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Police: Man robs bank after losing pay at casino

November 24, 2014 AVOCA (AP) — A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino. more »»

New prison ‘long term’ possibility for Blair

November 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Prison wardens over the years have mentioned the need for a new facility to house the growing number of inmates, but until Thursday the issue has never been discussed... more »»

PLCB lawyers attempt to explain why certain areas buy more booze

November 23, 2014 The differences are surprising. A chart in the recently released annual report of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board shows that Cambria County has 6.2 alcohol establishments per 3,000 people. more »»

Bedford budget avoids tax ­increase

November 23, 2014 A tentative 2015 Bedford County budget will keep spending on pace and avoid a tax hike for a second consecutive year, Commissioner Chairman Kirt Morris said Friday. more »»

Hollidaysburg parade kicks off festivities

November 23, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Community Partnership will kick off the borough’s annual Winterfest today with a parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and feature an appearance by Santa Claus. more »»

Icy roads keep crews busy

November 23, 2014 Spinouts, guardrail crashes and hours-long standstills disrupted many commuters’ Saturday schedules because of icy conditions, especially on bridges in the are. more »»


November 23, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Frederick has been promoted to access and utilization director for UPMC Altoona’s Behavioral Health Services. more »»

Wife anything but fanatical over obsession with sports

November 23, 2014 At some point this Thursday, most of us will be saying what we are thankful for this time of the year, and yours truly is no differen. more »»

Corman could lead GOP push in Corbett’s last months in office

November 23, 2014 Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, could set the stage for a last GOP charge before Democratic Gov. more »»

SCI Cresson sale stalls over price

November 22, 2014 Efforts to sell the State Correctional Institution at Cresson have hit a snag, even as Pennsylvania Department of General Services officials announced Friday the former State Correctional Institutio... more »»

Ex-officer accused of assaulting his children

November 22, 2014 A Blair County private detective and former Altoona police officer faces charges over allegations he assaulted and terrorized his two sons, ages 10 and 12. Craig G. Zahradnik, 43, of 504 56th S. more »»

Prosecutor: Sentence molester to life

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County assistant district attorney argued Friday that convicted child molester William D. Leigh, 43, of Altoona, should be given the equivalent of a life sentenc. more »»

City meets resistance to 2.5-mill increase at tax hearing

November 22, 2014 A city councilman and a former city mayor asked a Blair County judge Friday to strike down the city’s proposed 2. more »»

Child predator hearing held without suspect

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy . more »»

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

Men seek new trial on sex-abuse claims

November 22, 2014 Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made... more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

County’s decision to save $45K

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will again forego the practice of securing a tax anticipation note for 2015, an action that should save about $45,000, Comm­issioner Terry Tomassetti estimate. more »»

Suspect says shooting was ‘tragedy’

November 21, 2014 The Altoona woman suspected of killing her mother showed no emotion as she heard the charges against her Thursday morning during her first appearance before a judge. more »»

Water authority lowering tap fees

November 21, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority has revised its “water rules, rates and regulations” to remove a disincentive to development. more »»

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