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Lawsuit: Agency negligent

March 20, 2015 EVANS CITY (AP) — The families of people hurt or killed when a freight train hit their minibus in western Pennsylvania have sued the bus driver and transportation agency for negligence. more »»

Philly DA: Police-involved shooting tragedy, not crime

March 20, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy but not a crime, Philadelphia’s district attorney said Thursday. more »»

Blair County Convention Center plans $5M in projects

March 19, 2015 Plans are developing for $5 million in capital improvements at the Blair County Convention Center during the next 10 years. more »»

Barron: PSU fraternity posts ‘very sad’

March 19, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity’s Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could... more »»

Altoona mock trial team heads to states

March 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area mock trial team cleared their defendant of first-degree murder, advancing them to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mock trial state tournament in Harrisburg. more »»

Wolf expects $3B a year by cutting sales tax exemptions

March 19, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government would reap $3 billion a year under Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to expand a 6. more »»

Troopers say speck of blood ties man to Tipton burglary

March 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A speck of blood smaller than the clicker on an ink pen is the only evidence linking an Altoona man to a burglary in Tipton more than four years ago. more »»

Bricks fall from building’s wall

March 19, 2015 An approximately 20-by-30-foot section of brick casing fell overnight Tuesday from the side of the vacant and condemned building that formerly housed Austin’s Market on the 2300 block of Seventh... more »»

Magisterial district judge

March 19, 2015 Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: Charges waived to court Sept. 23 – Oct. 20: - Jason L. Beckwith, 35, 102 E. 13th St. more »»

Local briefs

March 19, 2015 HUNTINGDON Police: Man stabbed in robbery A Huntingdon County man was stabbed Tuesday night after an attempted home invasion robbery. more »»

Penn Cambria

March 19, 2015 District finds lower electric rate After seeing a 14 percent electricity rate hike this year, Penn Cambria School District is getting a break for the next two years starting January 2016. more »»

Bedford pair wanted on meth charges caught in NC town

March 19, 2015 Police in North Carolina apprehended a Bedford County couple Tuesday, nearly a month after authorities here charged them with operating a methamphetamine lab. Sheriff’s deputies in Iredell County, N. more »»

Juniata College hosts civil rights film series in honor of Freedom Marches anniversary

March 19, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Many Juniata College students may know the name “Selma” from last year’s film that garnered awards and critical acclaim, but they may not know the role Juniata students and faculty... more »»

PSU fraternity suspended for 1 year

March 18, 2015 HARRISBURG — A Penn State University fraternity was suspended for a year Tuesday after police began investigating allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photo... more »»

Cambria County Assistant DA to be deputized for program

March 18, 2015 The U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday a new program to target four Pennsylvania counties, including Cambria, for prosecuting federal drugs and illegal weapons cases. U.S. more »»

Tyrone Borough Council to get new look

March 18, 2015 TYRONE — Changes are coming to Borough Council, as four sitting councilmen are not seeking re-election this year and the four candidates running to replace them are uncontested in the primary. more »»

Brain injury patients find support

March 18, 2015 Sitting around a table inside the Center for Independent Living on Tuesday, a small group gathered to share a meal and swap stories. more »»

Firefighters conduct rescue exercise

March 18, 2015 Altoona firefighters on Tuesday conducted a “confined-space” rescue exercise at the Altoona Water Authority’s combined sewer overflow facility in Tuckahoe Park. more »»

Man acquitted after alleged inmate attack

March 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man accused of attacking another inmate in the Blair County Prison was found not guilty early Tuesday afternoo. more »»

Magisterial District Judge Decort to run for 6th term

March 18, 2015 CRESSON — Magisterial District Judge Galen F. Decort plans to run for a sixth term. more »»

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