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Man gets no relief from lengthy prison sentence

September 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A man who once bragged that he was the biggest drug dealer in Altoona will continue serving a 20-40 year prison sentence, despite his claim of reform. more »»

Fire police captain faces theft charges

September 24, 2016 The captain of the Tyrone fire police faces charges he used the organization’s money for his own use. John F. Eirich Sr., 74, 703 Park Ave. more »»

Vandals damage job site

September 24, 2016 Vandals damaging a job site using heavy machinery is the focus this week of Blair County Crime Stoppers. The Logan Township Police Department is investigating a reported criminal mischief incident. more »»

VA offering veterans flu shots

September 24, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is offering veterans flu shots at several locations, including Altoona, in the coming weeks. more »»

Property owners turning to courts

September 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property owners unhappy with the newest value assigned to their properties through the county’s reassessment project have started to turn to the court system for help. more »»

Burns seeks tax-free zone for SCI land

September 23, 2016 State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, said he is again asking local officials to consider a tax-free zone at the closed Cresson state prison after the state lowered its asking pric. more »»

Developer offers Cambria space for records

September 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — A local developer has offered storage space to county officials looking for a place to transfer decades’ worth of public records. more »»

Marshals nab couple in Clearfield County

September 23, 2016 Two people wanted in Clearfield County were nabbed Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force and state police. U.S. Marshal David Zerjav said that David J. more »»

Trail group to remove trees

September 23, 2016 A volunteer group will help Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania Inc. officials get rid of ash trees along the 17-mile Lower Trail. The project will be conducted from Oc. more »»

Man faces charges in alleged shooting

September 23, 2016 HUNTINGDON — A Huntingdon County man faces a felony charge after state police say he shot at workers trimming trees along a power lin. more »»

Adelphoi might lease former detention center

September 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — County officials said a potential buyer is interested in the county’s former detention center and emergency shelter. more »»

Logan Twp. approves liquor license transfer to restaurant

September 23, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors recently approved the transfer of an Allegheny Township liquor license to the Aki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, after a hearing. more »»

Harvestfest this weekend

September 23, 2016 TIPTON — Harvestfest takes place on Saturday and Sunday at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. The park grounds open at 8 a.m. Craft and food vendor shopping begins at 10 a.m., and rides open at 11 a.m. more »»

Suspected meth dump sites found in Saxton

September 23, 2016 Police in Saxton discovered two suspected dump sites for methamphetamine production, state police announced Thursday. more »»

Five removed from payroll

September 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners removed the following employees from payroll Thursday. The commissioners refused to disclose which employees resigned, retired or were fired. more »»

Sands Casino expansion adds restaurants, poker room

September 23, 2016 BETHLEHEM (AP) — Plans filed with an eastern Pennsylvania city show Sands Casino is planning an expansion that would add restaurants, a separate poker room and give it the biggest casino floor in th... more »»

UPMC sues over pension liability

September 22, 2016 UPMC has sued a Cleveland firm, alleging that an actuarial employee “vastly” understated the pension liability of the hospital that is now UPMC Altoona. more »»

Fight leaves teens injured

September 22, 2016 A fight Tuesday evening in Altoona put two teenagers in the hospital with stab wounds and another behind bars. Matthew R. Sanderlin, 18, of 415 Crawford Ave. more »»

Virginia man acquitted on firearm charges

September 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Virginia man has been acquitted on two firearm possession charges after telling a jury that he knew nothing about the loaded handgun found in a car in which he was riding. more »»

Woman faces charges after machete attack

September 22, 2016 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she broke into her mother’s apartment and attacked a man with a machete. more »»

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