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Dems call Wolf’s budget ambitious

March 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — More details of Gov. more »»

Judge denies withdrawal of Piner’s guilty pleas

March 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has denied a request by Stephen M. Piner of Altoona to withdraw his guilty pleas to 32 drug-related offenses. more »»

Theater operator wants to serve beer

March 3, 2015 CROSS KEYS — The operator of a movie theater proposed for Convention Center Commons wants to introduce on-site sales of alcoholic beverages. A representative for Eastwynn Theaters Inc. more »»

Police say city man beat pregnant dog

March 3, 2015 An Altoona man remains behind bars after he allegedly showed up drunk at his ex-girlfriend’s house and assaulted their dog. Robert W. Schandelmeier, 406 Cherry Av. more »»

Police officer faces assault charges

March 3, 2015 A Blair County police officer faces charges after state police alleged that he assaulted his girlfriend. Adam D. Bonsell, 35, of 537 Blair St. more »»

Smoke alarms available

March 3, 2015 The Altoona Fire Depart­ment is accepting applications from city residents for smoke alarms as part of its Fire Prevention and Awareness campaign. more »»

Funding increase expected for PSU

March 3, 2015 Penn State is in line for a substantial increase in funding under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan. more »»

Police reports

March 3, 2015 Altoona police -- Robert Carnell, 219 Aqua Lane, Hollidaysburg, was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct for an alleged incident about 4 p.m. more »»

Martinsburg man sent to prison for missed tests

March 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County construction worker was sent to jail for 20 days because he failed to take several required tests on a remote breathalyzer given to him by the adult parole and... more »»

City man facing 4th DUI after hit-and-run crash

March 3, 2015 An Altoona man with three previous driving-under-the-influence arrests now faces charges he was drunk when he drove away from a crash over the weekend. Jack D. Williams, 37, of 2526 Sixth Ave. more »»

Ex-coach reinstated to teaching position

March 3, 2015 Juniata Valley High School teacher Mike Smith confirmed that he returned Monday after being suspended since an incident in March 2014, but he will not return to his former post as football coach. more »»

Police warn residents about phone scam

March 3, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Green­field Township police are warning residents of a scam involving bogus calls from police looking for “funding and support. more »»

Portage briefs

March 3, 2015 Marcellus Shale funds might be used for crib wall Borough officials knew they’d eventually have to realign a crib wall along Trout Run, but possible grant funding may ease their financial burden. more »»

Video surveillance helps police solve crimes they wouldn't otherwise

March 2, 2015 It was a late night in February when someone stole an antique Marhoefer Bread sign from a porch in Tyrone. more »»

Keystone criticism increasing

March 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Eight years and two governors ago, the state Board of Education realized it had a problem on its hands. more »»

Administrator’s work a ‘calling’

March 2, 2015 Serving as the chairman of a state licensing board, improving facilities and receiving awards for a job well done would prove to be the highlights of many individuals’ careers. more »»

Magistrate’s letter raises questions

March 2, 2015 In a nearly 25-year career as a magistrate, Michael Zungali said he never mixed campaign activities with his professional work. more »»

Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine

March 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how... more »»

Two Conn. men accused of assaulting taxi driver

March 2, 2015 State College — Two Connecticut men were arrested by Patton Township police after one of the men allegedly struck a taxi driver in the face late Saturday. Zachary Wiley, 23, of Grosvenordale, Conn. more »»

County housing authority votes to give vets preference

March 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has voted to give veterans preference when it comes to the rental of apartments at the agency’s two projects: Bell Court in... more »»

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