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Prosecutors ask to substitute case

April 4, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Prosecutors are asking to argue a more substantial drug case before an en banc hearing of Blair County judges on the constitutionality of the state’s mandatory sentence. more »»

Police: Thefts seem to have ended

April 4, 2014 CLAYSBURG — A weeklong spate of Greenfield Township thefts ended after police publicized their search for a suspect, Chief Ron Givler said Thursday. more »»

Commission to award prep contract

April 4, 2014 The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission plans to award a $62,600 contract for sitework for playground equipment and installation of a picnic pavilion at Prospect Park to BCS Construction o... more »»

Cleanup efforts beginning

April 4, 2014 When Saturday morning arrives, dedicated volunteers will be ready to clean up a piece of the worl. more »»

Symposium focuses on pancreatic cancer

April 4, 2014 Doctors and experts from across the country will be in Altoona today to give people a bit of “hope” about pancreatic cancer, a disease well-known for its seriousness. more »»

Spring Cove pre-K program could move to C-K

April 4, 2014 CLAYSBURG — With Spring Cove School District considering a new kindergarten-style program for 4-year-olds, a separate pre-K program long based at the district could move to Claysburg-Kimmel, board... more »»

Police: Woman arrested after she taunted officers

April 4, 2014 An Altoona woman is behind bars after she allegedly taunted police after getting tossed from a city bar. Kimberly J. Streightiff, 43, of 307 Sixth Ave. more »»

State finalizes 2014 transit projects

April 4, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Corbett administration issued a final list Thursday of highway, bridge and mass transit improvement projects to begin this year as a result of the landmark transportation funding... more »»

Lawmakers want oversight on health law navigators

April 4, 2014 Funded by a federal grant, the nonprofit Resources for Human Development has deployed 35 trained navigators across select Pennsylvania counties to help the most vulnerable residents enroll in the... more »»

Delta Health Technologies expands after partnership

April 4, 2014 A decision by a New York company to select a solution produced by Delta Health Technologies has led to the creation of new jobs with more expected to be added. more »»

Drone crashes near school, hotel

April 4, 2014 JONESTOWN — Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Penn– sylvania school and a hotel. more »»

Police continue probe into campus frat

April 3, 2014 Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller said Wednesday that he expects his department soon will have possession of the computer and cellphone of a Penn State Altoona student who committed suicide las... more »»

Court won’t hear Sandusky’s appeal

April 3, 2014 HARRISBURG — The state’s highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction, but other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant... more »»

Suspected meth lab busted

April 3, 2014 Three people are in custody after police discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab in Juniata. Scott R. Perkins, 32, his sister, Misty R. Perkins, 33, and her ex-boyfriend, Philip M. more »»

New owners take over Park Hills

April 3, 2014 Park Hills Country Club is now open under new ownership and is open to the public for the first time. Park Hills Development LLC, comprised of Steve Sheetz, Michael Fiore, Leonard Fiore Jr. more »»

Child advocacy center in area possible, but work remains

April 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The House passage of a bill to expand the use of child advocacy centers to detect and treat sexually abused children has renewed hopes that Blair County could have its own facility i... more »»

IRC sets recycling collection date in Tyrone

April 3, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will conduct an electronics, boxes, bags and books recycling collection Saturday in Tyrone. more »»

Bridge rehabs to continue

April 3, 2014 Hollidaysburg — ­Prime contractor George S. Hann & Son Inc. more »»

High court decision angers crowd

April 3, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t being nominated for an MVP performance Wednesday by election reform groups when it ruled in McCutcheon v. more »»

Bridge work continues in two places

April 3, 2014 Hollidaysburg — Prime contractor Francis J. more »»

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