair County. more »»

Police: Starved boy, 7, resorted to eating bugs

July 20, 2014 GREENVILLE — A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his... more »»

Fire blocks Allegheny Street

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The borough’s main street was blocked for about an hour Saturday afternoon after the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of an electrical fire at Allegheny... more »»

Man kills self in front of police

July 20, 2014 STEVENS (AP) — Police said a man shot himself to death in front of police on a road in a rural residential area near his home. more »»

Police: Pair stole jewelry

July 20, 2014 Two women face charges after allegedly stealing thousands in jewelry from a Bellwood home. Erica L. Bardell, 31, 501 S. Tuckahoe St., Bellwood, and Renee F. Krumenacker, 31, of 860 Grange Ave. more »»

Former Sheetz employee receives probation over theft

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former employee of Sheetz Corp. in Altoona has been placed on seven years’ probation for using the company’s credit system to take more than $45,000 during a six-month perio. more »»

Meeting set for Bedford bridge

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display on the proposed bridge replacements on Churchview Road and Church Street in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County. more »»

Hollidaysburg runner no stranger to roads

July 20, 2014 In a room in his home, Gary Rhodes keeps professional and recreational mementos accumulated over the years. A bearskin rug and animal trophies are evidence of successful hunts. more »»

Police: Woman stole $20 worth of curtains

July 20, 2014 An Altoona woman faces felony charges after police in Logan Township say she stole $20 worth of flowered curtain. more »»

Snakes on their own against gardener

July 20, 2014 Pennsylvania residents are spread across the commonwealth from the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with the majority living rurally or semi-rurally. more »»

Homeless woman faces drug charges

July 20, 2014 An Altoona homeless woman faces charges after police allegedly find her in a vacant apartment with drugs. Misty G. more »»

Coroner: Death likely suicide

July 20, 2014 DANVILLE (AP) — A coroner in central Pennsylvania says the death of a man run over by a train near a festival to celebrate the region’s role in early development of the rail system appears to be... more »»

Vote patches highways, but solution remains temporary

July 20, 2014 Seeing the ease with which U.S. Re. more »»

Route 35 paving to begin in Huntingdon

July 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Work will begin Monday on a project to resurface about eight miles of Route 35 (Shade Valley Road) in Dublin and Tell townships, Huntingdon County, PennDOT said Work will consist of... more »»

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