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Blair County moving slowly on courthouse roof job

November 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners, after raising questions Tuesday about the idea of replacing the courthouse roof, directed the project’s architect to focus only on the steep roofs atop tw... more »»

Shuster discusses Turkish attack on Russian warplane

November 25, 2015 Pointing to the complex web of alliances and enmities surrounding the Syrian Civil War, Re. more »»

Senate ditches effort to override Wolf's veto on spending plan

November 25, 2015 HARRISBURG — A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. more »»

Judge: Evidence stands in stolen lunchbox case

November 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has turned down an Altoona man’s request to have evidence suppressed in the theft of a vintage lunchbox. William John Cooper Jr. more »»

Cause of Altoona fire remains under investigation

November 25, 2015 The cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant building on Lexington Avenue remains under investigation. Altoona Fire Inspector Timothy Hughes said the blaze that broke out about 11 p.m. more »»

State briefcase

November 25, 2015 PITTSBURGH Fire displaces family, holiday guests An early morning house fire has displaced a Pittsburgh family and relatives who were staying over on a Thanksgiving visi. more »»

Police: Altoona man had child porn

November 25, 2015 An Altoona man faces 15 felony charges after state investigators allegedly downloaded child pornography from his computer. Scott M. Dill, 52, of 5800 Boyce Ave., Apt. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

November 25, 2015 County joining workforce board Blair County has become the last of six counties to approve the updating of joint agreements establishing a regional Workforce Development Board and responsibilities... more »»

Woman pleads guilty in counterfeiting case

November 25, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A Nevada woman arrested in Logan Township in 2010 has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges in federal court. Terretha Lynn Haga, 44, was arrested Oct. more »»

Two men wanted by police on drug charges

November 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Borough police are asking the public for help in finding two men wanted on drug charges. more »»

Police: Altoona man fails to pay for fare

November 24, 2015 An Altoona man who police said stiffed a cab driver for $325 is behind bars on theft charges. Scott B. LeComte, 28, who police said has no fixed address, hired a taxi in Harrisburg of Sept. more »»

Fire destroys city home

November 24, 2015 Thick, white smoke rose into the night sky late Monday as city firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a home on the corner of Eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. more »»

Woman pleads guilty to counterfeiting

November 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A Nevada woman arrested in Logan Township in 2010 has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges in federal court. Terretha Lynn Haga, 44, was arrested Oct. more »»

Penn State Altoona athletic center to get $24.5M renovation

November 24, 2015 Penn State Altoona’s athletic center is getting a $24.5 million upgrade starting next month. The center has gone without any significant renovations since the 1970s. more »»

Turnpike expects heavy traffic

November 24, 2015 Lower gasoline prices and good weather in the mid-Atlantic region will greet drivers as they begin heading out today for Thanksgiving travels. AAA Travel reports nearly 46. more »»

Local shops preparing

November 24, 2015 Locally-owned businesses will be in the spotlight this weekend for Small Business Saturday. This is the third year that the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and some of its members will take part. more »»

Judge OKs Altoona commuter tax

November 24, 2015 Blair County Senior Judge Hiram Carpenter on Monday approved the city’s 0.1-percent earned income tax on nonresidents for next year — a levy authorized by the city’s Act 47 distress recovery plan. more »»

Ebensburg council updates traffic measure

November 24, 2015 EBENSBURG — After making extensive tentative changes last month, Ebensburg Borough Council on Monday granted final approval to its updated traffic ordinance. more »»

Pickup crashes into Everett eatery

November 24, 2015 EVERETT — According to emergency responders, no one was injured in a Sunday afternoon crash in which a pickup truck wrecked into an area bar and restaurant on East Main Stree. more »»

Cold doesn’t slow Hollidaysburg's Winterfest parade

November 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sunday afternoon may have seemed an apt time for Hollidaysburg’s annual Winterfest parade, with temperatures below 40 degrees adding to the “winter” motif. more »»

Authority questions one-strike policy

November 23, 2015 The Altoona Housing Authority is worried about recent “guidance” from the U.. more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoot November 25, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold Shotgun Shoots each Wed. through Sept. 2 - Nov. 25 at 7pm. $10 for 5 Meat Rounds & 1 Money Round. 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (1.5 miles from the Allegro heading towards the Horseshoe Curve) All ages welcome to attend. more »

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Patched Together, Bye Week Blues and Thanksgiving Eve!

November 20, 2015 The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly here, and a busy weekend and Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday slate of live music is set to happen on area stage. more »

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