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Patton council seeking pact with district over football field

November 13, 2014 PATTON — Football wasn’t on Patton Borough Council’s meeting agenda Wednesday evening, but the issue was on plenty of peoples’ minds. more »»

Sentencings

November 13, 2014 The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges shown and were sentenced as follows: - Roderick R. Thompson, 55, 299 Allen Lane, Duncansville, charged by Altoona police Au. more »»

Police: Man threatened neighbors who called 911

November 13, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after allegedly threatening his neighbors because they called 911. Marvin L. Rickabaugh Jr., 54, of 2803 Maple Ave., Apt. more »»

Honoring local veterans

November 12, 2014 Trains rumbled as the Blair County Veterans Memorial Bridge was dedicated on a sunny and temperate Veterans Day morning. more »»

New flight schedules set for airport

November 12, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Flights to Pittsburgh will begin Monday from the Altoona-Blair County Airport with roundtrip tickets as low as $58. more »»

Auto body shops file federal lawsuit

November 12, 2014 Automotive repair companies throughout Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. more »»

Gas prices falling below $3 per gallon

November 12, 2014 For the first time in nearly four years, the price of gasoline has dropped below three dollars per gallon in Altoona. Roberts Service Station at 701 Seventh Av. more »»

Warm weather nearing end

November 12, 2014 Sunny days and 60-degree temperatures are coming to an end, weather forecasters say. more »»

Spring Cove chief advises patience with lower scores

November 12, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove Superinten­dent Robert Vadella addressed the district’s disappointing state scores at Monday’s board meeting, advising patience as new math and science programs take... more »»

Gov.-elect Wolf imposes gift ban on executive employees

November 12, 2014 HARRISBURG — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is restricting members of his transition team from accepting gifts of any kind, a ban that he soon plans to extend throughout the executive branch of state government. more »»

Thefts reported in Cumberland Valley Twp.

November 12, 2014 BEDFORD — Several Cumberland Valley Township residents have reported thefts from garages and cars, state police said Tuesday, though the thefts appear to date from late October. more »»

Vets offered free meals at eateries

November 12, 2014 By Greg Bock gbock@altoonamirror. more »»

Tyrone man speaks at Legion service

November 12, 2014 TYRONE — John Harlow, a Tyrone native and Army veteran, said he spent last Veterans Day at home, alone in his basement, mourning his mother who had passed away shortly before. more »»

Cambria Heights football might move to its school

November 12, 2014 PATTON — Moving Cambria Heights football games to school grounds is an idea the district has batted around for years. Tuesday night, officials took the first step toward making it happen. more »»

Bellwood-Antis refinancing bonds

November 12, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Monday approved a resolution to refinance a 2011 bond issue by issuing a series of general obligation bonds not to exceed $8,785,00. more »»

Medicaid plans poised for overhaul

November 12, 2014 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is telling hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid enrollees that their benefits will change as part of an overhaul of the coverage plans beginning Ja. more »»

City manager: Raise taxes by 6.3 mills

November 11, 2014 Interim City Manager Peter Marshall on Monday proposed a 2015 budget calling for a property tax hike of 6.3 mills and an additional $5 in per capita tax to build up a contingency reserve. more »»

Blair weighs tax hike

November 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have started reviewing a 2015 draft budget showing a 2.5-mill increase in real estate taxes and a $2.26 million deficit. more »»

Forever ending scholastic coverage

November 11, 2014 Charlie Weston has been broadcasting local high school sports for 33 years. He isn’t ready for that to end. At the conclusion of Friday night’s broadcast of the Altoona vs. more »»

Prison’s closing to force sewer rate increase

November 11, 2014 CRESSON — The impact of the State Correctional Institute at Cresson’s closing is more expensive than borough officials originally thought. more »»

 
 
 

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