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Reassessment process criticized

July 27, 2016 More than 700 people filled a ballroom at the Blair County Convention Center on Tuesday night where they spoke about excessive values assigned to their properties and the fear of not being able to... more »»

New tools speed rescues

July 27, 2016 When an Altoona Fire Department crew answered an entrapment call involving a Mercedes SUV in spring 2015, firefighter Mike Hawksworth couldn’t cut through the door hinges to free the patient. more »»

Girls, 17, charged in yard kitty vandalism

July 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Yard kitty’s head has been reattached, and police said Tuesday the duo that decapitated the popular concrete cat statue face criminal charges. more »»

AG: Thornberry assault charges ‘disturbing’

July 27, 2016 The state attorney general said the charges filed against a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School employee accused of sexually assaulting an international student are disturbing. more »»

Letter draws commissioners’ ire

July 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are taking issue with portions of a recent letter written by Tyrone Mayor William Fink addressing concerns about the reassessment process. more »»

Man charged with taking car

July 27, 2016 A Northern Cambria man broke into a relative’s home, took his car without permission and damaged it, then tried to flee on foot after police apprehended him Monday, state police said in a series of... more »»

City man faces sexual assault charges

July 27, 2016 An Altoona man faces statutory sexual assault charges after police said he impregnated a 13-year-old girl. Tristen Michael David Long, 19, of 330 Cherry Ave. more »»

Ebensburg hopes to spark project

July 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Delays have pushed back a multimillion-dollar project to transform the old Cambria County Jail in the middle of downtown Ebensburg into a lockup-themed brewpub and caf. more »»

Vote to increase bed tax delayed

July 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are showing interest in increasing the bed tax from 3 to 5 percent starting this fall, an option state lawmakers made available earlier this year. more »»

Patton Fire Company receives grant

July 27, 2016 PATTON — Patton Fire Company has received a $23,000 federal grant for equipment to wash and dry firefighters gear. Officials announced Tuesday that the U.S. more »»

Bishop Carroll house parent facing felonies

July 26, 2016 A man working for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School as a “house parent” for international students has been charged with sexual assault for incidents dating back to December 201. more »»

Driver facing homicide charge

July 26, 2016 A Bedford County man faces homicide by vehicle charges after a Sunday morning crash in Cumberland Valley Township led to a passenger’s deat. more »»

Races remain popular at Bedford County Fair

July 26, 2016 The Bedford County Fair will showcase car races, demolition derbies and riders thrown from bulls as it continues into the coming weekend. more »»

State pension funds to get audit amid fee scandal

July 26, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog will audit the management of $78 billion in assets by the state’s two big public employee retirement systems amid a federal investigation into fees paid t... more »»

Blair County expecting nearly $4K in Zika virus monitoring money

July 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is expecting to receive almost $4,000 to use toward prevention and better awareness of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. more »»

Altoona man accused of assault

July 26, 2016 An Altoona man faces multiple felony charges after police said he forced his way into an apartment and assaulted another man. Phillip T. Martin, 25, of 303 60th St., Apt. more »»

Traffic stop leads to man facing felonies

July 26, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony firearms charges stemming from a May 7 traffic stop in Logan Township. more »»

Ebensburg seeks water solution

July 26, 2016 EBENSBURG — After exceeding maximum contaminant levels set by the state Department of Environmental Protection, Ebensburg Borough is pursuing a six-figure fix. more »»

Borough buys noise meter

July 26, 2016 EBENSBURG —Ebensburg Borough has purchased a noise meter to better address noise complaints in town. more »»

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