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Tyrone man takes plea deal for sex crimes

January 8, 2015 A Tyrone man will spend at least 15 years behind bars after taking a plea deal in Huntingdon County. Tobias T. more »»

Search narrowing for Altoona manager

January 8, 2015 A City Council search committee plans to conduct face-to-face interviews of two to four finalists for the Altoona manager’s position soon, according to committee member Erik Cagle. more »»

Light district created for Blair development

January 8, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — A light district has been created for Blair Township residents in the fourth phase of Pleasant View Estates housing developmen. more »»

PSU ranks No. 1 on college list

January 8, 2015 U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State No. 1 for the best online bachelor programs in the country, up from No. 3 in 2014. The rankings were published in its 2015 “Best Online Programs. more »»

Home rule makes mayor’s term slightly complicated

January 8, 2015 It’s not surprising that when a municipality changes its form of government, there would be complications. One of the more intricate sets of complications involve Mayor Matt Pacifico. more »»

Tyrone Regional looking to form new partnership

January 8, 2015 TYRONE — The Tyrone Regional Health Network plans to look into the formation of a partnership. more »»

Pacifico asks for new ideas

January 8, 2015 At City Council’s last meeting of 2014, Mayor Matt Pacifico challenged fellow councilmen, city staffers and city residents to come forward with helpful ideas. more »»

Convicted murderer gets attorney for appeal

January 8, 2015 An attorney from the Federal Community Defender Office in Philadelphia has been named to represent death row inmate Stephen Rex Edmiston, who was convicted 25 years ago of murdering a 2-year-old girl. more »»

Court allows sheriff’s sale

January 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona businessman lost his attempt Wednesday to stop a sheriff’s sale in which 55 acres of land under the name of Woodbridge Springs in Blair Township was sold. more »»

Bedford man faces assault charges

January 8, 2015 IMLER — A Bedford County man is in jail facing hundreds of charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl over a two-year perio. more »»

Reps. Ward, Irvin take over

January 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — Moments before she took to the glittering House floor Tuesday for her first House session, newly elected state Rep. more »»

Acting warden, acting captain hired for Bedford County jail

January 7, 2015 Bedford County commissioners have hired a new acting warden and acting captain for the county jai. more »»

Woman charged in fatal car accident ordered to stand trial

January 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An unusual meeting took place in a Blair County courtroom late Tuesday morning when a woman facing charges of vehicular homicide asked to meet face-to-face with the victim’s family. more »»

Weather Service warns of severe wind chills

January 7, 2015 The area will be facing dangerous wind chills from this afternoon until Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Wind chills could be 15 to 24 degrees below zero from 3 p.m. more »»

AASD leader addresses overcrowded schools

January 7, 2015 Moving ninth-graders to the high school and sixth-graders to the current junior high are among the recommendations from Altoona Area Superintendent Tom Otto to address crowded elementary schools... more »»

Crash to close I-99 southbound lanes

January 7, 2015 The southbound lanes of I-99 will be closed this morning while crews remove a tractor-trailer that drove through a guardrail into a retention pond Tuesday afternoon near Pinecroft. more »»

Settlement overhauls treatment of mentally ill inmates

January 7, 2015 A settlement reached between the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania will overhaul the way state prisons treat mentally ill inmates, officials... more »»

Committee recommends $75K salary for mayor

January 7, 2015 The city’s Home Rule Transition Committee on Tuesday voted to recommend a salary of $75,000 a year for the full-time mayoral post created by the city’s new home rule charter. more »»

Man accused of child abuse due in court

January 7, 2015 An Altoona man is due to court today to face charges he abused a 21-month-old boy. Brandon Scott Fochler, 31, of 1821 14th Ave. more »»

Area briefs package

January 7, 2015 Logan supervisors split road duties Logan Township supervisors have agreed to geographically divide roadmaster responsibilities. more »»

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