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Police: Three charged after stealing nearly $2,000 in merchandise

July 29, 2015 Three people face charges after allegedly trying to steal nearly $2,000 worth of goods from Wal-Mart. Albert “Alby” Weyandt III, 52, 526 Fifth Ave., Apt. 1, Altoona; Rusty . more »»

Bedford family donates father’s service possessions to courthouse

July 29, 2015 BEDFORD — After decades in his family’s attic, Bedford County World War II veteran R. Ned Hoover’s Navy trunk finally sits in a position of honor at the Bedford County Courthouse. more »»

Medical emergency causes traffic stop on Route 22

July 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — Several motorists on Route 22 between Gallitzin and Altoona likely noticed a large traffic stop Tuesday morning, with five police cruisers pulled off on the eastbound shoulder behind an... more »»

Prisoner pleads guilty to assault, inciting riot at treatment center

July 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — Months after being charged with inciting a riot at a juvenile treatment center and spitting on a county corrections officer, Zaire Nelson, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony charge... more »»

Man charged with passing fake prescriptions with Philadelphia-area wants bail lowered

July 29, 2015 Kevin Andrews Jr., awaiting trial on multiple drug-related charges, is asking that his $750,000 cash bail be lowered so he can be freed from prison pending the outcome of his case. more »»

Work begins at Blair County Courthouse to stop leaks

July 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Scaffolding should go up in mid-August on the Allegheny Street side of the Blair County Courthouse, allowing masons to begin working on efforts to control the flow of stormwater and... more »»

Traveling man

July 28, 2015 Charlie Peters knows the impact one firm handshake and five words can have on a war veteran. more »»

ABCD Corp. breaks ground for $7.5M park

July 28, 2015 CLAYSBURG — With infrastructure work underway in the background, Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. along with federal, state and local officials, officially broke ground Monday at the Martin J. more »»

Judge: Return items to American Legion

July 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade . more »»

Iowa teens volunteer in Pa.

July 28, 2015 More than 100 Iowa 18-year-olds are spending a week of their summer reaching across state borders to improve life for residents of mobile home parks in Altoona and Dun­cans­ville. more »»

Police say man assaulted girl, 11, at 10th St. park

July 28, 2015 A 22-year-old man is behind bars after police say he groped an 11-year-old girl at a city park. Altoona police arrested Benjamin S. more »»

Police: Man chased girl at reservoir

July 28, 2015 Logan Township police continue to look for a man who they say ran after a 17-year-old girl with a knife and rope. It happened about 3:30 p.m. July 20 near the Lower Mill Run Reservoir, police sa. more »»

Man accused of fleeing police with 2-year-old in car

July 28, 2015 Police say a man fled police with a 2-year-old boy in the back seat of his vehicle. Christopher R. Gunter, 21, of 1308 10th St. was allegedly speeding along Plank Road about 7 p.m. more »»

Tipton man faces charges of assault, felony theft

July 28, 2015 A Tipton man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and stealing her car. Donald F. Hunter III, 25, 533 Sassafras St. more »»

Ruth Longer loved to teach about literacy and reading

July 28, 2015 A person would need more than two hands to count all of the local organizations Duncansville resident Ruth H. Longer was involved in. more »»

Police arrest five at DUI checkpoint

July 28, 2015 Officers arrested five people — three for impaired driving and two for possession of marijuana — during a sobriety checkpoint on Route 36 in Hollidaysburg on Friday night. more »»

Little Big Town cancels area show

July 28, 2015 Award-winning country music band Little Big Town has canceled three weeks of its shows in August, including a scheduled appearance at the Clearfield County Fair on Aug. more »»

Ebensburg Borough briefs

July 28, 2015 Council adopts no-smoking policy for playgrounds After voting unanimously last month to formalize a years-old tobacco-free policy at area parks and playgrounds, Ebensburg Borough Council found itsel... more »»

Area briefs

July 28, 2015 Hollidaysburg Traffic patterns change at bridges New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will adjust traffic patterns at the bridges on Route 36 in East Freedom on Wednesday and Thursday, PennDOT sai. more »»

Juniata studying habits of trout

July 27, 2015 Juniata College researchers working with the Little Juniata River Association are trying to learn where the brown trout go when the water gets warm. more »»

Family court cases ‘taxing’

July 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Court Administrator Janice Meadows said earlier this month said that “the Family Court in Blair County is taxing. more »»


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Lasch Bash yields two LB commits

July 25, 2015 In the days leading up to Penn State's "Lasch Bash" barbecue for Nittany Lion football recruits, there was speculation that the event could inspire as many as a half-dozen prospects to verbally... more »

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