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County loses ‘real gentle soul’ with jury commissioner’s death

September 25, 2015 Vincent P. Frank, a Blair County jury commissioner and a former Roaring Spring postmaster, was a large man but also a man “larger than life,” according to people who knew him. He always smiled. more »»

State House approves short-term spending plan

September 25, 2015 HARRISBURG — After more than two hours of angry debate Thursday, the state House of Representatives passed a short-term spending plan that Democratic Gov. more »»

Cambria loan might not be secured until November

September 25, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The Cambria County commissioners said a multimillion dollar loan in the works to make up for lacking state funds likely won’t be secured until after the November general election. more »»

Police: Man gave drugs, alcohol to teens

September 25, 2015 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he gave drugs and alcohol to several teenagers, including two girls. Michael C. Sutton, 40, of 409 First Ave. more »»

City will discuss pension funds

September 25, 2015 City officials will discuss how to pay its share into its three pension funds during budget talks this fall, Manager Marla Marcinko said Wednesday, after a report on next year’s minimum municipal... more »»

Students form community group

September 25, 2015 In the context of city government, Penn State Altoona students have endured their share of criticism. more »»

Bond issues could save $1M for Logan Township

September 25, 2015 Logan Township expects to save at least $1 million through 2036 by refinancing a pair of bond issues set up to pay the cost of its most recent sewer expansion projec. more »»


September 25, 2015 Thompson’s offers gift cards Thompson’s Pharmacy is offering Cancer Girl cards for sal. more »»

Pope stirs excitement upon visit

September 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation’s capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the... more »»

Man accused of pulling gun heading to court

September 24, 2015 Charges against an Altoona man accused of pulling a gun on a friend outside a city restaurant are headed to court. Mitchell T. Kimes, 26, 106 Seventh St. more »»

Council dismisses city police officer

September 24, 2015 City Council on Wednesday fired police Cpl. Daniel Noel, who is facing charges connected with allegedly trying to fix a speeding ticket for a friend. more »»

Tyrone man among Carnegie heroes

September 24, 2015 The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission is honoring a Tyrone man along with 21 others across the United States and Canada today for risking their lives to save another. In May 2014, Joel Kevin Kyle Jr. more »»

Group to tidy up Rose Hill Cemetery

September 24, 2015 An Altoona native who lives in Camp Hill is organizing volunteers to mow, trim and clean up fallen limbs Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery, which can’t afford to keep its grounds spruced up, due to an... more »»

Tip leads police to arrest marijuana suspect

September 24, 2015 BEDFORD — State police charged an Everett man Thursday after they allegedly found marijuana plants growing in his hom. more »»

Dowlut sees cabinet shop shelved

September 24, 2015 City Council on Wednesday took the advice of the city Planning Commission and refused to grant a zoning change that would have allowed local doctor Mohammad Dowlut to build a cabinet manufacturing... more »»

Reporter working on story finds two missing boys

September 24, 2015 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A newspaper reporter found two missing boys — who it turns out were just skipping school — after he was sent to cover their disappearance in central Pennsylvania. more »»

Bedford’s Dutch Corner recognized as historic place

September 24, 2015 After eight years of work, residents of the tucked-away Bedford County region called Dutch Corner have secured their spot on the National Register of Historic Place. more »»

UPMC, AMED partnership helps boost heart attack, stroke treatment

September 24, 2015 In the second quarter of this year, AMED has helped UPMC Altoona put up good numbers for rapid treatment of heart attacks and stroke, according to AMED officials. more »»

Maurizio found guilty on 5 of 8 charges

September 23, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A former Somerset County priest was convicted late Tuesday in U.. more »»

State budget worries county

September 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Social service agencies working with Blair County are becoming concerned about the lack of state money, commissioners said Tuesday. more »»

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