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Antis Township installing fire hydrants

October 3, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township will spend more than $12,000 to install fire hydrants along two road. more »»


October 3, 2015 Gas leak causes class cancellations Classes at Penn State Altoona’s downtown campus were canceled Friday in response to a minor gas leak in the basement of one of the campus’ buildings. more »»

Logan denies wedding venue use

October 3, 2015 The Logan Township Zoning Hearing Board has turned down a variance request that would have allowed a Juniata Gap resident to set up a wedding venue and build a barn to house horses. more »»

Workplace violence training set

October 3, 2015 While police and other emergency personnel train for the unthinkable, responding to an incident of workplace violence isn’t something most companies or employees think much about. more »»

Tyrone man faces charges of fleeing from deputies

October 3, 2015 TYRONE — A Tyrone man who ran from Blair County sheriff’s deputies now faces fleeing and drug charges. Joshua A. more »»

Police search for trio in Wal-Mart thefts

October 3, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Police are on the lookout for three men believed to be involved in Wal-Mart thefts in five stores spanning several countie. more »»

Antis resident has 30 days to fix home

October 3, 2015 BELLWOOD — The owner of a home at 646 Sabbath Rest Road has 30 days to show significant work to improve the dilapidated property or Antis Township officials said they will order it demolished. more »»


October 3, 2015 Outage will affect 200 customers Antis Township supervisors said about 200 Penelec customers will be affected by a scheduled outage next week. The outage is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesda. more »»

Gathering brings reunion of memories

October 3, 2015 High school class reunions do not just happen by chance. It takes a group of proud graduates to organize and execute a plan that results in the celebration. more »»

Accident near Martinsburg kills one

October 2, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A two-car crash left one driver dead and another injured Thursday afternoon near Martinsburg, while a baby riding in one of the cars remained apparently unhurt, police said. more »»

Cyclone could dampen weekend

October 2, 2015 With strong winds and heavy rains, Hurricane Joaquin made its way over parts of the Bahamas on Thursday, and, depending on its path, Blair County could see some of the storm’s inclement weather soo. more »»

Changes coming to Beaver Stadium

October 2, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The future of the longtime home of the Penn State Nittany Lions — Beaver Stadium — will be addressed by an architectural firm hired to recommend improvements and funding plans for... more »»

Superior Court denies convicted killer’s request to overturn plea

October 2, 2015 The state Superior Court ruled Wednesday against convicted murderer John Gerholt, quashing the Huntingdon County man’s attempt to have his 2012 no-contest plea and life sentence overturned. more »»

Police: Woman sent to buy heroin eats it

October 2, 2015 A city woman is behind bars after police say she ate the heroin that she was supposed to buy for police and replaced it with baby cereal. Pamela M. Laich, 33, of 1324 17th Ave. more »»

Teen in vandalism case sent to at-risk facility

October 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A teenager who was among five young people arrested in May after vandalizing several neighborhoods in the Altoona area was sent Tuesday to a facility for at-risk children because he... more »»

Cresson-area festival kicking off

October 2, 2015 CRESSON — Cresson Area Heritage Days organizers said local families looking for a weekend of fun should take a trip up the mountain. The annual two-and-a-half day festival kicks off at 5 p.m. more »»

Judge to appoint new Blair jury commissioner

October 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva said she will appoint a jury commissioner to fill the unexpired term of Vincent P. Frank, who died last wee. more »»

CBRC discusses insurance issue

October 2, 2015 The Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission is trying to find out why the Altoona Area School District has not yet explicitly “endorsed” the commission as a beneficiary on its liability insurance... more »»

Sprinkler system stops fire inside apartment

October 2, 2015 A sprinkler system extinguished a Thursday morning fire in a Logan Township apartment at 413 Grandview Road. When the United Fire Department arrived after the fire was reported at 12:50 a.m. more »»

Judge denies Presbyterian Home injunction

October 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»

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