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PSU warns of late blight

July 20, 2015 Late blight has been detected in potato and tomato fields in New Jersey and Maryland, and the airborne disease could land on your tomato plants next, according to a news release by Penn State... more »»

License plates to lose stickers

July 20, 2015 For Pennsylvania police, the colored stickers on vehicle license plates can be a tiny, but helpful, tool. more »»

Hansard endured different forms of racism in youth

July 20, 2015 Racism in Altoona was covert in the 1950s, which didn’t give Altoona native Bob Hansard the ideal mindset to fight overt racism in the deep South, when he encountered it at college. more »»

Hansard played role in big win for Altoona

July 20, 2015 Overbrook High School in Philadelphia has sent 11 players to the NBA, including Wilt Chamberlain. more »»

Leaders call for unity at local tea party event

July 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ten months from the presidential primaries but just weeks from the first of several overcrowded debates, Indiana-based tea party activist Emery McClendon had a message for his Blair... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

July 20, 2015 Allegheny Township police July 10 - DUI: Route 1002 at Colonial Drive July 11 - Theft: 2600 block Plank Road July 12 - Criminal mischief: Gulf Drive July 13 - Criminal mischief: Sheraton Drive ... more »»

Proposed act would extend WIC eligibility

July 20, 2015 A prospective act introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., aims to extend a federal food supplement service to additional children and infants across the nation. more »»

Police: Man found naked on barn roof after driving vehicle drunk

July 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg man was found naked atop a barn Saturday after driving under the influence, crashing into a road sign and mailbox and swerving off a road, state police said. more »»

911 Center building to get repairs

July 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has received construction bids totaling almost $400,000 for improvements to the 615 Fourth St. more »»

Fair season brings fun, profit to Pa.

July 19, 2015 Fair season is a fun time in Pennsylvania. “People want to see who baked the best apple pie and the sweetest chocolate cake,” said Jim Davis, president of the Huntingdon County Fair. more »»

Bill might amend housing rules

July 19, 2015 A bill that will come before the state House Local Government Committee for a hearing Monday seeks to undo restrictions on student housing in municipalities, including Altoona and Logan Townshi. more »»

Altoona man dies after crash

July 19, 2015 An Altoona man injured in a motorcycle crash Friday died from his injuries hours later at a Pittsburgh hospital, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed. more »»

Man gets 4-8 years in prison for affair with minor

July 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Williamsburg area man who had an affair with a high school sophomore 13 years his junior was sentenced Friday to spend four to eight years in a state priso. more »»

Part of Rt. 22 closing for rail work

July 19, 2015 A portion of Route 22 in Hollidaysburg is to be closed to traffic today and Monday, and traffic will be detoured due to Norfolk Southern work on railroad track alongside the highway. more »»

I have become my mother, 20 years too early

July 19, 2015 Did you ever notice how as you age, you become more like your parents? If you have not noticed it, you simply have not gotten old enough. Trust me, it is coming. more »»

Superior Court upholds arrest

July 19, 2015 A Superior Court panel has ruled 2-1 that an Altoona police officer had cause to arrest an Altoona man after officers broke up a melee at a local bar 28 months ago. Police on Nov. more »»

State shutdown could come slowly

July 19, 2015 Pennsylvania might be nearly three weeks into a budget impasse, but state employees can look on the bright side: At least they’re still getting paychecks. Gov. more »»

Authority removes clause for property

July 19, 2015 The Altoona Redevelop­ment Authority on Friday agreed to remove a “revestiture” clause from paperwork connected with the sale of a Bell Avenue property years ag. more »»

Police: Sex offender violated Megan’s Law

July 19, 2015 HUNTINGDON — A registered sex offender in Huntingdon County illegally maintained several Facebook accounts without informing police, state police said Saturday. more »»

Area briefs

July 19, 2015 BEDFORD Paving work to begin on Penn Street New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co Inc. more »»

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