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Fifth person charged in Bedford drug deal gone wrong

April 1, 2015 Police have charged a Hyndman woman with arranging the alleged drug deal that ended with a Bedford County man’s murder in Septembe. more »»

 
 
 
Student carrying guns expelled

April 1, 2015 Mount Aloysius College administrators were quick to confirm the suspension, and later expulsion, of a student who took two guns with him onto campus Tuesday morning. more »»

Rates at lowest point since 1992 for Peoples Natural Gas customers

April 1, 2015 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay the lowest price for natural gas since October 1992. more »»

Simple mistake leads to big error

April 1, 2015 A Tyrone man was only buying two turkey fryers for the fire company he leads, but a series of mistakes wound up with him erroneously being pictured as a suspect in a potential theft/fraud case. more »»

County audit set to be on time

April 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s 2014 audit is scheduled to be finished by the June 30 deadline, unlike last year’s audit, which extended into August to account for transactions linked to the sale of... more »»

Judge wants more specifics in murder lawsuit against club

April 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A lawsuit against Choices /Club NXT in Altoona needs to be more specific as to what role each of the alleged owners played in the nightclub’s operation the night that 22-year-old... more »»

Crime watch meeting praises awareness

April 1, 2015 After presenting the first of four installments of the National Rifle Association’s “Refuse To Be A Victim” program at a countywide neighborhood watch meeting on Tuesday, Chief Deputy Sheriff Holly... more »»

Man strikes tree in Colver, flown to hospital

April 1, 2015 COLVER — Police said a man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday evening that required a fire department rescue and a helicopter flight to a local hospita. more »»

UPMC gains accreditation for new cardiac procedures

April 1, 2015 New procedures allowing for faster testing and treatment of suspected heart attack cases has earned UPMC Altoona recognition by a cardiovascular organization. more »»

Four charged in illegal sale of a revolver

April 1, 2015 Four area residents face charges after police allege they were involved in the illegal sale of a .22-caliber revolver sometime between June 1 and Aug. 1. more »»

Man sentenced to state facility

April 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Phone it in

March 31, 2015 TYRONE — As spring weather brings out greenery and wildlife, nature trails will become popular destinations for those looking to take in the outdoors, and, if they choose to visit one Tyrone area... more »»

Suspect critical after wreck

March 31, 2015 An Altoona man accused of fleeing police over the weekend remained in critical condition at UPMC Altoona on Monday. Troy S. Stehley, 35, of 111 Eighth St. more »»

Dept. of Corrections settles ill inmates case

March 31, 2015 A federal lawsuit filed a year ago challenging the way the Pennsyl­vania Department of Corrections addressed mentally ill inmates has been settled, according to documents filed with the clerk’ s... more »»

State AG’s office won’t comment on Logan criticism

March 31, 2015 The state Attorney General’s Office is declining to respond to criticism levied at it last week by a Logan Township supervisor. more »»

Tipton man faces charges for allegedly assaulting boy

March 31, 2015 A child sex offender is behind bars after state police say he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy. State police in Hollidays­burg arrested Kenneth P. more »»

Altoona police probe holdup at FeFi’s store

March 31, 2015 Altoona police continue to investigate the holdup of a Second Avenue convenience store. Fefi’s Grocery, 1224 Second Ave., was robbed by a single gunman Saturday night. more »»

Police say two sought for robbing, beating man

March 31, 2015 Two Altoona men are wanted by police for allegedly beating and robbing a man. O’Shay L. Toney, 19, of 614 Walton Ave., and Allen J. Grager, 20, of 309 First St. more »»

Cops: Crime of week was no crime

March 31, 2015 A Blair County Crime Solvers Crime of the Week turned out not to be a crime after all, according to police. more »»

Experts hone in on online bullying

March 30, 2015 It lets you share photos and videos. You can interact with friends and family who live hours away. Social media has become an invaluable tool for keeping up with the world. more »»

Exercise helps sharpen skills

March 30, 2015 EBENSBURG — Standing over a thick blue mat, a Cambria County Prison corrections officer posing as an inmate hurled insults and threats at his fellow officers. more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoots April 1, 2015

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm from April 1 - 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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Big recruiting weekend on tap at PSU

March 27, 2015 National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming is bringing his show to State College tomorrow, and the timing was perfect, because it will coincide with a junior day that has elite talent converging on Pen... more »

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