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Former principal remembered

July 13, 2014 A retired Altoona Area School District principal is being fondly remembered by those who knew him. more »»

Experience hosting Fresh Air Fund child enriches summer

July 13, 2014 After six hours on a bus, the 7-year-old disembarked and greeted me with a shy hug. more »»

City audit shows control issues

July 13, 2014 As typically happens, an annual independent audit report on city finances, outlined this week at a City Council meeting, expressed concerns with lack of fiscal oversight — resulting mainly from lack... more »»

Professor: Schools approaching bankruptcy

July 12, 2014 “The number of (school) districts approaching bankruptcy is going to increase drastically in the next few years,” a Penn State education professor warns. more »»

Parents face charges over hazardous home

July 12, 2014 An Altoona couple with two small children face criminal charges after their Willow Avenue home was found to be a health hazard, according to police. Jennifer L. Drenning, 31, and Charles E. more »»

Arsonist apologizes, accepts conviction

July 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Timothy Allen Hughes of Altoona has sent a letter to a Blair County judge stating he no longer wants to challenge his conviction for a 2011 arson that resulted in the destruction of... more »»

Dickey asks for aid to hire three experts in Ross case

July 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Paul Aaron Ross’ lead attorney asked Friday that three expert witnesses be appointed to help the defense in the homicide case. Attorney Thomas . more »»

City woman faces up to 15 years in jail after plea to drug charges

July 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 35-year-old Altoona woman was sentenced Friday to three to 15 years in a state correctional institution after entering a guilty plea to drug-related charges. On No. more »»

Counselor pleads no contest to filing false kidnap report

July 12, 2014 BELLEFONTE (AP) — A woman who provided court-ordered domestic counseling services has pleaded no contest to charges that she falsely reported being abducted and sexually assaulted by a client. more »»

Man dies after crash

July 12, 2014 A Tyrone man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash in Antis Township. more »»

Police: Woman flashed breasts

July 12, 2014 TIPTON — A Tyrone woman faces charges after she allegedly flashed her breasts at an area amusement park. more »»

Miftakhov pleads guilty in bomb case

July 11, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Vladislav Miftakhov, the former Penn State Altoona student arrested in January for manufacturing explosive devices in his off-campus apartment, will serve 24 months in prison followed by... more »»

Corbett signs budget

July 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Dead come alive at ballpark

July 11, 2014 “The Walking Dead” fanatic Brodie Dodson, 8, of Altoona had just finished meeting a famous person for the first time in his life when he realized he froze in the moment. more »»

Penn State to vote on tuition hike today

July 11, 2014 Penn State trustees are expected to approve tuition increases averaging 2.73 percent today, with a slighter higher jump at University Park and a smaller rise in Altoona. more »»

Event offers look at JoePa statue

July 11, 2014 Visitors to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts this weekend will get a first look at a community-driven new statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, according to a release... more »»

Stern congratulates scout

July 11, 2014 Cody Eckels’ Eagle Scout project grew from a $3,000 flag pole project to a major war veterans memorial backed by $85,000. more »»

Housing development plans moving forward

July 11, 2014 Plans for a 22-lot housing development proposed for a wooded area in Lakemont, near Frankstown Road, are expected to keep moving forward, with construction expected to begin sometime next yea. more »»

State cuts charter pension costs

July 11, 2014 Public school districts and charter schools are stunned by the Legislature’s elimination of the state’s share of reimbursement for charter school pension costs. more »»

Police: Man tried to assault teen

July 11, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he tried to sexually assault a teenage girl. Lee E. Helsel, 26, of 1130 13th Ave., Apt 622, was arrested about 9 p.m. more »»

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