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Route 22 open after fatal crash

July 30, 2015 Route 22 in Huntingdon County reopened Wednesday afternoon after a fatal accident in Henderson Township, WTAJ-TV reported. The station reported on its website that about 7 a.m. more »»

Blair County briefs package

July 30, 2015 Reassessment data collectors close to finishing work Data collectors for Evaluator Services and Technology Inc. more »»

Blair approves payments to former Valley View Home employees

July 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG —Blair County commissioners have approved a settlement agreement allocating payments to three groups of former county employees affected by the countyás decision to sell Valley View... more »»

Veto won’t end beer sale rivalry

July 29, 2015 The trade association for beer distributors across the state has staunchly opposed privatizing wine and liquor sales, arguing it would upset an 80-year-old business model and allow big chains to... more »»

Bill could reduce local flood insurance

July 29, 2015 Many Blair County residents who live along the Little Juniata or its tributaries might be used to combating occasional flooding, but those same residents might find it harder to get used to often... more »»

Historic building will be razed

July 29, 2015 Almost exactly two centuries after it was built, one of Martinsburg’s first buildings is set to be demolished and replaced soon, according to the borough manager and business people forced to move... more »»

Child abuse cases surge

July 29, 2015 Thirty children in Pennsylvania died from abuse or neglect in 2014, including two in Cambria County and one in Bedford County, according to a state report. more »»

Police: 8-year-old left to care for baby

July 29, 2015 A woman who police say left her 4-month-old baby in the care of her 8-year-old daughter faces criminal charges. Bobbie Lee Vaughn, 32, of 308 Second St. more »»

Texas woman accused of flashing officers

July 29, 2015 A Texas woman faces charges after Blair Township police say she exposed her breasts to officer. more »»

Judges uphold moms’ termination of rights

July 29, 2015 The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld separate decisions by Blair County judges to terminate the parental rights of two mothers because of drug addiction and mental health issues. more »»

Antis to vote on garbage ordinance

July 29, 2015 Antis Township supervisors are slated to vote on the final approval of a new — previously controversial — solid waste and recycling ordinance at their regularly scheduled meeting next week. more »»

Police: Three charged after stealing nearly $2,000 in merchandise

July 29, 2015 Three people face charges after allegedly trying to steal nearly $2,000 worth of goods from Wal-Mart. Albert “Alby” Weyandt III, 52, 526 Fifth Ave., Apt. 1, Altoona; Rusty . more »»

Bedford family donates father’s service possessions to courthouse

July 29, 2015 BEDFORD — After decades in his family’s attic, Bedford County World War II veteran R. Ned Hoover’s Navy trunk finally sits in a position of honor at the Bedford County Courthouse. more »»

DA’s office: Revoke man’s bail over lack of compliance

July 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An assistant district attorney has asked that the bail of an accused burglar be revoked because he has not complied with conditions for release imposed by a Blair County judge. more »»

Medical emergency causes traffic stop on Route 22

July 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — Several motorists on Route 22 between Gallitzin and Altoona likely noticed a large traffic stop Tuesday morning, with five police cruisers pulled off on the eastbound shoulder behind an... more »»

Prisoner pleads guilty to assault, inciting riot at treatment center

July 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — Months after being charged with inciting a riot at a juvenile treatment center and spitting on a county corrections officer, Zaire Nelson, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony charge... more »»

Man charged with passing fake prescriptions with Philadelphia-area wants bail lowered

July 29, 2015 Kevin Andrews Jr., awaiting trial on multiple drug-related charges, is asking that his $750,000 cash bail be lowered so he can be freed from prison pending the outcome of his case. more »»

Work begins at Blair County Courthouse to stop leaks

July 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Scaffolding should go up in mid-August on the Allegheny Street side of the Blair County Courthouse, allowing masons to begin working on efforts to control the flow of stormwater and... more »»

Traveling man

July 28, 2015 Charlie Peters knows the impact one firm handshake and five words can have on a war veteran. more »»

ABCD Corp. breaks ground for $7.5M park

July 28, 2015 CLAYSBURG — With infrastructure work underway in the background, Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. along with federal, state and local officials, officially broke ground Monday at the Martin J. more »»

Judge: Return items to American Legion

July 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade . more »»


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Lasch Bash yields two LB commits

July 25, 2015 In the days leading up to Penn State's "Lasch Bash" barbecue for Nittany Lion football recruits, there was speculation that the event could inspire as many as a half-dozen prospects to verbally... more »

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