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Fire department seeks dismissal of lawsuit

September 19, 2016 The Logan Township United Fire Department is asking a federal judge to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former member who claimed in June he was the victim of racial discrimination by his... more »»

Ebensburg preparing for annual PotatoFest

September 19, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg is preparing to celebrate an important anniversary of its popular PotatoFest this weekend. more »»

Exploring work vehicles delights kids

September 19, 2016 EBENSBURG — A little boy excitedly pulled on his mother’s hand as they approached a fire engine parked inside Dauntless Fire Company along Sample Street. more »»

Expansion includes chapel, center

September 19, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Construction is nearly complete for a new chapel and cultural center at Homewood at Martinsbur. more »»

St. Patrick enrollment increases

September 18, 2016 NEWRY — The crowd attending a PTO meeting at St. Patrick School fell silent at the question: “When was the last time enrollment was this high?” canon lawyer Philip Gray asked. more »»

Amtrak might ‘de-staff’ Altoona station

September 18, 2016 Altoona could soon join the ranks of many smaller towns that don’t have an Amtrak ticket agent on duty when passenger trains come through. more »»

Claysburg-Kimmel, foundation seek discussion on program

September 18, 2016 CLAYSBURG — Even as the Claysburg-Kimmel School District prepares to expand its after-school science and technology program with the help of local fundraisers, communication problems and... more »»

Despite criticism, PSU honors Paterno at game

September 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State paid tribute Saturday to Joe Paterno on the 50th anniversary of his first game, despite criticism that the ceremonies are insensitive to victims in the university’s sex... more »»

Cancer survivors share stories at UPMC picnic

September 18, 2016 TIPTON — Talking about a cancer diagnosis can be difficult, but talking to people who have gone through the same thing can make it easier. more »»

Residents at odds with group

September 18, 2016 GALLITZIN — Following a police incident last month, some in Gallitzin apparently would like residents associated with Sunset Support Services to find another place to live. more »»

Diocese places Rizzo on leave

September 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown announced Saturday afternoon that it had placed the Rev. David R. Rizzo, 44, on leav. more »»

Halvorson: Scrap airport subsidies

September 18, 2016 The federal payments that rural airports like Blair County’s rely on represent another division between the two hopefuls fighting for Congress this November. more »»

City man due in court

September 18, 2016 An Altoona man accused of selling cocaine to a police informant is due in court this week. Lynorris “Nas” Wilson, 54, of 1529 10th St., was arrested Sept. more »»

Bedford woman accused of assault with rock

September 18, 2016 BEDFORD — A Bedford woman is facing charges after she allegedly threw a rock at a man’s head last week. more »»

Area fire companies receive grants

September 18, 2016 HARRISBURG — Multiple volunteer fire companies in Cambria, Bedford and Clearfield counties have been awarded grants by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to combat forest... more »»

Police reports

September 18, 2016 Altoona police Shannon Nicole Hallett, no age listed, 155 Roaring Spring Commons, Apt. 514, Roaring Spring, was arrested early Saturday at 218 Maple Ave. more »»

Blair receives award for health challenge

September 18, 2016 Blair County has received a $10,000 award for being one of 50 selected in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge. more »»

Jury: Gomez guilty of manslaughter

September 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury on Friday night convicted an Altoona man of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two related charges in the fatal shooting death... more »»

Hollidaysburg School Board recording confirms Kaneshiki comment

September 17, 2016 Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki, facing an uproar about her vote Wednesday that stopped approval of a kindergarten teaching position, went to Facebook on Thursday to say she di... more »»

Veterans note POW/MIA Day

September 17, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — The sky was gray and temperatures cool Friday morning outside the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, matching a somber theme of remembering veterans, past and present, who had been prisoner... more »»

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