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Small towns grapple with teacher contact limits

January 24, 2016 In the age of smartphones and Facebook, the social lines that once separated educators from their students have blurre. more »»

Giving my sons the ‘Axe’ getting tough to handle

January 24, 2016 The sights and sounds of the holiday season are over, but in my house, the aroma still lingers, and it lingers on and all over my two sons, Dominic and Vincen. more »»

Village Pantry moving

January 24, 2016 TYRONE — A local business soon will be moving into a larger facility. Stephen Burkholder, owner of Village Pantry, 5630 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»

Altoona Housing Authority hangs up resident-on-call program

January 24, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority has abolished its resident-on-call program for Green Avenue and 11th Street towers. more »»

Area briefs

January 24, 2016 PennDOT bridge work meeting set PennDOT and project contractor Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners will have a public meeting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at The Union Hotel, 128 E. Main St. more »»

Blair calls storm emergency

January 23, 2016 As this weekend’s expected winter storm approached, county and municipal officials across the region were bracing for big snowfalls. more »»

Mirror delivery delayed

January 23, 2016 Due to the massive snowstorm -- an estimated two feet in spots -- delivery of today's Altoona Mirror may be delaye. more »»

Gov. Wolf announces $15 million for jobs

January 23, 2016 In Johnstown Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced $15. more »»

Anti-abortion activists march at Saint Francis University

January 23, 2016 LORETTO — Despite temperatures well below freezing, dozens of anti-abortion activists donned their knit caps, gloves and heavy coats Friday morning while marching in a circle around Saint Francis... more »»

Rep. Ward to run for second term

January 23, 2016 Just over halfway into her first term in the state House, Rep. Judy Ward, R-Hollidays­burg, announced her bid Friday for another two years representing the 80th District. more »»

Police say three shot up vehicle

January 23, 2016 Three people face felony charges after Altoona police say they plotted to shoot up a woman’s car with a .45-caliber handgun. Priscilla Mae LaCroce, 31, and Richard E. Bush Jr. more »»

Prison considers staffing, nurse

January 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The possible hiring of a night shift nurse and more full-time officers as well as replacing a key employee who is retiring are among the issues facing Blair County Prison Board in th... more »»

Fatal crash leads to jail

January 22, 2016 A Gallitzin man who killed another driver in a 2014 DUI crash was sentenced Thursday to three to 10 years in state prison. Edward Keith Roudybush Jr. more »»

Cambria man jailed following chase

January 22, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Fallentimber man was jailed Wednesday after leading state police on a high-speed chase through a half-dozen municipalities across central Cambria County. more »»

Snowfall could be heavier in southern Blair County

January 22, 2016 Southern Blair County could have double the snow that northern Blair County may get today through Saturday. more »»

Bookkeeper, 72, ordered to repay $210,000 to business

January 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Dorothy Henderson of Henderson Printing Inc., 813 Green Ave., told a Blair County judge Thursday the family business was not large, but it was a dream-come-true for her husband, R. more »»

Altoona woman files suit against Ocean City

January 22, 2016 An Altoona woman has sued Ocean City, its mayor and council, and two others for a 2012 incident when she was dragged behind a Boardwalk tram, delmarvanow .com reported Thursday. more »»

Judge clears way for meth suspect’s trial

January 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Bellwood reveals parks plans

January 22, 2016 BELLWOOD — Easels displaying plans for physical and administrative improvements to parks surrounded a section of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library this week when experts who crafted the proposals... more »»

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