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City council tables sidewalk talk

August 10, 2016 Pedestrians using the sidewalks of Altoona occasionally bang a forefoot on one of the many uplifted slabs — an annoyance that City Councilman Michael Haire would like to prevent from happening. more »»

City Council peddles stricter solicitation rules

August 10, 2016 After a discussion at a strategic planning meeting Monday, City Council is ready to introduce an ordinance that would give Altoona a better handle on solicitation — both door-to-door and... more »»

Three with local ties wanted in kidnapping

August 9, 2016 Three people with ties to Blair County are wanted by Pittsburgh police over an alleged kidnapping and beating of a ma. more »»

AASD looks to arbitrator to settle dispute

August 9, 2016 Lawyers for the Altoona Area School District and its human resources director are setting up an arbitration hearing to resolve a contractual disput. more »»

City may not bill for police overtime

August 9, 2016 A discussion on police policy at a City Council strategic planning meeting Monday may reassure organizers of community events like races, car shows and parades. more »»

Carnicella demanding a shot at Senate seat

August 9, 2016 The state Senate hopeful who lost the Democratic primary to Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, is demanding a shot at the seat after Wozniak’s surprise announcement that he’ll end his re-election bid. more »»

Businesses thrive in the heat

August 9, 2016 At the entrance to the Altoona Home Depot, a sign advertising air conditioners and fans reads, “Here comes the summer heat. more »»

Reassessment meeting canceled

August 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Plans for a third public meeting on Blair County’s ongoing reassessment project, tentatively scheduled for today, have been canceled. more »»

Pa. Outdoor Corps youth improving state’s parks

August 9, 2016 PATTON — A 10-person crew of high school students and recent graduates have willingly spent a good part of their summer in the classroom. That classroom just happens to be state parks and forest. more »»

Route 764 bridge traffic switched

August 9, 2016 Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College will switch traffic today on the Route 764 bridge over Sandy Run in Antis and Logan townships, PennDOT said. more »»

DUI Task Force issues 38 citations

August 9, 2016 One person was arrested on a bench warrant and 38 citations or warnings were issued during a Blair County DUI Task Force checkpoint on Friday in Hollidays­burg. more »»

Meeting set

August 9, 2016 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, will host a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 Third St., Tyrone. more »»

City man sentenced in drug case

August 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 25-year-old Altoona man will spend 90 days to 23 1/2 months in the Blair County Prison for his role in a 2015 heroin sale. more »»

Council proposes law for tree removal

August 9, 2016 The city of Altoona may soon have the power to order the removal of hazardous trees on private property, based on discussion at a strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday. more »»

Man jailed for allegedly having sex with girl, 14

August 9, 2016 An Altoona man is in jail on charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. Aaron M. Walls, 28, of 812 Seventh Ave. more »»

Pipeline supporters, critics speak at hearing

August 9, 2016 Comments in favor and against the proposed Mariner East II pipeline project were offered Monday night at the Blair County Convention Cen­ter where the state Depart­ment of Environ­mental Protection... more »»

Police: Woman entered courthouse with brass knuckles

August 9, 2016 An Altoona woman on parole is back in jail after she allegedly walked into the Blair County Courthouse with a set of brass knuckles. Nikki M. Musselman, 35, of 1620 Bell Ave. more »»

Lawyer who tucked gun into briefcase settles case

August 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia-area lawyer has paid a $100 fine and court costs to address a criminal charge filed in May after Blair County sheriff deputies found a loaded gun tucked into a pocket... more »»

Police: Employee burglarized Holiday Bowl, stealing money

August 9, 2016 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he burglarized a Logan Township bowling alley. Logan Township police were dispatched to Holiday Bowl, 181 Bowling Lane, about 7 a.m. more »»

County considers window repairs

August 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Peeling paint is easy to see when passing by the large cathedral-style windows on the front portion of the Blair County Courthous. more »»

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