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Dormevil receives 7 years’ probation

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jacob Dormevil is only 21 years old, but he said in a statement Thursday to Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle that the last two years of his young life have been “unbearable. more »»

Circus company facing scrutiny

May 22, 2015 An Oklahoma circus company is being asked to respond to allegations linked to the handling of elephants, including a 2014 incident in Altoona, as reported in a recent complaint filed with the U.S. more »»

Holiday travel to increase

May 22, 2015 Highways are expected to be busy this weekend for what is typically the first big travel holiday of the summer season. About 37. more »»

PNG elaborates on Gallitzin gas signups, benefits

May 22, 2015 GALLITZIN — If there was any perceived benefit to delaying signing up for natural gas, it’s gone now, said Peoples Natural Gas officials Thursday. more »»

AWA names reservoir after Lawruk

May 22, 2015 Although he has been a prominent developer for years, Maury Lawruk didn’t seem comfortable Thursday when the Altoona Water Authority made a fuss over him. more »»

Sci-fi writer, scientist gives lecture

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Spaceships, robots and laser beams flashed across a projector screen Thursday as more than two dozen spectators filtered into Hollidaysburg Area Public Library’s community room. more »»

Police: Man threatened to stab several people

May 22, 2015 An Altoona man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to stab several people. Kyle D. Brown, 23, of 509 26th St., Apt. 1, was taken into custody by Altoona police about 7 a.m. more »»

Students create bench for vets

May 22, 2015 A student project could make a good place for veterans to sit down and reflect this Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Votes outside city helped Erb, Tomassetti win

May 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona voters divided their support Tuesday for three of the five Blair County Republican commissioner candidate. more »»

Rally backs Wolf’s budget

May 21, 2015 Sharon Pope’s eighth-grade son Holdon attends Altoona Area Junior High School under an Individual Education Plan to help deal with his multiple learning disabilities. more »»

Cyber students help spruce up

May 21, 2015 They may attend school at home behind a computer, but local children enrolled in Agora Cyber Charter School came together outside Wednesday for a service project with the Army National Guard in... more »»

Mandate leaves Hollidaysburg, other districts struggling

May 21, 2015 All across the nation, children are saying no to the whole grains required by the federal government. And that protest is manifest in school district food service fund deficits. more »»

Convicted murderer barred from appeal

May 21, 2015 A 48-year-old Altoona woman in prison for the past 17 years for the first-degree murder of a child has been barred from filing a post-conviction appeal in her case by a three-judge panel of the... more »»

Two men facing trial after alleged robbery

May 21, 2015 Two men accused of robbing an Altoona convenience store will face trial. Nicholas T. Kruge, 26, of 1165 Creek­side Drive, took the stand to testify against Lance J. Phillips, 27, of 712 First Ave. more »»

Tyrone paving project to begin

May 21, 2015 A road project in place to improve the main roadway leading into Tyrone Regional Health Network is slated to begin June 8. more »»

Penn Cambria approves budget

May 21, 2015 Penn Cambria School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative $24.2 million budget for the 2015-16 school year with a small tax decrease for Blair County resident. more »»

Three Penn Cambria incumbents prevail

May 21, 2015 Three incumbent Penn Cambria School Board members secured the highest votes on both Republican and Democratic tickets for the fall ballot, according to unofficial election results. more »»

Donor shocks library staff

May 21, 2015 TYRONE — Speaking from a meeting room inside Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Chuck Banas sounded a little like he was narrating an espionage novel, but he was telling a tale about how the nonprofit... more »»

Wheels & Wings security to increase

May 21, 2015 EBENSBURG — Borough police said that, in the aftermath of a deadly Texas motorcycle gang shooting, they’re taking precautions before next month’s wildly popular Wheels & Wings festival in the borough. more »»

 
 
 

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