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AASD to keep Kimmel open

August 18, 2016 The William P. Kimmel Alternative School will not be closed this year, the Altoona Area School Board unanimously decided Wednesday. more »»

State’s new AG key figure in Cosby case

August 18, 2016 HARRISBURG — The former county prosecutor taking over for Pennsylvania’s convicted attorney general is a central figure in the Bill Cosby case, having chosen a decade ago not to charge the... more »»

Grocers now able to sell wine, but stores yet to make transition

August 18, 2016 Area oenophiles may be delighted to hear local grocery stores and restaurants are now able to sell bottles of wine. more »»

Decision to release Mosey upsets county prosecutors

August 18, 2016 Despite the objections of Blair County prosecutors, the man accused of killing an Altoona woman and her unborn child with his SUV while drunk will remain free for now. more »»

Amtran hoping grant money funds replacement of six buses

August 18, 2016 Amtran is waiting for decisions on grants from the Federal Transit Admin­istration and PennDOT to determine how it will replace six 40-year-old GMC buses — and what kind of buses the replacements... more »»

Amtran to upgrade security

August 18, 2016 Amtran on Wednesday awarded a $33,000 contract to low-bidder Bob Biter Electrical Enterprises of Cresson to make security camera and lighting improvements at the bus authority terminal near Mansion... more »»

AMED weighs purchases

August 18, 2016 AMED Executive Director Gary Watters may ask soon his board to buy three more ambulances, to take advantage of the kind of savings realized so far with the three ambulances AMED bought recently. more »»

Cernic to replace Wozniak on ballot

August 18, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic confirmed Wednesday that he has secured enough party votes to become the Democratic candidate for the 35th state Senate District. more »»

Cernic to replace Wozniak on ballot

August 18, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic confirmed Wednesday that he has secured enough party votes to become the Democratic candidate for the 35th state Senate District. more »»

Council deconstructs planning code

August 18, 2016 In 2003, then-city Planning Director Dave McFarland compiled all the ordinances over which his department had administrative control into the Altoona Planning Code. more »»

Cambria suicide group receives $7,000 donation

August 18, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County suicide prevention group annou­nced this week that it has received a $7,000 donation in support of its program. more »»

Feathers: ‘I hope God forgives her’

August 17, 2016 For Randy Feathers, it was like a black cloud had lifted after Monday’s conviction of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. more »»

Ag Progress under way

August 17, 2016 ROCK-SPRINGS — A crowd of farmers accumulated as a bird-sized drone hovered inside a barn Tuesday. The drone demonstration was new to the annual Ag Progress Days at the Russell E. more »»

‘House parent’ jailed

August 17, 2016 A suspended Bishop Carroll employee has been jailed at Cambria County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing next week. more »»

Blair missing out on higher bed tax revenue

August 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will miss out on higher bed tax revenue during the upcoming football season when overnight travel increases. more »»

Logan police ponder wiretap law for cameras

August 17, 2016 Logan Township Police Chief Tim Mercer is preparing for his officers to begin using body cameras, but he’s hoping for changes in state law to make the cameras more practicable. more »»

Odor of sewage plagues Newburg

August 17, 2016 It was just a whiff, but a potentially toxic one, financially. more »»

Dems vote on Wozniak campaign replacement

August 17, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic is on a path to receive the official Democratic Party nod today for the 35th state Senate District race. more »»

Logan Township looks to ensure driveway access for fire trucks

August 17, 2016 Logan Township is considering standards for driveway entrances to ensure that fire trucks can negotiate them. more »»

Dull addresses transgender policy

August 17, 2016 Pastor Gary Dull addressed the Altoona Area School Board on Wednesday with remarks opposite to those heard by the board last week from two transgender women who said transgender students should be... more »»

 
 
 

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