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Reforming child sex abuse laws spurs debate

August 16, 2016 TYRONE — Reformation of child sex abuse laws was a heated topic Monday evening at Northern Blair Senior Center, where state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, hosted a town hall meeting. more »»

Virginia man dies in crash as probe continues

August 16, 2016 A 21-year-old Virginia man died Sunday evening in a Bedford County crash, police said, but details on what caused his death remain unclea. more »»

Group for blind faces financial woes

August 15, 2016 The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind’s contract with the state is $2.1 million this yea. more »»

McLanahan ‘doing OK’ despite policies

August 15, 2016 McLanahan Corp. more »»

Columbia County woman injured in crash

August 15, 2016 TYRONE — Police said a Columbia County woman was injured in a Thursday afternoon car crash along Interstate 99 in Snyder Township. According to state police at Hollidaysburg, Moriah . more »»

New Altoona football coach embraces job

August 15, 2016 Nick Felus sees his appointment as Altoona Area High School’s head football coach as a homecoming of sorts. more »»

Hollidaysburg selling historic canal homes

August 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A pair of historical canal homes on South Juniata Street will be put out to bid, Borough Council has decided. more »»

Altoona audit shows $7.1M balance

August 15, 2016 The 2015 city audit seems to confirm that Altoona has regained year-to-year solvency — due to participation in the state’s distressed municipality program. more »»

Zoning board tables day care request

August 15, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board recently postponed action on a request for a variance to establish a day care near Altoona Pipe & Steel, in a general industrial zone, because the building’s owner... more »»

Police reports

August 15, 2016 Altoona police - Dale Ryan Davis, 40, 829 Fifth Ave. more »»

Organizers say Trump rally is ‘rousing success’

August 14, 2016 Packing thousands of people into the Blair County Convention Center on Friday for a one-night event had the potential to create problems. more »»

Local GOP lawmakers show support for Trump

August 14, 2016 Amid reports of growing tension between the Republican National Committee and its presidential nominee, local party officials presented a unified front at a Friday night rally for Donald Trump at th... more »»

Group: Decision needed on Chest Creek dam

August 14, 2016 PATTON — A nonprofit looking to remove Patton’s defunct Chest Creek dam told borough officials last week that council must decide by next month whether to move forward with the project. more »»

Wings of Freedom Tour making return trip to airport

August 14, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Four vintage World War II aircraft will soon be on display at the Altoona-Blair County Airport as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour. The Stowe, Mas. more »»

City of Altoona joins MS4 council of governments

August 14, 2016 Altoona became the ninth of 11 municipalities that comprise the Blair County Municipal Separate Storm Water (MS4) Working Group to agree to join a council of government. more »»

City: Proposed flagpole must meet criteria

August 14, 2016 Dan Stuckey, the Llyswen man who wants to replace a large pine tree in a city-owned median near his house with a flagpole and a sapling, left a recent City Council meeting miffed, after officials... more »»

Tyrone Area forms plan to address parking issues

August 14, 2016 TYRONE — Student drop-offs at Tyrone Area Elementary School should result in fewer concerns because of a plan put together by district administrators, who said arrivals and departures will be safer... more »»

Judge allows use of man’s comments in child abuse case

August 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man’s possible explanations for his baby’s injuries can be used in future court proceedings, a Blair County judge has ruled. more »»

Area briefs

August 14, 2016 PATTON Rep. Burns schedules children’s fair State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, is planning a kids fair this week to be attended by area first responders. The free fair is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.. more »»

Central Pa. flocks to Trump rally

August 13, 2016 A passionate crowd of nearly 2,000 before him and more packed into nearby rooms, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump launched Altoona’s 2016 presidential season Friday with a wide-ranging —... more »»

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