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City council decides to cut land value tax

June 6, 2016 City Council on Monday informally agreed to eliminate its sometimes-controversial “land value” property tax, starting next year, because the tax never proved to be effective and because it caused... more »»

Live fire training in Logan Twp. ‘as real life as it gets’

June 6, 2016 Despite cooling rain from above, orange flames licked up out of a Logan Township house Sunday morning, when new firefighters trained for certification. more »»

Man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate

June 6, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Monday to selling thousands of counterfeit, Chinese-made DVDs on eBay, all while twice running for the General Assembl. more »»

Snyder considers local services tax

June 6, 2016 Snyder Township supervisors agreed Monday to advertise an ordinance, which could have those working in the township paying higher taxes next year. more »»

Woman sentenced in stabbing death of teen

June 6, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison in the stabbing death of a teenager during an early morning brawl in a drugstore parking lot in north Philadelphia last... more »»

Probation terms includes ban from owning, caring for animals

June 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Duncansville-area man has been forbidden from owning, possessing or caring for any animal while serving two years’ probation for killing his mother’s do. more »»

Blair Twp. hosting open house

June 6, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Plans for a landscape makeover project at the Blair Township Municipal Building will be up for public review during an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 14. more »»

Clearfield digs out after flood

June 5, 2016 CLEARFIELD — The aftermath of Thursday night’s historical storm will continue here considerably longer than the four hours it took to flood the borough and Lawrence Township. A total of 5. more »»

City man faces 429 child porn, sex counts

June 5, 2016 An Altoona man arrested in April for allegedly luring young boys into his basement now faces charges he made child pornography. Roy . more »»

Ellis remembered for community passion

June 5, 2016 Melvin Lee ‘Mel’ Ellis is being remembered for his passion for his family and community. Ellis, 82, of Altoona, died Thursday morning at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Please see obituary on Page 9. more »»

Area briefs

June 5, 2016 Altoona Weekend patching to start on Plank Gulisek Construction LLC of Mount Pleasant is scheduled to begin concrete patching work next weekend on Plank Road from Goods Lane to Sheraton Drive as... more »»

Village Pantry on the move

June 5, 2016 TYRONE — The Village Pantry is set to move into its new expanded location. “We plan to close Tuesday and Wednesday and open at our new location at 8 a.m. Thursday,” owner Stephen Burkholder said. more »»

Gable’s employees reunite

June 5, 2016 It’s been decades since Gable’s Department Store ceased offering goods to local patrons, but the shopping center was popular once again Saturday morning when dozens gathered to share memories. more »»

Philly woman in Blair prison

June 5, 2016 A Philadelphia woman who allegedly worked for a statewide prescription painkiller ring is behind bars in Blair County. Melissa M. more »»

Antis sees rise in claims, rates

June 5, 2016 BELLWOOD — Antis Township has seen a drastic increase to its workers’ compensation costs because of claims made last year, township treasurer Lori Del Biondo reported at supervisors’ Thursday meeting. more »»

Man pleads to Mishler theft

June 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Butler County man has pleaded guilty to stealing $130 from a donation box at the Mishler Theatre while volunteering there with a work crew from a local drug rehabilitation facilit. more »»

Patton admits to water violations

June 4, 2016 Water Department officials in Patton Borough admitted earlier this week they failed to notify customers about violations to safe drinking water regulations for at least seven years. more »»

Logan Town power back to normal

June 4, 2016 After about a month of operating with generators and temporary power lines, all power was restored to normal Thursday evening for Logan Town Centre businesses, said Scott Surgeoner, spokesman for... more »»

Residents object to sludge usage

June 4, 2016 BELLWOOD — Plans by neighbors to spread treated sewage on their land as fertilizer has some Antis Township residents worrie. more »»

Altoona native ‘beat the odds every time’ despite handicap

June 4, 2016 Despite some tough odds, George W. Vaughn Jr. enjoyed life. “At birth, my mother was told to put him in a home that he would only live about six months. My parents were extremely good parents. more »»

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