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October 1, 2015 Logan Township police - Police are investigating a case of identity theft in which a victim reported his credit card was used at Sears and Macy’s in the Logan Valley Mall on Monday for a total of... more »»

Area briefs

October 1, 2015 BEDFORD County planning to reduce risk rating After a period of particularly high insurance rates based on workers’ compensation claims, Bedford County’s government is set to save money with reduce... more »»

Spring Cove School District suspends special education director

September 30, 2015 Spring Cove School District officials have suspended Director of Special Education Mitchell Price in the district’s second administrative suspension in two weeks. more »»

Court rejects Piner appeal

September 30, 2015 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of an Altoona man who contended, among other things, that he was unfairly prejudiced during a grand jury investigation into drug activity when... more »»

Woman in fatal crash ordered to pay $76,000 in restitution

September 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman who had just turned 18 when she was involved in a horrific traffic accident two years ago has been ordered to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to a passenger in... more »»

Commissioners: Vehicle bridges receive priority

September 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners said Tuesday that based on money available, they must give priority to vehicular bridges as opposed to pedestrian bridges. more »»

Tyrone Area receives Blue Ribbon honor

September 30, 2015 Orange and black may be Tyrone Area School District’s official colors, but, after years of academic achievement, one of its schools is boasting a new color — blue. more »»

Three hired to hear reassessment appeals

September 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three Blair County residents are being hired to hear this year’s property assessments appeals, a task commissioners usually handle. more »»

Bedford OKs 911 system work

September 30, 2015 BEDFORD — In a vote Tuesday, the Bedford County commissioners approved more than $860,000 worth of 911 system upgrades that could ultimately allow cross-border integration over four counties,... more »»

Man set to plead guilty in 13 cases changes mind

September 30, 2015 EBENSBURG — A man set to plead guilty in 13 separate criminal cases changed his mind during a hearing Tuesday morning at the Cambria County Courthouse and was sent back to jail. more »»

BG students give their thanks to APD officers

September 30, 2015 Bishop Guilfoyle students’ show of appreciation for Altoona police on Tuesday gave officers a morale boost at a time when it seems that many people are against them, police Chief Janice Freehling... more »»

Blair County briefs

September 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Garage could be closed longer The Blair County employee parking garage may remain closed for an additional week beyond Oct. 6 when a major portion was supposed to become available. more »»


September 30, 2015 EBENSBURG Shooting suspect’s hearing continued A plea hearing for a Clearfield County man accused of shooting at a Dean Township bar in October 2013 was continued. more »»

Director: Recycling program stagnates

September 29, 2015 Intermunicipal Relations Com­mittee Executive Director John Frederick took the good news-bad news approach during a report to City Council last week. Bad news predominated in fundamental areas. more »»

Ebensburg opts not to change noise law

September 29, 2015 EBENSBURG — After two months of debate triggered by an alleged noise violation from an area fitness center, Ebensburg Borough Council on Monday declined to alter its noise ordinance. more »»

City starts planning for Christmas parade

September 29, 2015 Fall has begun, and the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. has started planning for the annual Spirit of Christmas Parade. It will be held downtown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. more »»

Judge sends drug suspect to trial

September 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Police: Man set fire to mobile home

September 29, 2015 FRENCHVILLE — A Frenchville man is being held in the Clearfield County Jail after he allegedly set fire to a mobile home Saturday afternoon on Keewaydin Road, Karthaus Township. more »»

Logan official wants tipping fee

September 29, 2015 Logan Township Supervisor Jim Patterson has at least two ideas for improving local recycling and related effort. more »»

Tyrone plans party for library’s 50th

September 29, 2015 TYRONE — Adda Frye said she remembers growing up without a well-maintained library, when she had to save her change and borrow from friends and neighbors to read the newest books. more »»

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