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Parking garage to close

June 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The parking garage used by Blair County employees will need to close for about a month when repairs are initiated to address deteriorated concrete and water leaks. more »»

Sifrit’s latest bid for new trial rejected

June 11, 2015 A Hollidaysburg-area woman serving life plus 20 years for the brutal murder of an Alexandria, Va., couple while vacationing in Ocean City, Md., 13 years ago has lost her latest bid for a new trial. more »»

Norfolk Southern holds training session

June 11, 2015 With hazardous materials often moving through Altoona on Norfolk Southern tracks, the railroad is training emergency responders in case of an accident. more »»

Lawruk proposes alley abandonment for restaurant

June 11, 2015 A local development group asked City Council Wednesday to abandon the alley that runs behind Wendy’s restaurant and two other commercial buildings on the 300 block of East Plank Road. more »»

Woman accused of stealing from ex-boyfriend’s union

June 11, 2015 An Altoona woman faces charges she stole thousands from her ex-boyfriend’s union. more »»

Blair County to abandon White Bridge

June 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will soon advertise its intentions to abandon and tear down the White Bridge in Frankstown Township. more »»

C-K budget includes tax hike

June 11, 2015 CLAYSBURG — With two votes Wednesday, the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board passed an $11.3 million 2015-16 budget and agreed to raise district property taxes 1.4 percent. more »»

Courthouses’ employees start weight-loss challenge

June 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A competition that gives new meaning to “scales of justice” was announced Wednesday by Blair County Victim-Witness Coordinator Susan Griep. more »»

Police: Pair sold pills to informant

June 11, 2015 Two people in Altoona are behind bars after police say they sold prescription pills to an informant. Kylie C. Socie and Shawn M. McKnight, both 27, were arrested at their home at 1812 Hudson Ave. more »»

Woman praised for U.N. work

June 11, 2015 Organizations like the United Nations may evoke thoughts of work on an international scale conducted in far away places, but, in fact, the global-minded group also operates in central Pennsylvania. more »»

Portage board expands gym hours for staff

June 11, 2015 PORTAGE — Portage Area School Board voted Wednesday to expand its school gym hours for staff use. They also decided against opening the gym to alumni and community members. more »»

Eichelberger targets teachers’ emails

June 10, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

APD still probing shooting incident

June 10, 2015 Altoona police continue to investigate an incident Friday night involving two carloads of people and gunplay. more »»

Man arrested after daytime burglary

June 10, 2015 A daytime burglary led to the arrest of an Altoona man. Christopher Lee Harpster, 24, of 401 E. Walnut Ave., Apt. more »»

Commissioners OK two courthouse contracts

June 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners approved two contracts Tuesday associated with the courthouse waterproofing and restoration project, each spelling out five phases of work and the county’s... more »»

Police: Borough put sex offender near middle school

June 10, 2015 According to police, Northern Cambria Borough knowingly employed a sex offender and had him working near its middle school on a morning when children would have been walking to school. more »»

Tyrone to rent billing software

June 10, 2015 TYRONE — Borough Council voted at their Monday meeting to rent third-party billing software for almost $100 per month after learning that the borough’s old software had become outdated. more »»

Two men charged in fire, break-in

June 10, 2015 ASHVILLE — Police have filed charges against two Ashville men for allegedly breaking into an abandoned home along Coupon Gallitzin Road in September. more »»

Woman expresses pool concerns in Tyrone

June 10, 2015 TYRONE — Concerned mother Angela Glinskie attended Borough Council’s Monday meeting to express financial worries associated with disabled children using the Tyrone Community Pool, asking council... more »»

C-K teachers asking district to add jobs before budget

June 10, 2015 CLAYSBURG — With the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board set to vote on a 2015-16 budget, district teachers have asked board members for relief from open positions and large class sizes. more »»

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