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Wings of Freedom Tour making return trip to airport

August 14, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Four vintage World War II aircraft will soon be on display at the Altoona-Blair County Airport as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour. The Stowe, Mas. more »»

City of Altoona joins MS4 council of governments

August 14, 2016 Altoona became the ninth of 11 municipalities that comprise the Blair County Municipal Separate Storm Water (MS4) Working Group to agree to join a council of government. more »»

City: Proposed flagpole must meet criteria

August 14, 2016 Dan Stuckey, the Llyswen man who wants to replace a large pine tree in a city-owned median near his house with a flagpole and a sapling, left a recent City Council meeting miffed, after officials... more »»

Tyrone Area forms plan to address parking issues

August 14, 2016 TYRONE — Student drop-offs at Tyrone Area Elementary School should result in fewer concerns because of a plan put together by district administrators, who said arrivals and departures will be safer... more »»

Judge allows use of man’s comments in child abuse case

August 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man’s possible explanations for his baby’s injuries can be used in future court proceedings, a Blair County judge has ruled. more »»

Area briefs

August 14, 2016 PATTON Rep. Burns schedules children’s fair State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, is planning a kids fair this week to be attended by area first responders. The free fair is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.. more »»

Central Pa. flocks to Trump rally

August 13, 2016 A passionate crowd of nearly 2,000 before him and more packed into nearby rooms, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump launched Altoona’s 2016 presidential season Friday with a wide-ranging —... more »»

Trump supporters dwarf protests

August 13, 2016 A small group of protesters, some using megaphones, was nearly inaudible Friday evening, when droves of supporters chanted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s nam. more »»

Sandusky denies he’s guilty of abuse

August 13, 2016 BELLEFONTE — Jerry Sandusky forcefully asserted his innocence and described his own sexual history Friday during an hour of testimony as he seeks to have his child sexual abuse conviction overturned... more »»

Mother, 18, accused of neglecting infant

August 13, 2016 An Altoona mother faces a felony charge after police say she neglected her infant son. more »»

Trump visits McLanahan before speech

August 13, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a private visit Friday to McLanahan Corp. in Hollidaysburg prior to his scheduled rally at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Police issue warrant for man accused of robbery

August 13, 2016 Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say snatched medication from an elderly woman’s hands in downtown Altoona. more »»

Cernic gains support for 35th District ballot

August 13, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic’s quest to get the Democratic 35th state Senatorial District ballot spot is nearly assured after he won the votes of county Democratic Party leaders. more »»

Bellwood attorney gets law license suspended

August 13, 2016 The law license of a Bellwood personal injury attorney has been suspended for a year. Perry L. Flaugh, whose office is at 435 Main S. more »»

Attempted homicide suspects turn themselves in to Pittsburgh police

August 13, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Two people with ties to Blair County who were wanted on attempted homicide and conspiracy charges have turned themselves in to Pittsburgh police. more »»

Auditor general urges Trump to release taxes

August 13, 2016 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, held a conference call Friday to call out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns to the public. more »»

Crowd ‘electric’ at Trump’s rally

August 13, 2016 When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appeared Friday evening at the dais in the basement of the Blair County Convention Center, a thousand arms went into the air, and Trump’s image... more »»

Bloomsburg man pleads guilty to robbery at Sheetz

August 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bloomsburg man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Sheetz convenience store in January. more »»

Panel of judges rejects new trial for murderer

August 13, 2016 WILKES-BARRE — A panel of judges has rejected an appeal for a new trial for a man convicted in the 2002 strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend. more »»

Van Zandt rating declines to 3 stars

August 12, 2016 For the second consecutive quarter, the Van Zandt VA Medical Center has slipped in the VA’s “star” ratings, reflective of overall performanc. more »»

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