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Mock elections bring out civic participation

November 2, 2014 If history is any indication, voters will turn out in low numbers Tuesday to pick their state representatives, senators and governor. more »»

Blaze tears through house

November 2, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A fire ripped through a Northern Cambria house early Sunday morning, drawing several fire departments and forcing authorities to close a road in the borough. more »»

Traveling remains high on list of things to do

November 2, 2014 I am a great believer in making lists, whether for grocery shopping or just “Things to do. more »»

Former administrator cleared of allegations

November 2, 2014 SCRANTON (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday. more »»

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative deal

November 2, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Union negotiators and the Southeastern Pennsyl­vania Transportation Authority reached a tentative contact deal Friday night, averting the possibility of a strike. more »»

Woman killed by own car

November 2, 2014 DILLSBURG (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a woman was killed when she was run over by her own car. Police in York County said the accident happened about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Dust mostly settled as election draws near

November 2, 2014 With the midterm elections two days away, thereás little left to discuss of the races ä except, of course, where to watch the poll numbers tick upward Tuesday as votes trickle in. more »»

City searching for new manager

November 1, 2014 More than a dozen people already have expressed interest in becoming Altoona’s new manager. more »»

Judge: Don’t avoid fines, costs; explain the situation

November 1, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Not paying costs, fines and restitution ordered by Blair County judges can open the door to a stint in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Man accused of pointing gun out of road rage won’t face trial

November 1, 2014 A Florida man won’t be prosecuted for an incident police said was a case of road rage. The Blair County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn charges against Benjamin H. more »»

Capture of shooting suspect provides relief

November 1, 2014 MILFORD — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. more »»

Fort Roberdeau hosts its first vets program

November 1, 2014 SINKING VALLEY — Historical Surgeon Nicholas Kalenich said the medical technologies of years past he uncovers as a re-enactor and collector often leave him scratching his head. more »»

Police: Man hit neighbor with end of hunting knife

November 1, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he attacked a neighbor with a hunting knife. According to Altoona police, Robert Mitchell, 34, of 119 Lloyd S. more »»

Man accused of stealing child’s Ritalin prescription

November 1, 2014 An Altoona man stole a child’s Ritalin prescription, according to police. Thomas S. Frye, 1220 13th Ave., Apt. more »»

Corpse found in burning car

November 1, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — State police are investigating after a manás corpse was found inside a burning car Thursday in Centre County. more »»

Area briefs

November 1, 2014 Church to hold holiday bazaar Bethany Lutheran Church, 200 Third Ave., will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. toda. more »»

Women arrested in shooting death

November 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a woman has been arrested in an early morning shooting death in a Pittsburgh-area home. Officers in Allegheny County were called to the Upper St. more »»

Trooper shooting suspect captured

October 31, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.. more »»

Kids crazy for ‘Candy From A Cop’

October 31, 2014 Altoona Police Patrolman Frank Roesch cruised down Sixth Avenue in the city, pulling over in front of a group of trick-or-treaters and their parents. No lights. No sirens. Just a casual stop. more »»

Doctor giving free hip surgery to man

October 31, 2014 Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he’s expected to receive today and that he said will change his... more »»

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