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Two men get house arrest, probation for child porn

August 26, 2016 Two Cambria County men have been given house arrest and lengthy probation sentences for child pornography charge. more »»

Rail work to delay traffic on Snyder Township road

August 26, 2016 TYRONE — Those who live along a dead-end road in Snyder Township can expect lengthy traffic delays next week because of railroad construction, which has been a point of contention between the... more »»

US Ag secretary stumps for Clinton in Duncansville

August 26, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — U.S. more »»

Fire destroys auto business in Logan Township

August 26, 2016 A fire destroyed a Logan Township business late Wednesday. Dave’s Auto Repair and Sales, 443 Weaver St. more »»

Bellwood man serving time for thefts, burglaries to be released soon

August 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 25-year-old Bellwood man is expected to be released from prison soon after being incarcerated or confined for much of the last five years for his role in a string of burglaries and... more »»

City robbery suspect accused of DUI

August 26, 2016 An Altoona robbery suspect now faces DUI charges stemming from a July incident in Antis Township. Scott A. more »»

Lakemont gets grant for new fire vehicle

August 26, 2016 The federal Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $233,000 grant to the Lakemont Volunteer Fire Company to help buy a new pumper engine, U.S. Rep. more »»

Area briefs

August 26, 2016 Police: Man fought passenger after crash A Tyrone man faces charges after state police say he wrecked while intoxicated and then got into a fight with his passenger on a nearby house’s porch. more »»

Police reports

August 26, 2016 Bedford state police n Jeffrey A. Teeter Jr., 32, faces drunken driving charges for an alleged incident Aug. 13 at the intersection of Route 56 and Route 30. more »»

Walking program expanding

August 26, 2016 A walking encouragement program that launched in 2015 in Altoona and expanded to Hollidaysburg this year is now expanding to Williamsburg. more »»

Top heart surgeon leaving UPMC

August 25, 2016 After 27 years as head of the heart surgery program he started here, Dr. John Anastasi is leaving the hospital now known as UPMC Altoona. more »»

City council unveils revised distress plan

August 25, 2016 City Council on Wednesday introduced a revised Act 47 recovery plan to guide Altoona through next year — the final year of what officials hope will be a five-year tenure in the state’s financial... more »»

Bedford delays school’s start

August 25, 2016 Although Bedford Area students were scheduled to go back to school Wednesday, mold cleanup is delaying the opening of the district’s schools until Monday, Superintendent Allen Sell said. more »»

Police find marijuana in Tyrone field using helicopter

August 25, 2016 TYRONE — A Tyrone man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police said he admitted to growing nearly 40 marijuana plants near his home. William . more »»

Drug dealer to receive new sentence

August 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man ordered to spend 19 to 38 years in prison for selling illegal drugs is going to be resentenced in light of a U.S. more »»

US Secretary of Agriculture set to visit Duncansville

August 25, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is set to stop in Duncansville today as he tours the state on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. more »»

Police: Ex-informant sold drugs to informant

August 25, 2016 PORTAGE — Police said a former confidential informant was arrested Tuesday for selling drugs to a confidential informant earlier this year. Ryan John Konsavich, 34, 1303 Conemaugh Ave. more »»

Phoenix Fire Department planning to host open house

August 25, 2016 Hollidaysburg’s Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department will be the site of an open house tonight, with first responders on hand to answer questions and provide safety checks and informatio. more »»

Blair settles on bed tax allocation

August 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners settled Tuesday on a division of bed tax revenue that assigns specific percentages to Explore Altoona, the Blair County Convention Center, Peoples Natural... more »»

Building for the future?

August 24, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is expecting to know by October how much money the state Department of Education will reimburse the district for its planned high school construction project, KCBA... more »»

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