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Tyrone rebidding stormwater project

August 14, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council voted this week to revise an engineering agreement for a stormwater maintenance project along Park Avenue. more »»

Corbett, Wolf set gubernatorial debates

August 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates may not see eye to eye on many things, but they agreed Wednesday to participate in three debates heading into the Nov. 4 election. more »»

Expo emphasizes tractor safety

August 14, 2014 ROCK SPRINGS —Rumbling along, a tractor made its way up a slight bank and slowly made a left turn. The grade it traveled upon gradually became more steep. The driver was still seemingly oblivious. more »»

Man served vital role in honor guard

August 14, 2014 As one of the founding officers of the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, Gary L. Knisely Sr. stood a uniformed watch over 428 veterans’ funerals. more »»

Teen sentenced as an adult in case of kidnapped woman

August 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 17-year-old Altoona boy has been ordered to stay in the Blair County Prison until school begins in two weeks for his part in what police contend was a kidnapping that occurred in... more »»

Fallen power line causes short outage in Hollidaysburg

August 14, 2014 A power outage in Hollidaysburg left nearly 300 people without power for most of Wednesday afternoon after a power line came down. The line detached about 1:15 p.m. more »»

Man acquitted of terroristic threats after bar incident

August 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury on Wednesday acquitted Brian Bantum of Altoona of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct charges stemming from a Jan. 22 disturbance at an Altoona bar. more »»

Democratic Party leaders receive warm welcome

August 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Democratic Party officials considering Philadelphia as a potential host for its 2016 national convention were treated to a tour of a sports arena, a famed cheesesteak shop and a... more »»

Carjacking suspect seeks forgiveness

August 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Minutes after learning a mother had also died from a Philadelphia carjacking crash that killed three of her children, a teen suspect blurted out a lament during a brief court hearing... more »»

Police: Ex-officer fondled store clerk

August 14, 2014 TITUSVILLE (AP) — A police officer who has since resigned has been charged with fondling a clerk at a northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco store when he was on duty last month. more »»

Osterburg man greets officers with gun

August 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two Blair County parole and probation officers said they ran into trouble Monday when they went to talk to Don Ralph Ickes of Osterburg. more »»

Rain ushers in Ag Progress

August 13, 2014 ROCK SPRINGS — Rain is often a welcomed sight for farmers with thirsty fields. Perhaps it is only fitting this year’s Ag Progress Days was ushered in with overcast skies and showers. more »»

Alleged road rage leads to arrest

August 13, 2014 A Florida man faces charges after police say he pulled a gun on a man at an Allegheny Township gas station. more »»

Gallagher to lead B-A district temporarily

August 13, 2014 BELLWOOD — Retired Holli­days­burg Area Superintendent Paul Gallagher will temporarily take the helm as superintendent for Bellwood-Antis School District. more »»

PLCB urged to raise markup on liquor

August 13, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s finance director is advocating that the agency increase its markup on liquor and wine to counter higher expenses. more »»

Police say traffic stop yields heroin

August 13, 2014 A Pittsburgh man is in jail after a traffic stop by Altoona police allegedly turned up a brick of heroi. more »»

Sinkhole swallows car in Pittsburgh

August 13, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sudden sinkhole has swallowed a car that was in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area tanning salo. more »»

Teen sent to SCI for robbery

August 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bedford County teen less than two months past his 18th birthday was sentenced Monday to a state correctional institution for robbing a Sheetz store in Tyrone. more »»

County retirement board to change investment funds

August 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retire­ment Board, which manages the employee pension plan, is making some investment changes that will reduce the plan’s fees by almost $100,000 and make it easier... more »»

Lawsuit claims Philly seizes homes to fund DA’s office

August 13, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — City prosecutors have illegally seized millions of dollars’ worth of homes, cars and cash to help fund their office, civil rights lawyers said Tuesday in announcing a class-action... more »»

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