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Child porn suspect pleads guilty

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 70-year-old Altoona man entered guilty pleas Friday to seven counts of possession of child pornography. Garry Lynn David of 310 Walton Ave. more »»

Three accused of passing off counterfeit $100 bills

August 23, 2014 Three people are behind bars after police say they passed counterfeit $100 bills. Michael S. Moncrieffe, 27, of Reading, along with Theresa H. Moore, 31, and Dacia A. more »»

Firm awarded contract to tear down old Philipsburg hospital

August 23, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — A contract has been awarded to an Allegheny County firm to demolish the former Philipsburg State Hospital campus in Centre County and return the land to green spac. more »»

Water agency seeks auction alternative

August 22, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority next week will present a proposal in answer to City Council’s controversial plan for the long-term lease of the water and sewer systems operated by the authority in... more »»

Blair County Prison warden wants to offer GED tests

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison might be inching closer to being able to again offer inmates the opportunity to take the General Educational Develop­ment tests. more »»

Historians to honor Civil War colonel

August 22, 2014 A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray’s papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years. more »»

Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The crowd at McLanahan Corp. fell silent Thursday as Gov. Tom Corbett peered into a gigantic metal tub. more »»

Fire at Blair County Prison in November costs $265,130

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Repairs to the Blair County Prison laundry, temporarily shut down last November by fire, cost $265,130, according to a report received Thurs­day by the prison board. more »»

State inspects Burchfield site

August 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — The state Department of Environ­mental Protection recently secured a search warrant from the Blair County Court of Common Pleas to inspect a site in Allegheny Township after one of th... more »»

Police: 2 arrested for conspiracy

August 22, 2014 PATTON — Two Cambria County residents were charged with conspiracy Wednesday after planning to burglarize the Patton Moose Lodge, police said. more »»

Man dies in crash

August 22, 2014 A motorcycle crash has claimed the life of a Duncansville man. more »»

Area briefs

August 22, 2014 Quadrathon set HomeWaters Club in Spruce Creek will host central Pennsylvania’s first Quadrathon today with teams of four competing. The event will benefit St. more »»

PSU’s Ireland opener in jeopardy

August 21, 2014 Of all the unusual things that can impact travel or a sporting event, a volcano erupting in Iceland wouldn’t come to mind for most people. more »»

Convicted child rapist denied new sentence

August 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man serving 25 to 50 years for the rape of a child and related offenses will not receive a reduced sentence or a new trial, Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Tuesday. more »»

International students move in to Penn State Altoona

August 21, 2014 The transition from high school to college can be stressful for any incoming freshman, but for international students, there are a few more steps required to make the new dorm room a hom. more »»

Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health

August 21, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide. And that’s OK. more »»

Amtran to put security audio on ‘tripper’ buses

August 21, 2014 Amtran will take advantage of a new state law that allows security audio on school buses — a usage that previously put school bus operators at risk of violating wiretapping law. more »»

Sullivan OKs cellphone search

August 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has ruled that a Kansas highway patrol officer did not violate Pennsylvania’ s laws against wiretapping when he examined the contents of a cellphone during a... more »»

Cocaine charges sent to trial

August 21, 2014 A Johnstown native who police claim was living in an Altoona home where drugs, cocaine and cash were discovered after a domestic dispute will face trial. Quadir B. Thomas, 18, 1606 20th Ave. more »»

Man, 29, charged for firing gun

August 21, 2014 State police have charged a man they say fired a gun during a custody exchange in Tyrone Township. more »»

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