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Police: Woman beat stepson with belt

April 7, 2014 A Mifflin County woman faces charges in Altoona after police say she beat her 7-year-old stepson with a belt. Tianna M. more »»

Locked up

April 6, 2014 CRESSON — It’s been over a year since state officials first announced the impending closure of two state correctional institutions, citing high maintenance costs for its older facilities and a... more »»

Pirates prospect Taillon will have Tommy John surgery

April 6, 2014 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will need Tommy John surgery in his right elbow, a procedure that will keep him out of action for about a year. more »»

Bedford fights to control expenses

April 6, 2014 BEDFORD — With Bedford County and its connected agencies recently assessed as some of the highest workers’ compensation risks in a statewide insurance system, county officials are working to control... more »»

Corbett, opponents try to top one another with gift ban

April 6, 2014 The next governor of Pennsylvania might have to look the gift horse in the mouth. After a string of apparent ethics violations across two branches of state government, Gov. more »»


April 6, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean K. McLanahan, who represents the McLanahan familyás sixth generation of ownership, has assumed the title of chief executive officer of McLanahan Corp. more »»

State winners crowned at pageant

April 6, 2014 By Kay Stephens A Portage area teenager took top honors Saturday night in the Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Pageant held at the Jaffa Shrine Center. more »»


April 6, 2014 Nearly every small business has a website today. And no wonder. more »»

Opponent seeking to unseat Fleck takes a hit

April 6, 2014 The sole campaign seeking to unseat state Rep. Mike Fleck, R-Huntingdon, could suffer a near-fatal blow this week, with its future on the ballot in a Harrisburg judge’s hands. more »»

FirstEnergy customers face added fee

April 5, 2014 Customers of FirstEnergy Solutions will be hit with an additional charge for their electricity within the next few months. more »»

Man gets probation for arson

April 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Frankstown Township man who set fire to his home and garage just over a year ago because he was upset over the breakup of his marriage was placed on probation for 10 years on Frida... more »»

Man arrested on child pornography charges

April 5, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he shared child pornography over the Internet. David E. Burke Sr., 60, of 412 Sixth S. more »»

Speakers shed light on pancreatic cancer

April 5, 2014 Erin Willett said she heard the best and worst news of her life on the same day, within the same hour: She made it onto NBC’s reality show “The Voice,” and her father was diagnosed with Stage IV... more »»

Police: Woman attempted to access man’s Facebook

April 5, 2014 BEDFORD — A Bedford County woman faces a felony charge and $15,000 unsecured bail for allegedly trying to guess someone’s Facebook password security question. more »»

FDA approves heroin overdose antidote

April 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioid. more »»

Heyward's visit to PNG Field postponed

April 4, 2014 Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will not make an appearance at Peoples Natural Gas Field for the Curve's game tonight, the franchise announced this afternoon. more »»

Speaker makes impact at school

April 4, 2014 In a school assembly that they called “mind-blowing” and “eye-opening,” students cried and stood with each other, realizing they are not alone in experiencing societal problems. more »»

RTMA votes down lease

April 4, 2014 BLANDBURG — Reade Township Municipal Authority members decided Thursday against turning its operations over to Glendale Valley Municipal Authority, voting down a previously passed 60-day lease and... more »»

C-K board working on new regulations for booster clubs

April 4, 2014 CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board is set to present a detailed, seven-page policy next week regulating booster clubs — a month after district parents, residents and basketball players... more »»

Prosecutors ask to substitute case

April 4, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Prosecutors are asking to argue a more substantial drug case before an en banc hearing of Blair County judges on the constitutionality of the state’s mandatory sentence. more »»

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