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Lawyer questions executive sessions for city-AWA talks

June 21, 2015 A Pennsylvania Newspaper Association lawyer says the city and the Altoona Water Authority may be violating the state’s Sunshine Act. more »»

Local representatives want military force kept local

June 21, 2015 With Congress in the early stages of a potentially divisive military funding battle, state lawmakers from the area have pushed to keep military units ä and their associated economic benefits ä in... more »»

Tax/rent rebate program helping area senior citizens

June 21, 2015 A report issued last month by the state Revenue Department shows nearly $4 million in tax and rent rebates were redistributed among about 9,000 Blair County elderly and disabled in 2013 with hopes... more »»

Police probe shooting

June 21, 2015 MARION CENTER —State police at Indiana said theyáre investigating a Saturday drive-by shooting at a home along Church Hill Roa. more »»

Proposal leaves Altoona Water Authority skeptical

June 21, 2015 Altoona Water Authority members were skeptical Thursday about a proposal from a home-services insurance company that is offering a cut of its local take in exchange for the authority’s customer list... more »»

Home’s junk drawer can host valuable items

June 21, 2015 I do all my writing from an office within my home, and that room is off limits to anyone without written authorization. If admittance is granted, those entering must wear a helmet and safety shoes. more »»

Shooting suspect faces murder charge

June 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jorge “Macho” Gomez III of Altoona will face a first-degree murder charge for the May 3 killing of an Altoona man during a confrontation that began with “words” during a party where ... more »»

Flash flood warning activated for Bedford, Blair and Cambria counties

June 20, 2015 The National Weather Service in State College has issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Bedford County, central Blair County, eastern Cambria County and southeastern Huntingdon County until... more »»

Police seeking party’s host on drug charges

June 20, 2015 The relative who hosted the party where Jorge Gomez III fatally shot Kia Carter is now on the run, police said, wanted by Altoona police on drug charges. more »»

Blair under drought watch

June 20, 2015 The state Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week added Blair County to a list of 37 Pennsylvania counties under a drought watch — a designation that may seem odd in conjunction wit... more »»

AWA gives warning about reservoirs

June 20, 2015 It’s summer, and kids like to fish and swim, but the Altoona Water Authority doesn’t want them fishing — and especially swimming — in its reservoirs. more »»

Glendale ex-superintendent unable to withdraw guilty plea

June 20, 2015 A former Glendale School District superintendent has lost his attempt to withdraw a guilty plea to a charge that he misapplied federal education funds after receiving a grant to extend Internet... more »»

Man allegedly assaulted homeowner in backyard

June 20, 2015 A city man who police say attacked a man and his dog now faces charges. Daniel F. Sanders, 49, of 1007 Fourth Ave. more »»

Church in SC shooting has Pa. ties

June 19, 2015 The nation is watching an investigation unfold in a reportedly racially motivated murder of nine people Wednesday at an African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina, and the story’s impact i... more »»

Police: Man had supplies for bomb

June 19, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Greenfield Township police found guns and suspected bomb-making equipment at a man’s house after he allegedly threatened to kill officers, according to a search warrant filed this month. more »»

Alleged abuse might alter case

June 19, 2015 BEDFORD — If proven true, an alleged history of family abuse could lessen the sentence for a woman accused of murdering her father on Wednesday, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins sai. more »»

Two city men face child pornography charges

June 19, 2015 Two Altoona men are in custody on child pornography charges. Kensil Bowman, 47, 3114 Oak Ave., and Douglas E. Conway, 48, 105 27th Ave. more »»

Carnival a hit among veterans

June 19, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Thursday’s overcast skies didn’t dampen spirits at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home where residents, employees and their families munched on cotton candy, enjoyed musical groups and... more »»

Prison board considers adding full-time officers

June 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison Board is close to deciding if more full-time corrections officers should be hired rather than using part-time or fill-in officers. more »»

Ex-NAACP leader’s issue ‘tricky’

June 19, 2015 A local civil rights leader, reacting to news from last week out of Spokane, Was. more »»

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