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Locals to help teachers in Qatar

October 21, 2014 BELLWOOD — Alice Flarend believes learning is a lifelong experience. Flarend sees her upcoming trip to Doha, Qatar, as both a learning and teaching experience. more »»

Police: Tyrone robbery suspect said he was ‘just so sick’

October 21, 2014 A man charged with robbing a Tyrone pharmacy told police he committed the crime because he was having trouble getting a prescription transferred, police said in an affidavit. more »»

Judge: Entry didn’t violate rights

October 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise has ruled that Logan Township police did not violate the rights of a New Jersey man who was a student at Penn State Altoona last March when officers... more »»

Area briefs

October 21, 2014 Man, 84, dies after being hit by car An 84-year-old Huntingdon County man died late Sunday night after being struck by a car as he tried to cross a state highway, Pennsylvania State Police at... more »»

Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies' success

October 20, 2014 What some have called Blair County’s version of the Academy Awards will take place at the Blair County Convention Center tonight when the Blair County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 25th annual... more »»

Lawyer says he's optimistic about potential deal between city, water authority

October 20, 2014 The lawyer trying to help the city work out a deal with the Altoona Water Authority to monetize the water system that the authority operates is optimistic for succes. more »»

Altoona man has left his mark on local sports history

October 20, 2014 Nearly 81 years ago, by the time Joe Bidoli was born in Altoona, the city had lost its traveling baseball team. more »»

Police: Man stole OxyContin in robbery

October 20, 2014 TYRONE — A Tyrone man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he got away with a quantity of OxyContin during an armed robbery at Community Pharmacy, 1256 Pennsylvania Ave. more »»

Newcomers find success at pet expo

October 20, 2014 Sunday’s fourth annual Central Pennsylvania Pet Expo was a hit for several first-time participants. “I wanted to look around, but we have been so busy. more »»

Police reports

October 20, 2014 Philipsburg state police - Bradley Peters Jr. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

October 20, 2014 Altoona police Oct. 7 - Drugs: 1100 block 16th St. - Assault: 1400 block Third St. - Forgery: 200 block Chestnut Ave., 5200 block Colclesser Ave. - Burglary: 200 block Cherry Ave. more »»

Politics of an email trail

October 19, 2014 Among the emails released by Attorney General Kathleen Kane in the so-call “Porngate” scandal is one called, “Annual Apology. more »»

At banned Penn State Altoona campus frat, grief lingers

October 19, 2014 Driving back from spring break in Florida with his girlfriend, Chris Benedetti learned his fraternity brother Marquise Braham committed suicid. more »»

Lutherans install new bishop

October 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — In a church with the majesty of a cathedral, yet decorated with the simplicity of the loaves and fishes at the altar, the Rev. Michael L. more »»

Martin Luther King’s niece pleased by turnout at Ebensburg pro-life event

October 19, 2014 EBENSBURG — Alveda King was nearly the victim of an abortion. “My grandfather saved me from abortion in 1950. My granddaddy said no, that is my granddaughter. My mother listened to my granddaddy. more »»

Altoona fire ruled accidental

October 19, 2014 A Saturday morning fire that destroyed a home at 107 Lexington Ave. has been ruled as accidental. more »»

Tyrone test results show strengths, weaknesses

October 19, 2014 TYRONE — The results of standardized testing in the Tyrone Area School District for the 2013-14 school year highlighted both strengths and weaknesses across the district, providing a springboard for... more »»

Judge: Prison stint could help save woman's life

October 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge told an Altoona woman on Friday that if she didn’t get help for her drug and alcohol problems she would likely end up in the obituaries. more »»

police reports

October 19, 2014 Bedford state police - Chelsea K. Mounts, 20, and Dylan C. Hockenberry, 19, both of Bedford were cited for harassment Friday after a physical altercation on Giants Road, Bedford Township. more »»

You can’t wait to live life

October 19, 2014 Life keeps time with a funny clock, all the ticks and tocks are not the same and it is constantly speeding up. more »»

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