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Commissioners approve $5 vehicle fee

January 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County residents will pay an additional $5 to register most vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, motor homes and camping trailers, starting in May. more »»

Pedestrian hit by pickup truck in Tyrone

January 21, 2015 TYRONE — State police from Hollidaysburg confirmed that a pedestrian was taken to Tyrone Regional Health Network in “serious condition” after he was struck by a vehicle near the 5400 block of East... more »»

Murder case hearings delayed

January 21, 2015 Preliminary court hearings for two teenagers accused in a Jan. 8 Bedford County murder have been delayed until Feb. 25, court documents indicate. more »»

Penn Cambria School Board will not raise taxes above max

January 21, 2015 CRESSON — The Penn Cambria School Board approved a resolution Tuesday saying it would not raise taxes above a state-set maximum of 2.7 percent for the 2015-16 school year. more »»

Judge rejects woman’s eviction from apartment

January 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A young mother of three can keep her apartment at the Altoona Housing Authority’s Fairview Hills housing complex because, a judge has ruled, she was not responsible for her fiance... more »»

Altoona police arrest three people in two heroin sale busts

January 21, 2015 Three people are behind bars in two separate Altoona police investigations into alleged heroin sales. According to police, Stacey Lee Hollows, 27, of 1428 16th Ave., supplied heroin to Ashley N. more »»

Police: Clearfield man paid minor for sex acts

January 21, 2015 HASTINGS — A Clearfield County man is in jail after police said he paid a minor for sexual favors. more »»

Hollidaysburg borough manager’s salary set at $92K

January 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council’s vote last Thursday to approve a two-year contract with newly hired Borough Manager James Gehret includes a $92,000 annual salary for his work as manager, as well as... more »»

Fulton County Medical Center, J.C. Blair Health System form leadership team

January 21, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Fulton County Medical Center and J.C. Blair Health System have agreed on a common leadership team. The agreement takes effect on Jan. 30 and subcontracts two FCMC leaders to J.C. more »»

Cresson officials mum on ex-police chief’s settlement deal

January 21, 2015 CRESSON — Borough officials have made clear that they won’t be answering any questions regarding the apparent firing of its police chief in December 2013. Cresson Borough solicitor Calvin J. more »»


January 21, 2015 MANNS CHOICE Public display set for bridge repairs The state Department of Transportation is set to hold a public display Jan. 27 to discuss bridge repairs planned in Juniata Township, Bedford County. more »»

PSU reflects on King’s teachings

January 20, 2015 The nonviolent resistance and forgiveness that Martin Luther King Jr. promoted during the civil rights movement are not obsolete. more »»

Logan Township acting police chief chosen

January 20, 2015 A retired Logan Township police sergeant has taken on the role of acting chief. more »»

Glendale developer admits oversight

January 20, 2015 Glendale Valley Municipal Authority officials said when they learned a developer had neglected to obtain a permit and pay tap-in fees for a home in Glendale Yearound, they worked quickly to correct... more »»

Fire’s cause still under investigation

January 20, 2015 The cause of a Saturday house fire that claimed three lives remains under investigation, officials said Monda. more »»

Spring Cove board votes to keep ‘K-4’ plan going

January 20, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board overcame a case of cold feet on a 4-year-old kindergarten plan Monday, voting down a proposal to abandon a scheme they’d first approved in May. more »»

Judge refers woman to state drug program

January 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman in the Blair County drug court for two years has been referred to a state drug treatment program for violating her probation by going to a bar. more »»

‘Cops in Shops’ program to be restarted in Blair

January 20, 2015 Drug abusers who rob pharmacies or pass false prescriptions rarely get away with their crimes, but that doesn’t stop them from trying, according to representatives of Operation Our Town and law... more »»

Cresson, ex-road foreman reach settlement agreement

January 20, 2015 CRESSON — Cresson Borough officials said they have reached a settlement agreement with a former road foreman, arrested last year for stealing road materials. more »»

Crime briefs

January 20, 2015 Six charged following party, fight Six people are facing charges related to a fight and underage drinking at a party Friday at the Nittany Pointe housing complex near Penn State Altoona. more »»

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