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Fiery derailment unlikely locally

February 27, 2015 While crude oil likely is transported daily on railroad tracks traveling through Altoona, officials say a fiery derailment like one nearly two weeks ago in West Virginia is unlikely. more »»

Cambria seeking better links for radios

February 27, 2015 EBENSBURG — A handful of small contracts approved by Cambria County commissioners on Thursday will improve emergency communications across the county and, eventually, the state, officials said. more »»

County plaque reminds of nation’s drug czar

February 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Starting in the 1930s, an Altoona native heading the nation’s Bureau of Narcotics initiated a campaign against marijuana. more »»

State house takes stab at privatizing liquor

February 27, 2015 HARRISBURG — For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store... more »»

Cambria OKs senior center project

February 27, 2015 EBENSBURG — What started out as a $30,000 project a few years ago has turned into a behemoth project to improve parking at the Northern Cambria Senior Center, commissioners said Thursday. more »»

Bedford County prothonotary seeking fifth term in office

February 27, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Cathy Fetter is running for a fifth term, she announced this month. more »»

IRS filings detail Easter Seals’ trouble

February 26, 2015 On Feb. 26, 1967, exactly 48 years ago today, William W. more »»

Mom, child escape after truck explodes

February 26, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A woman and her young child miraculously survived a Wednesday crash that obliterated her pickup truck, leaving wreckage scattered across Piney Creek Road in Huston Township, police said. more »»

Two teens to face trial in death at group home

February 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Two teens were ordered to stand trial as adults in the beating death of a former Hollidaysburg teenager at a Pittsburgh-area group home for troubled boys last month. more »»

Partnership plans $500K city project

February 26, 2015 A local partnership is planning to renovate a four-story building on the 1400 block of 11th Avenue to create apartments and commercial space. more »»

Man facing trial for allegedly robbing woman

February 26, 2015 A Seward man accused of robbing a woman at gun point in Tyrone will face trial. more »»

Hearing delayed for arson suspect

February 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a Pittsburgh-area man accused of setting a house fire that killed six people, but not the man police say he intended to kill. more »»

Bedford residents accused of making methamphetamine

February 26, 2015 BEDFORD — Two people in Bedford County are wanted on charges they were making methamphetamine. more »»

Bedford deputy treasurer seeks office

February 26, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County’s deputy treasurer is running to replace outgoing Treasurer Paula Sheirer in this year’s local elections, she announced Wednesday in a news release. more »»

Robbery case ends with deal

February 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — For eight months, James M. Strunk wanted his day in court. On Monday, the 48-year-old Tyrone man got i. more »»

Teen to be sent to juvenile treatment facility

February 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 14-year-old Altoona boy involved in a series of crimes will be transferred today to George Junior Republic in Grove City, a juvenile treatment facility, as a way to get him away... more »»

Wolf seeks to halve corporate tax rate

February 26, 2015 BETHLEHEM — Gov. more »»

Staton receives more prison time

February 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Baltimore man on death row for the murder of his estranged girlfriend was given another five to 10 years behind bars for striking his attorney at the end of a hearing 21 months ago. more »»

Sheetz plotting its course for future after 500th store opened

February 25, 2015 It’s 500 down and another 500 to go. Altoona-based Sheetz Inc. reached a major milestone Tuesday with the opening of its 500th convenience store in Thomasville, N.. more »»

Ambulance service’s funding questioned

February 25, 2015 GALLITZIN — In the 15 months since Gallitzin’s ambulance service folded, the rumor mill has been working overtime in town, an ambulance official said, with some residents accusing members of hiding... more »»

ESPN’s Olbermann suspended after Penn State comments

February 25, 2015 BRISTOL, Conn. — Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. more »»


Area fish dinners and seafood buffets February 27, 2015

All-you-can-eat seafood buffet, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Patrick's School Hall, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry. The cost is $11.25 for ages 13 to 55, $10.25 for ages 56 and older, $6 for ages 5 to 12, free for ages 4 and younger and $12 for takeouts. more »

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