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BG students give their thanks to APD officers

September 30, 2015 Bishop Guilfoyle students’ show of appreciation for Altoona police on Tuesday gave officers a morale boost at a time when it seems that many people are against them, police Chief Janice Freehling... more »»

Blair County briefs

September 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Garage could be closed longer The Blair County employee parking garage may remain closed for an additional week beyond Oct. 6 when a major portion was supposed to become available. more »»


September 30, 2015 EBENSBURG Shooting suspect’s hearing continued A plea hearing for a Clearfield County man accused of shooting at a Dean Township bar in October 2013 was continued. more »»

Director: Recycling program stagnates

September 29, 2015 Intermunicipal Relations Com­mittee Executive Director John Frederick took the good news-bad news approach during a report to City Council last week. Bad news predominated in fundamental areas. more »»

Ebensburg opts not to change noise law

September 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — After two months of debate triggered by an alleged noise violation from an area fitness center, Ebensburg Borough Council on Monday declined to alter its noise ordinance. more »»

City starts planning for Christmas parade

September 29, 2015 Fall has begun, and the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. has started planning for the annual Spirit of Christmas Parade. It will be held downtown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. more »»

Judge sends drug suspect to trial

September 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Police: Man set fire to mobile home

September 29, 2015 FRENCHVILLE — A Frenchville man is being held in the Clearfield County Jail after he allegedly set fire to a mobile home Saturday afternoon on Keewaydin Road, Karthaus Township. more »»

Logan official wants tipping fee

September 29, 2015 Logan Township Supervisor Jim Patterson has at least two ideas for improving local recycling and related effort. more »»

Tyrone plans party for library’s 50th

September 29, 2015 TYRONE — Adda Frye said she remembers growing up without a well-maintained library, when she had to save her change and borrow from friends and neighbors to read the newest books. more »»

Local man killed in fall from tower

September 29, 2015 The Hollidaysburg man who fell to his death on Friday morning was part of a five-person crew working on a radio tower. Matthew J. Vance, 37, was employed as a tower hand for ComPros Inc. more »»

Area briefs

September 29, 2015 Huntingdon Hospital to host two health insurance events J.C. Blair Health System, a PinnacleHealth affiliate, will host two health insurance outreach events in the hospital’s main lobby from 3 to 6 p. more »»

Redevelopment Authority sells last big tracts

September 29, 2015 The Altoona Redevelopment Authority has sold what may have been the two largest tracts of undeveloped — and available — land in the city, both of them in northwest Juniata. more »»

GAEDC fortifies tax credit proposal

September 29, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. more »»

Police reports

September 29, 2015 Altoona police - Michael A. Luciano Jr., 20, 110 E. Third Ave. more »»

Improvements possible for city plaza

September 29, 2015 Officials from the city and the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. are trying to figure out a strategy for refurbishing Heritage Plaz. more »»


September 29, 2015 City police probe 31st St. robbery Altoona police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday at the Puff Super Value located off 31st Street, according to the department’s Facebook page. more »»

Bedford to celebrate post office’s 100th anniversary

September 29, 2015 When the Bedford post office was built in 1915, a new highway had just connected the borough to Hollidaysburg, a stamp cost 2 cents and airmail was little more than an experiment. more »»


September 29, 2015 Bedford state police - An SUV driven by Raymond E. Moore Jr. more »»

Altoona Water Authority deal may resemble Reading’s

September 28, 2015 A deal struck last year between the City of Reading and the Reading Area Water Authority — under which the authority pays the distressed city $10. more »»

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