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PSU Altoona Nittany Lion costume missing

February 11, 2015 A famous furry Penn State Altoona ambassador, or at least its hide, hasn’t been seen for 10 days. One of the campus’ Nittany Lion mascot costumes is missing, campus spokeswoman Shari Routch said. more »»

County sets public forum

February 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders are planning a public forum for March 5 that will focus on reassessment of commercial propert. more »»

Police ‘target’ testifies in Piner trial

February 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The arrest of Stephen M. more »»

Tyrone approves Park Avenue work

February 11, 2015 TYRONE — Borough Council members voted Monday to pay $67,500 from their general fund to cover the cost of curbing work along a portion of Park Avenue, a project they previously thought would be... more »»

Man enters pleas for marijuana charges

February 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who suffered a major back injury in a traffic accident and suffered from post traumatic stress because of a tragedy in his life told a Blair County judge Tuesday that... more »»

Driver killed in Route 22 accident

February 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG —Route 22 remained closed late Tuesday night in both directions after a fatal tractor-trailer crash between Route 866 in Frankstown Township and Yellow Springs Road in Catharine... more »»

Postal employee accused of stealing funds

February 11, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A Clearfield County postal employee faces federal charges for allegedly stealing funds from Post Office money orders, according to the Department of Justice. In a news release, U.S. more »»

Sewer users might see extra costs

February 11, 2015 TYRONE — Those tied into the Tyrone Borough sewer system may see additional costs because of a rate increase that was voted in by the Borough Authority at a meeting late last year, during which it... more »»

Cambria transfers part of closed jail

February 11, 2015 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners announced on Tuesday they have officially transferred a portion of the old Cambria County Jail to the county’s redevelopment authority. more »»

Attorneys want teens charged as juveniles

February 11, 2015 With two teenage suspects in a Bedford County murder set for their first court hearings this month, an attorney for one confirmed Tuesday that he and the Bedford County Public Defender’s Office will... more »»

Area crime briefs, Feb. 11

February 11, 2015 EBENSBURG Child porn suspect waives hearing An Ebensburg man accused of storing thousands of video files of child pornography waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday. more »»

Tyrone school board approves software purchase

February 11, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area School Board members voted to approve the purchase of a $68,001 financial software package at their Tuesday meeting, which will allow them to monitor district finances. more »»

Corman to release NCAA documents

February 11, 2015 HARRISBURG — Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, will air the documents obtained during his NCAA litigation at his Harrisburg office this morning. more »»

Piner’s role in drug ring contested

February 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Stephen . more »»

Businesses expect mixed results

February 10, 2015 Mike Dorman believes Valentine’s Day shopping runs in phases — some years people shop for jewelry, and other years they shop for flowers. more »»

Armed robbery suspect in custody

February 10, 2015 A former Claysburg man is behind bars on charges he robbed a woman at gunpoint over the weekend at a Tyrone ATM. more »»

Police: Couple lied about ex-boyfriend stealing dog

February 10, 2015 An Altoona couple face charges after police say they left their dog tied up outside a Sheetz, and then later blamed someone else for stealing it. Ambroshia C. Dixon, 23, and Travis A. more »»

Tyrone to begin backpack program

February 10, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area Elementary School students from financially deficient families might soon have assurance that they’ll have enough food during weekends because of a food distribution program... more »»

Nehemiah Project planning to build facility near hospital

February 10, 2015 The organization that has been working for years to transform the troubled lower Fairview neighborhood west of UPMC Altoona hopes to open a “Transformation House” there before summer. more »»

Blair County’s job openings higher than usual, leaders say

February 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has nearly 25 job openings to fill, a higher-than-usual amount, because of a slew of resignations from employees moving on to other jobs and other pursuits. more »»

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