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Baker’s 88 abuse victims receive $8 million

October 22, 2014 Altoona attorney Richard A. more »»

Tax break program could help downtown Altoona

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County commissioners said Tuesday they are interested in a proposal to use real estate tax breaks as a spur for the development of downtown Altoona. more »»

Area residents hear plans about possible 9/11 trail

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The second in a series of public hearings and workshops on a potential trail connecting the three 9/11 memorials invited area residents to note local landmarks that the trail should... more »»

Schools scoured in search for accused police killer

October 22, 2014 SWIFTWATER — With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked... more »»

Huntingdon school reimbursed for construction project

October 22, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Huntingdon Area School District has been reimbursed $271,796 for a construction project. more »»

Chairman: Home rule charter faces less dissent

October 21, 2014 With just two weeks left before election day, opposition to Altoona’s proposed home rule charter is evaporating, as those with doubts learn what really is — and isn’t — in the charter, according to... more »»

Court upholds long-term prison sentence

October 21, 2014 A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has upheld the sentence of an Altoona man who last year was convicted of being one of the leaders of a group distributing kilograms of cocaine every few days... more »»

Justice suspended over porn email case

October 21, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney... more »»

Locals to help teachers in Qatar

October 21, 2014 BELLWOOD — Alice Flarend believes learning is a lifelong experience. Flarend sees her upcoming trip to Doha, Qatar, as both a learning and teaching experience. more »»

Police: Tyrone robbery suspect said he was ‘just so sick’

October 21, 2014 A man charged with robbing a Tyrone pharmacy told police he committed the crime because he was having trouble getting a prescription transferred, police said in an affidavit. more »»

Judge: Entry didn’t violate rights

October 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise has ruled that Logan Township police did not violate the rights of a New Jersey man who was a student at Penn State Altoona last March when officers... more »»

Area briefs

October 21, 2014 Man, 84, dies after being hit by car An 84-year-old Huntingdon County man died late Sunday night after being struck by a car as he tried to cross a state highway, Pennsylvania State Police at... more »»

Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies' success

October 20, 2014 What some have called Blair County’s version of the Academy Awards will take place at the Blair County Convention Center tonight when the Blair County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 25th annual... more »»

Lawyer says he's optimistic about potential deal between city, water authority

October 20, 2014 The lawyer trying to help the city work out a deal with the Altoona Water Authority to monetize the water system that the authority operates is optimistic for succes. more »»

Altoona man has left his mark on local sports history

October 20, 2014 Nearly 81 years ago, by the time Joe Bidoli was born in Altoona, the city had lost its traveling baseball team. more »»

Police: Man stole OxyContin in robbery

October 20, 2014 TYRONE — A Tyrone man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he got away with a quantity of OxyContin during an armed robbery at Community Pharmacy, 1256 Pennsylvania Ave. more »»

Newcomers find success at pet expo

October 20, 2014 Sunday’s fourth annual Central Pennsylvania Pet Expo was a hit for several first-time participants. “I wanted to look around, but we have been so busy. more »»

Police reports

October 20, 2014 Philipsburg state police - Bradley Peters Jr. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

October 20, 2014 Altoona police Oct. 7 - Drugs: 1100 block 16th St. - Assault: 1400 block Third St. - Forgery: 200 block Chestnut Ave., 5200 block Colclesser Ave. - Burglary: 200 block Cherry Ave. more »»

Politics of an email trail

October 19, 2014 Among the emails released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane in the so-call “Porngate” scandal is one called, “Annual Apology. more »»

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