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Child abuse suspect testifies

May 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona man is contesting charges filed against him last year in connection with injuries suffered by his 6-week-old son. James . more »»

Zoning board approves off-lot parking for Wendy’s

May 12, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted a special exception for creation of parking spaces where a commercial building stands behind Wendy’s restaurant on Plank Road near Union Avenue. more »»

City Council approves HUD spending plan

May 12, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved a $1.7-million spending plan for the city’s “entitlement” money from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area School District passes prelim budget

May 12, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area School board unanimously approved a preliminary $47.6 million budget Wednesday, with an estimated $1.8 million deficit, but that figure is not final. more »»

Two men facing child porn charges

May 12, 2016 Two Blair County men have been indicted separately for possession of child pornography by a federal grand jury. Joseph A. more »»

Cresson man faces charges in loans case

May 12, 2016 A Cresson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury of making false statements on loan applications, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said in a release. Justin M. Hickox, 28, of 416 Third St. more »»

Game Commission expands area affected by chronic wasting disease

May 12, 2016 State hunting officials have found several more local deer afflicted with chronic wasting disease in recent months, bringing the total number found so far to 22. more »»


May 12, 2016 The following defendents pleaded guilty to the charges listed and were sentenced as follows: — Jeffrey L. Tipton, 54, 106 17th S. more »»

Sandusky’s ex-attorney pleads guilty

May 12, 2016 CARLISLE (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty to stealing more than three-quarters of a million... more »»

Ex-financial planner linked to fraud cases

May 12, 2016 SCRANTON (AP) — A former Pennsylvania financial planner who worked at 11 investment firms and was ousted from at least six of them has been charged with defrauding investors through the sale of... more »»

Attempted homicide suspect apologizes

May 12, 2016 WINDBER — A Pennsylvania man charged with attempted homicide and other crimes has apologized for mistakenly shooting the mother of his intended target and said in court testimony that his girlfrien... more »»

Verizon vandalized

May 11, 2016 An ongoing Verizon workers strike has some concerned about recent vandalism reports in the northern Cambria County area. more »»

Blair plans reassessment notices

May 11, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is starting an advertising campaign to acquaint property owners with a sample version of the forthcoming change of assessment notice that’s part of the county’s... more »»

Central Cambria votes to add athletic field

May 11, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria School Board on Monday took the first step toward improving its athletic fields by voting to add a new one. more »»

Top 20 under 20 selected

May 11, 2016 An Altoona Area high school senior who co-founded an anti-terrorism movement in Lagos, Nigeria, and a Northern Bedford County high school senior involved in multiple volunteer activities were... more »»

Bedford teen pleads to murder

May 11, 2016 BEDFORD — One of two teenagers charged in a Roaring Spring woman’s 2015 killing pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday, leaving open the possibility that he could testify in his alleged accomplice’s... more »»

Tyrone schools budget plan shows tax increase, deficit

May 11, 2016 TYRONE — Property owners within the Tyrone Area School District may soon be paying more in taxes, as school board members voted Tuesday to approve a preliminary budget, which includes an increase in... more »»

Residents face tax increase

May 11, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School District residents will face a tax increase for the 11th time in 12 years, but it will be much smaller than last year’s increas. more »»

Business park receives dedication

May 11, 2016 CLAYSBURG — The timing was perfect. It was a damp, drizzly morning, but when Marty Marasco took to the podium, the sun appeared over the Martin J. Marasco Business Park. more »»

Police: Drunken man charged in two cases

May 11, 2016 A Bedford County man faces charges stemming from two drunken incidents in Altoona, according to police. Mark A. more »»

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