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Council deconstructs planning code

August 18, 2016 In 2003, then-city Planning Director Dave McFarland compiled all the ordinances over which his department had administrative control into the Altoona Planning Code. more »»

Cambria suicide group receives $7,000 donation

August 18, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County suicide prevention group annou­nced this week that it has received a $7,000 donation in support of its program. more »»

Feathers: ‘I hope God forgives her’

August 17, 2016 For Randy Feathers, it was like a black cloud had lifted after Monday’s conviction of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. more »»

Ag Progress under way

August 17, 2016 ROCK-SPRINGS — A crowd of farmers accumulated as a bird-sized drone hovered inside a barn Tuesday. The drone demonstration was new to the annual Ag Progress Days at the Russell E. more »»

‘House parent’ jailed

August 17, 2016 A suspended Bishop Carroll employee has been jailed at Cambria County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing next week. more »»

Blair missing out on higher bed tax revenue

August 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will miss out on higher bed tax revenue during the upcoming football season when overnight travel increases. more »»

Logan police ponder wiretap law for cameras

August 17, 2016 Logan Township Police Chief Tim Mercer is preparing for his officers to begin using body cameras, but he’s hoping for changes in state law to make the cameras more practicable. more »»

Odor of sewage plagues Newburg

August 17, 2016 It was just a whiff, but a potentially toxic one, financially. more »»

Dems vote on Wozniak campaign replacement

August 17, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic is on a path to receive the official Democratic Party nod today for the 35th state Senate District race. more »»

Logan Township looks to ensure driveway access for fire trucks

August 17, 2016 Logan Township is considering standards for driveway entrances to ensure that fire trucks can negotiate them. more »»

Dull addresses transgender policy

August 17, 2016 Pastor Gary Dull addressed the Altoona Area School Board on Wednesday with remarks opposite to those heard by the board last week from two transgender women who said transgender students should be... more »»

Altoona robbery suspect taken into custody

August 17, 2016 EBENSBURG — An Altoona man was taken into custody Saturday after a warrant was issued for his arrest last week on felony robbery and other charges. more »»

Jury: AG Kane guilty of all charges

August 16, 2016 NORRISTOWN — The state’s attorney general was convicted Monday of all nine charges against her in a perjury and obstruction case related to a grand jury leak but insisted she’s innocent and vowed to... more »»

Blair drug sweep nets 32

August 16, 2016 When Rashelle Ann Summers learned her bail was set at a total of $280,000 on eight cases where police allege she sold crack cocaine, heroin and prescription pills, she bent over sobbing. more »»

A list of the suspects in Monday’s drug sweep

August 16, 2016 The following suspects were arrested Monday: -- Damon Williams, 38, of the 800 block of 25th Street, is charged with three counts each of delivery and possession of cocaine and criminal use of a... more »»

Police say cafeteria manager at Hollidaysburg Catholic School stole $7K

August 16, 2016 An Altoona woman faces felony charges after police say she stole thousands of dollars from the Hollidaysburg Catholic School. Former cafeteria manager Cari Ann Gibson, 48, of 423 Bell Ave. more »»

Gieg’s passing a ‘loss for community’

August 16, 2016 He was the quintessential gentleman and the best kind of attorney, said Blair County President Judge Elizabeth Doyle. Attorney Frederick B. “Rick” Gieg Jr. more »»

Judge lets Stephenson’s 18-40 year sentence stand

August 16, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has declined to modify a prison sentence of 18 to 40 years that he handed down in April to an Altoona woman who shot and killed her mother in 2014. Tracy A. more »»

Crash causes minor injuries

August 16, 2016 A rear-end crash involving three vehicles on Pleasant Valley Boulevard caused minor injuries Monday afternoon. A van driven north by Crystal R. more »»

Farmers stress need for immigrants

August 16, 2016 SUMMERHILL — Although agriculture remains a driving force in Cambria County’s economy, many area farmers said they are facing a labor shortage. more »»

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