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Church’s state concerns city

November 17, 2015 Altoona code supervisor John Plouse calls it “the most dangerous building in the city. more »»

Property tax elimination hotly contested

November 17, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Act 1 index school districts fear losing as part of a five-month overdue budget deal shields taxpayers from footing the bill for ballooning mandated costs, advocates say. more »»

McGinnis publishes pension crisis book

November 17, 2015 State Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, has published a book on the state pension crisi. more »»

Logan Township set to deliver dinners

November 17, 2015 Logan Township leaders and volunteer firefighters will be packing and distributing Thanksgiving dinners on Saturday morning. With a $3,000 grant from the Xerox Corp. more »»

Crime briefs

November 17, 2015 tyrone Man who called police facing charges A Tyrone man who called police to report an assault now faces felony drug charges. Paul W. Grassmyer, 31, of 1466 Logan Av. more »»

Standoff suspect facing charges

November 16, 2015 A Duncansville man faces dozens of charges, including 10 counts of attempted murder of a police officer, after he allegedly fired on police during an armed standoff Saturday evening. Byron . more »»

Technology links UPMC facilities

November 16, 2015 Major construction on Route 22 west of Altoona has ended, making the drive to Pittsburgh for a medical appointment less taxing. more »»

Woman makes career out of freelance writing

November 16, 2015 EBENSBURG — When Laura Dunham started working in newspapers in the rural reaches of Maine, she didn’t have a journalism degree or any high-minded ideas about writin. more »»

Man says he wasn’t unruly at fire scene

November 16, 2015 An Altoona man arrested outside his burning home said he feels no ill will toward the police but insists he wasn’t out of control. more »»

Two suspects found with stolen firearm

November 16, 2015 BEDFORD — Two Bedford County residents face charges after police allegedly found them in possession of a stolen gun. more »»

Police: Student stole same bicycle twice

November 16, 2015 A Penn State Altoona student faces charges after police say he stole the same bicycle twice. Brandon A. Graham 19, 1108 N. Third S. more »»

New liquor privatization bill proposed for state

November 16, 2015 House Speaker Mike Turzai has introduced another privatization bill extracting Pennsylvania from the hooch business, but there’s no promise it will be the final iteration of liquor reform included... more »»

Logan aids Newburg fire dept.

November 16, 2015 Logan Township has issued an $18,300 check to the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department to cover the cost of rerouting an underground stormwater pipe on Washington Avenue. more »»

Area briefs

November 16, 2015 HUNTINGDON Woman suffers major injuries in crash A woman was rushed to a hospital with major injuries after a Saturday afternoon crash in Huntingdon County, state police sai. more »»

Ironing out race relations

November 15, 2015 Racial tension at the University of Missouri marked national news in the past week, but what do black students experience here in an area that Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Court tackles mental health

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 64-year-old Altoona woman who lost her home and her pet dog last summer eventually ended up homeless, wandering the streets, impervious to her plight and resistant to change. more »»

Penn State Altoona apartments sold

November 15, 2015 The sale of a large off-campus housing complex in Logan Township will generate a windfall in transfer tax revenue for Logan Township and the Altoona Area School District. more »»

Altoona man dies in crash on Route 22

November 15, 2015 An Altoona man died in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Townshi. more »»

Armed standoff ends peacefully

November 15, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Police had a man in custody Saturday night after an armed standoff drew officers from several departments to a Blair Township hom. more »»

Kagarise upholds drug sale sentence

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

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