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House shoots down Wolf tax plan

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Retirement System falls short of returns target

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Lost in all the budget plan hubbub in the state Capitol was the announcement Tuesday by the Public School Employees’ Retirement System that it came up significantly short of its targete... more »»

Cambria petitions court for $12M loan

October 8, 2015 The Cambria County commissioners have petitioned its Common Pleas Court for approval to take out a six-month $12 million loan to stave off a government shutdown. more »»

Holocaust survivor shares his story with AAHS students

October 8, 2015 Holocaust survivor David Tuck shared his experience of surviving in the Auschwitz concentration camp with Altoona Area High School students Wednesday. Tuck added a message to students who are bullied. more »»

SFU hosting hunter health fair

October 8, 2015 When fall hunting season picks up, it’s not uncommon for ambulance workers to be called to some remote wooded area to assist a hunter who’s gotten hurt or had an acciden. more »»

Man gets 5-10 years for child pornography

October 8, 2015 A Port Matilda man will spend five to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to 800 counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility. more »»

Heroin suspect to face trial

October 8, 2015 Charges filed against a confidential informant who police said ate heroin she was supposed to buy for police were held over to county court. more »»

Planning commission meeting canceled

October 8, 2015 Plans to continue discussions Wednesday about a conditional use application for Highland Hall fell through because of concerns about the state’s Sunshine Act. more »»

Board grants student housing exception

October 8, 2015 The city Zoning Hearing Board recently granted a special exception for a student house, after the owner produced a lease for a separate lot to provide the required off-street parking. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

October 8, 2015 Property data collection proceeding Data collectors working in Blair County to gather property details for reassessment are finished with 54,210 parcels, Commissioner Diane Meling reported Tuesday. more »»


October 8, 2015 Bedford state police - A car driven by Samantha E. Imler, 18, Fishertown, struck a tree Saturday evening on Cuppett Road, Napier Township. Imler was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed. more »»

Gov. Wolf revamps tax plan

October 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Heating costs expected to drop

October 7, 2015 While some may cringe at the thought of winter’s home heating costs, they might be able to rest after a new report said those costs should be less this year. more »»

NC man in prison apologizes for attempting to kill woman

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A North Carolina man serving a lengthy prison sentence for attempting to kill a local woman he held hostage in late 2007 presented an apologetic statement on Tuesday in Blair County... more »»

Highland Hall meeting turns into heated debate

October 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — What was supposed to be the discussion of a conditional use application for Highland Hall ended in a screaming match Tuesday after a borough resident made accusations against Plannin... more »»

Area briefs

October 7, 2015 LORETTO SFU hosting free community health fair A free community health fair is planned for Saturday at Saint Francis University. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John F. more »»

THON cancels canning weekend after accident

October 7, 2015 Penn State Altoona students seeking donations for THON will be wearing orange safety vests and possibly following new protocols when they resume canning next month. more »»

Bedford OKs $1M credit for mental care program

October 7, 2015 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a $1 million line of credit for the Bedford-Somerset Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, helping to keep the service afloat... more »»

Amtran adding more video cameras to buses

October 7, 2015 By the end of the year, Amtran will have a full complement of video cameras on all regular fixed-route buses — bringing to fruition an effort that began 15 years ago. more »»

Spring Cove considers bus monitors

October 7, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Parents, students and administrators at Spring Cove School District have struggled in the past few weeks with busing concerns, but board members Monday addressed a new issue: bus... more »»

Authority working to get CRIZ going

October 6, 2015 The Altoona General Authority learned it has some breathing room as it prepares to apply to be part of the Community Revitalization Improvement Zone progra. more »»


Greek Folk Festival October 10, 2015

Saturday is this year’s Greek Festival at our Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1433 13th Avenue, Altoona, PA. more »

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October 2, 2015 The score: Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20 The bottom line: Coaching, quite simply, is maximizing player strengths and minimizing player weaknesses to produce a desired outcome. more »

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