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County plan to help address homeless

May 10, 2015 “Life happens,” said Celena Seachrist, a young mother from Altoona who was standing outside the Family Services Inc. more »»

Engineering grads on track

May 10, 2015 With Altoona’s roots going back to the railroad, it was only fitting that the first rail transportation engineering class in the nation would graduate from Penn State Altoon. more »»

Pints for Pets works out for animals, beer enthusiasts

May 10, 2015 Nearly perfect weather greeted area beer drinkers Saturday as they converged on Peoples Natural Gas Field. more »»

Legislative slim-down passes, but it’s been tried

May 10, 2015 Sporting a 253-member Legislature — the nation’s second largest — Pennsylvanians are well-acquainted with efforts to slim down the General Assembl. more »»

School board continues superintendent search

May 10, 2015 The Altoona Area School Board is looking for experience as it searches for a replacement for Tom Otto, who is retiring June 30. “Altoona is not an entry-level job. more »»

Man accused of leading high-speed chase faces trial

May 10, 2015 An Altoona man will face trial on charges that he led state police on a 30-mile chase on a motorcycle. Joseph W. more »»

Paving project to help address Antis road issues

May 10, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to award a $400,000-plus bid for a 2015 paving project in place to address issues on many township roads. more »»

Four facing drug charges

May 10, 2015 HOWARD — Two people were charged and another faces charges after state police executed a search warrant late Friday at a home on the 100 block of Bomboy Road in Boggs Township. more »»

Magisterial district judge

May 10, 2015 Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: — Dylan J. more »»

Mount Aloysius graduates live motto

May 10, 2015 Mount Aloysius’ motto, “The horizon is just your starting line,” resonated with graduates at Saturday’s commencement. Angelica Carrero of Bangor knew she wanted to study la. more »»

Planning Commission approves lot improvements at UPMC Altoona

May 10, 2015 The city Planning Commission has approved a land development request for UPMC Altoona to pave and landscape two existing gravel parking lots northeast of Ninth Street and Willow Avenue. more »»

Funeral for police officer killed in crash draws hundreds

May 10, 2015 LIGONIER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania police officer killed in a wrong-way crash was a friend, a brother, a firefighter and the face of his community, loved ones said Saturday at his funeral. more »»

Area briefs package, May 9

May 10, 2015 Norfolk Southern train clips Jeep Logan Township and Norfolk Southern police are investigating an accident that occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday at a crossing at Porta Road and South 10th Avenue. more »»

Antis Township briefs

May 10, 2015 BELLWOOD Man says drain pipe flooding land Antis Township resident Jason George attended supervisors’ Thursday meeting to express concerns about a neighbor’s drain pipe that results in the flooding... more »»

Attorney: Fatal shooting ‘justified’

May 9, 2015 The attorney for the gunman in a deadly shooting said his client was justified in shooting 28-year-old Kai “Castro” Carte. more »»

Train cars derail; residents frustrated

May 9, 2015 Bob Hofer felt nauseous, he said. more »»

Spring Cove fishing club gains popularity among students

May 9, 2015 ROARING SPRING — One minute, Scott Douglas’ Spring Cove Middle School classroom is silent. more »»

Report: Drug overdoses killed 2,488 in Pa. last year

May 9, 2015 The Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association reported Friday that 2,488 Pennsylvania residents died from drug overdoses in 2014, with more likely to be added as counties complete their reporting... more »»

5 arrested in vandalism spree

May 9, 2015 Five juveniles have been arrested in connection with a vandalism spree Wednesday night, police said. The juveniles’ names and ages have not been released. more »»

Police: Man threatened to burn down bar

May 9, 2015 SANKERTOWN — Police said a Sankertown VFW patron had to be arrested after he swore at a bartender and other customers and then threatened to burn down the building early Thursday morning. more »»

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