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August 28, 2016 PATTON — During planting season, farmer Tom Nagle sees his crops more than his kids. more »»

Airline working to add BWI hub

August 28, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The airline that serves the Altoona-Blair County Airport is still working on arrangements to add flights to Baltimore starting in mid-October, even though a federal order issued Friday... more »»

Mayor: Ghouls made way to Altoona

August 28, 2016 The zombie apocalypse continued in Altoona on Saturday as the living dead took over Heritage Plaza and downtown businesses. more »»

JFK to get a new nose

August 28, 2016 One of the most famous statements uttered by the late President John F. Kennedy was, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. more »»

IRC composting stalled

August 28, 2016 The grinder that turns branches into mulch at the Intermunicipal Relations Committee compost facility near Buckhorn has broken, leaving committee members this week chewing over gnarly options for... more »»

Taking daughter to college a tearful journey to adulthood

August 28, 2016 Today is the day that I will take my daughter Maggie back to college. Just four days ago, my wife and I took our other daughter, Julianna, off to school for the first time. more »»

Debates remain murky

August 28, 2016 Thanks in part to the strange nature of this year’s 9th District congressional race, efforts to get the candidates onstage for a public debate could run into roadblocks before November. more »»

Dollar General considers building Greenwood store

August 28, 2016 Dollar General is considering construction of a new store in Greenwood. “We’re interested in adding a new location to Blair County but have not committed to doing so yet. more »»

Living dead swarm city for festival

August 27, 2016 There was a crowd on the Health Walk near Station Medical Center Friday — looking none too healthy. more »»

Police: Altoona teenager hurt after hitting car

August 27, 2016 An Altoona teen was injured Friday after police say he rode a skateboard into a busy city intersection. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, suffered moderate injuries about 1:15 p.. more »»

State closes Alexandria eatery

August 27, 2016 The state Department of Agriculture closed a Huntingdon County restaurant earlier this month after repeated food safety violations. more »»

Hill behind Logan center pinned to deter slides

August 27, 2016 It doesn’t have the graveyard look of the hillside along the northbound ramp of I-99 at 17th Street, but the slope behind Ashley Furniture in Logan Town Centre has been pinne. more »»

Lincoln Caverns leader: Business is not closing

August 27, 2016 HUNTINGDON — Lincoln Caverns is open for business and is not closing. Lincoln was bombarded with telephone calls after plans to sell nearby Indian Caverns were announced in April. more »»

Woman accused of exposing herself at restaurant

August 27, 2016 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she exposed her breasts at a Logan Township fast food restaurant. Krista Noel, 36, of 818 Bell Ave. more »»

Judge: Ross retrial likely next year

August 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The retrial of murder suspect Paul Aaron Ross, accused of killing 26-year-old Tina S. Miller in 2004, will likely be scheduled next year. more »»

UPMC donates part of property

August 27, 2016 UPMC Altoona has donated for $1 a portion of the former Bon Secours Hospital property to the Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. to oversee its metamorphosis to benefit the community. more »»

Bedford Area resolves mold problem; classes start Monday

August 27, 2016 Mold has been abated, and Bedford Area School District students will return to class Monday, just less than week after a previously scheduled start date. more »»

South Hills maintains financial aid

August 27, 2016 The 300 students in the South Hills School of Business and Technology begin courses on Monday, and officials said Friday that federal funding for financial aid will be maintained despite one of the... more »»

Commission gives favorable review for addition

August 27, 2016 Plans by Foster F. Wineland Inc. to construct a 7,200-square-foot addition to its North Woodbury Township facility received a favorable review from the Blair County Planning Commission. more »»

Area briefs

August 27, 2016 AASD construction plans reviewed Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to the Altoona Area School District’s plans to construct modular classrooms at Ebner... more »»

Police: Man killed during argument in Reade Township

August 26, 2016 A Fallentimber man is dead after a dispute with another man in Reade Township became heated Wednesday night and he was shot multiple times in the chest. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg Schoolhouse August 28, 2016

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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The Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us!

August 26, 2016 The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Or at least it will look that way in the Altoona area for much of this weekend, as the inaugural ZombieTown USA festival happens on Friday night and Saturday,... more »

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