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Student’s rampage sets off stampede

April 10, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh... more »»

AASD board, teachers reach pact

April 10, 2014 Differing proposals on salary had been reasons for the Altoona Area teachers’ contract impasse, but after more than six months of negotiations, the teachers’ union and school board have reached a... more »»

Tenant could face more charges for role in fire

April 10, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Hours after a Claysburg apartment fire on Tuesday that forced five families from their homes and injured a police officer, Greenfield Township police arrested a tenant who could soon fac... more »»

Court to examine PSU-NCAA deal

April 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — A state court on Wednesday said it needed more information to examine whether Penn State and the NCAA acted legally when they entered into an agreement that imposed a $60 million fine... more »»

Council hires interim city manager

April 10, 2014 City Council on Wednesday hired Peter Marshall, former manager of State College Borough and Newark, Del., as interim city manager, replacing Interim City Manager Omar Strohm. more »»

Runners take part in charity relay

April 10, 2014 Sam Moyer had just run 11 miles, and she was panting slightly and smiling Wednesday morning in the sunshine, like she’d just come home to unexpected friends and the revelation that she’d been given... more »»

Portage hires superintendent

April 10, 2014 PORTAGE — Longtime administrator Eric Zelanko accepted Portage Area School District’s offer to become superintendent Wednesday, with the board approving a five-year contract beginning July 1. more »»

Judge denies nominal bail

April 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has ruled that an Altoona man charged with attempted murder in the first degree will not be granted nominal bail even though he has been in jail without trial for more than... more »»

‘Glitch’ leads to mistaken release from prison

April 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bedford County man held at the Blair County Prison was released from custody thanks to a “glitch,” according to Bedford County Sheriff Charwin Reichelderfer, whose deputies were se... more »»

GOP primary debates set

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Consultants bet on full house

April 10, 2014 After seven months studying the feasibility of reviving downtown through creation of market housing, mainly through rehabilitation of older buildings, a group of consultants from Pittsburgh presente... more »»

C-K approves analysis of academic needs

April 10, 2014 CLAYSBURG — In a sign that the Claysburg-Kimmel School District may have rounded a corner in its battle with mediocre rankings and public discord, the school board on Wednesday approved an outside... more »»

Bellwood car dealer facing charges over alleged deception

April 10, 2014 TYRONE — A Bellwood car dealer faces a laundry list of charges, including nine felonies, for allegedly taping over odometers and falsifying vehicle registrations. Dennis . more »»

Hearing on constitutionality of mandatory sentencing delayed

April 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A hearing before six Blair County judges on the constitutionally of the stateás mandatory sentencing laws was postponed Wednesday because defense attorney Thomas Dickey, who was to... more »»

JC Blair, Blair Medical air ill feelings

April 9, 2014 There’s bad blood brewing between J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon and Blair Medical Associates of Altoona. more »»

Suspect in custody in Claysburg fire

April 9, 2014 CLAYSBURG -- Greenfield Township police have arrested a suspect in a Tuesday night apartment fire that forced five families from their homes, officers said. more »»

Blair reassessment to cost $3.34M

April 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will pay $3.34 million for the first countywide property reassessment since 1958. more »»

Man facing attempted murder seeks $1 bail

April 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The attorney for a 24-year-old Altoona man facing attempted murder charges said his client should be freed on nominal bail because he has not been given a speedy trial. more »»

Union asks PUC to reject one-time fee

April 9, 2014 The Utility Workers Union of America has petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to reject FirstEnergy Solutions’ plan to charge fixed-rate customers an additional fee to cover... more »»

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