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Beer vendors, customers unhappy with liquor bill veto

July 5, 2015 Cassidy’s Brew Zoo nearly doubled its usual number of transactions on Friday, with customers carting out cases on cases of beer in preparation for Independence Day parties. more »»

McGinnis stands against GOP in state budget battle

July 5, 2015 Amid all the clamor and noise of the state budget battle is a lone voice, harrumphing in the wilderness. It’s Rep. more »»

Radio tycoon Barger dies

July 5, 2015 A distinctive local radio voice has gone silent. Altoona native Dave Barger, owner of WRTA, WKMC, WBXQ and WBRX, died Friday evening after an illness. more »»

Patton fireworks postponed to tonight

July 5, 2015 Patton residents who expected their fireworks Saturday evening in the traditional July 4 slot had to wait until this evening, due to the loss of an operations permit by the person designated to set... more »»

Locals run, bike, learn on July 4th holiday

July 5, 2015 Each July 4, the Hollidaysburg YMCA provides an opportunity for a personal declaration of independence in Altoona: to haul oneself around a 5-kilometer or 15-kilometer course with no outside help. more »»

Check writing is becoming a lost art

July 5, 2015 My father taught me three basic skills: How to ride a bicycle, how to drive a car and how to write a check. more »»

Local woman hopes scientists can use her body for ALS cure

July 5, 2015 When Joyce Rourke-McNeal arrives in Boston in August, she’ll wait for the other passengers to walk off the plane before the airline crew lifts her out of her seat and wheels her out to where her... more »»

Peoples planning new message for Gallitzin gas

July 5, 2015 With a town sewer project delayed about a month, Peoples Natural Gas has some time to entice Gallitzin-area customers into making the switch from oil or electric heat. more »»

Area briefs

July 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Meeting canceled Blair County commissioners have canceled Tuesday’s weekly meeting at the Blair County Courthouse. Their next weekly meeting will be held at 10 a.m. more »»

Injuries keep hospital staff busy

July 4, 2015 Banging and popping throughout city neighborhoods, as they shower streets and sidewalks with colored sparks and smoke, fireworks are seemingly unavoidable on Independence Da. more »»

Park managers advise patience

July 4, 2015 When the smoke clears after Fourth of July fireworks shows tonight, people will have to take a deep breath because they won’t likely be able to burst out of their parking space. more »»

Police: City man broke into yard sale store

July 4, 2015 An Altoona man faces dozens of charges after police say he broke into a Pleasant Valley Boulevard store in January. Terry L. Rightenour, 52, of 413 19th S. more »»

Antis tweaks garbage ordinance

July 4, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted Thursday to advertise a solid waste ordinance that became somewhat controversial at their June meeting. more »»

Lodging properties expect few vacancies

July 4, 2015 Blair County visitors looking for a place to stay during the holiday weekend may need to keep their fingers crossed because some area hotel officials report there will be few vacancies. more »»

City man linked to heroin sales

July 4, 2015 A Claysburg native already out on bail for allegedly selling heroin is back behind bars on more charges. Nathan T. Snowberger, 35, of 1524 E. Walton Ave. more »»

Police looking for burglar

July 4, 2015 Greenfield Township police are looking for a man accused of illegally entering a house and assaulting a woman who had previously accused him of abuse. more »»

Trash overbilling charges filed against hauler

July 4, 2015 PLEASANT GAP (AP) — More charges have been filed against the owner of a central Pennsylvania trash hauling company, and now his wife, for allegedly overbilling customers by dumping garbage in a... more »»

Sex offender faces felony charge

July 4, 2015 CLAYSBURG — A registered sex offender faces a felony charge after he allegedly failed to tell police of his new Altoona address, according to Greenfield Township police. more »»

Supervisor: Prison rumors unfounded

July 3, 2015 Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the official closing of the State Correctional Institution at Cresson, with barely a word from state officials as to when the property will be up for... more »»

Wolf vetoes liquor bill

July 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

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