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Patton locals pour water concerns onto rep.

May 27, 2016 PATTON — With water on their minds, dozens of concerned residents filled the seats around circular tables inside the Patton Senior Center along Park Avenue, where state Rep. more »»

Owner dies after theft at store

May 27, 2016 The owner of a Bedford County general store died Wednesday, hours after she suffered a heart attack in the wake of a shoplifting incident, District Attorney Bill Higgins said. more »»

Cambria County raising hotel tax

May 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Overnight visitors to Cambria County will soon see slightly higher hotel costs during their stay, a move officials said was needed to help attract other tourists to the area. more »»

Poll: Many taking Social Security before retirement

May 27, 2016 CHICAGO — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. more »»

Planning Commission reviews Chick-fil-A idea

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to plans for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive, the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Cambria County approves deal with union over juvenile center

May 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County officials approved an agreement Thursday that may help some of its employees, who are facing layoffs within the next month, find new job. more »»

Police: Altoona man broke bones in woman’s face during assault

May 27, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he beat a woman in a city alley during an argument. Bronson Lion Brown, 31, of 1941 W. Chestnut Ave., Apt. more »»

Barn project received positively

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to a project that calls for the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquet. more »»

Producers plead to keep public access

May 26, 2016 The producer of a show on Altoona’s local access TV pleaded with City Council Wednesday to help ensure the station remains a home to its varied programming, which is threatened by the scheduled... more »»

Holiday weekend traffic rising

May 26, 2016 Lower gas prices — even though they took a jump this week — will lead to a near-record number of holiday travelers over the Memorial Day holiday period. more »»

Seniors seek healthy lifestyle

May 26, 2016 When Teresa Falzarano of Tipton began participating in the local version of the state’s Healthy Steps in Motion exercise program, she couldn’t do the so-called DUI straight line walk without... more »»

Police: Woman stole from disabled clients

May 26, 2016 A Hollidaysburg woman faces felony charges after she allegedly stole thousands from four disabled clients. more »»

Cesare Battisti request heading to liquor board

May 26, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution by which the Cesare Battisti club on Beale Avenue may be able to play outdoor music again, despite opposition from residents expressed at council’s... more »»

Redevelopment Authority OKs water service for cafe

May 26, 2016 The city Redevelopment Authority has approved a lease amendment to provide water service for City Councilwoman Christie Jordan’s proposed Cafe Zoe at the Transportation Cente. more »»

PSU Altoona receives $50,000 grant

May 26, 2016 Penn State Altoona is one of six Penn State campuses recently named by the university as one of its entrepreneurial sites across the stat. more »»

Ebensburg sets public meetings on sewer project

May 26, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough Council will have three public meetings for residents to learn more about an upcoming multimillion-dollar sewer project. more »»

Area briefs

May 26, 2016 CRESSON Man faces child pornography charges The state Attorney General’s office filed child pornography charges Wednesday against Cresson Township resident Richard Gerard Vanbrakle, 38. more »»

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