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City zoning board OKs Diocesan office move

July 20, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board has granted permission for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown to move its headquarters from Logan Boulevard near Garvey Manor to the former Our Lady of Lourdes elementary... more »»

Tyrone Area School District OKs teacher contract

July 20, 2016 TYRONE — A three-year contract approved Monday includes annual raises for Tyrone Area School District teachers, with a deduction in the district’s contribution to employees’ health savings accounts. more »»

Zoning board permits non-student apartment

July 20, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board last week approved a request to turn a former pizza shop in Fairview into an apartment. more »»

City board OKs student home

July 20, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board has granted permission for a Lansdale man to create a student home on the 200 block of Howard Avenue. more »»

Teen given chance to clear record

July 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Penn State Altoona student facing felony charges for selling marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms will participate in a supervised program giving him a chance to clear his... more »»

Police charge Bellwood man with corruption of minors

July 20, 2016 A Bellwood man faces felony charges after police allegedly found him in a vacant house with a minor. Joshua R. Shope, 21, of 234 Clark St. more »»

Patton Borough reschedules 3 meetings

July 20, 2016 PATTON — Borough officials on Tuesday rescheduled a planned hearing, special meeting and regular Borough Council meetin. more »»

Sewer line work causes natural gas pipe leak

July 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Work on a sewer line caused a natural gas leak in Blair Township on Tuesday, according to police. more »»

Civil War historian to speak at museum

July 20, 2016 Local Civil War historian, Nick Gruse, will talk about the items on display at the Portage Station Museum’s exhibit and answer questions from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Access channel talks ongoing

July 19, 2016 Snow in July is what people might have seen on the Altoona Public Access Channel recently. But now displayed is a message that the channel is “in transition. more »»

Bridge set to open Thursday

July 19, 2016 Wearing a hard hat and fluorescent vest, a worker rode atop a roller Monday afternoon smoothing asphalt on the Union Avenue Bridge, where “road closed” signs remained. more »»

Vandals decapitate cat statue

July 19, 2016 Police in Hollidaysburg are investigating the destruction of a popular statue on Penn Street over the weeken. more »»

Friars linked to abuse won’t face trial this year

July 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A trio of friars accused of endangering the welfare of children won’t face trial this year, a judge has decided. more »»

Scattered site effort hits snag

July 19, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority will hire an architect to help justify its plan to sell its nine scattered-site public-housing properties, after the Department of Housing and Urban Development found a... more »»

Plans for Patton Sheetz upsets property owner

July 19, 2016 A routine hearing scheduled for this afternoon at the Patton borough building is expected to draw dissent from a borough property owner. Sheetz Inc. more »»

Resident awaits flagpole ruling

July 19, 2016 The Llyswen man who asked City Council last month for permission to replace a large pine tree with a flagpole and a sapling in the median near his house repeated his request recently. more »»

Hollidaysburg continues to weigh trash options

July 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council hopes to secure a larger venue to host a public meeting about local trash pickup. more »»

Police: Ex-boyfriend made threats against woman, boy

July 19, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and threatened her and their son with a knife. James R. Reed Jr. more »»

Federal judge tosses parts of Cosby lawsuits

July 19, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has pared back a lawsuit in which Bill Cosby claims a woman accusing him of sexual assault, her mother, two lawyers and the publisher of the National Enquirer... more »»

Police: Drunken pair had baby in SUV

July 19, 2016 A Tyrone couple are in jail after police say they were drunk in an SUV with a 3-month-old baby. Valerie Fleck, 30, and Branden Williams, 31, both of 1111 Logan Ave. more »»

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