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Reporter, photographer killed in Virginia

August 26, 2015 A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast this morning from a shopping center in Virginia. Jeffrey A. more »»

Police target 29 people in drug bust

August 24, 2015 Police in Blair County are hitting the streets this morning in the latest sweep targeting 29 people accused of selling drugs. more »»

Two dead in Altoona fire (updated 1:45 p.m.)

August 19, 2015 Two people are dead after a fire at a high rise apartment building in downtown Altoona. more »»

Diocese to close St. Patrick, St. John the Evangelist schools (updated 7:20 p.m.)

August 19, 2015 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has informed board members that it plans to move forward with its initial plans to close St. Patrick School in Newry and St. more »»

Turnpike now open in both directions after crash

August 12, 2015 The Pennsylvania Turnpike is now open in both directions between the Breezewood Interchange (Exit #161) and the New Stanton Interchange (Exit #75), which was closed as a result of a truck accident a... more »»

2 charges against former APD officer bound over for trial

August 4, 2015 A magisterial district judge has found enough evidence to send one count simple assault and a charge of official oppression against a former Altoona police officer to Blair County Court. more »»

Seely captured at Blue Knob

August 3, 2015 State police captured a man wanted by Logan Township police this morning at a Blue Knob area campsite. Joshua Seely was arrested without incident and has been lodged in jail on $35,000 cash bail. more »»

Former Altoona police officer charged

July 9, 2015 Mark Sprouse, 29, of Altoona is charged by State police with misdemeanor counts of official oppression and simple assault stemming from the alleged assault of a suspect Feb. more »»

Logan Township to hire new police chief tonight

July 9, 2015 A retired state police commander is expected to be hired tonight as Logan Township's police chief. Timothy J. more »»

Huntingdon mom acquitted in death of infant son

June 30, 2015 HUNTINGDON (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman has been acquitted in the death of her infant son five years ag. more »»

Bedford County woman charged in father's fatal shootiing

June 17, 2015 SIX MILE RUN -- Police have charged a Bedford County woman with murder for allegedly shooting her sleeping father early Wednesday morning. more »»

Pedestrian killed on Interstate 99

May 29, 2015 An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian Friday on Interstate 99 has left one person dead, first responders on scene said. more »»

Woman, unborn baby killed in accident identified

May 27, 2015 A 29-year-old Altoona woman who was killed along with her unborn baby early Wednesday has been identified. more »»

Drowning victim identified

May 19, 2015 Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross confirmed that 15-year-old Justin Lee died from a cold-water drowning Monday evening at a Gallitzin reservoir. more »»

Election results

May 19, 2015 Top election results as of 12:12 p.m. with all precincts reporting. Results are shown by candidate names, total number of votes and percentage of votes the candidate has taken. more »»

Kelley concedes to Pacifico

May 19, 2015 Bruce Kelley has conceded to Matt Pacifico in the Republican primary of Altoona's mayoral race. more »»

Fran Fisher passes away at age 91

May 14, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Fran Fisher, former longtime radio voice of Penn State sports, has died at the age of 91. His son, Jerry, announced the passing on Twitter this morning. more »»

I-99 northbound now open after fatal crash

May 13, 2015 Both lanes of I-99 northbound between the 17th Street and Pinecroft interchanges have reopened after debris was cleaned up following a fatal cash this morning. more »»

Ebensburg installing 30 cameras

May 5, 2015 Ebensburg Borough is spending thousands of dollars on 30 new cameras to be placed around town in the coming weeks, with some live feeds going online for public view. more »»

Police: Man barricaded inside Alexandria home (updated 4:20 p.m.)

May 5, 2015 ALEXANDRIA -- State police said a 64-year-old man has barricaded himself inside a Huntingdon County home after his girlfriend called 911 this morning. more »»

Coroner called to scene of accident; Plank Road closed

May 5, 2015 Plank Road between the intersection of Route 36 and Goods Lane in Logan Township is closed because crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. The Blair County Cororner is on scene. more »»

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