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Company bouncing back

April 27, 2015 His business is dramatically smaller today, but Robert E. Lee hopes his customers don’t notice. “I want the customers to see no difference. more »»

Aftershocks terrify quake survivors

April 27, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day... more »»

Imler’s lifetime of philanthropy started at young age

April 27, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — For Fred Imler Sr., the road to philanthropy began when he was a young boy — the same age as many of the kids he helps today. more »»

State police program leads to dozen arrests for DUI

April 27, 2015 State and local police were busy this past weekend as Operation Nighthawk came to Blair County. “Our mission isn’t to tell people not to go out and have fun,” said Cpl. more »»

City fire chief puts emphasis on training in annual report

April 27, 2015 At last week’s City Council meeting, Fire Chief Tim Hileman was talking about the benefits of taking the department’s arson dog, Tyra, into elementary schools for fire safety presentation. more »»

Airport passenger numbers improving

April 26, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Passenger numbers at the Altoona-Blair County Airport went up in March, the first time since December when daily flights to Pittsburgh started. more »»

Tremor worst in 80 years

April 26, 2015 KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,805 across... more »»

Huntingdon goes back in time with Mayfest

April 26, 2015 HUNTINGDON — A stroll through Huntingdon on Saturday was a bit like stepping through time as Mayfest brought history, good food and great music to Huntingdon’s downtown. more »»

Softball marathon to benefit We CARE

April 26, 2015 This summer, local children facing lifelong disabilities will again benefit from a softball marathon, but it will be held by a different organization. more »»

YTI adds shooting simulator to aid student training

April 26, 2015 Aiming down the sights of a laser-tipped pistol, Mark Ledford pulled a trigger as numerous dangerous criminals appeared in a small room at the YTI Career Institute in Altoona. more »»

Covert operations at the Francos

April 26, 2015 With my twin boys turning 12 in just weeks, they have approached an age where my wife, Ann Marie, and I will start to question them about certain thing. more »»

McDonald’s sets guidelines

April 26, 2015 A city fast-food restaurant has banned kids under the age of 18 who are not with an adult. more »»

Woman to undergo mental health evaluation

April 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 23-year-old Queen woman serving two years’ probation for the statutory sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy was sent Thursday to the State Correctional Institution at Muncy to... more »»

Report: Wolf’s budget would result in net tax hikes for all

April 26, 2015 HARRISBURG — The war of words between legislative Republicans and Gov. more »»

Shuster critics raise chorus, but his office shouts back

April 26, 2015 Conflict of interest or concerted smear campaign? To critics and supporters of Rep. more »»

PennDOT holding outreach sessions

April 26, 2015 Hollidaysburg — PennDOT will be having transportation outreach meetings in Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon countie. more »»

Route 26 to close

April 26, 2015 State College — A portion of West College Avenue (Route 26) between South Atherton Street and Barnard Street will be closed Monday to allow for removal of excavating equipment from a construction... more »»

Lawyers help first responders put together will pro bono

April 26, 2015 Blair County lawyers teamed up Saturday with Penn State Altoona criminal justice students and other volunteers to prepare wills for Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop G Barracks in Hollidaysburg... more »»

Man facing attempted murder charge

April 26, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man is facing charges including attempted murder in a shooting that injured a Philadelphia police bicycle officer. more »»

AAHS graduate working to build hybrid-electric sports car at PSU

April 26, 2015 It’s likely that few could say they worked to design a hybrid-electric sports car, but Dylan Foose, an Altoona Area High School graduate, can claim just that. more »»

Woman granted new trial wins bail after four decades in jail

April 26, 2015 CARLISLE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman who won a new trial after being sentenced to life more than four decades ago in a double-murder arson case was granted bail Friday, but wasn’t immediatel... more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoots April 29, 2015

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm through May 20. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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