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Keith Hilltop hit by power outage

March 13, 2015 Authorities evacuated the 62 residents of Keith Hilltop Terrace overnight Wednesday after meltwater flowed through the foundation wall, following electrical conduit and tripping a circuit breaker —... more »»

Zoning changes for 19 parcels in Hollidaysburg

March 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Much to the opposition of Gaysport neighborhood residents and two council members, a majority of borough council voted Thursday to change 19 parcels from general residential zoning t... more »»

City Council looks to levy new tax

March 13, 2015 City Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would add a $5 per capita tax, as suggested in budget discussions late last year. more »»

Focht Building demolished after snow, ice cause roof to collapse

March 13, 2015 It could have been worse, according to Bill Stotle. more »»

Bedford County Chamber, resort hosting Whiskey Rebellion events

March 13, 2015 In the early 1790s, western Pennsylvania’s whiskey distillers met in secret gatherings, arming themselves as they schemed to avoid the authorities’ attention. Today they send out press releases. more »»

Two Bellwood-Antis board members, president not seeking terms

March 13, 2015 BELLWOOD — Some major changes will be coming to the Bellwood-Antis School Board. Two longtime board members and the board president are not seeking re-election. more »»

Blair County Courthouse evacuated after fire alarm activates

March 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A fire alarm disrupted business at the Blair County Courthouse on Thursday, forcing people to evacuate the building for about 20 minutes. more »»

AG narcotics office praises Operation Our Town

March 13, 2015 Operation Our Town was praised Thursday for its efforts to combat drug dealing and for work to break the cycle of poverty and discourage children from experimenting with illegal substances. more »»

Value Drug receives Operation Our Town partnership award

March 13, 2015 Value Drug Co.’s efforts to discourage pharmacy robberies and allow for the disposal of medications has earned recognition with the 2015 Operation Our Town Community Partnership Award. more »»

Man: Police overstepped boundaries with search

March 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man contends that police overstepped their bounds last July when they searched him at Third Avenue and Fifth Street following what officers thought was a drug deal. more »»

Cambria County approves loan to buy new trucks

March 13, 2015 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Thursday approved a short-term loan to the county’s Solid Waste Authority to purchase two new recycling trucks. more »»

Firefighters look to safeguard homes

March 12, 2015 On Jan. 17, a fire in Fifth Ward killed a mother and two young children. more »»

City man facing rape charges

March 12, 2015 An Altoona man faces charges he raped a woman after a day of drinking. Jody Lynn Gebhart, 47, of 1629 21st Ave. more »»

Three-wheeled car catches eyes at SFU

March 12, 2015 LORETTO — Looking a little like a vehicle out of a science fiction film, the three-wheeled Elio drew a crowd while on display Wednesday on a walkway at Saint Francis University. more »»

Patton water rates to rise

March 12, 2015 PATTON — A water project years in the making will see customers’ rates go up about $4 per month, though borough officials said that’s unlikely to take effect before next year. more »»

Felony charge against ex-UPMC nurse dropped

March 12, 2015 A district court judge has tossed the most serious charge against a former UPMC Altoona nurse accused of holding a pillow to the face of an 85-year-old woman who suffered from dementia and had becom... more »»

Meth suspects waive hearings

March 12, 2015 BREEZEWOOD — Two suspects in an alleged Bedford County methamphetamine lab raid — the county’s second in a week — waived their preliminary hearings Wednesday, moving their cases to county court. more »»

Church youth group pays kindness forward at meters

March 12, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Those looking for a parking spot on and around Allegheny Street might have been surprised this morning when they pulled up to parking meters to find quarters taped to the side. more »»

Cernic eyes fourth term as controller

March 12, 2015 EBENSBURG — Ed Cernic Jr. announced Wednesday his plans to seek a fourth term as Cambria County controller. more »»

Suspect: APD beat him while cuffed

March 11, 2015 The suspect whose arrest by Altoona officers prompted an investigation by state troopers into alleged police misconduct said he was kicked in the head and struck while handcuffed. Allen M. more »»

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