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Pair arrested after mall gunshot

July 24, 2014 Two men — allegedly a pair of brothers with criminal records — led heavily armed police on an Altoona-area manhunt Wednesday afternoon after reports that one shot at another man in the Logan Valley... more »»

Child falls off boat, drowns at Raystown Lake

July 24, 2014 A child died Wednesday morning after falling in Raystown Lake. Jamari Benjamin, 13 months, of Ephrata fell from a houseboat into the lake. Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched about 8 a. more »»

Local man becomes US citizen

July 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s newest citizen, Noel Gatmaitan Villadolid, a native of the Philippines, was asked Wednesday how he ended up in Blair County — considering he was born so far away and... more »»

Parts of I-80 to receive increase in speed limit

July 24, 2014 HIGHSPIRE — Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of... more »»

Man dies from injuries suffered in accident

July 24, 2014 A Gallitzin man injured in a Saturday motorcycle crash died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona from his injuries, officials said Wednesday. See obituary on Page A7. more »»

Churches work to help community

July 24, 2014 The neighborhood around Jefferson Park on Fourth Avenue near Second Street has had its share of troubles, but the concept of church is stron. more »»

Cresson foreman accused of theft

July 23, 2014 A former Cresson Borough employee is facing felony criminal charges for stealing more than 100 tons of road materials and selling it to another municipality, according to police. more »»

Ketner’s retirement accepted

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Borough Council unanimously accepted the retirement of longtime Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner on Tuesday. more »»

Lack of answers angers Hollidaysburg residents

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — As dozens of people crowded the Hollidaysburg Borough Council chambers and spilled into the hallway Tuesday, many said they’d come for one reason: an explanation of the murky... more »»

Drug suspect receives jail time for child porn stash

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Justin H. more »»

Suspects want nightclub shooting video barred from upcoming trial

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Defense attorneys for Hugo “Juice” Baez of New York and Brandon A. more »»

County says reassessment ‘pace will pick up’

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Data collectors have measured and collected information from 3,600 parcels since early June when they started working on Blair County’s first property assessment since 1958. more »»

Police: Dispute leads to cocaine, guns

July 23, 2014 Two people are behind bars after a domestic dispute led Altoona police to a stash of cocaine and guns. Julie A. Thomas, 32, and Quadir B. Thomas, 18, both of 1606 20th Ave. more »»

Agency handling wage taxes to issue $165K in refunds

July 23, 2014 The agency formed to collect and process wage taxes from Blair County residents will distribute refund checks by Aug. more »»

Bedford County adopts apartment lease program

July 23, 2014 BEDFORD — For troubled teenagers “aging out” of Bedford County youth programs but unprepared to live on their own, the options are few and unpalatable: seek a foster family willing to take in an... more »»

County taking bids for courthouse work

July 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has advertised for bids from companies interested in constructing two canopies and extending the entrance to the courthouse. more »»

Ketner to retire from borough police force

July 22, 2014 Longtime Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner will announce his retirement at today’s Borough Council meeting, according to a statement released Monday. more »»

Pair accused of robbing Goodwill

July 22, 2014 A former employee was one of two men police said held up a Logan Township thrift store Monday. David Askia Wilson, 23, 1905 Sixth Ave., and Dawane A. more »»

Home rule charter adopted

July 22, 2014 The city’s Government Study Commission approved the final version of the home rule charter at its meeting Monday, sending the document to a public vote in the general election. more »»

Parents face charges after conditions of city home

July 22, 2014 An Altoona couple is in jail on charges they allowed their children to live in squalor. David W. more »»

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