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Farm Bureau membership surpasses last year’s record

July 7, 2014 CAMP HILL — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has eclipsed its all-time membership record, increasing total membership by 1,460 to 59,782. more »»

Location of rare plant species hidden

July 6, 2014 Over the coming year, environmental experts are set to flock to Bedford County, updating a detailed roster of its unique, rare and threatened environmental wonders for the first time in 26 years. more »»

Altoona Hotel fire case heads to grand jury

July 6, 2014 The case of the fire that destroyed the Altoona Hotel 18 months ago has gone to a federal grand jury, according to the owner’s lawyer, while the charred hulk remains a neighborhood hazard the city i... more »»

Schools outsource substitute teacher services

July 6, 2014 An increasing number of school districts in Blair County are contracting with or considering substitute teacher services instead of doing the hiring themselves. more »»

Heroin suspects facing trial

July 6, 2014 A Hollidaysburg man who gave a suspected heroin dealer a ride on two occasions will face trial on charges stemming from one of those trips. more »»

Crash closes Logan Twp. tobacco outlet

July 6, 2014 A motorist pulling into the parking lot of a Logan Township tobacco outlet at about 2 p.m. Saturday lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the building’s front wall. more »»

Family searching for daughter who jumped from moving car on I-80

July 6, 2014 A Centre County father whose 37-year-old daughter jumped from his moving car along I-80 Friday morning while on the way to Clarion for a mental health evaluation has made a plea for help in finding... more »»

Geese on Lake Rowena cleaned up

July 6, 2014 A stop at Lake Rowena in Ebensburg will most likely yield a glimpse of Canada geese on the water or along the shore. more »»

Coroner: Woman died from drowning

July 6, 2014 By Phil Ray Huntingdon County Coroner Paul . more »»

As Parents’ Day nears, making up for lost time

July 6, 2014 According to my holiday calendar, Sunday, July 27, is designated as Parents’ Day. I thought Mom had a special day in May and Dad in June. more »»

DEP completes Houtzdale mine project

July 6, 2014 WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environ­mental Protection announced has completed a $5,614,964 abandoned mine reclamation project in Houtzdale Borough, Clearfield County, which stabilized the groun... more »»

Motorcycle crash kills Loretto man

July 6, 2014 EBENSBURG — A 56-year-old motorcyclist died late Friday when his vehicle collided with a pickup truck on Route 53, in Gallitzin Township, Cambria County. more »»

Body identified as missing woman

July 6, 2014 MECHANICSBURG (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing woman has been found near Harrisburg, and a man who was seen driving her car has been arreste. more »»

Route 26 resurfacing set to begin

July 6, 2014 Work will begin Monday on a project to resurface about 10.9 miles of Route 26 (Clear Ridge Road) in Mann, Southampton and Monroe townships, Bed­ford County, PennDOT said. more »»

Official: Woman died in Raystown Lake accident

July 5, 2014 Divers were able to retrieve the body of a 36-year-old Carlisle woman about 4:30 p.m. more »»

Leaders discuss repaying debt

July 5, 2014 Mike Vind, a member of the consulting team hired by the city to shop its water and sewer systems for lease to the highest bidder, has said the Altoona Water Authority, which operates the systems,... more »»

New law increases hit-and-run penalty

July 5, 2014 Leaving the scene of a fatal accident will soon carry a stiffer sentence in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett signed “Kevin’s Law” on Tuesday. more »»

Riders raise $12K for VA hospital

July 5, 2014 More than 200 patriotic Americans gathered Friday at American Legion Post 281 in Tyrone for the fourth annual Freedom Ride, a family-friendly, 10-mile long bicycle marathon. more »»

Police investigating fire at alleged shooter’s home

July 5, 2014 State police from Bedford are investigating a shooting and a subsequent “suspicious fire” at the Everett area home of the alleged shooter that occurred after he was incarcerated in lieu of $150,000... more »»

Woman gets prison time for drugs

July 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona defense attorney asked Thursday that his client, an admitted drug addict, not be sent to a state correctional institution where she will be “warehoused” instead of... more »»

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