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Riots shut down Baltimore

April 28, 2015 BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a... more »»

Jury commissioners group might disband

April 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Seeing their membership dwindle, the remaining elected jury commissioners may decide Thursday whether to disband their state organization. more »»

Ebensburg police plan to take health care issue into arbitration

April 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough officials expressed frustration Monday at their police department’s decision to take a health care costs issue into arbitration. more »»

Grand jury: AG Kane engaged in cover-up

April 28, 2015 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane engaged in a cover-up and lied about her role in an alleged unlawful leak of information from a 2009 investigation, according to a report by the grand jur... more »»

GAEDC approves grants for projects

April 28, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Agency has approved its first two “mini-facade grants” for downtown project. more »»

PNG sets next town hall meeting

April 28, 2015 GALLITZIN — Peoples Natural Gas Co. has scheduled another town hall meeting next week to answer residents’ questions and help with enrollment. A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. more »»


April 28, 2015 Stormwater projects kicking off One borough stormwater project is underway with another set to begin, Ebensburg officials said Monday. more »»

Company bouncing back

April 27, 2015 His business is dramatically smaller today, but Robert E. Lee hopes his customers don’t notice. “I want the customers to see no difference. more »»

Aftershocks terrify quake survivors

April 27, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day... more »»

Imler’s lifetime of philanthropy started at young age

April 27, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — For Fred Imler Sr., the road to philanthropy began when he was a young boy — the same age as many of the kids he helps today. more »»

State police program leads to dozen arrests for DUI

April 27, 2015 State and local police were busy this past weekend as Operation Nighthawk came to Blair County. “Our mission isn’t to tell people not to go out and have fun,” said Cpl. more »»

City fire chief puts emphasis on training in annual report

April 27, 2015 At last week’s City Council meeting, Fire Chief Tim Hileman was talking about the benefits of taking the department’s arson dog, Tyra, into elementary schools for fire safety presentation. more »»

Airport passenger numbers improving

April 26, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Passenger numbers at the Altoona-Blair County Airport went up in March, the first time since December when daily flights to Pittsburgh started. more »»

Tremor worst in 80 years

April 26, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,805 across... more »»

Huntingdon goes back in time with Mayfest

April 26, 2015 HUNTINGDON — A stroll through Huntingdon on Saturday was a bit like stepping through time as Mayfest brought history, good food and great music to Huntingdon’s downtown. more »»

Softball marathon to benefit We CARE

April 26, 2015 This summer, local children facing lifelong disabilities will again benefit from a softball marathon, but it will be held by a different organization. more »»

YTI adds shooting simulator to aid student training

April 26, 2015 Aiming down the sights of a laser-tipped pistol, Mark Ledford pulled a trigger as numerous dangerous criminals appeared in a small room at the YTI Career Institute in Altoona. more »»

Covert operations at the Francos

April 26, 2015 With my twin boys turning 12 in just weeks, they have approached an age where my wife, Ann Marie, and I will start to question them about certain thing. more »»

McDonald’s sets guidelines

April 26, 2015 A city fast-food restaurant has banned kids under the age of 18 who are not with an adult. more »»

Woman to undergo mental health evaluation

April 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 23-year-old Queen woman serving two years’ probation for the statutory sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy was sent Thursday to the State Correctional Institution at Muncy to... more »»

Report: Wolf’s budget would result in net tax hikes for all

April 26, 2015 HARRISBURG — The war of words between legislative Republicans and Gov. more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoots April 29, 2015

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm through May 20. $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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