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Practice frustrates Cambria controller

May 7, 2015 With less than two weeks to go until the spring primary election, another fight has ignited between the Cambria County Controller’s and Commissioners’ offices. Controller Ed Cernic Jr. more »»

Cambria Heights Middle School recognized

May 7, 2015 PATTON — After first receiving the recognition in 2012, Cambria Heights Middle School officials announced they have been redesignated as a Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch middle school for 201. more »»

Drug leader challenging case

May 7, 2015 An Altoona man who is serving a minimum of 31 years in a state prison as the leader of a drug operation that operated in Blair and Cambria counties is taking his case to the U.S. more »»

Man naked from waist down while in his car, police say

May 7, 2015 A Logan Township man allegedly was naked from the waist down while in his car. A woman contacted Altoona police about 9:30 a.m. more »»

Water main break could halt service

May 7, 2015 Snyder Township residents could find themselves briefly without water due to a water main break that proved troublesome for the past couple of day. more »»

Suspect in custody after standoff

May 6, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — A Huntingdon County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a gun, then barricaded himself inside his home in Porter Township for... more »»

Witnesses: Motorcyclist speeding

May 6, 2015 An Altoona-area man was killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV that was turning into the Martin’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon on Plank Road, Altoona police said. more »»

Marriott plans move forward

May 6, 2015 The city Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a land development application for a linked pair of Marriott hotels on the site of the former Quality Inn on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, near Van Zand... more »»

Flag case may proceed despite ruling

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Dismissal of criminal charges against an Allegheny Township man who hung an American flag upside down and spray painted “A.I.M.” on it as a protest might not have ended the case. more »»

Ebensburg adding security cameras

May 6, 2015 EBENSBURG — To enhance security and provide residents — both current and former — better views, dozens of new cameras are being installed throughout Ebensburg Borough this year. more »»

Central Cambria OKs preliminary budget

May 6, 2015 EBENSBURG — Central Cambria School Board unanimously adopted its proposed final budget for 2015-16 school year without a tax increase on Monday. more »»

Police: Man masturbating while driving

May 6, 2015 ROCKVIEW — A New York man faces charges after state police in Centre County say he was masturbating while driving on Interstate 99. more »»

Cove man arrested on meth charges

May 6, 2015 A domestic dispute has lead to the arrest of a Roaring Spring man on meth­amphet­amine charges. Robert . more »»

Responders fight complacency

May 6, 2015 One of the nation’s biggest security threats is complacency or a drifting toward complacency, retired Homeland Security Deputy Secretary James Loy said Tuesday. more »»

Blair County, communications company exchanging services

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County and Zito Media Communications LLC are signing a 20-year agreement involving an exchange of services. more »»

Blair County briefs package

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Blair County’s 911 center to back up Bedford 911 Blair County’s 911 Center will be the backup emergency communications center for Bedford County in the event of an evacuation or the... more »»

City manager begins work

May 6, 2015 New City Manager Marla Marcinko officially began work on Monday. more »»


May 6, 2015 The following defendants pleaded guilty to the charges shown and were sentenced as follows: — Shamus Joseph White, 24, 2406 Fourth Ave., Altoona, sentenced Feb. more »»

Police: Murder weapon found

May 5, 2015 The gun police say was used in Sunday’s deadly shooting was found in an alley trash can, according to a search warrant filed in the case. more »»

Sunday killing leads to Midder plea

May 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The killing of an Altoona man early Sunday led to the resolution of charges against Brandon Midder, 25, who was facing a five-day trial this week for offenses stemming from an... more »»

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