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Legion Post 835 temporarily closed

August 11, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — American Legion Post 835 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home has been temporarily closed. “It was closed for revitalization, that is the correct terminology. more »»

Prosecutor: Revenge motivated Kane

August 10, 2016 NORRISTOWN — A desire for revenge drove Pennsylvania’s attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as... more »»

Man passes counterfeit $20s

August 10, 2016 Logan Township police report that two counterfeit $20 bills were passed at a Pleasant Valley Shopping Center store over the weekend. At 3:50 p.m. more »»

­Trump to host rally in Altoona

August 10, 2016 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is set to hold a rally Friday at the Blair County Convention Center, marking the Altoona area’s first 2016 campaign stop by a nominee. more »»

Transgender women urge safety at AASD

August 10, 2016 Two transgender women traveled from Philadelphia to an Altoona Area School Board meeting Tuesday to speak for the safety of transgender students in the district’s bathrooms. more »»

Tyrone opts against capturing, testing ducks

August 10, 2016 TYRONE — A motion to allow the U.S. more »»

Blair moves forward with raising hotel tax

August 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will move ahead with plans to advertise an increase in bed tax revenue from 3 percent to 5 percent, commissioners agreed Tuesday. more »»

Deadline to appeal Blair property values to pass

August 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s ongoing reassessment project to update property values assigned in 1958 will take another step forward today as the deadline passes to file a formal appeal. more »»

Patton water issues bring change

August 10, 2016 PATTON — Borough officials voted Tuesday to require that at least one water treatment worker attend regional Department of Environmental Protection conferences. more »»

City council tables sidewalk talk

August 10, 2016 Pedestrians using the sidewalks of Altoona occasionally bang a forefoot on one of the many uplifted slabs — an annoyance that City Councilman Michael Haire would like to prevent from happening. more »»

City Council peddles stricter solicitation rules

August 10, 2016 After a discussion at a strategic planning meeting Monday, City Council is ready to introduce an ordinance that would give Altoona a better handle on solicitation — both door-to-door and... more »»

Three with local ties wanted in kidnapping

August 9, 2016 Three people with ties to Blair County are wanted by Pittsburgh police over an alleged kidnapping and beating of a ma. more »»

AASD looks to arbitrator to settle dispute

August 9, 2016 Lawyers for the Altoona Area School District and its human resources director are setting up an arbitration hearing to resolve a contractual disput. more »»

City may not bill for police overtime

August 9, 2016 A discussion on police policy at a City Council strategic planning meeting Monday may reassure organizers of community events like races, car shows and parades. more »»

Carnicella demanding a shot at Senate seat

August 9, 2016 The state Senate hopeful who lost the Democratic primary to Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, is demanding a shot at the seat after Wozniak’s surprise announcement that he’ll end his re-election bid. more »»

Businesses thrive in the heat

August 9, 2016 At the entrance to the Altoona Home Depot, a sign advertising air conditioners and fans reads, “Here comes the summer heat. more »»

Reassessment meeting canceled

August 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Plans for a third public meeting on Blair County’s ongoing reassessment project, tentatively scheduled for today, have been canceled. more »»

Pa. Outdoor Corps youth improving state’s parks

August 9, 2016 PATTON — A 10-person crew of high school students and recent graduates have willingly spent a good part of their summer in the classroom. That classroom just happens to be state parks and forest. more »»

Route 764 bridge traffic switched

August 9, 2016 Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College will switch traffic today on the Route 764 bridge over Sandy Run in Antis and Logan townships, PennDOT said. more »»

DUI Task Force issues 38 citations

August 9, 2016 One person was arrested on a bench warrant and 38 citations or warnings were issued during a Blair County DUI Task Force checkpoint on Friday in Hollidays­burg. more »»

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