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State lawmakers swiftly replace Kane

August 30, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state’s convicted ex-attorney general. more »»

Jury selected for Gomez trial

August 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys took about three hours Monday to select 12 jurors and four alternates to hear the case against Jorge Luis Gomez III, the Altoona man accused of homicide and related charges... more »»

Crime

August 30, 2016 DUI Task Force arrests five, gives 88 citations, warnings The Blair County DUI Task Force, along with state police, were out Friday night checking for impaired drivers through roving patrols and a... more »»

Couple get year of probation for endangering their children

August 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona couple charged in April with endangering the welfare of children based on deplorable living conditions each will serve a year on probatio. more »»

Church bells to ring again

August 29, 2016 TYRONE — Since 2003, three church bells suspended high above Tyrone Borough have remained silent. Now, after a local Boy Scout devoted hours to work and fundraising, they will toll again. more »»

Nagle’s book follows struggle to find truth of sister’s death

August 29, 2016 Her petite stature and quiet, soft voice belie Shelly Nagle’s tenacity and strength. more »»

Police respond to report of shots fired

August 29, 2016 Altoona police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Sixth Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. The call came for all available units to respond to the area. more »»

Police reports

August 29, 2016 Logan Township police -- Ronni R. Toth, 51, Johnstown, and Toni B. Petak, 52, Cresson, were arrested Aug. 14 at Kohl’s in the Logan Town Centre and charged with retail theft. more »»

Court upholds man’s charges

August 29, 2016 The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected an appeal filed by an Altoona man convicted last year of illegally possessing eight rifles and two handguns found by police during a search of his home. more »»

Amtrak weighs additional routes

August 29, 2016 New passenger train routes through Altoona could be a reality within a year, a Cambria County lawmaker said after a House committee meeting on train service. Rep. more »»

G-M-Oh no!

August 28, 2016 PATTON — During planting season, farmer Tom Nagle sees his crops more than his kids. more »»

Airline working to add BWI hub

August 28, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The airline that serves the Altoona-Blair County Airport is still working on arrangements to add flights to Baltimore starting in mid-October, even though a federal order issued Friday... more »»

Mayor: Ghouls made way to Altoona

August 28, 2016 The zombie apocalypse continued in Altoona on Saturday as the living dead took over Heritage Plaza and downtown businesses. more »»

JFK to get a new nose

August 28, 2016 One of the most famous statements uttered by the late President John F. Kennedy was, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. more »»

IRC composting stalled

August 28, 2016 The grinder that turns branches into mulch at the Intermunicipal Relations Committee compost facility near Buckhorn has broken, leaving committee members this week chewing over gnarly options for... more »»

Taking daughter to college a tearful journey to adulthood

August 28, 2016 Today is the day that I will take my daughter Maggie back to college. Just four days ago, my wife and I took our other daughter, Julianna, off to school for the first time. more »»

Debates remain murky

August 28, 2016 Thanks in part to the strange nature of this year’s 9th District congressional race, efforts to get the candidates onstage for a public debate could run into roadblocks before November. more »»

Dollar General considers building Greenwood store

August 28, 2016 Dollar General is considering construction of a new store in Greenwood. “We’re interested in adding a new location to Blair County but have not committed to doing so yet. more »»

Living dead swarm city for festival

August 27, 2016 There was a crowd on the Health Walk near Station Medical Center Friday — looking none too healthy. more »»

Police: Altoona teenager hurt after hitting car

August 27, 2016 An Altoona teen was injured Friday after police say he rode a skateboard into a busy city intersection. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, suffered moderate injuries about 1:15 p.. more »»

 
 
 

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