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Guilfoyle to start virtual school days

April 21, 2014 Technology will make snow days obsolete at a Blair County high school. Starting next school year, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School is going to have “virtual education days” instead of snow day. more »»

Dry conditions keep fire companies on their toes until woods 'green up'

April 21, 2014 Several wildfires in Blair County over the past several weeks have had one thing in common. They’ve been started by people, even if unintentionally. more »»

Revising history book a labor of love for Rotary duo

April 21, 2014 Former Altoona Rotary Club president Tom Cooney said the day he and some other members of the club met for the first time to discuss a potential update of its history book was in August 2011, when a... more »»

Hearing to weigh constitutionality of mandatory minimums

April 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County judges will make a third attempt to hold a hearing on the constitutionality of mandatory sentences in Pennsylvania, as the number of protests among defense attorneys to... more »»

Unions back drilling boom as fracking foes cringe

April 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now... more »»

Cameras added to downtown State College

April 21, 2014 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — State College is expanding its system of downtown surveillance, adding 71 cameras to a network that’s been in place for about a decad. more »»

County secures grant for crisis intervention

April 21, 2014 In communities where crisis intervention teams have been created, fewer people with mental health conditions are being incarcerated and fewer responders are being injured. more »»

Police probe death of woman

April 21, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Investigators are looking for answers in the death of a Northern Cambria woman whose body was found Saturday evening in a wooded area far from home. more »»

Juniata to dedicate residence hall

April 21, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College will celebrate its first single-room residence hall, the first new dormitory on campus since the 1970s, at a dedication ceremony that will start with tours and... more »»

Search for boater enters recovery stage

April 21, 2014 BENSALEM (AP) — Searchers trying to find a suburban Philadelphia man who fell from his boat into the Delaware River say they now consider it a recovery mission. more »»

Police: Woman in zebra costume punched in face

April 21, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — State police at Philipsburg said an 18-year-old woman dressed up as a local radio station mascot was punched in the face Saturday morning by a Tyrone man. more »»

Small school, big leap

April 20, 2014 FRIEDENS — Walking through Shanksville-Stonycreek High School hallways, Principal Sam Romesberg pauses to listen. Nothin. more »»

Per diems at risk with new legislation

April 20, 2014 Thanks to changing attitudes among younger lawmakers and a spate of Harrisburg scandals, per diems — the tax-free, receipt-free expense payments used by some legislators — could be on their way out... more »»

Man to visit area during cross-country trip

April 20, 2014 A Chester County man will stop in Altoona as part of his journey across America to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Projec. more »»

Airport, townships at odds over rule

April 20, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport solicitor said he doesn’t see any risk of liability for the airport if municipalities decline to follow through with adopting an ordinance recognizing... more »»

Pump station work to be put up for bids

April 20, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority this week authorized its consulting engineer to advertise for bids on construction of a pump station to serve a section of its proposed supplementary sewer line in... more »»

Grazing Field Day set

April 20, 2014 MUNDYS CORNER — The 2014 Southwest Project Grass Grazing Field Day will be held in Cambria County on May . more »»

Police: Fleeing robbery suspects drive into pond

April 20, 2014 INDIANA — Two suspected robbers attempting to elude police at a Walmart fled the scene late Friday night before the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pond, police said. more »»

Increased money flow means more allegations

April 20, 2014 Armed with a fresh round of donations larger than any he’s received so far, Re. more »»

Police: Drunk man found in vehicle facing the wrong way

April 20, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — An allegedly intoxicated man apparently left his vehicle running for hours — parked along the street facing the wrong direction, with its lights on — before being taken into police... more »»

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