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Prospect Pool party planned

July 14, 2016 Prospect Pool, 1201 Second Ave., will have a pool party on Saturday with games, contests and prizes. DJ X will provide musical entertainment. The pool is open from 12:30 to 7 p.m. seven days a week. more »»

CBRC board meeting canceled

July 14, 2016 The Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission has canceled its board meeting scheduled for July 21. The next meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at City Council Chambers. more »»

Records chronicle Sandusky abuse

July 13, 2016 HARRISBURG — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower, responded that he didn’t want to hear about it and had... more »»

Property values criticized

July 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s first public meeting since the mailing of reassessment notices started with the scolding of commissioners by an older property owner who complained about the lack of... more »»

Officials to revisit housing order

July 13, 2016 Last month, a Cambria County judge struck down a restrictive housing ordinance in Gallitzi. more »»

City may put the brakes on peddling

July 13, 2016 City Council may soon consider revising the ordinance that regulates transient businesses, peddlers and soliciting in hopes of enhancing protection for residents. more »»

Local doctor remembered for hard fight with cancer

July 13, 2016 Dr. Megan Hess wouldn’t allow cancer to keep her away from her passion. more »»

Programs receive funds

July 13, 2016 United Way of Blair County handed out $300,000 in impact award grants to county programs on Tuesday. more »»

Area briefs

July 13, 2016 Voter outreach event set for GOP The Blair County Republican Committee will host a Make America Great Again voter outreach meeting at 3 p.m. more »»

City man faces more charges for cocaine

July 13, 2016 A city man faces more charges he sold cocaine. Ernest “Black E” Coit, 32, 1716 13th Av. more »»

Tyrone to quell rowdy groups

July 13, 2016 TYRONE — Raucous behavior may soon be at an end, as Borough Council approved a new rule that could result in fines for tenants and owners of disorderly properties. more »»

AWA to replace leaky Grazierville water line

July 13, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority wasn’t planning to replace a leaky waterline in Grazierville this year, but the leaks have grown so frequent that officials can’t wait any longer. more »»

Council approves plans for wastewater plant

July 13, 2016 TYRONE — The borough’s wastewater treatment plant was front and center Monday, when Borough Council opted to spend more than $15,000 on improvements and audits. more »»

Police reports

July 13, 2016 Bedford state police - An unknown actor stole 160 Xanax pills from an Everett woman’s purse sometime June 1. more »»


July 13, 2016 Police seek driver in hit and run Police in Logan Township are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a man in a bar parking lot over the weekend. Jarrid A. more »»

Pokemon craze hitting region

July 12, 2016 An augmented reality mobile game, “Pokemon Go,” is taking the area by storm. more »»

Salary board rejects raises

July 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Salary Board has rejected the district attorney’s request to increase the salaries of his department’s victim/witness assistants, a request based on a $300,000... more »»

Hazardous church to come down

July 12, 2016 The city is advertising for bids to demolish a derelict former church that a city official last year called the most dangerous building in the cit. more »»

City mulls sidewalk ordinance

July 12, 2016 Most City Council members aren’t enthusiastic, but council soon may consider an update of the sidewalk ordinance that could nudge the city towards walkabilit. more »»

IT employee accused of stealing thousands

July 12, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony theft charges after police say he stole thousands in cash from a city business. Matthew W. Morgan, 22, of 600 N. Second St., Ap. more »»

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