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Shuster’s lead in 9th narrowing

April 28, 2016 With preliminary results showing challenger Art Halvorson trailing U.S. Rep. more »»

Friars to face trial

April 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner ruled Wednesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against three former ministers provincial of the Third Order Regular Franciscan... more »»

Logan Town Centre fault drawing attention

April 28, 2016 A fault zig-zagging up Brush Mountain behind a row of Logan Town Centre stores grew rapidly in recent days, and it’s getting attention. more »»

Freehling: Crime decreases in city

April 28, 2016 The number of reported crimes in Altoona declined by 6 percent last year, compared to the year before, with less-serious crimes accounting for most of the decrease, Police Chief Janice Freehling tol... more »»

Police: Altoona man attacked two women during trip for sugar

April 28, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting two women on Third Avenue early Wednesday. Justin M. Sanders, 27, of 1917 Sixth Ave., Apt. 1, was walking with another woman about 1:30 a.m. more »»

DelGrosso’s water park on track to open

April 28, 2016 TIPTON — The newest addition to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is set to open one month from today. Construction on the $12. more »»

Altoona Area School Board accepts resignations

April 28, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board unanimously but reluctantly accepted resignations of two of the district’s top leaders during a special board meeting Wednesday. more »»

PennDOT eyes big improvement for little cost

April 28, 2016 The days of big-money federal demonstration projects for PennDOT’s local district are long gone, which has helped steer the department toward improvements that offer substantial help at minimal cost. more »»

Trump likely to see wide support from Pa. delegates

April 28, 2016 With Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s resounding victory across Pennsylvania on Tuesday, delegates backing him are set to pack the state’s contingent at the July GOP convention. more »»

Elections director says Blair changes went well

April 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Changes to polling locations in Altoona and in Frankstown and Blair townships seemed to work well during Tuesday’s primary, Blair County Director of Elections Sarah Seymour said. more »»

PSU adds 3-D Printer Lab

April 27, 2016 A donation from a local business is enhancing the educational experience at Penn State Altoona’s engineering and visual art studies programs. more »»

Devorrises honored

April 27, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation will present the 2016 Central Pennsylvania Philanthropy Award to Don and Nancy Devorris at their annual luncheon on May 5. more »»

Rep. Shuster clings to 9th District seat

April 27, 2016 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster was in the nail-bitter of his 16-year career before emerging late Tuesday night as the apparent winner over challenger and fellow Republican Art Halvorson of Manns Choice. more »»

Halvorson: 9th District race not over

April 27, 2016 BEDFORD — After several nerve-wracking hours Tuesday night, 9th Congressional District Republican challenger Art Halvorson said the race remained too close to call, as an uncertain number of... more »»

Clinton, Trump win Pa.

April 27, 2016 HARRISBURG — Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump and former U.S. more »»

Rep. McGinnis eclipses Starr

April 27, 2016 With three Borzoi hounds on a leash by his side at a primary election-night gathering Tuesday night, State Rep. John McGinnis seemed ready to deal with a wolf at the doo. more »»

Man accused of making threats, torching cars

April 27, 2016 An Altoona man with a lengthy criminal history had a short vacation from the Blair County Prison but caused havoc while he was out. Charles M. Frank, 42, last known address 321 Browning Ave. more »»

Logan Township bumps up time for meeting

April 27, 2016 Logan Township supervisors will meet an hour earlier than usual on Thursday at the municipal building. more »»

Officials hope zombies bring life to downtown Altoona

April 27, 2016 College students returning from their summer vacations can feel like the walking dead. more »»

Sen. Wozniak wins big in primary election

April 27, 2016 Longtime incumbent state Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, easily fended off a primary challenge from Patton musician and PIAA referee Jerry Carnicella. more »»

Langerholc gets ticket for general election

April 27, 2016 Wayne Langerholc Jr. more »»


Emergency Preparedness April 28, 2016

Blair County Emergency Management and local agencies are conducting a training on preparing for personal emergencies and community disasters for people with ANY type of disability. There is no cost for the training and lunch is included. Register with The Arc of Blair County, (814)946-1011 or www. more »

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