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Budget stalemate concerns leaders

July 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The current state budget stalemate is stirring concern among county officials who have not forgotten the 2009 state budget stalemate that lasted into October. more »»

Doctor allegedly withheld from IRS

July 22, 2015 A federal grand jury has recommended the indictment of an Altoona doctor, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania. The release from U.S. Attorney David J. more »»

Four-hour talk leaves Wolf upbeat

July 22, 2015 HARRISBURG — A nearly four-hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday left the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat even though they had no major breakthroughs to announc. more »»

Late-night activities land juveniles in court

July 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»


July 22, 2015 Firefighters get $165K grant A federal grant of $165,582 has been awarded to the Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of firefighting clothing and gear. The U.S. more »»

Festival sees record crowd despite issues

July 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite several issues — backed-up traffic, swampy fields and a concession trailer fire — the opening night of a wing festival at Legion Park drew record crowds that consumed a recor... more »»

Three alleged Bedford murder accomplices take plea deals

July 22, 2015 Three people accused of aiding an alleged Bedford County murderer after a September shooting accepted plea deals Tuesday that will leave them in prison for at least two years each, District Attorney... more »»

Police: Motorist strikes cyclist

July 22, 2015 Police said an Altoona man in his 20s was injured Tuesday afternoon after he rode his bicycle through a stop sign and was struck by a passing car. more »»

Conservative commentator likens current times to 1970s

July 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An annual agriculture convention may seem an unlikely place to hear a political analysis, but, as part of Renaissance Nutrition’s 30th anniversary, William Kristol, a conservative... more »»

Caretaker facing charges

July 22, 2015 HASTINGS — A Northern Cambria man and caretaker was charged Tuesday with neglect, assault and harassment for punching a care-dependent person over concert tickets in a June 18 incident. more »»

Judge rejects Staton’s trial bid

July 22, 2015 Andre Staton, the death row inmate who, 26 months ago, attacked his court-appointed attorney in Judge Elizabeth Doyle’s courtroom at the conclusion of a post conviction hearing, has lost his latest... more »»

Tyrone Regional, Penn State enter pact

July 22, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State Health have signed a letter of intent to enter into formal affiliation. more »»

Agency seeking PSU fine money

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County child advocates today will ask county commissioners to approve an application that could lead to the development of a child advocacy center, or a comparable alternative. more »»

Chamber to honor several businesses

July 21, 2015 Four businesses and one former business will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. more »»

Police say man living in tent in Greenwood was growing marijuana

July 21, 2015 A man living in a tent in Greenwood faces charges he was growing marijuana. Robert G. more »»

Four counties to share grant

July 21, 2015 A $175,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Com­mission will help four area counties upgrade their emergency communications equipment. more »»

Recent rains refill Bellwood Reservoir

July 21, 2015 The Altoona Water Author­ity was well on its way last month to draining the Bellwood Reservoir for geotechnical work in preparation for a major dam renovation. more »»

Jury picked for man accused of sending threats from prison

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A jury was selected Monday for the trial of a former Army National Guard member accused of sending threats to area news media using the Blair County Prison’s law library computer. more »»

One killed in Snyder Twp. crash

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — One person was killed in a one-car accident Monday afternoon on Route 220 in Snyder Township when a vehicle hit a tree, according to state police. more »»

Water Authority tweaking sewer overflow system

July 21, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority is still fine-tuning its recently installed Pleasant Valley sewer overflow system. more »»

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