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SCI Cresson sale stalls over price

November 22, 2014 Efforts to sell the State Correctional Institution at Cresson have hit a snag, even as Pennsylvania Department of General Services officials announced Friday the former State Correctional Institutio... more »»

Ex-officer accused of assaulting his children

November 22, 2014 A Blair County private detective and former Altoona police officer faces charges over allegations he assaulted and terrorized his two sons, ages 10 and 12. Craig G. Zahradnik, 43, of 504 56th S. more »»

Prosecutor: Sentence molester to life

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County assistant district attorney argued Friday that convicted child molester William D. Leigh, 43, of Altoona, should be given the equivalent of a life sentenc. more »»

City meets resistance to 2.5-mill increase at tax hearing

November 22, 2014 A city councilman and a former city mayor asked a Blair County judge Friday to strike down the city’s proposed 2. more »»

Child predator hearing held without suspect

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy . more »»

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

Men seek new trial on sex-abuse claims

November 22, 2014 Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made... more »»

Wife anything but fanatical over obsession with sports

November 23, 2014 At some point this Thursday, most of us will be saying what we are thankful for this time of the year, and yours truly is no differen. more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

Corman could lead GOP push in Corbett’s last months in office

November 23, 2014 Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, could set the stage for a last GOP charge before Democratic Gov. more »»

County’s decision to save $45K

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will again forego the practice of securing a tax anticipation note for 2015, an action that should save about $45,000, Comm­issioner Terry Tomassetti estimate. more »»

Suspect says shooting was ‘tragedy’

November 21, 2014 The Altoona woman suspected of killing her mother showed no emotion as she heard the charges against her Thursday morning during her first appearance before a judge. more »»

Water authority lowering tap fees

November 21, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority has revised its “water rules, rates and regulations” to remove a disincentive to development. more »»

President announces executive actions for immigration reform

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. more »»

Inmates to continue doing work at airport

November 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Inmate work crews from the Blair County Prison will continue to do jobs at the Altoona-Blair County Airport, the county prison board decided Thursda. more »»

Amtran to buy two used buses

November 21, 2014 Amtran this week approved the purchase of two older buses for its school “tripper” fleet. The 2002-03 Gilligs will replace a pair of 1993 Orion buses, according to General Manager Eric Wolf. more »»

Cambria approves 2015 budget

November 21, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Cambria County commissioners approved their fourth budget in a row without a tax increase at a Thursday evening meeting at Conemaugh Valley Elementary School. more »»

Lake-effect warning issued

November 21, 2014 ERIE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a lake-effect snow warning through 3 p.m. Friday for Pennsylvania’s two most northwestern counties. more »»

Elderly woman killed in shooting

November 20, 2014 An Altoona woman faces charges over the shooting death of her mother on Fifth Avenue, according to police. Altoona police said Tracy Stephenson, 36, of 3706 Fifth Av. more »»

AG office: No child porn in employees' emails

November 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — A pornographic email scandal involving state employees did not include any child pornography, the state attorney general’s office said Wednesday, just a day after the attorney general... more »»

Hayes Large Architects files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

November 20, 2014 A longtime Altoona-based architectural firm is down but not ou. more »»


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