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Cruisers damaged in chase

May 1, 2016 EBENSBURG — A suspect was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after a police chase that involved two crashes. more »»

Man wrongly accused rebuilds life

May 1, 2016 On Oct. 18, 2013, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shane Krestar, then a 26-year-old Fallentimber resident, on felony criminal charges. more »»

London trip cures cabin fever

May 1, 2016 Cabin fever is a distressing malady that attacks my nervous system at this time every year. It is caused by being cooped up during the dank, dreary three months of winte. more »»

Going buggy

May 1, 2016 Like zombies in a horror movie, droves of whining creatures are scheduled to soon emerge from beneath the soil in southwestern Pennsylvania. more »»

Blair County pretrial services program working

May 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Parole and Probation Office began a pretrial services program seven months ago as a way to lower the prison population by monitoring suspects on bail. more »»

GOP delegates could face scrutiny

May 1, 2016 News outlets and political observers have invested a good deal of effort in the past few weeks determining where Pennsylvania Republican delegates’ loyalties lie. more »»

City woman charged with insurance fraud

May 1, 2016 An Altoona woman allegedly bilked her insurance company out of thousands of dollars, according to state investigators. Lori Anne Fox, 43, of 2629 Oak Ave. more »»


May 1, 2016 Route 36 signal to become operational HOLLIDAYSBURG — The traffic signals at Logan Boulevard and Mountain Avenue will become fully operational about 10 a.m. Wednesday. more »»

Interstate 99 expected to go to 70 mph

April 30, 2016 The 65-mph stretches of Interstate 99 are expected to go to 70 mph soon, as a result of studies that have been done by PennDOT districts in the area. more »»

Police chief’s wife charged

April 30, 2016 A Gallitzin woman has waived her preliminary hearing on charges she allegedly stole money from an elderly couple for whom she was supposed to be caring. more »»

Mirror reporter's career recognized

April 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Phil Ray’s longtime reporting career at the Altoona Mirror made him a fixture at the Blair County Courthous. more »»

Dismissal of charges against former PSU officials to stand

April 30, 2016 HARRISBURG — Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling o... more »»

Former insurance business owner facing charges

April 30, 2016 A former Altoona insurance agent faces charges after a state investigation into the alleged mishandling of premium payments. Timothy M. more »»

Court hosts DUI trial at school

April 30, 2016 In a unique plan by the county court system and Altoona Area School District, a DUI trial took place before 100 plus students in the high school auditorium on Frida. more »»

Area briefs

April 30, 2016 PSU Altoona student faces drug charges A Penn State Altoona student faces charges that he sold drugs to a police informant. Evan G. more »»

Portage awards municipal complex bid

April 30, 2016 Portage Township supervisors on Thursday awarded a $1.4 million bid for a new municipal complex along Route 53. The complex will include a 60-by-160 foot building, work yard and salt she. more »»

Logan Township burn ban remains in effect

April 30, 2016 Logan Township’s burn ban remains intact until local fire companies advise that it’s safe to be lifted, supervisors agreed Thursda. more »»

Ironville man pleads to rampage charges

April 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Nobody was physically injured 16 months ago when an Ironville, Tyrone Township, man went on a rampage with a crowbar, destroying the inside of home, damaging numerous vehicles and... more »»

FirstEnergy seeks 11.4% rate hike

April 29, 2016 FirstEnergy Corp.’s Pennsylvania utilities — including Penelec — Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a rate increase that would boost the average bill by $23 a month. more »»

Council introduces Dowlut ordinance

April 29, 2016 City Council on Wednesday introduced an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would rezone a section of Lakemont Terrace from residential to mixed use, while creating a special exception for... more »»

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