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Complex’s cost concerns residents

May 13, 2016 Portage Township Supervisors opened the floor to residents Thursday at Portage Area High School to talk about the $1.4 million cost of constructing a new municipal complex. more »»

Two Hollidaysburg residents raise concerns over property

May 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two borough residents, voicing concerns for a number of their neighbors, attended Borough Council’s Thursday meeting to talk about a deteriorating property they referred to as a... more »»

Everett railroad project receives state funding

May 13, 2016 A local project is included among projects approved for funding Thursday by the State Transportation Commission. more »»

City hires group to adjust water authority rent

May 12, 2016 City Council on Wednesday hired the engineering firm that helped the City of Reading pump money from its water systems into its sunken general fund, so the firm could help Altoona do the same. more »»

Veteran to receive new home

May 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Jeffrey Campbell’s wife told him she had applied for a new, specially built house through the charity group Helping a Hero, he was skeptica. more »»

Teenager killed in accident remembered as ‘hard worker’

May 12, 2016 An 18-year-old Hollidaysburg teenager, who was killed in a Tuesday evening crash that also injured his 17-year-old passenger, was remembered Wednesday as a “great kid” and hard worker. Dakota R. more »»

Pew study: Middle class shrinking in major cities

May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. more »»

Altoona couple facing theft charges in stolen debit card case

May 12, 2016 An Altoona couple who allegedly used a stolen debit card to make more than $1,000 worth of illegal purchases in late April turned themselves into authorities Wednesday. Lara N. Kifer, 32, and Miles A. more »»

C-K approves prelim budget with tax hike

May 12, 2016 CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board rejected, then passed a preliminary budget Wednesday that would call for a property tax increase at the state-imposed limit. more »»

Child abuse suspect testifies

May 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona man is contesting charges filed against him last year in connection with injuries suffered by his 6-week-old son. James . more »»

Zoning board approves off-lot parking for Wendy’s

May 12, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted a special exception for creation of parking spaces where a commercial building stands behind Wendy’s restaurant on Plank Road near Union Avenue. more »»

City Council approves HUD spending plan

May 12, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved a $1.7-million spending plan for the city’s “entitlement” money from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area School District passes prelim budget

May 12, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area School board unanimously approved a preliminary $47.6 million budget Wednesday, with an estimated $1.8 million deficit, but that figure is not final. more »»

Two men facing child porn charges

May 12, 2016 Two Blair County men have been indicted separately for possession of child pornography by a federal grand jury. Joseph A. more »»

Cresson man faces charges in loans case

May 12, 2016 A Cresson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury of making false statements on loan applications, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said in a release. Justin M. Hickox, 28, of 416 Third St. more »»

Game Commission expands area affected by chronic wasting disease

May 12, 2016 State hunting officials have found several more local deer afflicted with chronic wasting disease in recent months, bringing the total number found so far to 22. more »»


May 12, 2016 The following defendents pleaded guilty to the charges listed and were sentenced as follows: — Jeffrey L. Tipton, 54, 106 17th S. more »»

Sandusky’s ex-attorney pleads guilty

May 12, 2016 CARLISLE (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty to stealing more than three-quarters of a million... more »»

Ex-financial planner linked to fraud cases

May 12, 2016 SCRANTON (AP) — A former Pennsylvania financial planner who worked at 11 investment firms and was ousted from at least six of them has been charged with defrauding investors through the sale of... more »»

Attempted homicide suspect apologizes

May 12, 2016 WINDBER — A Pennsylvania man charged with attempted homicide and other crimes has apologized for mistakenly shooting the mother of his intended target and said in court testimony that his girlfrien... more »»

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