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Wolf: State deficit ‘a time bomb’

February 10, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Canadian Pacific still pushing for Norfolk Southern deal

February 10, 2016 Canadian Pacific Railway is hoping to enlist Norfolk Southern Railway shareholders in its effort to merge the companies to create a transcontinental railroad. more »»

Group considering Old Rt. 22 project

February 10, 2016 CRESSON — A Cambria County planning group said a stretch between Mount Aloysius College and the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is the target for their next project. more »»

Blair County workers to stay out of reassessment appeals process

February 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Taxpayers who want to challenge the forthcoming values assigned to their properties through Blair County’s reassessment will be directed to an appointed board and rules for appealin. more »»

Jury selection date set in homicide case

February 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Elizabeth A. more »»

Republicans question Wolf’s spending plan

February 10, 2016 Within hours of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address Tuesday, local lawmakers reacted with press releases and written statements. more »»

Police: Patton man cut officer with knife

February 10, 2016 PATTON — Officials said an intoxicated man trying to wake his neighbors last week swung a pocket knife at a police officer and cut hi. more »»

Magisterial district judges

February 10, 2016 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: Charges waived to court Sept. 2-9: - Ashley L. Roudabush, 31, 213 Seventh Ave. more »»

Altoona revising Act 47 plan

February 10, 2016 The city is working with its Act 47 distress coordinator team, state officials, department heads and union officials on amendments to its Act 47 recovery pla. more »»

Man gets 15-40 years for slaying of friend

February 10, 2016 EDINBORO (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of a friend outside an off-campus apartment complex near a northwestern Pennsylvania university. more »»

US judge denies new trial for Maurizio

February 9, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — A new sentencing date was set Monday for Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Altoona City Council discusses land bank

February 9, 2016 Critics call it a gateway to cronyism, according to city Mayor Matt Pacifico. more »»

Duck feces cause a stink

February 9, 2016 TYRONE — After an extraordinary amount of duck feces created a health issue at a local park, Borough Council members voted at their Monday meeting to prohibit feeding waterfowl. more »»

Blair County pension plans won’t increase

February 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A change in state law governing county pension plans that took effect in January has eliminated cost-of-living increases for Blair County retirees, as long as the county’s pension... more »»

Cops: Altoona man beats woman with plunger

February 9, 2016 An Altoona man whose handgun discharged while attending an Easter Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in 2015 is in jail after an alleged domestic dispute at his home, Altoona police said... more »»

Two nabbed in Cambria County chase face more charges

February 9, 2016 EBENSBURG — Two Blair County men arrested last week after leading police on a high-speed chase through Cambria County are now facing more criminal charges, police said. more »»

Snow, freezing temps in forecast

February 9, 2016 Meteorologists predict up to 6 inches of snow might fall today into Wednesday, preceding a cool-down that could leave some longing for the 40-degree days of early February. more »»


February 9, 2016 Dozen arrested in DUI patrol A roving DUI patrol Sunday night in Blair County netted about a dozen arrests. more »»

DEP OK needed for Cresson easement

February 9, 2016 CRESSON — Cresson Borough Council said it needs a proposal from the state Department of Environmental Protection before approving an easement for an upcoming acid mine drainage project. more »»

Altoona City Council renames ‘tax’ to ‘fee’

February 9, 2016 City Council plans to rename the business ordinance registration “tax” to the business ordinance registration “fee” to comply with a change in the Third Class City Code. more »»

Municipalities weigh zoning options

February 8, 2016 Most would agree that it’s a bad idea to build an adult book store next to a school, or to install a 24/7 convenience store inside a housing plan. more »»


VOCES8 February 11, 2016

“A perfect blend of calm contentment and soaring spirit” (London’s The Independent), VOCES8 makes its Penn State debut in an acoustic choral program. more »

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A Super Weekend!

February 5, 2016 If you are a live music fan, there are some super things happening on area live music stages for your enjoymen. more »

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