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Public meeting for railroad bridge raising opens tonight

August 18, 2015 TYRONE — A public meeting discussing the raising of a railroad bridge that spans 10th Street is slated for 7 p.m. more »»

Warrant issued for man accused of assault

August 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Hollidaysburg man who recently failed to appear for a court proceeding before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner. more »»

Judge accepts arsonist’s plea deal

August 18, 2015 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirro. more »»

Police: Man severely assaulted at home

August 18, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Police charged an East Freedom resident with aggravated assault after he allegedly punched and kicked a man in the head Saturday, leaving him semiconscious and bleeding from the head. more »»

City woman facing felony racial intimidation charge

August 18, 2015 An Altoona woman faces a felony ethnic intimidation charge after police say she assaulted her neighbor while hurling racial epithets. Erin S. Luciano, 46, of 2108 Eighth Ave. more »»

Tyrone DUI checkpoint nets nine offenders

August 18, 2015 Nine motorists were arrested for impaired driving as the result of a sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols by the state police and Blair County DUI Task Forc. more »»

For Blair, a glimpse into the future

August 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When it comes to property reassessment, Blair and Indiana counties are only a year apar. more »»

Hollidaysburg among districts offering naming rights for sponsorships

August 17, 2015 Add Hollidaysburg Area to a growing list of school districts that are selling naming rights to its sports complexes instead of dipping into school budgets to pay for turf and infrastructure repairs. more »»

Child advocate coordinator relishes job’s challenges

August 17, 2015 Dave Aiello, a retired state trooper, enjoyed his 20-plus years as a law enforcement officer. more »»

Fire destroys family’s home

August 17, 2015 A northeastern Cambria County family is trying to recover from a Saturday night fire that destroyed their Glasgow home, vehicles and personal belongings. more »»

Lack of budget troubling universities

August 17, 2015 The state budget impasse is taking students to the brink of starting college without the state financial aid they’ve applied for. more »»

Per diem VA position helps veterans court graduates

August 17, 2015 EBENSBURG — An initiative started last year to hire veterans in Cambria County’s Veterans’ Affairs Office is paying off in several way. more »»

Population loss forcing small municipalities to make tough decisions

August 16, 2015 It’s no secret that Cambria County’s population is shrinking, losing an average of 1,000 people each yea. more »»

Authority selling scattered sites

August 16, 2015 City Council last week approved an Altoona Housing Authority application to the federal government for permission to sell 10 “scattered site” public housing properties. more »»

Background check rules, costs causing confusion

August 16, 2015 Changes to the state’s background check laws have already caused a few headaches for those who work with kids, but one step — reducing a required fee for school and child-care employees — appears to... more »»

Blair rescinds tower approval

August 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — If a communications tower is going to be built near Chimney Rocks, plans for that tower will need to again be reviewed by Blair Township leaders. more »»

School districts announce 2015-16 schedules

August 16, 2015 Blair County Altoona Area Aug. 26: First day of classes Sept. 7: *Labor Day Sept. 28: *In-service Oct. 30: *In-service Nov. 11: *Veterans Day Nov. 26-30: *Thanksgiving Dec. 23: *In-service Dec. more »»

Can you hear me now — from the doghouse?

August 16, 2015 As I looked up from my checkbook, I said to my wife, “We have got to get your dog signed up for Medicare; these vet bills are killing me!” She peered at me over the top of her glasses without the... more »»

Dispute cropping up between crops

August 16, 2015 A brewing agricultural battle could pit state against state, Republican against Republican and carbohydrate against carbohydrate. And Bill Shuster, R-9th District, has chosen his side. more »»

Council revisits city noise ordinance

August 16, 2015 The Buccinese Society’s request to City Council last September for an outdoor music permit has been hanging like a long echo, so Mayor Matt Pacifico on Wednesday suggested that council resolve it. more »»

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