Body found in parking lot

A body was found Saturday in a vehicle in a parking lot at 4D’s Lounge, 1801 Logan Ave., Altoona police said.

Officials said the time of death was several days ago.

The Blair County Coroner’s office is working to identify the body. Officials at the scene suspected the cause of death to be a drug overdose. The position of the body in the vehicle and the tinted windows contributed to the delay in discovering the body. But an individual took a closer look inside the vehicle and called police Saturday.

Altoona police and the Blair County coroner were at the parking lot for much of the afternoon Saturday as they investigated, transferred the body to an ambulance and had the vehicle towed.


Skywarn training class set

The National Weather Service will have a Skywarn training class Wednesday in Bedford.

The Skywarn Spotter program uses interested members of the public to relay observations to area National Weather Service offices to assist forecasters.

The class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 200 S. Juliana St., Bedford, and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

To register, contact Dave Cubbison, Bedford County Emergency Management director, at 623-1105.


Work to start on Bedford County span

PennDOT’s Bedford County Maintenance Forces will begin work on Monday on the Main Street/Buffalo Road bridge in Harrison Township, Bedford County. The bridge is over a tributary to Buffalo Run.

Work on this project includes the removal of the existing asphalt overlay and form and pouring a new 5-inch concrete deck overlay.

The bridge will be closed during construction, and a 7.8-mile detour will be in place for about four to six weeks. The detour will use Main Street/Buffalo Road, Sulphur Springs Road and Route 96.

All work on the $10,000 project is expected to be completed by late September.