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House to shelter men in need

April 14, 2016 A nonprofit organization created by an Altoona church several years ago to help reverse decay in a neighborhood near UPMC Altoona is planning to create a temporary residence there for men to... more »»

Police: Man stabbed ex-wife

April 14, 2016 A Gallitzin man faces attempted homicide charges after police said he stabbed his ex-wife in the back late Tuesday night. Paul Edward Miller, 68, of 591 Pershing St. more »»

Teens hone disaster skills

April 14, 2016 More than 40 teenagers are working toward completing Teen Community Emergency Response Team training, making them ready to mitigate harm to residents in a disaster. more »»

Plaza benches removed

April 14, 2016 Most of the people attending concerts this summer at Heritage Plaza will need to bring portable chairs, if they don’t want to sit on the ground. more »»

Cruz’s father stops in Altoona

April 14, 2016 Local Republicans inaugurated the Blair County party’s new headquarters — and opened the local presidential primary fight — Wednesday with a visit from Rafael Cruz, the minister and father of GOP... more »»

Woman charged for false report

April 14, 2016 A mother of five who faces charges that she allowed children to live in poor conditions had her preliminary hearing continued Wednesday in Central Cour. more »»

Three face felony burglary charges

April 14, 2016 Three Altoona residents are charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass following an alleged break-in Monday afternoon of a residence on the 100 block of Beechwood Drive in Antis Township. more »»

Erie man’s assault case bound for court

April 14, 2016 The case of an Erie man charged with assaulting his girlfriend earlier this month was held for Blair County Court on Wednesday. Emil S. more »»

Simulation emphasizes safety

April 14, 2016 MARTINSBURG — In the hills of Blair County, children growing up on farms start driving tractors young. more »»

Resolution redirects trash cash

April 14, 2016 City Council was treated to an unaccustomed theatrical presentation Wednesday, when Altoona resident Steve Elfelt banged a closed metal trash can on the floor near the podium to illustrate support... more »»

Doctor plans housing development

April 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local doctor has started working with an architect on plans for an energy-efficient housing development on the ground of the Blair Chalet on Reservoir Road. D. more »»

Pa. House approves sex abuse legislation

April 13, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Tuesday to give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue and more time for prosecutors to bring charges against perpetrators. more »»

Event focuses on protecting kids

April 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The director of Blair County’s child welfare agency made a public appeal Tuesday for efforts aimed at curbing child abuse. more »»

Man pleads guilty to poaching

April 13, 2016 A Bedford County man faces fines and a hunting ban after he pleaded guilty to poaching dozens of animals, including deer, flying squirrels and birds of prey. more »»

Dealer’s resentencing hearing gets postponed

April 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A court-ordered resentencing hearing for a Philadelphia man serving a minimum of 104 years in prison on drug-related charges was continued Tuesday for a fourth time because his... more »»

St. Patrick School seeks donations

April 13, 2016 NEWRY — St. more »»

Program would have probationers clean streets

April 13, 2016 The City of Altoona and the Blair County Probation and Parole office are working on an agreement under which offenders court-ordered to do community service would help clean up the streets, accordin... more »»

CRIZ could attract out-of-state firms

April 13, 2016 Altoona might be able to attract an out-of-state firm to locate here so it can take full advantage of Pennsylvania’s City Revitalization and Improvement Zone program, but it will need to overcome th... more »»

Attorney asks US court to bar death penalty from Ross retrial

April 13, 2016 A defense attorney for Paul Aaron Ross, facing retrial for the 2004 murder of a Hollidaysburg woman, has asked the U.S. District Court in Johnstown to bar the death penalty. Attorney Thomas . more »»

DCNR honors Blair man for park work

April 13, 2016 HARRISBURG — A Blair County man dedicated to making Canoe Creek State Park a showplace of safe, enjoyable trails has been named a recipient of the annual Conservation Volunteer Award by the... more »»

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