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Diocese looks to consolidate schools

January 24, 2015 Catholic school students in the Altoona area might soon see changes to how and where they learn because of a proposal to decrease the number of Catholic schools in the region while establishing a... more »»

Letter angry, non-threatening

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A suspicious white powder found in a letter to the Blair County reassessment office Friday afternoon led authorities to lock down the county courthouse and remove several people for... more »»

Accused killer facing life in jail

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

Storm could bring up to 9 inches of snow

January 24, 2015 Weather forecasters say several inches of snow are expected to blanket the region through the weekend. more »»

East Freedom man declared sexually violent predator

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man serving a minimum of 10 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl was found Friday to be a sexually violent predator under Megan’s Law. more »»

Police: Man tried breaking into home

January 24, 2015 A city man was greeted with a gun and a call to 911 after he allegedly tried to break into a home on 27th Avenue, according to police. Derrick S. more »»

Murder victim ‘everyone’s best friend’

January 23, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Of the hundreds who visited and gathered Thursday night for Stephanie Waters’ memorial service, many cried. But more seemed to laugh. more »»

Victim’s family pleads for leniency

January 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — A Windber man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of direct supervision, including two months of house arrest, for the December 2013 shooting death of a friend. more »»

Fire displaces three; kills 14 cats

January 23, 2015 Three people were displaced and 14 cats died after a home along Walton Avenue was destroyed by a Thursday afternoon fire, which started when the cats’ bedding caught fire in a carport. more »»

Pro-lifers show support at SFU

January 23, 2015 LORETTO — A woman from Altoona held rosaries, praying while she walked by herself among the pro-life marchers at Saint Francis Universit. more »»

Logan OKs acting chief arrangement

January 23, 2015 Logan Township will pay $38 an hour, about $1,216 a week, to have a part-time acting police chief fill in for Chief Ron Heller, who remains on administrative leave. more »»

Vote prohibiting game lands access delayed

January 23, 2015 Hikers and other non-hunters who frequent state game lands can rest easy for a while longer because state Game Commission officials have postponed a vote that would have prohibited their access... more »»

Man facing trial for driving at game officer while fleeing

January 23, 2015 A Newry man will face trial over charges he drove at a Game Commission officer while fleeing an underage drinking party, leading to the officer firing several shots from his gun. more »»

Former supervisor seeks return to office

January 23, 2015 A former Logan Township supervisor wants to serve another term in office. more »»

Cambria takes aim at range

January 23, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Local law enforcement officers sometimes have a hard time finding a gun range where they can complete regular firearms training. more »»

Glendale won’t exceed state limit

January 23, 2015 FLINTON — Glendale School Board voted Tuesday to not raise taxes above the state-set maximum of 2.9 percent for the 2015-16 school year. more »»

Two accused of trespassing on Wopsy mountain

January 23, 2015 Two people face charges after police say they were caught trespassing at a Wopsononock Mountain communication tower. Duane Allen Ferrell, 25, of 1314 28th Ave. more »»

Bellwood-Antis sets book sale

January 23, 2015 BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library will begin its winter used book sale on Saturday. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will continue from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. more »»

Child molester to serve time

January 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Portage man who entered guilty pleas to molesting a young girl when she was in elementary school has been sentenced to a state prison term of seven to 20 years. more »»

Police looking for help solving alleged theft

January 23, 2015 A theft/burglary at Donut Connection, 1411 Blair St., Hollidaysburg, is Crime Solvers of Blair County’s crime of the week. more »»

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