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Saltsman release petition denied

April 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Petitions filed a week ago by a life prisoner seeking his release from the State Correctional Institution at Graterford have been dismissed without hearing by Blair County Judge... more »»

Patients speak highly of Gates model

April 24, 2014 Seven years ago, Nikki Coleman of Altoona was in the Altoona Regional Health System emergency room with complications from diabetes. more »»

Primanti Bros. coming to area

April 24, 2014 CROSS KEYS — A popular Pittsburgh restaurant known for piling coleslaw and french fries on its sandwiches is making plans to open in Allegheny Township. Primanti Bros. more »»

Prisoner from Altoona allegedly raped cellmate

April 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — An Altoona man housed in Cambria County Prison to complete a parole violation program has been charged in the rape of another inmate. Russell Lee Harold III, 26, 1025 Second Ave. more »»

Police: Courthouse suspect used accent

April 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police allege Stephen Jablonski, 50, 668 Russell Ave. more »»

Bedford fire largest in ‘quite a few years’

April 24, 2014 CENTERVILLE — Firefighters are battling a Bedford County forest fire for a sixth day, with the blaze — now largely under control, according to responders — burning through 1 1/2 square miles as of... more »»

County approves new union contract

April 24, 2014 BEDFORD — Bedford County commissioners approved a three-year contract with a union representing court staff and probation officers Tuesday, leaving a third and final contract negotiation with... more »»

Blair to amend 10-year waste plan

April 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will amend its 10-year solid waste plan at the state’s request so haulers retain the option of using any licensed landfill. more »»

Altoona man, 36, allegedly sold heroin to police informant

April 24, 2014 An Altoona man out on bail on drug charges is back in jail after allegedly selling heroin to a police informant. Jason J. Johnson, 36, of 2721 Fairway Drive, Apt. more »»

Marshall to aid city’s transition

April 24, 2014 A couple of months ago, Peter Marshall was doing some recruiting work for a third class city he declined to identify. more »»

9th District forum slated for tonight

April 24, 2014 The three Republicans seeking the 9th District U.S. House seat are set for their first joint event tonight in Indiana County. Incumbent Rep. more »»

Police: Driver accidentally shot himself

April 24, 2014 A 29-year-old Altoona man accidentally shot himself while driving along Route 764, according to polic. more »»

Two accused of bomb threat in Cambria

April 23, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a bomb threat that closed the Cambria County Courthouse for hours Tuesday. more »»

AG’s office cops to mistake

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An agreement approved by a judge late Monday has eliminated a hurdle faced by Dr. more »»

Robbery spree ends in jail time

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man this week told Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Mad deer zone expands

April 23, 2014 The discovery of chronic wasting disease in two more Bedford County deer has spurred the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand a restricted hunting area to the Maryland border, officials announced... more »»

Police accuse man of abusing Dalmatian puppy

April 23, 2014 TUNNELHILL — A Gallitzin man is charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly abusing his Dalmatian puppy. more »»

Police: Man scammed elderly

April 23, 2014 An Altoona man convicted last year of scamming people is back in jail and facing new charges. Shawn P. Price, 25, of 110 16th St. more »»

Transportation program’s growth to be ‘sustained’

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Local PennDOT representatives met with area municipal leaders, police officers and planning agencies to highlight the perks of the recently passed Act 89 transportation funding law... more »»

Burglar sentenced

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A husband and wife who were victims of a home invasion last October told a Blair County judge the traumatic effect it has had on their lives. more »»

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