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Bedford opens disaster center

Pennsylvania/Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center for Bedford County opened Friday at the Bedford Fire Department, 248 W. Penn St., Bedford. The entrance is at the rear of the building. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and open from ...

Dems seek rule change as hopes dashed

Some Democrats are banking on changes to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rules, after Republicans blocked their efforts toward election reform for a third time. Senators like Bob Casey, D-Pa., sharply criticized their colleagues this week for stopping the bill, which would have made Election ...

Accused denies dealing in meth

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man accused of making drug sales on behalf of Shawn Avery Jackson testified Thursday that he didn’t know nor did he communicate with Jackson in 2018 when the alleged drug sales occurred. But Jackson and 32-year-old Gerell Shepard are Facebook friends, Altoona ...

AWA receives funds to renovate dam

Pennvest this week agreed to lend the Altoona Water Authority additional money to renovate the Bellwood dam and the water treatment plant below the dam, enabling the authority board on Thursday to award contracts for those projects. Pennvest added $3.5 million to a previously approved loan ...

Fatalities in car accidents rise due to not using seat belts

Fatal vehicle accidents are at an uptick in the area, with state police in Hollidaysburg reporting a 20% increase in fatalities over the past three years. While there are many different causes for accidents, law enforcement officials have begun to pinpoint the most common reasons. “It’s ...