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Outgoing city manager passes baton

April 25, 2015 The city’s newly hired manager, Marla Marcinko, won’t start work until May 4, but outgoing Interim Manager Peter Marshall participated in his last public meeting with City Council on Wednesday. more »»

Police: Inmate assaulted guard

April 25, 2015 An inmate at Blair County Prison faces felony charges after police say he assaulted a guard. more »»

Red Cross to do fire safety canvass in neighborhoods

April 25, 2015 Firefighters and Red Cross volunteers will visit about 600 houses in three Altoona neighborhoods this morning to promote fire safety. Between 9 a.m. more »»

Two plead guilty in drug ring

April 25, 2015 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two people have been convicted for their roles in a Philadelphia-to-Morgan­town drug distribution ring. more »»

Wright asks for execution again

April 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A death row inmate from Blair County is asking that a nearly six-year-old stay of execution be lifted “so (he) can commence the death-penalty execution without further delay. more »»

Ex-chief honored by Logan Township

April 24, 2015 Recently retired Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller said he was humbled by the tribute presented in his honor at Thursday’s supervisors meeting. more »»

Police: Teens cause incident at McDonald’s

April 24, 2015 Police said about 40 school-age teenagers were involved in an incident at McDonald’s that ended in the assault of the owner. more »»

Falling bricks build case for repair orders

April 24, 2015 With bricks having fallen from four city buildings onto or near public rights of way in about seven weeks, City Councilman Mike Haire asked Wednesday what can be done to prevent a recurrence. more »»

Commissioners plan to approve LERTA program

April 24, 2015 SIDMAN — After more than two years of discussion, Cambria County commissioners said Thursday they plan to approve a tax-abatement program for Portage Borough in the coming weeks. more »»

Cambria County

April 24, 2015 SIDMAN Grant will allow LifePoint to expand into Ebensburg area Cambria County commissioners on Thursday approved a provision that will allow the county to obtain a $1. more »»

Speaker urges not to judge

April 24, 2015 CRESSON — Workers scrambled to add extra rows of chairs in Mount Aloysius College’s Bertschi Center where spectators quickly filled seats in anticipation of this year’s Moral Choices Lecture, an... more »»

Downtown auctions coming

April 24, 2015 Bombshell Vintiques, 1417 11th Ave., started a weekend indoor flea market in February, when going out was often miserable. more »»

City introduces firearms ordinance

April 23, 2015 City Council on Wednesday began the process of removing itself as a potential target for a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association. more »»

Judge: Jury can’t hear about murders

April 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A jury hearing charges that a Frankstown Township woman allegedly made false statements when purchasing a gun in early 2011 will not know that the weapon was used nearly 23 months... more »»

Attorney: Priest is not well in jail

April 23, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The lead defense attorney for Father Joseph Maurizio J. more »»

Police: Teacher ID’d pupil in sex crime case

April 23, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A high school teacher identified a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates and saying he missed school so he could be interviewe... more »»

City considers land bank

April 23, 2015 City Council will be considering whether to create a land bank to fight blight and help with redevelopment, after a presentation Wednesday by a consultant for The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvani. more »»

Man accused of pot possession to face trial

April 23, 2015 A passenger in a car stopped by Altoona police will face trial for a small bag of marijuana that was found at his feet. Dyvu D. Brooks, 34, of 612 10th St. more »»

County to try out program in public defender’s office

April 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will participate in a pilot program offered by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania that will update how computerized records are managed in the public... more »»

Blair County to seek engineer via website

April 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will use a PennDOT informational website to advertise for an engineer to handle bridge or road work involving the use of federal funds. more »»

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