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Holiday weekend traffic rising

May 26, 2016 Lower gas prices — even though they took a jump this week — will lead to a near-record number of holiday travelers over the Memorial Day holiday period. more »»

Seniors seek healthy lifestyle

May 26, 2016 When Teresa Falzarano of Tipton began participating in the local version of the state’s Healthy Steps in Motion exercise program, she couldn’t do the so-called DUI straight line walk without... more »»

Police: Woman stole from disabled clients

May 26, 2016 A Hollidaysburg woman faces felony charges after she allegedly stole thousands from four disabled clients. more »»

Cesare Battisti request heading to liquor board

May 26, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution by which the Cesare Battisti club on Beale Avenue may be able to play outdoor music again, despite opposition from residents expressed at council’s... more »»

Redevelopment Authority OKs water service for cafe

May 26, 2016 The city Redevelopment Authority has approved a lease amendment to provide water service for City Councilwoman Christie Jordan’s proposed Cafe Zoe at the Transportation Cente. more »»

PSU Altoona receives $50,000 grant

May 26, 2016 Penn State Altoona is one of six Penn State campuses recently named by the university as one of its entrepreneurial sites across the stat. more »»

Ebensburg sets public meetings on sewer project

May 26, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough Council will have three public meetings for residents to learn more about an upcoming multimillion-dollar sewer project. more »»

Area briefs

May 26, 2016 CRESSON Man faces child pornography charges The state Attorney General’s office filed child pornography charges Wednesday against Cresson Township resident Richard Gerard Vanbrakle, 38. more »»

Cambria Heights OKs preliminary budget

May 25, 2016 PATTON — Cambria Heights School Board on Tuesday passed a tentative deficit budget for 2016-17 that includes a 1-mill tax increase. The almost $23 million budget includes a revenue shortfall of $2. more »»

Auditor general says abuse hotline missed 40,000 calls

May 25, 2016 More than 40,000 calls made to a state hotline in place for people to report child abuse and neglect were unanswered in 2015, according to a report from state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s... more »»

Architects frustrated by AASD board’s decision

May 25, 2016 With little local work available, architects in the area are distressed that Altoona Area school officials chose a Philadelphia firm to work on a major high school building project. more »»

Residents learn more about reassessment

May 25, 2016 Many property owners expect their real estate taxes will go up because of Blair County’s first reassessment since 1958. more »»

Governor favors new rules for beer

May 25, 2016 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge. more »»

Heroin bust reveals new ties

May 25, 2016 Monday’s announcement of corrupt organization charges against the alleged operators of a large-scale heroin operation reveals the ties between several suspected dealers who were arrested in 2015. more »»

Man allegedly assaulted girl, 12

May 25, 2016 An Juniata man is behind bars on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Terence A. Williams, 46, of 521 N. Fifth Ave. more »»

Developer offers to reopen field for local teams

May 25, 2016 EBENSBURG — After local youth sports leagues lost a place to practice last year, a local developer has offered to reopen a former Central Cambria field for recreation if the borough meets certain... more »»

Bedford County joins energy consortium

May 25, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners agreed Tuesday to join a government energy-buying group, making Bedford’s government the first county-level agency to join the consortiu. more »»

Commissioners meeting to resume after delay

May 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners will resume their weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday in the public meeting room at the courthous. more »»

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