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Teen enters guilty pleas for theft

April 8, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A teenager formerly from Bellwood told a Blair County judge Monday that he “wasn’t thinking straight” and was “acting stupid” when he and another young man broke into cars in Bellwoo... more »»

Portage Council debates changes to sewer ordinance

April 8, 2014 PORTAGE — Portage Borough Council debated possible amendments to, and parameters of, its month-old sewer ordinance for nearly 90 minutes Monday. more »»

Candidate for 81st District seat has name removed from ballot

April 8, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A state judge struck Huntingdon County Treasurer Richard Irvin’s name from the 81st District Republican primary ballot Monday, leaving state Re. more »»

Police: Man sexually assaulted girl

April 8, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — An Altoona man is in jail on charges he sexually assaulted a minor in his vehicle over the weeken. more »»

Advocates: Poor at ‘breaking point’

April 8, 2014 HARRISBURG — Advocates for the poor and uninsured gathered Tuesday in the Penn– sylvania Capitol to throw back Go. more »»

Finding residence in hope

April 7, 2014 The Altoona Rescue Mission, which provides help to the homeless and to men down on their luck, has been a staple in Altoona since 1927, but a devastating fire a decade ago and an ensuing struggle... more »»

Altoona Housing Authority drops general ban on smoking

April 7, 2014 The Altoona Housing Authority has decided for now not to ban smoking throughout its public housing properties, despite the urgings of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and despite a... more »»

Supervisor retires from team

April 7, 2014 When Drew Appleman was a youngster in Williamsburg, he would invariably get picked last — or not at all — when his playmates chose sides for baseball. more »»

Police: Woman beat stepson with belt

April 7, 2014 A Mifflin County woman faces charges in Altoona after police say she beat her 7-year-old stepson with a belt. Tianna M. more »»

Locked up

April 6, 2014 CRESSON — It’s been over a year since state officials first announced the impending closure of two state correctional institutions, citing high maintenance costs for its older facilities and a... more »»

Pirates prospect Taillon will have Tommy John surgery

April 6, 2014 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will need Tommy John surgery in his right elbow, a procedure that will keep him out of action for about a year. more »»

Bedford fights to control expenses

April 6, 2014 BEDFORD — With Bedford County and its connected agencies recently assessed as some of the highest workers’ compensation risks in a statewide insurance system, county officials are working to control... more »»

Corbett, opponents try to top one another with gift ban

April 6, 2014 The next governor of Pennsylvania might have to look the gift horse in the mouth. After a string of apparent ethics violations across two branches of state government, Gov. more »»


April 6, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean K. McLanahan, who represents the McLanahan familyás sixth generation of ownership, has assumed the title of chief executive officer of McLanahan Corp. more »»

State winners crowned at pageant

April 6, 2014 By Kay Stephens A Portage area teenager took top honors Saturday night in the Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Pageant held at the Jaffa Shrine Center. more »»


April 6, 2014 Nearly every small business has a website today. And no wonder. more »»

Opponent seeking to unseat Fleck takes a hit

April 6, 2014 The sole campaign seeking to unseat state Rep. Mike Fleck, R-Huntingdon, could suffer a near-fatal blow this week, with its future on the ballot in a Harrisburg judge’s hands. more »»

FirstEnergy customers face added fee

April 5, 2014 Customers of FirstEnergy Solutions will be hit with an additional charge for their electricity within the next few months. more »»

Man gets probation for arson

April 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Frankstown Township man who set fire to his home and garage just over a year ago because he was upset over the breakup of his marriage was placed on probation for 10 years on Frida... more »»

Man arrested on child pornography charges

April 5, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he shared child pornography over the Internet. David E. Burke Sr., 60, of 412 Sixth S. more »»

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