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Cyber students help spruce up

May 21, 2015 They may attend school at home behind a computer, but local children enrolled in Agora Cyber Charter School came together outside Wednesday for a service project with the Army National Guard in... more »»

Mandate leaves Hollidaysburg, other districts struggling

May 21, 2015 All across the nation, children are saying no to the whole grains required by the federal government. And that protest is manifest in school district food service fund deficits. more »»

Convicted murderer barred from appeal

May 21, 2015 A 48-year-old Altoona woman in prison for the past 17 years for the first-degree murder of a child has been barred from filing a post-conviction appeal in her case by a three-judge panel of the... more »»

Two men facing trial after alleged robbery

May 21, 2015 Two men accused of robbing an Altoona convenience store will face trial. Nicholas T. Kruge, 26, of 1165 Creek­side Drive, took the stand to testify against Lance J. Phillips, 27, of 712 First Ave. more »»

Tyrone paving project to begin

May 21, 2015 A road project in place to improve the main roadway leading into Tyrone Regional Health Network is slated to begin June 8. more »»

Penn Cambria approves budget

May 21, 2015 Penn Cambria School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative $24.2 million budget for the 2015-16 school year with a small tax decrease for Blair County resident. more »»

Three Penn Cambria incumbents prevail

May 21, 2015 Three incumbent Penn Cambria School Board members secured the highest votes on both Republican and Democratic tickets for the fall ballot, according to unofficial election results. more »»

Donor shocks library staff

May 21, 2015 TYRONE — Speaking from a meeting room inside Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Chuck Banas sounded a little like he was narrating an espionage novel, but he was telling a tale about how the nonprofit... more »»

Wheels & Wings security to increase

May 21, 2015 EBENSBURG — Borough police said that, in the aftermath of a deadly Texas motorcycle gang shooting, they’re taking precautions before next month’s wildly popular Wheels & Wings festival in the borough. more »»

Police: Woman attacked boyfriend with plane

May 21, 2015 SPRING MILLS (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman in “an outrage of jealousy” attacked her 82-year-old boyfriend with a hacksaw and a model airplane. more »»

Area briefs

May 21, 2015 Car wash to help raise travel funds Professionals Auto Body in Duncansville will host a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to raise money for the People to People Organization. more »»

Erb, Tomassetti take spots

May 20, 2015 When Blair County commissioner candidate Bruce Erb walked into the Duncansville VFW on Tuesday night, his supporters started clapping. more »»

Pacifico wins mayoral bid

May 20, 2015 When Matt Pacifico won the part-time city mayoral post in November 2013 as a political newcomer, he cried a little, before composing himself. more »»

Lengenfelder, Wissinger hold spots in Cambria

May 20, 2015 Despite a heated primary, complete with attack ads and high spending on both sides, incumbent Republican commissioners Douglas Lengenfelder and Mark Wissinger topped both of their challengers by... more »»

Community mourning drowning death of boy

May 20, 2015 A Mainline community is in mourning after learning of the drowning death of 15-year-old Justin Lee late Monday evening. more »»

Kelley, Starr come up short

May 20, 2015 With the polls closed but still no news on the results, Altoona mayoral candidate Bruce Kelley had his fingers crosse. more »»

Ebensburg sidewalk project set to begin

May 20, 2015 EBENSBURG — Borough Council announced Monday that a $1.3 million sidewalk project is set to begin early next month. more »»

Peo, Metzgar, Powers lose

May 20, 2015 The battle for the Republican nominations to the Blair County Board of Commissioners focused on the county’s many financial challenges. more »»

Lang, Dallara win Bedford County Commissioner spots

May 20, 2015 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners are slated for at least one new face next year, with two incumbents joining two newcomers for the November elections, and Commissioner Chairman Kirt Morris... more »»

Frontino wins Logan Township supervisor bid

May 20, 2015 Incumbent Logan Township Supervisor Ed Frontino won the Republican primary for another six-year term on the board. more »»

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