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Amnesty day helps settle 30 cases

August 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Thirty people took advantage of an amnesty offer Wednesday to reach settlements on past-due child support and avoid being arrested, Chris Miller, deputy director of Blair County... more »»

Borough residents pursuing injunction

August 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three borough residents have chosen to attempt legal action to halt a controversial land development plan that received Borough Council’s approval earlier this month. more »»

Driver in fatal crash facing separate DUI charge

August 27, 2015 The driver in a crash in May that claimed the life of a Juniata woman and her unborn child was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving just days before, according to charges filed Wednesday by stat... more »»

Police: Man threatened salesman

August 27, 2015 What started out as a car deal Tuesday night in Logan Township ended with police and the arrest of a Cambria County man. Perry W. Semelsberger, 53, 901 Beech Ave. more »»

Council introduces ordinance for administrative code

August 27, 2015 City Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance for a new administrative code that includes changes set by the home rule charter approved by voters last fall. more »»

City loses taste for food inspections

August 27, 2015 The city has ceded responsibility for food safety inspections within its borders to the state Department of Agriculture so city code officers can focus fully on property maintenance. more »»

IRC seeking stability for Duncansville

August 27, 2015 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee staff is feeling pressure to cement the future of its Duncansville compost facility. more »»

Anxiety, exhaustion set in as kids, educators settle into school year

August 27, 2015 The first day of school Wednesday was marked by exhaustion and minor anxieties for man. more »»

Bridge plans on display

August 27, 2015 MANNS CHOICE — PennDOT will have plans on display at the Juniata Township Municipal Building in Manns Choice until Sept. more »»

Parents, kids protest closings

August 26, 2015 Holding signs saying “Save Our School” and “Put Kids First,” about 30 students and parents of St. Rose of Lima School rallied at Sixth Avenue in front of the school Tuesday evening. Although St. more »»

Attorney seeks to bar remarks

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The defense attorney for Tracy Stephen­son, the Altoona woman accused of shooting her 71-year-old mother to death in November, is asking that statements she provided to police be... more »»

Police search homes in shooting

August 26, 2015 Police said an investigation into an early Saturday morning murder-homicide in Nanty Glo Borough is ongoing, with search warrants executed for the alleged shooter’s vehicle and the two homes where... more »»

DUI patrol nabs juvenile

August 26, 2015 Three motorists, including a 16-year-old, were arrested for impaired driving during a Blair County DUI Task Force roving patrol from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. more »»

Judge says Sheriff’s deputy search legal, charges to stand

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Drug and gun charges filed against a Duncansville man will stand, according to an opinion issued this week by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva. more »»

Former city solicitor known for brilliance, attention to detail

August 26, 2015 Nicholas John Casanave “loved the city,” those who worked with the longtime Altoona city solicitor said, remembering him for his contributions and attention to detail. more »»

Judge deems search ‘lawful’

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan found that a search of a Seventh Avenue home 17th months ago was “lawful and reasonable,” even though police entered the home without a warran. more »»

Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threats

August 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and... more »»

Police name 28 in Blair drug sweep

August 25, 2015 One after another, the suspects in Monday’s Blair County drug sweep appeared before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for arraignment at Central Court on Fourth Street. more »»

Man faces attempted homicide charges

August 25, 2015 A Cambria County man is behind bars on attempted murder charges in Blair County. Jesse M. Rickabaugh, 33, of 221 Beech St. more »»

Mayor debate still questionable

August 25, 2015 Altoona Democratic mayoral candidate Jason Imler wants to debate his Republican opponent, Matt Pacifico. The Pacifico campaign is less than enthusiastic about the idea. more »»

Attorney General Kane ordered to stand trial

August 25, 2015 NORRISTOWN — The state’s attorney general on Monday was ordered to stand trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information to embarrass a rival prosecutor. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg School August 30, 2015

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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Freedom Fest, Pickin' and Stay Green This Weekend!

August 21, 2015 Outdoor events continue to highlight the late summer live music slate, with several noteworthy concert events taking place this weekend. more »

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