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Access channel talks ongoing

July 19, 2016 Snow in July is what people might have seen on the Altoona Public Access Channel recently. But now displayed is a message that the channel is “in transition. more »»

Bridge set to open Thursday

July 19, 2016 Wearing a hard hat and fluorescent vest, a worker rode atop a roller Monday afternoon smoothing asphalt on the Union Avenue Bridge, where “road closed” signs remained. more »»

Vandals decapitate cat statue

July 19, 2016 Police in Hollidaysburg are investigating the destruction of a popular statue on Penn Street over the weeken. more »»

Friars linked to abuse won’t face trial this year

July 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A trio of friars accused of endangering the welfare of children won’t face trial this year, a judge has decided. more »»

Scattered site effort hits snag

July 19, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority will hire an architect to help justify its plan to sell its nine scattered-site public-housing properties, after the Department of Housing and Urban Development found a... more »»

Plans for Patton Sheetz upsets property owner

July 19, 2016 A routine hearing scheduled for this afternoon at the Patton borough building is expected to draw dissent from a borough property owner. Sheetz Inc. more »»

Resident awaits flagpole ruling

July 19, 2016 The Llyswen man who asked City Council last month for permission to replace a large pine tree with a flagpole and a sapling in the median near his house repeated his request recently. more »»

Hollidaysburg continues to weigh trash options

July 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council hopes to secure a larger venue to host a public meeting about local trash pickup. more »»

Police: Ex-boyfriend made threats against woman, boy

July 19, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and threatened her and their son with a knife. James R. Reed Jr. more »»

Federal judge tosses parts of Cosby lawsuits

July 19, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has pared back a lawsuit in which Bill Cosby claims a woman accusing him of sexual assault, her mother, two lawyers and the publisher of the National Enquirer... more »»

Police: Drunken pair had baby in SUV

July 19, 2016 A Tyrone couple are in jail after police say they were drunk in an SUV with a 3-month-old baby. Valerie Fleck, 30, and Branden Williams, 31, both of 1111 Logan Ave. more »»

Bedford refinances bonds

July 19, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners are set to save several hundred thousand dollars after they approved a plan to refinance five-year-old bonds, the county’s finance director said Tuesday. more »»

District hires band director

July 19, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Community School Board hired Christy Rhoads as the high school band director Tuesday at a stipend of $4,380 for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Spring Cove will repair existing sports facilities

July 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board moved Monday toward upgrading and repairing existing sports facilities, making an expensive new stadium less likely in the near futur. more »»

Board hires new middle school principal

July 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to hire Breanne Venios as the new Spring Cove Middle School principal. more »»

Three Baton Rouge officers killed

July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. more »»

Penn State coaches defend against new Sandusky claims

July 18, 2016 HARRISBURG — Newly disclosed allegations from men who have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse raise fresh questions about what his fellow Penn State assistant coaches might have seen or known in... more »»

Duncansville group wants to mark borough milestone

July 18, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Nancy DeLozier says she hated history when she was in school. “I think it was the teachers,” she said. “They’d sit there and sleep while you were supposed to read the books. more »»

Drug suspect’s bail revoked

July 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing charges for his role in a heroin-selling ring had his unsecured bail revoked Friday and was taken to Blair County Prison. Malcolm Paul Foor, 49, 1416 Third Av. more »»

East Freedom man pleads guilty in guns case

July 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearms in exchange for a time-served sentence that will permit his release from the Blair County Priso. more »»

 
 
 

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