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Sun Air's plan to Pittsburgh offers hope for future passenger flights

July 28, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The success of a new airline introducing flights to Pittsburgh in October will be a key factor in determining the future of passenger flight service at the Altoona-Blair County Airpor. more »»

Judge releases ‘sovereign citizen’

July 28, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring man who contends he is not subject to Pennsylvania’s traffic laws was released from custody Friday by Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»

Man receives police award for saving driver’s life

July 28, 2014 Samuel Emigh and his friend Ed Updyke were driving home through Port Matilda just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2013. Then they saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Robert . more »»

Storm causes several outages

July 28, 2014 A severe thunderstorm knocked out power to a number of area residents Sunday night, according to information compiled by Penelec. more »»

Former police Chief Shiffler ‘had a way with people’

July 28, 2014 David Gehret, acting chief of the Hollidaysburg Police Department, said a former superior, David Shiffler, had a way of making people feel comfortable. more »»

PSU names new athletic director

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University named Sandy Barbour as its new athletic director Saturday, a choice that surprised many based on a track record that included several controversial issues at... more »»

Lapse of memory can be deadly for kids in hot cars

July 27, 2014 Reggie McKinnon of Cape Coral, Fl. more »»

History plays big role at African-American Heritage Festival

July 27, 2014 Louise Burkholder said her booth at the annual African-American Heritage Festival, which features a collection of historical artifacts from different periods in black history, always teaches someone... more »»

Police: Trio tried to rob man

July 27, 2014 An alleged scheme to rob an Altoona man has landed three people in jail, according to police. Altoona police say a 20-year-old Altoona woman, Amber Nicole Schwartztrauber, of 1121 20th Av. more »»

Beavertown Road work to begin

July 27, 2014 Work will begin Monday on a project to resurface roughly 5.2 miles of Beavertown Road in Todd and Cass townships, Huntingdon County. more »»

Confession differs between two faiths

July 27, 2014 There are three things that I’ve been told over time that can guarantee the start of a good argument: sex, politics or religion. Let’s go to church on this one. more »»

Slow donations could close Cove park

July 26, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Dripping with water near the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pool Thursday, 10-year-old Adalyn Smith imagined a summer without the borough’s nearly century-old park complex. more »»

Penn State makes surprise hire as new AD

July 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State made a surprising hire Saturday in naming Sandy Barbour as its new athletic director. Barbour was forced out as AD at California in June after 10 years on the job ther. more »»

Blandburg man faces assault charges

July 26, 2014 A Blandburg man allegedly carried on an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Altoona girl, police said. James D. Stephanic, 43, of 133 Oak St. more »»

Tyrone man, 41, jailed on molestation charges

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man is behind bars in Huntingdon County on charges he molested a boy two decades ago. State police in Huntingdon arrested Tobias T. Benson, 41, of 302 Shippen St. more »»

Group seeks changes to justice system

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A group that wants to change the way the Blair County Court system addresses drug addiction, mental health and other issues distributed flyers outside the courthouse just prior to th... more »»

Man faces charges for wrecking cycle

July 26, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Mineral Point man will face summary charges for wrecking a friend’s $12,000 motorcycle early Friday morning along Route 219. more »»

Tyrone man accused of groping woman

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man faces charges after allegedly groping a woman in an antiques shop. Victor Ren Taylor, 33, of 8 Morrison St. more »»

Bowling for BackPacks fundraiser feeds children

July 26, 2014 A recent grant and upcoming fundraiser will help a local group roll a strike for nutrition and better grades in Altoona elementary school. more »»

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