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St. Mary’s church to be demolished

May 3, 2015 GALLITZIN — Closed for more than three years due to structural issues, the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church and convent are scheduled for demolition in the coming weeks. more »»

State’s judges rule: House arrest isn’t incarceration

May 3, 2015 With a limited schedule, mandated reports to the authorities and sometimes even an electronic tracking bracelet, house arrest is no picni. more »»

Local Penn State students shine

May 2, 2015 Penn State Altoona students took the spotlight Friday during the Business and Engineering Student Showcase at the Devorris Downtown Center. more »»

Altoona mourns ‘voice of the people’

May 2, 2015 Altoona has lost one of its all-time favorite voices. more »»

Stolen card used for $10k in beer

May 2, 2015 A Honduran man faces charges in Bedford County for his alleged part in an interstate theft scheme that police say took beer from distributors, then resold it at small New York City-area grocerie. more »»

Hollidaysburg state police investigating Altoona officer

May 2, 2015 Another Altoona police officer is under investigation by state police. more »»

Vigil urges people to ask for help

May 2, 2015 Mayday! has traditionally been a call of distress. May Day has also traditionally been a celebration of vitality, of lif. more »»

Police: Man threatened Bedford DA

May 2, 2015 BEDFORD — A Bedford County man threatened to blow up District Attorney Bill Higgins’ house and the county courthouse Thursday, state police said. more »»

State police probe missing evidence

May 2, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A State College Borough Police officer is under investigation over missing evidence, according to state police. more »»

Jury convicts city man of illegal gun possession

May 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man with a criminal record was convicted Friday by a Blair County jury of illegal possession of a handgun and carrying the gun without a license. more »»

Vigil to bring attention to suicide

May 1, 2015 Altoona Area High School senior Josh DeLange has an arresting smile. Coupled with his direct gaze, the infectious expression lifts one’s spirits, as if DeLange were dispensing a kind of grace. more »»

Accident claims life of local private detective

May 1, 2015 LEWISTOWN — An Altoona man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Mifflin County. more »»

Jury commissioners decide to suspend their operations

May 1, 2015 The state organization that represents Pennsylvania’s jury commissioners decided Thursday to suspend its operations rather than disband, a move that leaves the door open for the group to restart if... more »»

SCI Houtzdale guards released from hospital

May 1, 2015 HOUTZDALE — State prison officials say five guards have been released from a hospital as crews continue to lock down and methodically search a central Pennsylvania prison where they were injured in... more »»

Two face felony charges for alleged meth lab

May 1, 2015 A Bedford County man is set for court and a woman is awaiting a preliminary hearing after police raided an alleged methamphetamine lab recently in Clearvill. more »»

Townships meeting discusses networks

May 1, 2015 EAST FREEDOM — Municipal leaders from townships across the state met at the Freedom Fire Hall for the Blair County Association of Township Officials’ annual spring convention. more »»

Area briefs

May 1, 2015 Ceremony set for kid’s play area The Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club is slated to host a rededication ceremony at Kid’s Kingdom Play Park at 2 p.m. Sunday. more »»

PennDOT aims for efficiency

May 1, 2015 In recent times, PennDOT has been trying to maximize efficiency by searching for, vetting, then implementing best practices, according to Tom Prestash, District 9 executive at the department’s annua... more »»

Gov. hires expert for oil train safety

May 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has hired a noted rail expert to offer advice on oil train safety. more »»

Commission considers grant to help flood-prone properties

May 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Planning Commission is interested in pursuing a federal grant that could be used for measures to help the owners of flood-prone properties in Blair County. more »»

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