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County awards canopy contracts

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have awarded $370,000 in contracts to install canopies over two entrances at the courthouse and improve handicapped access. more »»

Two face felony assault charges

September 3, 2014 EBENSBURG — Two Cambria County prisoners, who are charged with attacking a fellow inmate early last month after he testified against their relative, waived those charges at their preliminary hearing... more »»

Altoona Planning Commission likes LERTA plan for downtown

September 3, 2014 The Altoona Planning Com­mission on Tuesday endorsed a proposal by a pair of local development agencies to designate downtown and surrounding areas as a tax abatement zone, in keeping with a... more »»

Blair’s funding cut for drugs, alcohol

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will receive less money from the state this year to support programs in its Drug Court and DUI Court, but that should not lessen the number of people who will receive... more »»

UMWA seeks stop to ‘War on Coal’

September 3, 2014 Representatives from the United Mine Workers of America are asking local government officials to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its “War on Coal. more »»

Blair emergency management director looking for volunteers

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Emergency Management Director for Blair County said Tuesday he could use more volunteers in case of response is needed for a major hazardous materials incident. more »»

School district hires elementary principals

September 3, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School Board held a special session as part of its meeting Tuesday to name the district’s new elementary school principals. more »»

Cellphone, surveillance aid police in crime spree

September 3, 2014 A lost cellphone, surveillance cameras and witnesses helped police identify three men accused of a Labor Day crime spree. “It was a good job by everyone involved,” Altoona police Detective Sgt. more »»

Woman waives false report charges to Cambria court

September 3, 2014 EBENSBURG — An Altoona woman who allegedly called in a false kidnapping report last week waived charges against her to court during a preliminary hearing Tuesday. more »»

School of thought for fish

September 2, 2014 REYNOLDSDALE — Pointing to clouds of tightly packed trout swimming in circles last week, Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery foreman Tracy Wombacher said: “These fish are basically the Class of 2015. more »»

AWA braces for dam projects

September 2, 2014 Having just finished $65 million in renovations to its pair of sewer plants and having just begun $8. more »»

Milliron: Dickey’s case load ‘overbooked’

September 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County courts have hit a logjam because popular Altoona defense attorney Thomas M. more »»

Volunteers focus of annual edition

September 2, 2014 The volunteer spirit — from firefighters to youth sports coaches and from the arts to helping feed the needy — will be focus of this year’s Blair County Proud edition, coming in the Monday, Sep. more »»

Fair unites family over food

September 2, 2014 EBENSBURG — Labor Day at the Cambria County fair was all about family. “We make it like a family affair. There are about 25 of us here together. We come here every year. more »»

Three city men face arson charges

September 2, 2014 Three Altoona men were arrested for arson and numerous other counts after an early Monday morning fire at 2023 Hudson Ave. At 12:54 a.m. more »»

Neighbors unload on Cesare Battisti over outside music

September 2, 2014 On a night when a social club asked City Council to support its effort to obtain permission to play outdoor music, neighbors near another club that gained that right last year asked council to help... more »»

Students mourn three classmates

September 2, 2014 NEWTOWN (AP) — Students and parents gathered at a school district on Monday to mourn three high school sophomores who were killed in an SUV crash. more »»

Police probe deaths of man, woman

September 2, 2014 HAZELTON (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsyl­vania are investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found over the weekend. more »»

Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity

September 1, 2014 A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona — which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U. more »»

Ceremony to honor crewman

September 1, 2014 Fifteen thousand feet above France, their cockpit ablaze and bullets ripping through their B-17 bomber, five men donned parachutes and leaped for safety on Sept. 6, 1943. more »»

Labor union president proud of success locally

September 1, 2014 Though many celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and family picnics, the holiday, first recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, originally began as a celebration of the labor movement in the United... more »»


Shotgun Shoots September 3, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm until Nov. 26 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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