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No tax increases in Williamsburg with new school district budget

July 1, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Community School Board has approved a $7.7 million budget for next year that contains no tax increase but estimates a deficit by the end of next year. more »»

AG fraud cases involve two locals

July 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Twenty people — including two area residents — have been arrested on a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses, according to Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. more »»

Judge reduces bail amounts for four in suspected drug ring

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Four defendants who were jailed on charges linked to a prescription drug ring had their bails lowered Monday to unsecured amounts, permitting them at least a temporary release. more »»

Heroin dealer’s sentence revised

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Duncansville man who pleaded guilty in September to selling heroin has had his sentence revised to shorten his expected jail time by five months in exchange for 10 more years on... more »»

Sexually violent predator sentenced, faces more charges

July 1, 2015 A sexually violent predator from Cresson was handed a three- to six-year state sentence Monday for failing to comply with Megan’s Law requirements. more »»

Police: Traffic stop yields buy money after deal

July 1, 2015 One man from Hollidaysburg and another from Harrisburg face multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges after they were arrested Monday evening for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential... more »»

Man arrested after alleged deal

July 1, 2015 An Altoona man faces multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police allege he sold drugs to a confidential informant Monday night. Altoona police said James T. more »»

Blair County drug bust nets 18 suspects

June 30, 2015 Criminal charges were filed against 18 suspected drug dealers during a Monday drug raid in Blair Count. more »»

Sweet corn ready for early sales in central Pa.

June 30, 2015 Local sweet corn fans might be in for an early treat. The tasty summer vegetable could be ready for some local consumers within the next two weeks. Thomas G. more »»

State budget deadline looms as lawmakers remain partisan

June 30, 2015 A state budget proposal may have been passed on time, as several local representatives proudly announced over the weekend, but that won’t mean much as lawmakers continue their standoff with Gov. more »»

Police: Drunk man jailed on burglary, harassment charges

June 30, 2015 CRESSON — Police arrested a man Friday after he allegedly drunkenly swore at a woman and snatched a pack of cigarettes from her han. more »»


June 30, 2015 Salon academy hosting fundraiser The Salon Professional Academy will host a “Red Tie Event” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate its move to a new location in Orchard Plaza. more »»

Fireworks dealers excited for Saturday Fourth of July

June 29, 2015 Independence Day falling on Saturday is the perfect storm for fireworks dealers. “The prospects for sales this season are excellent. more »»

Courthouse, water threats suspect will use attorney

June 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Adam C. more »»

Local woman leaves to join Peace Corps in Africa

June 29, 2015 A local woman has left the comforts of central Pennsylvania to embark on a 27-month service trip in Africa. more »»

Woman upset after skunk killed

June 29, 2015 After a baby skunk was removed from her yard and killed, an area woman was infuriated, writing a scathing letter naming several local wildlife agencies to claim they had “ended an innocent animal’s... more »»

Beccaria man killed in crash

June 29, 2015 CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man is dead after a crash on Sunday. more »»

‘Religious liberty’ becomes a rally cry after same-sex marriage approval

June 29, 2015 NEW YORK — Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. more »»

Man renovating another building for apartments

June 29, 2015 After finishing renovations on the former Altoona Artificial Limb and Appliance building on Ninth Street last year, Randy Green still had the itch. more »»

Three arrested in prescription pills bust

June 29, 2015 Three people were arrested over the weekend on charges of selling prescription pills. William J. Parson, 34, and Melissa A. Parson, 47, both of 510 11th St., and Jennifer L. Helsel, 41, 803 Third Ave. more »»

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