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Previous effort to build skatepark in city fell short

April 5, 2015 The Altoona area has had skateparks before. more »»

Drawing depicting seeing eye dog receives recognition

April 5, 2015 When they’re not serving the blind and visually impaired through programs, officials at a local nonprofit often spend their time educating the public about eyesight preservation. more »»

Pa. religious freedom bill followed different path

April 5, 2015 It would have been difficult to follow any national news in the past week without encountering the words “religious freedo. more »»

Fees elicit tension among C-K board

April 5, 2015 A Claysburg-Kimmel School Board member’s public questioning of seemingly unfair fees for a district booster club has prompted a board dispute, a closed-door meeting and, as of Friday, possible legal... more »»

Antis votes to give library $5,000

April 5, 2015 BELLWOOD — Via email on Friday, School board Chairman Steve Winterstein said first the district had reduced their donation to $5,000 when the school’s state funding was decreased by about a million... more »»

Tyrone man dies in crash; alcohol a factor

April 5, 2015 A 51-year-old Tyrone man died early Saturday afternoon when he crashed his car at the intersection of Route 1012 and Route 453 near Tyrone, according to state police at Hollidaysburg and Blair Count... more »»

Bedford woman killed in crash

April 5, 2015 A 37-year-old Bedford woman died after a one-car crash Friday evening on Route 220 near the County Home Road overpass, according to state police. Jessica K. more »»

Man gets probation for striking daughter

April 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring man was placed on five years’ probation Thursday for striking his 5-year-old daughte. more »»

Traveling the world not easy

April 5, 2015 On my bucket list is a trip to China to see the Great Wall, eat Peking duck and watch the sun set over the South China Se. more »»

Traveling the world not easy

April 5, 2015 On my bucket list is a trip to China to see the Great Wall, eat Peking duck and watch the sun set over the South China Se. more »»

Enrollment dates set for pre-K, Head Start

April 5, 2015 Cambria County’s Comm­unity Action Partnership announced that it will accept enrollment applications for 3- to 5-year-olds from low-income families in Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs. more »»

Roadwork briefs

April 5, 2015 Route 22 resurfacing work to begin New Enterprise Stone &?Lime Co. Inc. more »»

Woman to serve time over retail thefts

April 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has sentenced an Altoona woman with a history of retail thefts and other offenses to serve six to 231/2 months in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Work to begin on Route 96 project in Bedford

April 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — George S. Hann & Son Inc. will begin work Monday on two bridges along Route 96 in Harrison Township, Bedford County. more »»

Area briefs, April 5

April 5, 2015 bellwood Antis approves compost deal Antis Township supervisors voted at a Thursday meeting to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Intermunicipal Relations Committee to offer a... more »»

APD officer suspended indefinitely without pay

April 4, 2015 As a state police investigation into allegations a suspect was assaulted while in Altoona police custody remains underway, one of three officers placed on desk duty has been suspended indefinitely. more »»

Man, 24, dies trying to save grandmother

April 4, 2015 REVLOC — Their house was ablaze early Friday, but Jake Lewis refused to leave his grandmother behind, Robert LaJudice said. more »»

Armory history preserved

April 4, 2015 As one side of the 8-foot double door was removed from its hinges on Friday morning, four men positioned themselves so they could carry the arch-top fixture into the yard of the Pennsylvania Nationa... more »»

Popular Easter pets require long-term commitment

April 4, 2015 When purchasing popular Easter pets — rabbits, chickens and ducks — many adults may imagine the joy children experience when they see the animals alongside their baskets on Sunday morning. more »»

Natural gas plans take next step in Gallitzin

April 4, 2015 Natural gas has gotten the green light in Gallitzin, and interested residents will able to sign up if they’re ready at a planned April 20 meeting, officials said. more »»

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