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August 19, 2014 HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. more »»

Judge orders DuBois to pay $270K to lawyers

August 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a western Pennsylvania city to pay more than $270,000 to attorneys for a company that was wrongly prevented from opening a methadone clinic. U.. more »»

Pope confirms possible Philly visit

August 19, 2014 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address... more »»

Man charged for role in crash

August 19, 2014 BEDFORD — An Everett man is charged with failing to yield while turning left at an intersection after he caused a two-vehicle crash near Woodbury Pike Sunday afternoon. more »»

County to decide leaders’ salaries

August 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Before 2014 ends, Blair County commissioners must set salaries for elected county leaders taking office in 2016. more »»

Power back in Altoona

August 18, 2014 Penelec spokesman John Shimco said this morning a problem at the company's 20th Street substation resulted in the temporary loss of electrical power to approximately 2,900 customers in Altoona. more »»

Hosts gain fame using aliases

August 18, 2014 One local radio personality received part of his well-known moniker from a love of trains as a child. Another adopted her alias to fit into the station’s format. Their actions aren’t unusual. more »»

Veterans Affairs director draws on military experience

August 18, 2014 Daniel McIntyre of Blue Knob took the job as Blair County’s director of veterans affairs on April 28. His office is located on the first floor of the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Cocaine suspect to face trial

August 18, 2014 A Virginia man who police allege was part of the Corner Bar & Grill cocaine ring will face trial. Larry I. Bowman Jr., 37, of Quinton, Va. more »»

Skateboarder attacks ranger

August 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating a cellphone video that shows a skateboarder attacking a city park ranger while others stand by laughing after they were told to stop... more »»

Police: Woman found singing after crash faces DUI charges

August 18, 2014 An Altoona woman police say was found singing after she wrecked her car while driving intoxicated has been charged. Heidi Jo Clatterbaugh, 26, of 2201 Eighth Ave., Ap. more »»

Teen charged for role in crash

August 18, 2014 TYRONE — A New York teenager is facing charges for a Thursday afternoon crash in Snyder Township near the Tyrone exit on I-99. more »»

PSU student’s suicide case ongoing

August 17, 2014 Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry sat in her office in the E. Raymond Smith Building during a mid-July summer lull. more »»

Council rethinks land banking

August 17, 2014 Neighbors’ complaints at a recent City Council meeting about a problem house on Beech Avenue could lead the city Redevelopment Authority to reconsider land banking — after the authority set aside... more »»

Smaller emergency service groups struggling

August 17, 2014 WILMORE — Counting firefighters, fire police and truck drivers, Wilmore Volunteer Fire Company had about 12 member. more »»

Legislation allows Act 47 cities to triple service tax

August 17, 2014 A bill set for the state Senate this fall — and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

GOP members discuss unity, election at party gathering

August 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Despite disappointment from a last-minute cancellation by Lt. Gov. more »»

Area briefs

August 17, 2014 PSU dean to speak at women’s event Lori Bechtel-Wherry, Penn State Altoona’s chancellor and dean, will be the featured speaker at a Women’s Equality Day program on Wednesday at the Van Zandt VA... more »»

Fair warning: Never pull a loose thread

August 17, 2014 If you ever notice a tiny thread hanging loose from a nice jacket or expensive shirt, resist the temptation to pull it. “What harm could it cause?” you might ask. more »»

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