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Lakemont Park season scheduled

May 13, 2015 Lakemont Park will open for the summer season at noon on May 23. The park will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend from noon until 8 p.m. more »»

Tyrone to raise 10th Street Bridge

May 13, 2015 TYRONE — A railroad bridge’s yearslong history of being struck repeatedly by tall vehicles has led to a decision to raise the span during a two-week work period this September. more »»

Bellwood-Antis approves contract

May 13, 2015 BELLWOOD — As the school year nears its end, teachers in the Bellwood-Antis School District finally have a new contract. more »»

Ex-church volunteer faces sex charges

May 13, 2015 A former Altoona church volunteer now faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl. Jared M. Shaffer, 21, 403 First Ave. more »»

Cresson considers changes to police force

May 13, 2015 CRESSON — Borough Council is considering another restructuring of its police force after making changes last Augus. more »»

Man charged in drug, burglary case

May 13, 2015 CRESSON — A Cresson man was charged Tuesday with stealing a relative’s prescription last week and breaking into a home to hide from police. more »»

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board elections causing friction

May 12, 2015 CLAYSBURG — For years, Claysburg-Kimmel School Board elections were as calm as the group’s monthly meetings, member John Burket said Monday. more »»

Retirement Board adviser to county: Invest in real estate

May 12, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retirement Board will consider investing in real estate funds, an option presented Monday when the board met with its investment adviser. more »»

Burning debris starts brush fire

May 12, 2015 Burning debris caused a brush fire Monday in Snyder Township that threatened a house. more »»

Bill would help reduce school property taxes

May 12, 2015 This is a big week for homeowners in Pennsylvania who want something done about their tax bills. The state House is expected to take up legislation from state Rep. more »»

Sheetz sells winning ticket

May 12, 2015 Blair County might have a new millionaire, at least before taxes, as a result of Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. more »»

B-A students make trip to NASA

May 12, 2015 A group of Bellwood-Antis middle school students gave NASA some food for thought. more »»

Crime briefs

May 12, 2015 Man arrested after store burglary Altoona police arrested a man Sunday after he was found burglarizing Gary’s Grocery Store, 906 Green Ave., about 5:46 p.m. more »»

Police reports

May 12, 2015 Bedford state police - Wayne Showalter, 32, Everett, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct after he allegedly yelled and screamed obscene language at UPMC Bedford Memorial hospital staff whil... more »»


May 12, 2015 Bedford state police - A car driven by Stephen R. Claar, 27, Claysburg, ran into a corn field and struck two embankments Thursday morning on Sarah Furnace Road, King Township. more »»

Candidates to face off in mayoral debate

May 11, 2015 Prof. G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall has been commenting on politics in Pennsylvania for news organizations large and small for decades. more »»

SFU seniors have ‘bittersweet’ end

May 11, 2015 LORETTO -- Graduation is a time to be excited, but it is also bittersweet. “Saint Francis Uni­versity is my home, and I will miss it. I have made so many memories here over my last few years. more »»

City official: Vandals keep monuments in disarray

May 11, 2015 A plastic, orange fence with a sign reading “danger keep out” surrounds the 12th Ward War Memorial, a structure built in the mid-1940s, which has deteriorated in recent years prompting large bricks... more »»

Ex-principal, teacher steps away from Ebensburg Borough Council

May 11, 2015 When explaining why, after eight years, he decided to step down from Ebensburg Borough Council, Joe Lutz invoked a Mark Twain quote he said his father often used: Politicians and babies need to be... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 11, 2015 Allegheny Township police April 14 — DUI: Plank Road — Theft: 200 block Kuhn Lane April 16 — Forgery: 900 block Blacks Lane April 17 — Theft: 2300 block Maple Hollow Road, 100 block Sierra Drive... more »»

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