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Pokemon craze hitting region

July 12, 2016 An augmented reality mobile game, “Pokemon Go,” is taking the area by storm. more »»

Salary board rejects raises

July 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Salary Board has rejected the district attorney’s request to increase the salaries of his department’s victim/witness assistants, a request based on a $300,000... more »»

Hazardous church to come down

July 12, 2016 The city is advertising for bids to demolish a derelict former church that a city official last year called the most dangerous building in the cit. more »»

City mulls sidewalk ordinance

July 12, 2016 Most City Council members aren’t enthusiastic, but council soon may consider an update of the sidewalk ordinance that could nudge the city towards walkabilit. more »»

IT employee accused of stealing thousands

July 12, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony theft charges after police say he stole thousands in cash from a city business. Matthew W. Morgan, 22, of 600 N. Second St., Ap. more »»

Request to expand community center’s hours meets resistance

July 12, 2016 CRESSON — A Cresson resident argued for expanding availability at the borough’s community center Monday, as council pushed back that other sites already are available. more »»

Police: Lilly man assaulted young girl

July 12, 2016 LILLY — A Jefferson County man is in jail after police said he sexually assaulted a young girl. State police at Ebensburg said Cyril Leroy McKenrick, 54, 131 Main St., Apt. more »»

Duncansville seeking input on festival

July 12, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Duncansville Borough officials are seeking public input on their next steps after the annual Duncansville Community Days festival was suddenly canceled this month. more »»

Police accuse wife of stabbing spouse

July 12, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A Northern Cambria woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly stabbed her husband with a steak knife during an argument. more »»

Cresson tables ruling on buying new locks

July 12, 2016 CRESSON — Cresson Borough Council tabled for the second month a decision on new locks for two doors used by the borough police department. more »»

Authorities say husband used strap to choke wife

July 12, 2016 A city man faces charges after police say he used a strap to choke his wife. Sinclair F. Davis, 28, of 308 Crawford Ave. more »»

Restoring monuments a tall order

July 11, 2016 As a nine-year-old Cub Scout, Joe Keirn handed out programs during the 1945 dedication of a monument to honor his neighborhood’s World War II veterans. more »»

Activist seeks single-hauler deal

July 11, 2016 A local environmental activist has challenged the Intermunicipal Relations Committee to muster the “political courage” to scrap the collection of trash and recyclables by private subscription in... more »»

Teenager’s dreams taking flight after earning license

July 11, 2016 At 17 years old, driving still may seem relatively new, but for one local teen, it’s old enough to fly. more »»

Bikers rally for charity ride

July 11, 2016 A few dozen motorcycles crowded the back portion of a parking lot Sunday morning at the Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Hall. About an hour later, the pack more than doubled in size, and, by 11:30 a.m. more »»

Blair commissioners schedule reassessment comment forum

July 11, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property owners will have a chance on Tuesday to ask questions and offer comments about the ongoing reassessment project, the first time since notices with new property... more »»

Victim says priests ‘get away with it’

July 10, 2016 It’s always the same ending, said a man who was sexually molested as a teenager by a priest in the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese. “They get away with it,” John Nesbella sai. more »»

Region’s population shrinking, aging

July 10, 2016 A new population report highlights some areas of growth in the region amidst overall decline during the last five years. more »»

Heritage festival delights crowd

July 10, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Local firemen sprayed water from hoses, performing a show of skill for the dozens of bystanders gathered Saturday morning on Philadelphia Avenue. more »»

Dealer’s credit for time served less than what man sought

July 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has awarded 14 days credit to a convicted drug dealer serving a 10-to-20-year prison sentence, far less than the nearly nine months credit the dealer sought. more »»

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