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Cambria Heights OKs preliminary budget

May 25, 2016 PATTON — Cambria Heights School Board on Tuesday passed a tentative deficit budget for 2016-17 that includes a 1-mill tax increase. The almost $23 million budget includes a revenue shortfall of $2. more »»

Auditor general says abuse hotline missed 40,000 calls

May 25, 2016 More than 40,000 calls made to a state hotline in place for people to report child abuse and neglect were unanswered in 2015, according to a report from state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s... more »»

Architects frustrated by AASD board’s decision

May 25, 2016 With little local work available, architects in the area are distressed that Altoona Area school officials chose a Philadelphia firm to work on a major high school building project. more »»

Residents learn more about reassessment

May 25, 2016 Many property owners expect their real estate taxes will go up because of Blair County’s first reassessment since 1958. more »»

Governor favors new rules for beer

May 25, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge. more »»

Heroin bust reveals new ties

May 25, 2016 Monday’s announcement of corrupt organization charges against the alleged operators of a large-scale heroin operation reveals the ties between several suspected dealers who were arrested in 2015. more »»

Man allegedly assaulted girl, 12

May 25, 2016 An Juniata man is behind bars on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Terence A. Williams, 46, of 521 N. Fifth Ave. more »»

Developer offers to reopen field for local teams

May 25, 2016 EBENSBURG — After local youth sports leagues lost a place to practice last year, a local developer has offered to reopen a former Central Cambria field for recreation if the borough meets certain... more »»

Bedford County joins energy consortium

May 25, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners agreed Tuesday to join a government energy-buying group, making Bedford’s government the first county-level agency to join the consortiu. more »»

Commissioners meeting to resume after delay

May 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners will resume their weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday in the public meeting room at the courthous. more »»

DelGrosso’s unveils attraction

May 25, 2016 TIPTON — With temperatures expected in the 80s, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park officials are excited about Saturday’s opening of the Laguna Splash Water Park. more »»

Chick-fil-A coming to Altoona

May 24, 2016 A Chick-fil-A restaurant will be coming to Altoona at the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Airports at risk of losing gov’t subsidy

May 24, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County and the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County airports are among 30 airports whose federal subsidy for daily passenger flights is at risk. The U.S. more »»

Logan Town Centre owners say they have fix for mountain fault

May 24, 2016 Engineers working to remedy a large crack or fault in the mountainside behind a popular Logan Township shopping center have zeroed in on a solution, according to Logan Town Centre officials. more »»

Police charge 14 in large heroin bust

May 24, 2016 Fourteen people have been charged in connection with what police said were the largest controlled purchases of heroin to occur in Blair County. more »»

Dozens oppose AASD’s choice to move principal

May 24, 2016 Dozens of people, including teachers, parents and a police officer, attended an Altoona Area School Board meeting Monday to oppose the board’s decision to remove the principal of Penn-Lincoln, the... more »»

Meth suspect gets two years in prison program

May 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was operating a methamphetamine lab in his home last year has been ordered to participate in a state prison Intermediate Punishment Program for two years, followed... more »»

Area high school commencement schedule

May 24, 2016 May 25 Bishop Carroll — 7 p.m. at Saint Francis University May 26 Williamsburg Community — 7 p.m. at high school May 27 Bishop Guilfoyle — 7 p.m. more »»

Blair making changes to prison, 911 center

May 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders have agreed to personnel and workload changes affecting two of the county’s larger departments. more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoot May 25, 2016

The AVSA will hold Shotgun Shoots each Wednesday at 7 pm. Cost is $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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Arts Festival and Some Southern Culture!

May 20, 2016 An arts festival tradition and a national recording group highlight this weekend’s slate of live area music activities. more »

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