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Altoona Area School District selects director of education

November 18, 2014 Altoona Area School District has selected a new director of education that will begin her job Monday. Betsy Baker will be paid $110,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. more »»

Phoenix fire chief says grudge behind complaint

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Dibona said accusations against the department that surfaced last month are part of personal grudge on the part of a firefighter who was... more »»

Retired Navy SEAL recounts ‘breaking point’

November 18, 2014 Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell said his training to become a SEAL pushed him past his limits, so he didn’t think that anything he could face in combat would push him to the brink. more »»

Man gets jail time for park damage

November 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 25-year-old Claysburg man and former National Guardsman was sentenced Monday to a short jail term for charges that arose after he took a Humvee from the Fort Indiantown Gap Militar... more »»

Police: Man stole from neighbor

November 18, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after police accused him of cleaning out his neighbor’s apartment of hundreds of dollars worth of items, including an air conditioner, a bedroom door and Christmas... more »»


November 18, 2014 Hollidaysburg state police - Aurbrey N. more »»

Push for a park

November 17, 2014 When Tyrone Borough officials saw a roller hockey rink come to fruition at Reservoir Park in 2004, borough councilman Bill Latchford said he didn’t think that was enough for local kids to enjoy. more »»

Canadian facing trial locally

November 17, 2014 A Canadian arrested after getting bounced from an Altoona bar over alleged terrorist remarks will face tria. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle’s president makes all feel welcome

November 17, 2014 The Rev. John “Jack” McDowell was ready to work with the Navajo population in New Mexico until a friend informed him that a Catholic school in central Pennsylvania was looking for a new president. more »»

Martinsburg hunter found dead in State Game Lands

November 17, 2014 SAXTON — The body of a Martinsburg area man was recovered Sunday afternoon from State Game Lands in the northern part of Bedford County. more »»

Council probing noise complaints

November 17, 2014 City officials this week reassured two neighbors of the Cesare Battisti club that they haven’t forgotten a proposal to return noise enforce­ment there to the Liquor Control Board. more »»

Magisterial district judges

November 17, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: Charges held for court Aug. 13: -- Thomas N. Birkl, 20, 1407 N. Fifth Av. more »»


November 17, 2014 Clearfield state police -- A 16-year-old driver from Allport crashed and overturned his vehicle Friday night when traveling north on Shiloh Road, Bradford Townshi. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

November 17, 2014 Altoona police Nov. 7 -- Theft: 100 block Crawford Ave., 300 block Lexington Ave., 900 block Howard Ave. -- Drugs: 1100 block 16th St. -- Assault: 1400 block Third St., 1400 block First St. No. more »»

Police reports

November 17, 2014 Altoona police -- Michael Sutton, 429 E. Sixth Ave., was arrested Saturday night at his residence and charged with criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. more »»

Portage park has $20,000 deficit

November 17, 2014 PORTAGE — Three years ago, the Portage Area Joint Recreation Commission began drawing money from its savings accoun. more »»

Judge Sullivan changes ruling on case with GPS

November 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Prosecutors will be permitted to introduce testimony showing an Altoona man used a GPS tracking device to determine the location of the mother of his children and her boyfriend more... more »»

Mental Health First Aid training planned

November 17, 2014 Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties Inc. and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands will offer a regional training on Mental Health First Aid. more »»

State law to trigger gun debate

November 16, 2014 In January, when a new state law takes effect, many of Pennsylvania’s biggest cities will likely face swift lawsuits from the National Rifle Association: not only Pittsburgh and Philadelphia but... more »»

Procedures evolve for final care of destitute

November 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On the hillside above the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home is a cemetery with one headstone and the remains of at least 400 people. The headstone carries two inscriptions. more »»

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