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Local officers consider use of opioid antidote

April 12, 2015 The recent news that AMED will offer to help area police and fire departments begin using naloxone to rescue opioid overdose victims was received with a caution that contrasts with the startling... more »»

Ex-volunteer firefighter announces supervisor bid

April 12, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — An Allegheny Township businessman and former volunteer firefighter is making his first run for a township supervisor seat. more »»

Mount Aloysius gets $2M state grant

April 12, 2015 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday agreed to guarantee a $2 million state grant for improvements at Mount Aloysius College. more »»

Four suspects still sought

April 11, 2015 Sitting in handcuffs, straining to hold back tears, one of two dozen drug suspects rounded up Friday in Blair County was hoping to avoid a trip to the Blair County Prison. She didn’t succeed. more »»

Midder asks to reinstate guilty pleas

April 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Brandon Midder of Altoona last Monday wanted to withdraw guilty pleas to two gun charges that arose as the result of the 2013 murder of Willie Solomon, but on Friday he asked the... more »»

35 seek Logan’s police chief job

April 11, 2015 Logan Township supervisors have appointed a third member to its police commission to sort through applications for police chief and forward recommendations to supervisors. more »»

Police say prison guard gave phone to inmate

April 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard is facing charges he supplied an inmate with a cellphone. Marcus . more »»

Cambria man jailed for alleged threats to family

April 11, 2015 GLASGOW — A Reade Township man was arrested Friday after threatening to kill several family members, police said. more »»

Hollidaysburg OKs loan changes on old church

April 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Because of conditional approval on a loan modification pertaining to a former church building, the borough likely will become the first lien holder on a property that council members... more »»

Area briefs

April 11, 2015 Volunteers sought for cleanup today The Intermunicipal Relations Committee, the Altoona Water Authority, the Blair County Conser­vation District and Keep Blair County Beautiful are seeking... more »»

Sandusky victim deals approved

April 10, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Penn State board on Thursday authorized university officials to settle litigation related to Jerry Sandusky, but it was not clear how much money is at stake or the number of victims... more »»

Buffs remember war’s end

April 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a chilly afternoon Thursday, a collection of veterans and curious onlookers watched as a man in Civil War uniform laid a wreath outside the Blair County Courthouse, three similarl... more »»

Judge mulling jury’s knowledge

April 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Commissioner candidates tout finances, experience

April 10, 2015 Four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for a seat on the Blair County commissioners board tried to garner support on Thursday night by focusing on their financial abilities and experienc. more »»

Borough fires officer

April 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council voted Thursday to immediately dismiss a borough police officer after a lengthy executive session. Council members voted unanimously to dismiss officer Henry T. more »»

Judge: Parole agents in right to search man’s car, home

April 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has ruled Pennsylvania parole and probation agents did not violate a man’s Fourth Amendment rights last May when they conducted a warrantless search of his car... more »»

Martinsburg man wins $1M

April 10, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A lottery player is $1 million dollars richer after scratching a rub-off ticket purchased from a kiosk inside of a Richland Township bowling alley. more »»

Pinched extension cord leads to electrical fire

April 10, 2015 An electrical fire Thursday morning damaged a room in an Altoona home Thursday, but the house’s residents will be able to return, firefighters said. A pinched extension cord sparked the 11 a.. more »»

Friendship was D’Andrea’s legacy

April 10, 2015 The longtime host of what is believed to be the first political program on Altoona’s Public Access Channel is remembered fondly by those who knew him. John D’Andrea, 90, Centreville, V. more »»

Cernic reappointed to seat on board

April 10, 2015 After 15 months of waiting, Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. was reappointed Thursday to his long-held seat on the county’s transit authorit. more »»

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