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Report: PLCB official accepted gifts

June 17, 2015 HARRISBURG — The first rule about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is that you don’t talk about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the... more »»

Drug suspect found guilty

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — After deliberating for about 90 minutes, a Blair County jury on Tuesday afternoon found Davon Smith of Altoona guilty of two heroin sale. more »»

Police: Grandmother assaulted 5-year-old

June 17, 2015 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she assaulted her 5-year-old granddaughter in a medical center waiting room. Karen Lee Fornari, 50, of 424 Fourth Av. more »»

Incoming students learn about PSU

June 17, 2015 Eric Barazotto’s daughter plans to study visual arts at Penn State Altoona, but hasn’t lived away from her Hollidaysburg home — ever. more »»

AMED launching local paramedic program

June 17, 2015 AMED is launching a local version of a new national initiative that offers primary and preventive care — often at home — to patients the medical system handles clumsily. more »»

Officers learn negotiating skills

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While much attention is paid to the tactics and equipment that goes along with police work, area officers learned Wednesday that one thing that cops use everyday — their words — can... more »»

Crime Solvers look for motorcycle thief

June 17, 2015 Crime Solvers of Blair County is seeking the public’s help in the reported theft of a motorcycle in North Woodbury Township on Monday. more »»

B-A OKs budget, tax increase

June 17, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School District residents will pay more in real estate taxes for the 10th time in the last 11 years. more »»

Audit: 2014 spending less than expected

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s latest audit shows the county spend less than anticipated in 2014 when commissioners balanced the proposed budget with $1.8 million in reserve funds. more »»

Tyrone Area budget raises taxes

June 17, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area School Board members voted unanimously at their Tuesday meeting to approve a 2015-16 general fund budget that includes a tax increase for each county the district serves, as wel... more »»

Area briefs

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Data collection to start in Taylor, Roaring Spring Data collectors for Blair County’s reassessment project are starting this week to work in Roaring Spring and Taylor Township. more »»

Convicted murderer loses bid to be set free

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was 20 years old when he was sentenced to life plus 12¢ -25 years for murder has lost his bid to be set free pending a hearing on several issues he raised... more »»

County announces plans for three walking routes

June 17, 2015 Three walking routes, one in downtown Altoona, one through the Mansion Park area of Altoona and one in Juniata, are being developed as part of an initiative to encourage walking. more »»

Blair OKs foster kid yoga program

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to begin offering a voluntary yoga program for foster care children, under the direction of an Indiana County social worker and yoga teacher. more »»

Police: Man robbed woman, tied her to chair in kitchen

June 17, 2015 BEDFORD — State police are investigating an alleged robbery Sunday in Bedford Township, after which the victim was left tied to a chair in her kitchen for almost two days. more »»

AMED looking to state for funds

June 16, 2015 AMED is hoping for ultimate passage of two bills that recently passed the state House, both of which would help ambulance companies get paid. more »»

Altoona Area passes $97.8M budget

June 16, 2015 The Altoona Area School Board unanimously passed a $97.8 million budget with no tax increase. A tax increase was never on the table this budget season. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area will vote on budget, tax increase

June 16, 2015 The Hollidaysburg Area School Board will vote Wednesday on a 1-mill property tax increase as part of the school district’s $46 million budget, but whether it will pass is up in the air. more »»

Shuster: Spin off air traffic control

June 16, 2015 Rep Bill Shuster, R-9th District, formally proposed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s air-traffic control system Wednesday, in a move that could affect both major national airlines and small local... more »»

Alleged dealers’ nicknames cause trouble

June 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A jury is expected to decide a case today in which an Altoona man is charged with two heroin sales that occurred 20 months ago. more »»

 
 
 

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