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Blair under drought watch

June 20, 2015 The state Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week added Blair County to a list of 37 Pennsylvania counties under a drought watch — a designation that may seem odd in conjunction wit... more »»

AWA gives warning about reservoirs

June 20, 2015 It’s summer, and kids like to fish and swim, but the Altoona Water Authority doesn’t want them fishing — and especially swimming — in its reservoirs. more »»

Glendale ex-superintendent unable to withdraw guilty plea

June 20, 2015 A former Glendale School District superintendent has lost his attempt to withdraw a guilty plea to a charge that he misapplied federal education funds after receiving a grant to extend Internet... more »»

Man allegedly assaulted homeowner in backyard

June 20, 2015 A city man who police say attacked a man and his dog now faces charges. Daniel F. Sanders, 49, of 1007 Fourth Ave. more »»

Church in SC shooting has Pa. ties

June 19, 2015 The nation is watching an investigation unfold in a reportedly racially motivated murder of nine people Wednesday at an African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina, and the story’s impact i... more »»

Police: Man had supplies for bomb

June 19, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Greenfield Township police found guns and suspected bomb-making equipment at a man’s house after he allegedly threatened to kill officers, according to a search warrant filed this month. more »»

Alleged abuse might alter case

June 19, 2015 BEDFORD — If proven true, an alleged history of family abuse could lessen the sentence for a woman accused of murdering her father on Wednesday, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins sai. more »»

Two city men face child pornography charges

June 19, 2015 Two Altoona men are in custody on child pornography charges. Kensil Bowman, 47, 3114 Oak Ave., and Douglas E. Conway, 48, 105 27th Ave. more »»

Carnival a hit among veterans

June 19, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Thursday’s overcast skies didn’t dampen spirits at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home where residents, employees and their families munched on cotton candy, enjoyed musical groups and... more »»

Prison board considers adding full-time officers

June 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison Board is close to deciding if more full-time corrections officers should be hired rather than using part-time or fill-in officers. more »»

Ex-NAACP leader’s issue ‘tricky’

June 19, 2015 A local civil rights leader, reacting to news from last week out of Spokane, Was. more »»

Ceremony honors fallen officers

June 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A light rain punctuated Thursday evening’s somber tribute by Blair County law enforcement officers to those who wore the badge and gave their lives in service. more »»

Gallitzin man accused of owning child porn

June 19, 2015 GALLITZIN — A Gallitzin man was arrested Thursday after state Attorney General’s Office investigators allegedly found child pornography on his computer. Benjamin Adam Hodgson, 26, 415 Church S. more »»

Women’s group to host fracking info session

June 19, 2015 EBENSBURG — The League of Women Voters is hosting an informational session on the potential health impacts of Marcellus Shale development from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cambria County Court­hous. more »»

Investigators show up at AG’s headquarters

June 19, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Agents with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor’s office investigating whether state Attorney General Kathleen Kane illegally leaked secret grand jury information went to her... more »»

Area briefs package

June 19, 2015 Amtran plans to replace terminal roof The Amtran board has decided to replace the roof on its downtown terminal platform. more »»

Change adds exemption to abuse mandate

June 18, 2015 HARRISBURG — The House approved an amendment to a background check bill Tuesday that left many close to the state’s new child protection laws scratching their heads. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. more »»

Police: Woman killed father

June 18, 2015 Police have charged a Bedford County woman with murder after she allegedly shot her sleeping father to death in his bed early Wednes­day morning. more »»

HASD budget passes with no tax increase

June 18, 2015 Hollidaysburg Area School Board passed a $46 million budget for next year with no property tax increase and an estimated deficit of more than $700,000. more »»

Mental evaluation requested in shooting case

June 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County prosecutors are asking for court permission to conduct a mental health competency evaluation of a woman who faces trial later this year on charges of killing her mother. more »»

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