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Budget talks resume with no news on taxes

July 6, 2016 HARRISBURG — Negotiators reported no agreement on financing the state government’s $31. more »»

Advocates decry state’s handling of abuse bill

July 6, 2016 Three days before Brian Gergely committed suicide, the state Senate unanimously stripped language from a proposed bill lifting time limits for past victims to sue their abusers. more »»

Commission suggesting OK for transition house

July 6, 2016 The city Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council approve a church-based “transitional home” for men with troubled pasts near UPMC Altoon. more »»

Bedford County replacing jury commissioners

July 6, 2016 BEDFORD — Bedford County is slated to replace its jury commissioners with a computer system, following other counties in dropping an elected office that has existed in Pennsylvania for nearly 150... more »»


July 6, 2016 Hollidaysburg state police - Cars driven by Amber E. Phillips, 26, Altoona, and Stephen B. Weyandt, 25, Hollidaysburg, collided Friday evening at Allegheny and Penn streets in Hollidaysbur. more »»

Area briefs

July 6, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG Farm Bureau hosting annual picnic The Blair County Farm Bureau will hold its annual picnic at 5:30 p.m. July 15 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. more »»

Police reports

July 6, 2016 Bedford state police - James E. more »»

Cambria County fairs fight drug abuse

July 5, 2016 EBENSBURG — For about 20 years, Cambria County has hosted summer drug awareness fairs for area youth and invited speakers to share their experiences, encouraging kids to walk away from bad choices. more »»

Outspoken clergy abuse advocate found hanged at home

July 5, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Pennsylvania man who spoke out against clergy abuse after publicly identifying himself as a victim of a predator priest has killed himself, authorities said. more »»

Wings festival continues to soar

July 5, 2016 Wings. Beer. Music. Those words are positioned prominently on an advertisement for a festival designed to satisfy appetites throughout July and August. more »»

Fort Roberdeau celebrates dedication anniversary

July 5, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — Fort Roberdeau officials on Monday couldn't re-create the humid weather endured by the Second Continental Congress at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. more »»

Commission approves Federal Carbide expansion

July 5, 2016 An expansion of a Snyder Township business that could result in more jobs has been given the blessing of the Blair County Planning Commission. Federal Carbide Co. more »»

City man killed in crash

July 5, 2016 A 23-year-old Altoona man died Monday in a vehicle crash near Greenwood, police said. more »»

Altoona couple face drug charges

July 5, 2016 An Altoona couple is behind bars after a search for their wanted son allegedly turned up a marijuana plant and drug paraphernalia. John L. Wissinger, 49, and Cynthia J. more »»

DelGrosso’s postpones Summer Thunder

July 5, 2016 Due to the rain, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park postponed Summer Thunder 201. more »»

Distracted drivers concern bikers

July 4, 2016 In the previous three years, from 2013 through 2015, four motorcyclists have died each year on the roads of Blair County. more »»

Is flying flag at half-staff overused?

July 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an... more »»

Penn State retiree’s passion for charity work continues

July 4, 2016 As Penn State University’s program manager, Albert Edward Matyasovsky Jr. oversaw recycling, waste removal and much of the university’s labor force for more than 30 years. more »»

Friends, family call Martinsburg couple ‘kind, loving people’

July 4, 2016 A Martinsburg area couple who recently died in a traffic accident are being fondly remembered by those who knew them. Jeffrey D. Miller was known as a hard worker. more »»

Crash seriously injures teenager

July 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring teenager was seriously hurt after a car crash late Thursday in Taylor Township. Joshua . more »»

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