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Teddy bears collected to give to kids on calls

November 15, 2015 An effort to help Altoona police continues to grow with the delivery of 80 more teddy bears that officers can hand out when responding to difficult calls involving children. more »»


November 15, 2015 Costs lower than expected Borough Council members voted unanimously Thursday evening to tentatively approve a $2 million-plus 2016 budget with no tax increase. more »»

Terror attacks shake France

November 14, 2015 PARIS — A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France sinc... more »»

Salvation Army campaign begins

November 14, 2015 Despite cold temperatures and gusty winds, volunteers bundled up Friday morning to kick off the Salvation Army’s major fundraising campaign outside Penn State Altoona’s Devorris Downtown Center on... more »»

Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-per-month pension

November 14, 2015 HARRISBURG — The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in... more »»

Logan getting cameras for police cars, officers

November 14, 2015 Logan Township’s 2016 budget proposal includes almost $100,000 to cover the cost of 15 police vehicle cameras, six body cameras for officers and one outdoor camera for the municipal building. more »»

Police: Siblings had knife fight

November 14, 2015 Two Altoona siblings face felony charges after police say they pulled knives on each other during a fight. Brooke L. Patterson, 21, of 1023 Fifth Ave., Apt. A, and her brother, Robert E. more »»

Truck spills coal in accident

November 14, 2015 INDIANA — State police report a Duncansville truck driver spilled a load of coal in a wreck Thursday in Indiana County. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

November 14, 2015 Garage repairs nearing completion Additional repairs to Blair County’s employee parking garage have increased that project’s cost and timetable. more »»

Area briefs

November 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Adoption awareness event set at mall Several agencies in Blair County are participating in an Adoption Awareness Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Logan Valley Mall. more »»

Prosecutors file suit against Kane

November 13, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Five former Pennsylvania prosecutors and investigators sued Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Thursday, saying she illegally used the power of her office to retaliate against them... more »»

Suspect injures Logan officers

November 13, 2015 Two Logan Township police officers were injured during an arrest early Thursday. Officers were dispatched at 1:18 a.. more »»

Hollidaysburg Borough Council approves salary raises

November 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council members voted at their Thursday evening meeting to increase salaries for borough management personnel in 2016, but not before the proposed increase was reconfigured t... more »»

Senator ensures budget progress

November 13, 2015 By Walt Frank Progress is being made on the state budget, but there is a ways to go, a state senator told local business leaders Thursday. “There is no deal. more »»

Judge wants files on Sandusky’s deals with victims

November 13, 2015 HARRISBURG — State prosecutors must turn over any documents they may have about deals between Jerry Sandusky’s victims and their civil lawyers, a judge ruled Thursday, handing a partial victory to... more »»

Police: Man shot rabbits in city

November 13, 2015 An Altoona man is in trouble with the Game Commission after he allegedly went hunting rabbits at night on the streets of Juniata. Terry L. Bennett Jr., 120 E. Spruce St. more »»

Gallitzin delays budget vote

November 13, 2015 Gallitzin Borough Council members postponed a vote to approve their final 2016 budget this week, instead opting to retool the proposal to include funds to hire a part-time borough manager — a new... more »»

Man facing fraud charges

November 13, 2015 An Ebensburg man is among 15 facing charges of insurance fraud charges, the state Attorney General’s Office said. Brian Michael Buchko, 55, 122 S. Locust St., Apt. more »»

Police: Man sold stolen goods

November 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former employee of a Snyder Township gun and dog supply company faces felony theft charges after state police say he stole thousands of dollars of goods that he then sold on eBay. more »»

Sunoco Pipeline pays $59K fine

November 13, 2015 Sunoco Pipeline has paid a $59,000 fine for failing to secure permits before repairing the Mariner East 1 Pipeline that runs through Blair and Huntingdon counties. more »»

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