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Locals critical of Ferguson protests

November 28, 2014 Pastor Paul Johnson thinks social media has a way of inflaming social problems, which includes racism. “Social media takes a race between two snails and makes it a pay-per-view event,” he said. more »»

Kranich’s robbed of $250K in watches

November 28, 2014 Kranich’s Jewelers in the Logan Valley Mall was robbed of an estimated $250,000 worth of Rolex watches by men who used hammers to smash display cases. The robbery happened at 8:46 p.. more »»

People thankful for deals

November 28, 2014 For a fifth-grade teacher like Megan Cornelius of Frederick, Md., a peaceful Thanksgiving day nap and some reading without any disruptions is “wonderful to me,” she sai. more »»

Seven Springs, Hidden Valley resorts opening for skiers

November 28, 2014 Two area ski resorts will open for the season today. more »»

Shooting suspect’s hearing reset

November 28, 2014 The hearing date for a woman police said shot her husband during an argument has been changed. The preliminary hearing for Jessica Reed, 36, of 115 E. Walnut Ave., is now scheduled for Dec. more »»

Police reports

November 28, 2014 Altoona police - Corey A. Duffield, 37, 2325 20th St., was arrested Tuesday on the 2000 block of 18th Street on an unspecified warrant. - William Luis Golson, 27, 1529 Third Ave. more »»

Workers keep roads safe for Thanksgiving travel

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year,­­ and Mother Nature did not hold back, dumping several inches of snow across the region as motorists made their way home for the... more »»

Kranich's robbed before Wednesday night closing

November 27, 2014 Kranich's Jewelers in the Logan Valley Mall was robbed of an estimated $250,000 worth of items at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday -- 15 minutes before closing -- President Mike Kranich Jr. said. more »»

Stores prepare for usual early rush

November 27, 2014 As Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, area stores are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday, though many of the traditional sales are waiting for shoppers... more »»

Alleged mom killer has hearing delayed

November 27, 2014 The preliminary hearing for a woman accused of killing her mother at their Fifth Avenue home has been pushed back. Tracy Stephenson, 48, of 3706 Fifth Ave. more »»

Judge OKs proposal to keep Blair County tax rate level

November 27, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge approved the Blair County general fund’s proposed 2015 property tax rate at its current level Wednesday, marking the third year in a row at the same rate. more »»

Patton officials working on football field discussion

November 27, 2014 Patton Borough officials said they’re trying to set up a meeting with Cambria Heights School Board members to discuss the future of football in the borough. more »»

Charges filed against Raystown Lake boat driver

November 27, 2014 HUNTINGDON — The pilot of a 28-foot cabin cruiser that crashed and sank at Raystown Lake, killing a Carlisle woman, has been charged. more »»

SFU joins new student mental health program

November 27, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis University is among the first 55 schools to join the Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program in support of student well-being and mental healt. more »»

Police: Driver led high-speed chase while drunk

November 27, 2014 A Philadelphia man will face trial over charges he led Altoona police on a high-speed chase while intoxicated. Corey D. more »»


November 27, 2014 Martinsburg Curry Supply invests in painting Curry Supply Company, manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, has made some significant improvements to their paint department procedure. more »»

Site offers insight into deer movement

November 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, Penn State researchers are offering a window into their investigation, offering never-before-seen... more »»

GACTC to host open house to showcase trade areas

November 27, 2014 The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, 1500 Fourth Ave., will have an open house from 5-8 p.m. Tuesda. more »»

Travel might be treacherous

November 26, 2014 Highways are expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which runs today through Sunday, according to AAA. However, those heading out today will have to deal with some wintry weathe. more »»

Natural gas heat coming to Gallitzin

November 26, 2014 GALLITZIN — A new program that would charge users monthly fees instead of thousands in upfront costs could see Gallitzin-area homes heated by natural gas within a year. more »»

Penelec rates to drop 5 percent

November 26, 2014 Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier will see a significant decrease in their price of electricity beginning Monday. The residential rate for electricity will decrease from 7. more »»


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute December 7, 2014

December 07 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute; Seventy-three years ago on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy. America was at war. more »

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Talkin' Turkey Pet Tips

November 25, 2014 I had the distinct honor of speaking with Dr. Jan Bellows, President of the American Veterinary Dental College on the topic of Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets... more »

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