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Beavertown Road work to begin

July 27, 2014 Work will begin Monday on a project to resurface roughly 5.2 miles of Beavertown Road in Todd and Cass townships, Huntingdon County. more »»

Confession differs between two faiths

July 27, 2014 There are three things that I’ve been told over time that can guarantee the start of a good argument: sex, politics or religion. Let’s go to church on this one. more »»

Slow donations could close Cove park

July 26, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Dripping with water near the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pool Thursday, 10-year-old Adalyn Smith imagined a summer without the borough’s nearly century-old park complex. more »»

Penn State makes surprise hire as new AD

July 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State made a surprising hire Saturday in naming Sandy Barbour as its new athletic director. Barbour was forced out as AD at California in June after 10 years on the job ther. more »»

Blandburg man faces assault charges

July 26, 2014 A Blandburg man allegedly carried on an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Altoona girl, police said. James D. Stephanic, 43, of 133 Oak St. more »»

Tyrone man, 41, jailed on molestation charges

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man is behind bars in Huntingdon County on charges he molested a boy two decades ago. State police in Huntingdon arrested Tobias T. Benson, 41, of 302 Shippen St. more »»

Group seeks changes to justice system

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A group that wants to change the way the Blair County Court system addresses drug addiction, mental health and other issues distributed flyers outside the courthouse just prior to th... more »»

Man faces charges for wrecking cycle

July 26, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Mineral Point man will face summary charges for wrecking a friend’s $12,000 motorcycle early Friday morning along Route 219. more »»

Tyrone man accused of groping woman

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man faces charges after allegedly groping a woman in an antiques shop. Victor Ren Taylor, 33, of 8 Morrison St. more »»

Bowling for BackPacks fundraiser feeds children

July 26, 2014 A recent grant and upcoming fundraiser will help a local group roll a strike for nutrition and better grades in Altoona elementary school. more »»

State takes over Bedford County land

July 26, 2014 BEDFORD — The state is set to take over 1,700 acres of mountainous forest land in southern Bedford County, Department of Conserva­tion and Natural Resources officials announced Friday. more »»

Brigade wants to bring Iraqi interpreter to US

July 25, 2014 Members of the local 56th Stryker Brigade are working with legislators and the State Department to help bring an Iraqi interpreter to the United State. more »»

Authority tables city payment hike

July 25, 2014 The city Water Authority on Thursday formally tabled a request made by the city in January for the authority to increase its annual payment for city “services” by $250,000. more »»

Police: Slur led to fight, gunshot

July 25, 2014 Police said a racial slur touched off a confrontation that led to gunfire outside the Logan Valley Mall. Brothers Larry D. Morrow, 29, address unknown, and Kevin K. Morrow, 37, of 118 E. Willow Av. more »»

Coroner: Child’s death at lake was accidental

July 25, 2014 The death of a 13-month-old child at Raystown Lake on Wednesday has been officially ruled accidental by Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum. more »»

Convicted dealer wants sentence cut

July 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rasheed Myers, a Brooklyn native who is serving 20 to 40 years in prison for being the leader of an Altoona drug organization, is asking that his 2003 sentence be cut in half because... more »»

Man accused of conning for money

July 25, 2014 An Antis Township man faces felony theft-related charges after state police said he conned a woman out of thousands of dollars. Frederick A. DelGrosso Jr. more »»

Commissioners debate selection

July 25, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Two Cambria County commissioners leapt to the defense of a local board appointment when the third suggested officials should try to tap talent from outside Johnstown. more »»

Man pleads guilty to hammer death

July 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal homicide for killing his father with a hammer before breaking into his safe and stealing money to buy drugs. more »»

Three experts selected for homicide retrial

July 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three experts were appointed Thursday to help attorneys for homicide suspect Paul Aaron Ross prepare their defense for his upcoming trial. more »»

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