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Vaccine plan replaces lawmakers’ failed attempt

November 8, 2015 A new state plan to tighten rules on schoolchildren’s vaccinations could help stem Pennsylvania’s low immunization numbers — especially with two vaccination bills all but dead in the face of... more »»

Police target 30 in drug sweep

November 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A steady stream of drug suspects shuffled in and out of Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner’s office Friday as police in Blair County targeted 30 people in the latest drug sweep. more »»

City hosts Lancaster for CRIZ discussion

November 7, 2015 On his way out of a meeting of the Altoona General Authority Thursday, member Bruce Kelley said softly, “all that glitters is not gold. more »»

Antis enforcing blight ordinance

November 7, 2015 BELLWOOD — One blighted property is on its way to being repaired while two others may be at risk of being demolished, Antis Township supervisors have been told. more »»

AG Kane: Panel can’t obtain her documents

November 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday that a bipartisan Senate committee looking into the possibility of removing her lacks authority to obtain documents from her... more »»

Doctor approves of policy changes

November 7, 2015 An Altoona pediatrician thinks proposed changes to the state’s childhood vaccination policy is a good idea. more »»

Area briefs

November 7, 2015 BELLWOOD Write-in candidate makes B-A board A local landscaper has apparently has won a seat on the Bellwood-Antis School Board. more »»

Blair seeks voting precinct changes

November 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders intend to pursue voting precinct boundary changes in four municipalities — Altoona and Hollidaysburg as well as Blair and Frankstown townships — before the April... more »»

Sankertown Borough discusses expanding police

November 6, 2015 SANKERTOWN — More than a dozen residents packed Sankertown Borough Council’s meeting room Wednesday with questions about the town’s police coverage. more »»

Warden: Sex assault case first for prison

November 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The alleged sexual assault of a female employee at the Blair County Prison by a male corrections officer is a first for Warden Michael M. more »»

Judge denies Sandusky’s grand jury info request

November 6, 2015 HARRISBURG — Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s request for information about a grand jury that investigated him was turned down Thursday after Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor testifie... more »»

Bedford DA refiling charges against bank robbery suspect

November 6, 2015 Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins announced Thursday that he would refile charges against an accused bank robber, a day after a district judge quashed the allegations against hi. more »»

Cambria postpones tax sale

November 6, 2015 EBENSBURG — Crossing their fingers for a state budget by the end of the month, the Cambria County commissioners held off on finalizing a sale of delinquent tax revenue. more »»

Police: Man stabbed brother during fight

November 6, 2015 A middle-of-the-night argument between two brothers landed one in the hospital and the other in jail. Daniel R. Laich, 32, of 629 N. Ninth Ave. more »»

Antis passes preliminary budget with no tax hike

November 6, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted at their Thursday meeting to approve a preliminary 2016 budget with no tax increase. The balanced, $1,237,061 general fund budget contains a 4. more »»

Snyder Township briefs

November 6, 2015 TYRONE Meeting planned to discuss budget Snyder Township supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Snyder Township Municipal Building along Baughman Hollow Road to discuss the 2016 budget. more »»

Police reports

November 6, 2015 Bedford state police - Brittany A. S. Kruse, 20, and Renee L. Coy, 42, Hopewell, were charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution on Oct. 26 on Raystown Road, Hopewell Township. more »»

NS utilizes Altoona-built eco-friendly locomotives

November 6, 2015 From Mirror staff reports CHICAGO — Norfolk Southern has placed more environmentally friendly, rail yard locomotives designed and built in Altoona into service. more »»

AD talks Beaver Stadium’s future

November 5, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Many Penn Staters take great pride in having the third-largest stadium in the world, and 107,000 is essentially synonymous with Beaver Stadium and the PSU football bran. more »»

Judge orders Kane to testify

November 5, 2015 The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case on Wednesday afternoon ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. more »»

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