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Insect fair doesn’t bug youth

August 20, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — While Ag Progress Days focuses on farmers and agriculture related businesses, young people are not forgotten. more »»

Logan Township expands tax office hours

August 20, 2015 Logan Township’s tax office will temporarily expand its hours to accommodate property owners who want to pay their school taxes. Through Aug. more »»

Peoples closing in on Gallitzin project

August 20, 2015 After an early week surge in signups, Peoples Natural Gas said it’s edging closer to the minimum threshold for a gas line extension project in Gallitzin. more »»

Police: Standoff suspect threatened to commit suicide

August 20, 2015 A Northern Cambria man who led a four-hour standoff with police Tuesday remains in jail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for next week. more »»

Police identify Claysburg man killed in all-terrain vehicle crash

August 20, 2015 Police have identified the man killed Tuesday when his all-terrain vehicle apparently crashed in a remote area of Greenfield Township. Jason Cox Sr. more »»

Sisters say three Vietnam tours changed fire victim

August 20, 2015 The 69-year-old man killed in a fire at Green Avenue Tower early Wednesday survived three tours of duty in Vietnam, according to a pair of his older sisters. more »»

Leaders: Closed juvenile unit could benefit SCI

August 19, 2015 Despite the job loss, some officials said the announced closing of a juvenile treatment center near the former Cresson state prison site might be a good thing for the area in the end. more »»

Federal lawsuit filed by Spring Cove parents

August 19, 2015 Parents of three special education students at Spring Cove School District have filed a federal lawsuit demanding compensation for alleged classroom discrimination. more »»

Parochial schools brace for closings

August 19, 2015 St. Patrick Grade School supporters originally planned to gather outside of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese administrative center today where Bishop Mark L. more »»

Blacksmiths show skills at Ag Progress Days

August 19, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — Ag Progress Days is truly a mix of the past and present in agriculture. Those visiting the Pasto Agricultural Museum will see genuine working blacksmith. more »»

Man killed in ATV accident

August 19, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Officials said a Claysburg-area man died Tuesday evening in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Greenfield Township. A deputy coroner confirmed the man’s death about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Night Train, parochial league to share field

August 19, 2015 The Altoona Night Train and the Altoona Parochial League have worked out a timetable by which both can practice football on the 31st Street field that City Council recently leased to the... more »»

Car crashes into pharmacy

August 19, 2015 CRESSON — A woman who mistook her gas pedal for the brake drove her vehicle over a curb and into the brick front of Mainline Pharmacy Tuesday morning, police said. more »»

Pair charged with stealing wallet

August 19, 2015 Two people face charges after police say they ran up $400 worth of charges on a bank card within minutes of stealing a wallet on Logan Boulevard. more »»

Judge grants request in abuse case

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The mother of a young girl allegedly sexually abused by an Altoona man last November said her daughter is terrified of the perpetrator and should not have to testify in the same... more »»

DUI charges dropped against Altoona man

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An assistant district attorney agreed Tuesday to dismiss DUI charges against an Altoona man because police officers did not have “reasonable suspicion” to stop the driver in the firs... more »»

Man arrested after standoff in Northern Cambria

August 19, 2015 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A Northern Cambria man is in police custody after a four-hour standoff Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Detour set for Tyrone bridge-raising project

August 19, 2015 TYRONE — Motorists traveling in or through the borough next month might face a detour, as several road portions will be closed for a little more than two weeks to accommodate the raising of the... more »»

Blair County briefs

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Hearing set for local building projects Financial arrangements for an expansion of the Presbyterian Village in Gaysport and two out-of-the area projects will be offered for comment... more »»

Blair OKs update of aerial photos

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to spend $101,325 to update aerial photographs used by the 911 Center’s staff when dispatching emergency response crews. Pictometry International Cor. more »»

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