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Local man facing drug, indecent exposure charges

August 13, 2014 An Altoona man is in trouble after police say he ate psychedelic mushrooms and took off his pants. James P. Laird, 34, of 323 Willow Ave., Apt. more »»

Police: Scammers calling eateries

August 13, 2014 BELLEFONTE (AP) — Police in one central Penn­sylvania county say busy restaurants are being targeted by telephone scammers who claim to be calling about past-due electric bills. more »»

Police: Scammers calling eateries

August 13, 2014 BELLEFONTE (AP) — Police in one central Penn­sylvania county say busy restaurants are being targeted by telephone scammers who claim to be calling about past-due electric bills. more »»

GOP committee sits out 81st race

August 12, 2014 Republicans can’t lose in the 81st Legislative District. more »»

Mansion finals ppd. until Wednesday

August 12, 2014 The Central Blair Recreation Commission's Mansion Park Summer Basketball League championships have been postponed tonight due to rain and a threatening weather forecast. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area School District files suit against contractor

August 12, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Area School District on Monday formally sued the contractor who performed the heating, ventilation and air conditioning work at the high school swimming pool area. S.P. McCarl & C. more »»

Brother Baker case conference to focus on settlement deals

August 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Police arrest multiple suspects in drug sweep

August 12, 2014 Police spent Monday morning looking for about a dozen people suspected of dealing drugs in Blair County. more »»

Two accused of assaulting man

August 12, 2014 Two Altoona men face felony charges after they allegedly assaulted a man outside an East End sub shop. William M. DeCriscio, 25, and Christopher P. Hicks Jr., 24, both of 1014 S. Second St. more »»

Gallitzin residents remain upset over death of dog

August 12, 2014 GALLITZIN — The seizure by police of an old dog from outside the house of its vacationing owners here July 30 — and the dog’s subsequent death at a Blair County shelter — have unleashed dismay in th... more »»

Cresson reinstates police officer positions

August 12, 2014 CRESSON — Like many municipalities, Cresson Borough has a hard time keeping part-time police officers, who often stay for a few months before finding a permanent position elsewher. more »»

PSU trustees to discuss status of NCAA lawsuit

August 12, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s trustees will meet by phone later this week to discuss the status of a lawsuit by state officials against the NCAA over the use of a $60 million fine the university i... more »»

Tyrone approves cost for new HVAC system

August 12, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council approved the cost of a new HVAC system for the borough building’s basement on Monday night, despite concerns about an increase in the project’s price tag. more »»

Spring Cove board appoints member

August 12, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to appoint former Martinsburg Borough Council member Brian Gahagan as the board’s newest member. more »»

Flood assistance extends to Bedford

August 12, 2014 BEDFORD — The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Bedford County among several counties, primarily in western Maryland, affected by June flooding, according to a news release. more »»

Man accused of setting Gettysburg park fire

August 12, 2014 GETTYSBURG (AP) — Federal authorities say a man faces criminal charges after he made threats and set fire to 250 hay bales inside Gettysburg National Military Park. The U.S. more »»

Saxton man gets 12 years in prison for gun smuggling

August 12, 2014 A Saxton man accused of stealing handguns and trying to sell them in Baltimore received a 12-year federal prison sentence Monday, less than two weeks after an accomplice got a nearly three-year... more »»

Camp out remembers World War II sacrifices

August 11, 2014 Mike Carper of Lewistown cited the aphorism “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” to help explain why he was one of the World War II re-enactors camping out at the Horseshoe Curve Saturday i... more »»

Blair child welfare workers report four near fatalities in 2013

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A statewide child abuse report says that Blair County Children, Youth and Families, the county’s child welfare agency, investigated four near-fatalities of children in 2013, a high... more »»

Founding Loretto Legion member still contributing

August 11, 2014 LORETTO — A local senior who will be 90 years old in March is the only remaining founding charter member of the Loretto American Legion Auxiliary Post 748. more »»

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