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Patton misses deadline for athletic field grant

July 8, 2015 A yearslong debate about how to best restore an aging athletic field in Patton will continue because an application deadline for prospective grant funds was missed. more »»

Logan Twp. to hold hearing on liquor license transfer

July 8, 2015 Logan Township supervisors on Thursday will consider the transfer of a liquor license for use at the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant under construction in the Park Hills Plaz. more »»

US appeals court upholds EPA plan

July 7, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. more »»

Snyder Township resolves train issue

July 7, 2015 TYRONE — Snyder Township residents who feared being cut off from emergency services due to stuck trains will soon be able to rest easy, as township secretary Ann Dillon announced that an emergency... more »»

City public works director retires

July 7, 2015 When Ohio native Dave Diedrich moved to Altoona in 1996 to become city public works director, he planned to stay five years. more »»

Police: Man flicked lighter at person pumping gas

July 7, 2015 A Logan Township man accused of flicking his lighter at a man pumping gas is behind bars. Andrew D. more »»

Rape suspect will not have bail reduced

July 7, 2015 A judge has refused to lower the bail of an Altoona man awaiting trial on rape charges. Bail for 47-year-old Jody Lynn Gebhart of 1619 21st Av. more »»

Area briefs

July 7, 2015 BEDFORD Robbery suspect waives hearing A Bedford County man accused of robbing an Everett bank with a machete is set for county court after he waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to... more »»

Rehab work nears finish

July 6, 2015 When Chris Hess and the rest of the crew at Altoona Community Theater build a set, it needs to look realistic enough. But the rain and the wind that shake those sets are imaginary. more »»

Rainy June dampens business

July 6, 2015 With June being one of the wettest on record, all that rain has kept people indoors and kept businesses that rely on warm sunny days feeling a bit soaked. more »»

Penn Cambria’s new leader excited for role

July 6, 2015 CRESSON — With 23 years’ experience in education, many as a high school principal, William Marshall was selected unanimously by Penn Cambria School Board in April to lead the district for the next... more »»

Penn Cambria adds autism classroom

July 6, 2015 Starting this school year, autistic students who need special support will have their own Penn Cambria classroom at its Lilly primary school. more »»

Firefighters rescue Lakemont riders

July 6, 2015 Firefighters from Lakemont Fire Co. plucked a pair of riders from a car on top of the Toboggan at Lakemont Park amid the July 4 fireworks display, after the car got stuck. more »»

Man accused of luring

July 6, 2015 State police at Huntingdon have charged Antonio G. more »»

Route 747 work set to begin

July 6, 2015 MOUNT UNION —Glenn O. Hawbaker In. more »»

Area briefs package

July 6, 2015 Woman, man charged with robbery State police at Bedford have charged a Melrose Park, Ill. more »»

Beer vendors, customers unhappy with liquor bill veto

July 5, 2015 Cassidy’s Brew Zoo nearly doubled its usual number of transactions on Friday, with customers carting out cases on cases of beer in preparation for Independence Day parties. more »»

McGinnis stands against GOP in state budget battle

July 5, 2015 Amid all the clamor and noise of the state budget battle is a lone voice, harrumphing in the wilderness. It’s Rep. more »»

Radio tycoon Barger dies

July 5, 2015 A distinctive local radio voice has gone silent. Altoona native Dave Barger, owner of WRTA, WKMC, WBXQ and WBRX, died Friday evening after an illness. more »»

Patton fireworks postponed to tonight

July 5, 2015 Patton residents who expected their fireworks Saturday evening in the traditional July 4 slot had to wait until this evening, due to the loss of an operations permit by the person designated to set... more »»

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