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Reade Township Municipal Authority approves audit of records

January 29, 2016 BLANDBURG — Reade Township Municipal Authority agreed Thursday to pursue a full forensic audit of its records dating back at least five years. more »»

Gasoline prices dipping below $2 in Altoona

January 29, 2016 Area motorists received a late Christmas present this week as the price of regular unleaded gasoline dropped below $2 a gallon. Many locations in the Altoona area were selling gas at $1. more »»

Lawsuit deal reached between former student, Logan police

January 29, 2016 A civil rights lawsuit filed by a former Penn State Altoona student who challenged Logan Township police actions leading to his arrest in April 2013 is being resolved with an agreement. U.. more »»

Maurizio to request new trial at hearing

January 29, 2016 U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson in Johnstown on Thursday ordered a second hearing on a request for a new trial for the Rev. Joseph D. more »»

Trio from Scranton accused of using fake cash in local stores

January 29, 2016 Three people from Lackawanna County are in custody after police say they passed counterfeit cash in Altoon. more »»

Altoona council OKs Buccinese noise resolution

January 29, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution in support of a request by the Buccinese Society to provide outdoor music for customers. more »»

Convicted murderer to have appeals heard

January 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Senior Judge Hiram A. more »»

Altoona to hire finance director

January 29, 2016 For a few months three years ago, Omar Strohm held four of the most important supervisory posts in the city, all at once. more »»

Blair County Conservation District receives grant

January 29, 2016 The Blair County Conservation District has been awarded a $250,000 grant for its proposed expansion project that includes construction of a proposed environmental education and recreation park. more »»

Cambria County approves life insurance policy

January 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday approved a new life insurance policy for county employees and retiree. more »»

PSU Altoona police investigating sexual assault

January 29, 2016 Penn State Altoona police are investigating a reported sexual assault on campus. The alleged assault happened between 9 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. more »»

Planning commission briefs

January 29, 2016 Bus stop suggested for Highland Hall The Blair County Planning Commission is recommending a dedicated bus stop be included in plans to create the Highland Hall senior housing complex that remains... more »»

Local briefcase

January 29, 2016 Commissioners quiet on new changes The Cambria County commissioners removed the following employees from payroll Thursday: - Jennifer Caplea, per diem in-house detention monitor for adult probation ... more »»

Council appoints city manager to water authority

January 28, 2016 City Council on Wednesday appointed City Manager Marla Marcinko to the Altoona Water Authority, replacing Tom Martin, who was willing to be reappointed even though his term had expired. more »»

Professionals say use preparer for taxes

January 28, 2016 Although about one-third of Pennsylvanians are expected to prepare and file their own taxes, professionals say it’s still a good idea to use a tax preparer. more »»

Norfolk profits down

January 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit slid 29 percent as the railroad delivered 6 percent less freight. more »»

Wolf’s line-item veto hurting Tyrone Hospital

January 28, 2016 TYRONE — Gov. Tom Wolf’’s recent line-item veto of supplemental funds for Pennsylvania hospitals — including Tyrone Hospital — is having a significant impact. more »»

Jordan sworn in as councilwoman

January 28, 2016 Sometimes City Council members take their seats for the first time with little fanfare. more »»

IRC wants to shrink budget deficit of $174,000

January 28, 2016 The agency that administers state-mandated recycling in four Blair County municipalities passed a 2016 budget on Tuesday, with the understanding that the managers of those municipalities will review... more »»

Man seeks dismissal of drug charges

January 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia-area man with a history of burglary, robbery and drug offenses has asked a Blair County judge to dismiss a crack cocaine case filed against him last year because he... more »»

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