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Convicted murderer to have appeals heard

January 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Senior Judge Hiram A. more »»

Altoona to hire finance director

January 29, 2016 For a few months three years ago, Omar Strohm held four of the most important supervisory posts in the city, all at once. more »»

Blair County Conservation District receives grant

January 29, 2016 The Blair County Conservation District has been awarded a $250,000 grant for its proposed expansion project that includes construction of a proposed environmental education and recreation park. more »»

Cambria County approves life insurance policy

January 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday approved a new life insurance policy for county employees and retiree. more »»

PSU Altoona police investigating sexual assault

January 29, 2016 Penn State Altoona police are investigating a reported sexual assault on campus. The alleged assault happened between 9 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. more »»

Planning commission briefs

January 29, 2016 Bus stop suggested for Highland Hall The Blair County Planning Commission is recommending a dedicated bus stop be included in plans to create the Highland Hall senior housing complex that remains... more »»

Local briefcase

January 29, 2016 Commissioners quiet on new changes The Cambria County commissioners removed the following employees from payroll Thursday: - Jennifer Caplea, per diem in-house detention monitor for adult probation ... more »»

Council appoints city manager to water authority

January 28, 2016 City Council on Wednesday appointed City Manager Marla Marcinko to the Altoona Water Authority, replacing Tom Martin, who was willing to be reappointed even though his term had expired. more »»

Professionals say use preparer for taxes

January 28, 2016 Although about one-third of Pennsylvanians are expected to prepare and file their own taxes, professionals say it’s still a good idea to use a tax preparer. more »»

Norfolk profits down

January 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit slid 29 percent as the railroad delivered 6 percent less freight. more »»

Wolf’s line-item veto hurting Tyrone Hospital

January 28, 2016 TYRONE — Gov. Tom Wolf’’s recent line-item veto of supplemental funds for Pennsylvania hospitals — including Tyrone Hospital — is having a significant impact. more »»

Jordan sworn in as councilwoman

January 28, 2016 Sometimes City Council members take their seats for the first time with little fanfare. more »»

IRC wants to shrink budget deficit of $174,000

January 28, 2016 The agency that administers state-mandated recycling in four Blair County municipalities passed a 2016 budget on Tuesday, with the understanding that the managers of those municipalities will review... more »»

Man seeks dismissal of drug charges

January 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia-area man with a history of burglary, robbery and drug offenses has asked a Blair County judge to dismiss a crack cocaine case filed against him last year because he... more »»

Council introduces rezoning ordinance for used car lot

January 28, 2016 City Councilman Dave Butterbaugh on Wednesday introduced an ordinance to rezone a vacant tract on Pleasant Valley Boulevard near Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School from residential to highway... more »»

Police: Nanty Glo man stabbed his grandmother with needle

January 27, 2016 NANTY GLO — A Nanty Glo man was jailed Monday after he allegedly stabbed his grandmother with a needle. Police said James Joseph Machuta Jr., 41, 1720 White S. more »»

Blair County DA’s office to review teen parole ruling

January 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

Lower Trail underpass project to receive funding from Blair County

January 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has committed to offering as much as $100,000 toward a Route 22 underpass and trail linking the Lower Trail with Canoe Creek State Par. more »»

Snow keeping streets narrow

January 27, 2016 On Tuesday, several days after a weekend storm left some Blair County communities blanketed beneath more than 20 inches of snow, large snow mounds persisted along roadways. more »»

Northern Cambria board denies lawsuit claims

January 27, 2016 In a federal court filing submitted Tuesday, the Northern Cambria School Board denied harassment and retaliation claims made by a teacher and former administrator. more »»

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