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BG perfectly golden

December 13, 2014 HERSHEY – There were smiles all around among the Bishop Guilfoyle High School football players, coaches, and fans on hand following the Marauders’ 19-18 PIAA Class A state championship win over... more »»

Bomb suspect receives two years

December 13, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A federal judge has sentenced Vladislav Miftakhov, a former Penn State Altoona student, to 24 months in a federal prison for making illegal explosive devices last year in his apartment... more »»

Hollidaysburg budget maintains ‘status quo’

December 13, 2014 Hollidaysburg Borough Council unanimously passed its $2.7 million 2015 budget Thursday evening without a tax increase. “Pretty much everything’s the status quo,” Mayor John Stultz said. more »»

City mayor post interests two

December 13, 2014 Two members of city council are thinking of running for the full-time mayoral post established by the home rule charter that voters approved last month. more »»

Gun donation to aid Tyrone police officers

December 13, 2014 Tyrone police officers will now have borough-issued handguns. Six Smith & Wesson M&P . more »»

Balanced budget raises concerns

December 12, 2014 Logan Township’s 2015 budget balances by keeping real estate taxes, light district taxes and sewer rates at current levels. more »»

Transportation funding to see boost

December 12, 2014 PennDOT is expecting a 42 percent increase in Blair County funding as a result of a major transportation bill approved last summer, District 9, Executive Thomas Prestash told members of the Blair... more »»

PSU chair concerned by focus on sanctions

December 12, 2014 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The chairman of Penn State’s board of trustees said he’s concerned about members “single-minded focus” on fighting sanctions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse... more »»

Computer code learning sweeping schools

December 12, 2014 At first glimpse, fourth-grader Ava Miller and her classmates at Bellwood-Antis School District’s Myers Elementary School appear to be playing a computer game, but it’s much more than that. more »»

Man wants video suppressed

December 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who contends he had a right to take a cellphone video of the Blair County Prothonotary’s Office on July 3 has asked that evidence against him — his own video — be... more »»

Police: Scam victim sent money often

December 12, 2014 The 88-year-old Altoona woman recently reported to have lost more than $215,000 in a lottery scam sent money repeatedly over two years at the request of people who called her, according to the state... more »»

Officials pushing emergency alert program

December 12, 2014 Emergency officials and the Blair County Local Emergency Planning Committee are urging residents to self-register their cellular telephones to receive emergency alerts. more »»

Bombing suspect’s sentencing set

December 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former college student facing a two-year prison sentence for building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus apartment has had his sentencing rescheduled. more »»

Warrant triggers drug arrests

December 12, 2014 A sheriff’s department warrant led to several drug arrests in Allegheny Township, according to police. more »»

Gunman guilty

December 12, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of fatally shooting a Philadelphia police officer as the officer walked to a bus stop after an overnight shift. Forty-year-old Officer Moses Walker Jr. more »»

2015 dog licenses available

December 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pennsylvania’s 2015 dog licenses distributed by Blair County Treasurer Jim Carothers are now available for purchase. more »»

East Freedom man accused of selling drugs to informant

December 12, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — An East Freedom man is behind bars after police say he sold pot and prescription drugs to an informant. Travis L. Klosky, 22, of 1802 Everett Rd. more »»

House sale overturned over $6.30

December 12, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow’s home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.3. more »»

City Council decides to not raise taxes

December 11, 2014 A month ago, Interim City Manager Peter Marshall proposed a 5-mill general property tax increase to build up the city’s reserves. more »»

General Cable plant cutting about 160 jobs

December 11, 2014 The Altoona General Cable plant will remain open but will operate with a drastically reduced workforce. Officials of the Highland Heights, Ky. more »»

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