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Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs. more »»

Spring Cove to hire for Life Skills program

April 16, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District will hire away at least three staffers from a regional special-education program next week to begin a local replacement, the school board agreed Monday. more »»

Blair County to research property tax relief options

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have asked Solicitor Nathan Karn to do some legal research into options for property tax relief. more »»

Cresson requests pleas court’s help in settlement dispute

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — A former police chief’s apparent refusal to sign a settlement agreement that would exchange financial compensation for his letter of resignation has forced Cresson Borough officials to... more »»

Penn Cambria school board approves security upgrades

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — Penn Cambria school board is working on close to $300,000 in summer security upgrades to all of its buildings — a project administrators said has been in the works for some time. more »»

Counties get grants for West Nile Virus

April 16, 2014 Blair County will be receiving nearly $30,000, while Cambria County is in line for $65,000 in funding to help control the West Nile Virus. more »»

Police: Man arrested for armed robbery

April 16, 2014 A Mount Union man was arrested Saturday afternoon after an armed robbery. State police in Huntingdon said Ricky Sheeler Jr., 33, entered the residence of an acquaintance and brandished a handgun. more »»

Author speaking at tea party meeting

April 16, 2014 Author Ruth Mitchell will be the speaker at the Blair County Tea Party monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express, 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»

Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys for two men who were at Choices Nightclub last Halloween when Willie S. Solomon of Altoona was shot dead say they do not want their clients tried together. more »»

Prison OT hits $17K in 2-week period

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite an ongoing effort to curtail overtime at the Blair County Prison, the two-week payroll for the last two weeks of March contained $17,604 in such compensation. more »»

Penn State Altoona wants police report on stabbing incident

April 15, 2014 Penn State Altoona has not yet taken disciplinary action on a student charged with an alleged stabbing incident on Saturday in State College. more »»

Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax

April 15, 2014 A strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday to re-evaluate Altoona’s land value tax led to a consensus on the need to explore the topic more thoroughly — and on the difficulty of determining... more »»

Juniata Valley coach still suspended

April 15, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — Despite a growing petition and public support from some district residents, Juniata Valley High School teacher and football coach Mike Smith remains suspended three weeks after he... more »»

Saying 23-year-old needs ‘radical change,’ judge sends woman to prison

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has concluded that an Altoona-area woman, who continues to have problems with her drug addiction, needed a “radical change. more »»

Spring Cove to re-bid fences

April 15, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Facing the prospect of a $26,000 project to protect district athletic fields from trespassers and all-terrain vehicles, the Spring Cove school board voted Monday to halt, scale down... more »»

Juniata Valley coach still suspended

April 15, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — Despite a growing petition and public support from some district residents, Juniata Valley High School teacher and football coach Mike Smith remains suspended three weeks after he... more »»

Solicitor: Ex-police chief hasn’t signed deal with Cresson

April 15, 2014 CRESSON — It’s been more than a month since Cresson Borough Council approved a settlement agreement between the borough and former Police Chief Jeff Kopsic, but borough solicitor Calvin J. more »»

crime

April 15, 2014 FRANKSTOWN One person struck by vehicle during dispute State police are investigating a domestic incident Sunday afternoon involving several people on Berwind Road, Frankstown Townshi. more »»

Area's candy producers say Easter week is one of their busiest times each year

April 14, 2014 Sam Phillips is ready for a busy week. “This week is our busiest week of the year; we are prepared for the big rush,” said Phillips, president of Gardners Candies, Tyrone. more »»

Actor says life’s future in your own hands

April 14, 2014 As an actor, Giancarlo Esposito takes on the roles of characters to tell stories, and Sunday he took the stage at Penn State Altoona to urge the students envision their own stories of their lives an... more »»

 
 

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