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Cambria to seek grant for lake

June 26, 2015 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners approved a grant application Thursday which, if approved, will go toward a second round of improvements at Lake Duman County Par. more »»

Cyberattacks didn’t compromise data, Penn State says

June 26, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State says a pair of cyberattacks on its computer systems compromised usernames and passwords but not personally identifiable information or research data. more »»

Couple who wanted can opened face drug charges

June 26, 2015 A homeless couple who walked into a city Sheetz store with a can of tuna they needed opened were allegedly high on bath salts. Altoona police were dispatched to the 700 Chestnut Ave. more »»

Police searching for laser-flashing suspect

June 25, 2015 State police are working to identify a suspect after someone shot a laser light into a UPS jet flying 25,000 feet over Blair County Tuesday night, injuring the pilot and copilot. more »»

Police probing Jaffa theft

June 25, 2015 Altoona police are investigating the embezzlement of about $100,000 from the Jaffa Shrine Cente. more »»

Bill ending seniority-based layoffs passes state House

June 25, 2015 A bill to end seniority-based layoffs at schools has passed the state House, but Altoona’s teachers union president hopes the L­egislature reconsiders before making it a law. more »»

Women’s softball player facing assault charges

June 25, 2015 A Penn State Altoona women’s softball player facing assault charges for hitting a batter had her case continued Wednesday in light of negotiations between her attorney and the Blair County District... more »»

Challenger to Wozniak announces plan to run

June 25, 2015 A Patton man said he plans to challenge incumbent state Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, next year. more »»

Art to be featured on panels of SAMA

June 25, 2015 It’s nice to have one’s artwork on exhibit inside a museum. It’s even nicer to have it part of the museum’s facade, according to Billie Hollen of Greenwood. more »»

House OKs 911 funding bill without Senate fee

June 25, 2015 HARRISBURG — A proposal to raise millions in phone bill fees to fund 911 centers passed the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday for the second time, but without a $52-a-year fee that had been added by... more »»

Woman accused of driving robbery suspects to face trial

June 25, 2015 An Altoona woman police say drove two men around while they robbed a man who owed a drug debt will face trial. more »»

Philadelphia man linked to cocaine sales found guilty

June 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia native who police said had access to large amounts of cocaine was found guilty Wednesday afternoon of 11 charges by a Blair County jury that deliberated for two hours. more »»

Conservancy wins award for Stream Team program

June 25, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The Conemaugh Valley Conservancy announced it has won a Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team program. more »»

Man who stole Christmas gifts sentenced

June 25, 2015 An Altoona man who stole packages from porches in Centre County during the Christmas shopping season will spend close to two years in jai. more »»

Shultz found not guilty in gun case

June 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Brenda Elaine Shultz of 103 Lower Reese Road in Frankstown Township said Tuesday evening she was “relieved” and “so happy” after she was found not guilty by a jury of falsifying... more »»

Stuck trains hindering services

June 24, 2015 A stalled train that cut off a portion of Snyder Township’s population to emergency services for nearly two hours Saturday has area officials concerned and calling for railroad company action. more »»

Residents ask commissioners to save pedestrian bridge

June 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Some Frankstown Township residents and friends have time to explore options for the future of the pedestrian swinging bridge that Blair County closed last week. more »»

Seven adults, juveniles accused of stealing guns

June 24, 2015 TYRONE — Seven young adults and several juveniles from Tyrone face charges that they ransacked a cabin and stole thousands of dollars worth of guns. Collin B. Gardner, 18, 104 Seventh St.; John C. more »»

Portage man drowns at Raystown

June 24, 2015 A Portage man who drowned Sunday complained of a cramp before sinking into Raystown Lake, despite his friends’ efforts to save him, the Huntingdon County coroner said Tuesday. more »»

Mall preparing for carnival

June 24, 2015 Customers visiting the Logan Valley Mall today likely will notice something unusual about the parking lot near the J.C. Penney and Sears department stores. more »»

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