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Gov. Wolf revamps tax plan

October 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Heating costs expected to drop

October 7, 2015 While some may cringe at the thought of winter’s home heating costs, they might be able to rest after a new report said those costs should be less this year. more »»

NC man in prison apologizes for attempting to kill woman

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A North Carolina man serving a lengthy prison sentence for attempting to kill a local woman he held hostage in late 2007 presented an apologetic statement on Tuesday in Blair County... more »»

Highland Hall meeting turns into heated debate

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — What was supposed to be the discussion of a conditional use application for Highland Hall ended in a screaming match Tuesday after a borough resident made accusations against Plannin... more »»

Area briefs

October 7, 2015 LORETTO SFU hosting free community health fair A free community health fair is planned for Saturday at Saint Francis University. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John F. more »»

THON cancels canning weekend after accident

October 7, 2015 Penn State Altoona students seeking donations for THON will be wearing orange safety vests and possibly following new protocols when they resume canning next month. more »»

Bedford OKs $1M credit for mental care program

October 7, 2015 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a $1 million line of credit for the Bedford-Somerset Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, helping to keep the service afloat... more »»

Amtran adding more video cameras to buses

October 7, 2015 By the end of the year, Amtran will have a full complement of video cameras on all regular fixed-route buses — bringing to fruition an effort that began 15 years ago. more »»

Spring Cove considers bus monitors

October 7, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Parents, students and administrators at Spring Cove School District have struggled in the past few weeks with busing concerns, but board members Monday addressed a new issue: bus... more »»

Authority working to get CRIZ going

October 6, 2015 The Altoona General Authority learned it has some breathing room as it prepares to apply to be part of the Community Revitalization Improvement Zone progra. more »»

Cocaine dealer receives sentence

October 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing multiple charges in connection with cocaine sales will spend seven to 10 years in jail. Lamont D. more »»

Kindergarten kidnapper tells girl, ‘I’m not a monster’

October 6, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually tortured during a bizarre overnight ordeal faced her kidnapper in court Monday and asked a judge to stop her from harming... more »»

Police: Man struck relative with wrench

October 6, 2015 PORTAGE — A Portage Township man was arrested Saturday after allegedly hitting a female relative in the face with a pipe wrench. more »»

Crime briefs

October 6, 2015 Police looking for FeFi’s robbery suspect Altoona police are looking for a man who held up the FeFi’s grocery store at 1313 Pleasant Valley Blvd. about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

I-99 repairs continue

October 6, 2015 Motorists face long-term lane restrictions on I-99 near the Blair and Centre County line as bridge repairs continue. Repairs also will be done at the I-99/Route 322 interchange at Port Matilda. more »»

VA to host town hall meeting

October 6, 2015 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will have a town hall meeting for veterans, the public and elected officials at 5 p.m. tonight at the Hiram G. Andrews Center Seminar Theater, 727 Goucher St. more »»

Duo working to create walking trails, environmental center

October 5, 2015 EBENSBURG — Dave Petrosky and Dave Lester have a vision. more »»

Police: Charges likely after road-rage incident, high-speed car chase

October 5, 2015 A high-speed car chase Sunday night that police called road rage will likely result in charges against a driver of a pick-up truck who a young man said tried to run his car off the road when he trie... more »»

Valley View management to change

October 5, 2015 Plans are being made to find a new owner or operator for Valley View Home, based on statements offered Monday on behalf of the facility’s owner, the state Department of Health and the agency now... more »»

Attorney seeking new trial for priest

October 5, 2015 The Altoona attorney for the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. of Central City, who was convicted Sept. more »»

Snyder residents seek train solution

October 5, 2015 TYRONE — Less than a week after a stuck Norfolk Southern train left hundreds of residents without a way to leave their neighborhood, officials and residents gathered at a Monday meeting to discuss a... more »»


Benefit Shotgun Shoot at AVSA October 7, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Benefit Shotgun Shoot at 7 pm. This benefit raises money to send a child with a life threatening illness on a hunting/fishing trip of their dreams. $10 for 6 Rounds. Extra chances sold for a 50/50 and on various gift cards & other donated items. more »

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October 2, 2015 The score: Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20 The bottom line: Coaching, quite simply, is maximizing player strengths and minimizing player weaknesses to produce a desired outcome. more »

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