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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 »»

Emergency agency, 911 center consolidate

March 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is again consolidating management of its 911 Center and Emergency Management Agency. more »»

Seltzer planning to divest estates

March 11, 2015 Downtown Altoona property magnate Irv Seltzer is seeking to divest. more »»

Patton, school discuss ways to improve field

March 11, 2015 PATTON — A rocky relationship in recent years between Cambria Heights School Board and Patton Borough Council led to an acrimonious — albeit still unofficial — parting of ways over football games. more »»

Judge denies request to use therapist’s notes

March 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has rejected a request by the attorney for a suspected child molester to examine the notes of a therapist who is counseling the young victim. Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Coroner won’t seek 7th term

March 11, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Longtime Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski has announced that he will not seek a seventh term in office. more »»

Bedford jail leaders change

March 11, 2015 BEDFORD — In a leadership shift that includes the elimination of two rank levels, the Bedford County commissioners agreed Tuesday to hire, promote or move four county jail employees. more »»

Bedford to get review for historical locations

March 11, 2015 BEDFORD — Federal money is set to pay for an extensive review of Bedford County’s historical locations and buildings, allowing local officials to plan ahead and protect the sites from threats. more »»

Ketner says he is running for council seat

March 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — It appears former Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner will challenge Councilman Richard Scholton for a seat on Borough Council in the May Republican primary. more »»

Tyrone Area School Board changes graduation date

March 11, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area School Board members voted at a meeting Monday to make changes to this year’s school calendar to accommodate for snow day closures, moving the district’s final student day and... more »»

Only two file for council seats

March 11, 2015 By the close of the county’s period for filing nominating petitions Tuesday afternoon, only two candidates had filed for two open seats on City Council. more »»

Wolf pitches his budget plan

March 10, 2015 Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pleasant Valley Elementary School to talk about his proposed 2015-16 state budget, which invests heavily in schools by expanding some taxes while reducing others. more »»

Blair County child abuse manager position approved

March 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has taken another step toward creating a part-time job that will focus on tracking child sexual abuse reports and efforts to address them. more »»

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