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Nearly one-third of reassessment data collected

December 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Information has been collected for about one-third of the 65,000-plus properties in Blair County undergoing their first collective reassessment since 1958. more »»

Sun Air, Altoona-Blair airport kicking off partnership, flights

December 2, 2014 MARTINSBURG — In July 2005, the Altoona-Blair County Airport introduced daily flights to the Washington-Dulles airport and cut its Pittsburgh route to one daily flight. more »»

Teenager killed after being struck by train

December 2, 2014 A 16-year-old was killed Sunday night when a train filled with passengers struck him on a Hyndman railway stretch, police and railroad officials said. more »»

Mother accused of child abuse

December 2, 2014 An Altoona woman faces charges after allegedly abusing her 12-year-old daughter. Renna L. Gailey, 32, of 417 Sixth Ave. more »»

Woman pleads no contest for fake calls

December 2, 2014 EBENSBURG — An Altoona woman who called police in August claiming to have been kidnapped pleaded no contest on Monday to misdemeanor criminal charges. Police said Kelly Miller, 42, 514 Sixth Ave. more »»

Martinsburg Borough approves budget

December 2, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg Borough Council approved an $820,000 budget Monday that keeps 2015 taxes at this year’s rate and includes few major changes from recent budgets. more »»

Portage approves 2015 tentative budget

December 2, 2014 PORTAGE — Borough Council unanimously approved its tentative 2015 budget Monday — the fifth in a row without a tax increas. more »»

Police reports

December 2, 2014 Altoona police – Jason Bittner of 617 N. Second St. was arrested early Thursday near 25th Street and Sixth Avenue and charged with driving under the influence. – Kelly Lynn Miller of 514 Sixth Ave. more »»


December 2, 2014 Man accused of selling painkillers HOLLIDAYSBURG -- An Altoona man is behind bars over an alleged sale of painkillers to a state police informant. Anthony J. Turiano III, 28, of 2018 18th St. more »»

Majoring in roughing it

December 1, 2014 HUNTINGDON — When classes wrap up for the day at Juniata College, most students head back to their residence hall or an off-campus apartment. more »»

Rifle deer season opens

December 1, 2014 Hunters will crowd local game lands today as deer season opens, but a warming trend this week may make it harder for hunters to track their quarry as the snow in the region melts. more »»

Teaching becomes lifestyle for man of many talents

December 1, 2014 BELLWOOD — Despite coming from a family of educators, Tom McInroy wasn’t sure he wanted to follow in their footsteps. McInroy, who began as superintendent of the Bellwood-Antis School District on Nov. more »»

Police: Pedestrian struck by train in Bedford

December 1, 2014 A Bedford County dispatcher confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by a train near Hyndman on Sunday night. more »»

State rejects application for city streetscape improvements

December 1, 2014 The state Department of Community and Economic Development has rejected an application from the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. more »»

Home rule transition committee off to quick start

December 1, 2014 With city voters having chosen home rule in the general election, and with the Blair County Election Board expected to certify the referendum results before long, a five-member home rule Transition... more »»

Woman rescued after crashing into river

November 30, 2014 A woman was hospitalized early Saturday morning after driving her car into Bald Eagle Creek in Snyder Township. Janice L. more »»

PSU turns focus to bowl after loss

November 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — This was always expected to be the bottoming-out year of the NCAA sanctions, the year that all the scholarship limitations and depth issues finally caught up to Penn State. more »»

Many older deer hunters hold on to their annual escape to camps

November 30, 2014 Talk to the hunters who spend days in woodland camps, wielding rifles in the forest by day and beers around a bonfire by night, and you’ll probably keep hearing one word: “camaraderie. more »»

Robbery suspects still at large

November 30, 2014 The Logan Township Police Department is still on the hunt for three men who stole thousands of dollars worth of watches from a jewelry store at the Logan Valley Mall on Wednesday. more »»

Holiday boxes delight servicemen

November 30, 2014 Nancy Weimer said her son, Dan, who has been in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years, is surprised each year by the “generosity of the community” when he receives his annual gift box. more »»

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