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Beaver Stadium back to capacity

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State issued a statement Tuesday with the headline, “Welcome Home.” It was the university’s way of announcing a return to full capacity in Beaver Stadium and other athletics venues for the 2021-22 academic year, based on the June 1 updated guidance from Gov. ...

Inmate unhappy with reduced sentence

Although a Blair County judge cut the state prison sentence of Kenneth Jon Piner in half during a hearing Monday afternoon, the defendant said he wanted to appeal the sentence. Piner, 60, was sentenced eight years ago to 36-72 years behind bars for his part in a Baltimore-to-Altoona cocaine ...

Casey touts White House spending plans at town hall

Democrats will likely need to resort to budget reconciliation to put through most of the provisions of the Biden administration’s big spending proposals — The American Jobs Plan and The American Families Plan, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who conducted an outdoor town hall Tuesday at ...

Blair to expand broadband access

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders are turning to a local agency to initiate and direct what could be a major effort to expand and improve access to high speed internet connections inside the county. Commissioners on Tuesday spoke favorably of spending the county’s American Rescue Plan ...

Penelec customers see rate increase

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying more for their electricity. Effective Tuesday, the residential rate for electricity increased from 4.98 cents per kilowatt-hour to 6.46 cents per kwh, according to Todd Meyers, spokesman for FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s ...

Court orders another resentencing for arsonist

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has once again ordered resentencing of a Hollidaysburg man on five arson-related charges because the trial court never imposed restitution in the cases. The state appeals court in a ruling last Friday stated that Christopher Michael Rodland, 44, “is correct ...