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Winery to make debut in Portage

August 24, 2014 PORTAGE — Tom Krinjeck began making wine more than 15 years ago after his son bought him an at-home kit. “It was terrible,” he said of his first batch, laughin. more »»

Love of music, singing never ages as I get older

August 24, 2014 Even though I am pushing 50, there is still a part of me that refuses to grow up. more »»

Marijuana bill closer to fruition

August 24, 2014 The cloud of discussion on Pennsylvania’s possible medical marijuana legalization may have dissipated with the end of the Legislative session, but a bill to allow the drug for patients could be set... more »»

Ex-informant accused of perjury to stand trial

August 24, 2014 A former police informant will stand trial on charges he lied on the stan. more »»

Area briefs

August 24, 2014 Tea party to host Blair commissioner The Blair County Tea Party will host Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. more »»

Hollidaysburg unveils sewer project

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are gearing up for what will likely be a multimillion sewer project to be completed in the next few years. more »»

Ross retrial delayed

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The death penalty trial for Paul Aaron Ross, accused of killing a young Hollidaysburg woman a decade ago, has been moved from October to November, giving prosecutors and defense... more »»

New system for AASD can identify sex offenders

August 23, 2014 A new computer system will inform Altoona Area staff this year whether visitors are registered sex offenders. more »»

USVEI head signs consent agreement

August 23, 2014 The head of the organization that planned to install a complex of veterans-related services in Altoona has signed a consent agreement with the state Department of Banking and Securities, in which th... more »»

NCambria school district hires new superintendent

August 23, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — After a two-month search, Northern Cambria School District has a new superintendent. At a special meeting Aug. more »»

Gallitzin to unveil water tanks

August 23, 2014 GALLITZIN — Gallitzin’s water authority is set to unveil new water treatment tanks at 8:30 a.m. Monday at a treatment facility along Chestnut Street. more »»

Child porn suspect pleads guilty

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 70-year-old Altoona man entered guilty pleas Friday to seven counts of possession of child pornography. Garry Lynn David of 310 Walton Ave. more »»

Three accused of passing off counterfeit $100 bills

August 23, 2014 Three people are behind bars after police say they passed counterfeit $100 bills. Michael S. Moncrieffe, 27, of Reading, along with Theresa H. Moore, 31, and Dacia A. more »»

Firm awarded contract to tear down old Philipsburg hospital

August 23, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — A contract has been awarded to an Allegheny County firm to demolish the former Philipsburg State Hospital campus in Centre County and return the land to green spac. more »»

Water agency seeks auction alternative

August 22, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority next week will present a proposal in answer to City Council’s controversial plan for the long-term lease of the water and sewer systems operated by the authority in... more »»

Blair County Prison warden wants to offer GED tests

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison might be inching closer to being able to again offer inmates the opportunity to take the General Educational Develop­ment tests. more »»

Historians to honor Civil War colonel

August 22, 2014 A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray’s papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years. more »»

Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The crowd at McLanahan Corp. fell silent Thursday as Gov. Tom Corbett peered into a gigantic metal tub. more »»

Fire at Blair County Prison in November costs $265,130

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Repairs to the Blair County Prison laundry, temporarily shut down last November by fire, cost $265,130, according to a report received Thurs­day by the prison board. more »»

State inspects Burchfield site

August 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — The state Department of Environ­mental Protection recently secured a search warrant from the Blair County Court of Common Pleas to inspect a site in Allegheny Township after one of th... more »»

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