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Shoplifting challenges retailers

May 24, 2015 As long as stores offer products for people to browse and buy, there will likely always be someone looking to find that “five-finger discount. more »»

Accident scene ‘a real mess’

May 24, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Two people were killed and two more left with severe injuries early Saturday after a violent high-speed crash in Catharine Township. more »»

Authority pursuing on-site lodging

May 24, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority has authorized the placement of a legal advertisement, stating its interest in working with a party interested in building an... more »»

Attorney General’s office requests records from Lilly

May 24, 2015 Lilly War Memorial Association officials said their growing membership should be seen as a community success story. more »»

Spring Cove board prepares $4.7M bond for work at two schools

May 24, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District administrators are finalizing the terms of a $4.7 million general obligation bond that’s set to pay for extensive buildings renovations this summe. more »»

Tyrone parents upset about nurse certification issues

May 24, 2015 TYRONE — When your daughter comes home at 10 p.m, tired after a day of high school and part-time job, it can be difficult to get important information from her about school. more »»

Williamsburg grocery store moving to Martinsburg

May 24, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG —Williamsburgás loss is Martinsburgás gain. Tim Cleveland and Gerald Slick, partners of C&S Family Markets, are in the process of selling the Williamsburg market to Dollar General Corp. more »»

Thought of being outside unbearable

May 24, 2015 Even though we’re still in May, I have been outside way more than I would ever desire to be in my lifetime because of the nice weather. more »»

AASD to hire four elementary teachers

May 24, 2015 The Altoona Area School District is hiring four new elementary teachers to address enrollment increases. more »»

Portage changes policy on grads using school district gym

May 24, 2015 PORTAGE — Graduated Portage Area student athletes are not allowed to continue using a district gym when they return home from college on breaks. more »»

Ex-Irvin staffer points to Fleck

May 24, 2015 A junior staffer for state Rep. more »»

Magisterial district judges

May 24, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: — Mark . more »»

Tea party sets meeting

May 24, 2015 The Blair County Tea Party’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. more »»

Juniata Memorial Spray Park opens

May 23, 2015 Five years ago, when the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission learned that the filtration system of Memorial Pool in Juniata was beyond repair — and that the pool might not re-open —... more »»

Alleged dealer tries to skirt law

May 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The alleged leader of a Philadelphia-based fraudulent prescription ring that focused on acquiring the pain killer oxycodone said Friday he has renounced his citizenship in... more »»

Close race yields Ketner as winner

May 23, 2015 An unofficial winner has emerged in the close race between two Republican primary candidates vying for a four-year term on Hollidaysburg Borough Council’s Ward 7 seat after absentee vote totals were... more »»

A long way and a long time for Bishop Guilfoyle grad

May 23, 2015 Officials at schools that charge tuition sometimes remind students to appreciate the sacrifice — they mean financial — that their families have made to enroll them. more »»

Memorial Day weekend events

May 23, 2015 A number of area veterans organizations and other entities are planning services to recognize Memorial Day over the weekend. more »»

Write-in falls short of nomination

May 23, 2015 The write-in campaign of Hollidaysburg Area School Board incumbent Troy Keefer fell short of ushering him back onto the fall ballot to seek another term. The write-in votes were counted on Friday. more »»

One fugitive found, two still at large in Altoona

May 23, 2015 An Altoona man wanted in connection to a March robbery and assault is in custody. Allen J. more »»

Scammers calling locals as IRS

May 23, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone police report several area residents have recently been contacted by scammers claiming to be from the IRS and demanding money. more »»


WORLD WAR II REVISITED-Living Bivouac May 24, 2015

May 23 & 24 – “WORLD WAR II REVISITED Living History Bivouac” – WWII re-enactors bivouac on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A small squad tactical demonstration against German opposition is scheduled for 12:45 p. more »

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Memorial Day, Folk College and AnEmergencyScene!

May 22, 2015 As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, several noteworthy events take place on the live music calendar during the next several days. more »

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