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Witness intimidation sentence will stand

December 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When an Altoona man asked Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva this week to shorten his five- to 10-year jail sentence for witness intimidation involving a former girlfriend, the judge... more »»

Corbett weighs next steps

December 18, 2014 HARRISBURG. (AP) — His days as Pennsylvania governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on a 2016 presidential campaign. more »»

Penn frat suspended over card

December 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyonce sex... more »»

Baez’s brother returning to NY

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 14-year-old juvenile who threatened a Blair County prosecutor at the conclusion of his brother’s recent murder trial will be allowed to return to New York, despite the objection... more »»

Blair County Courthouse repairs estimated at $3.46M

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two phases of exterior repairs to halt and prevent water from leaking into the Blair County Courthouse are estimated at $3.46 million, commissioners learned Tuesda. more »»

State lawmakers give name to ‘paycheck protection’ bill

December 17, 2014 Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have given paycheck protection legislation a face as they try again to pass the controversial measure. more »»

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings found dead

December 17, 2014 PENNSBURG — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday in the woods of... more »»

Blair County adopts 2015 budget

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a no-tax-hike budget for 2015. more »»

Magisterial district judge

December 17, 2014 Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: -- Dustin C. more »»

Union ‘extremely proud’ of General Cable workers

December 17, 2014 The union representing the majority of workers at the Altoona General Cable plant said the recent announcement of job losses at the plant is extremely difficult for its members. more »»

Ebensburg meets with engineering firm for upcoming sidewalk project

December 17, 2014 Ebensburg Borough officials said plans are moving forward for its planned 2015 sidewalk project. more »»

Three men charged after drug bust at Bedford home

December 17, 2014 At least three men have been charged after police raided a Bedford home Monday and brought down what District Attorney Bill Higgins called a “major heroin and cocaine enterprise. more »»

Police: Man sold marijuana to informant

December 17, 2014 An Altoona man is accused by state police of selling marijuana twice to a police informant in 2013. Robert W. Schandelmeier, 32, 213 Cherry Ave. more »»


December 17, 2014 Police searching for buggy owner HOLLIDAYSBURG -- State police at Hollidaysburg are asking for help in locating the owner of a piece of construction equipment. more »»

Residents oppose waste well

December 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — In a sparsely populated Indiana County township, one ecosystem is attempting to enter a court battle in its own name. more »»


December 17, 2014 Bedford state police -- Craig R. more »»

General Cable can cut Altoona staff in Feb.

December 16, 2014 General Cable can start laying off employees at its Altoona plant in late February or early March, according to a letter submitted to the state Department of Labor and Industry. more »»

Cross Keys

December 16, 2014 Allegheny Twp. holds line on taxes Allegheny Township’s real estate taxes will remain at current levels for 2015, making a dozen years without an increase. more »»

City man accused of selling pills to cops

December 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Juniata man faces charges after allegedly selling painkillers to police. Eric Todd Brown, 48, of 621 N. 10th Ave. more »»

Blair Township awarded Commonwealth grant for sewage system

December 16, 2014 Blair Township has been approved for a $357,344 grant to replace a malfunctioning sewage system in the Green­down Acres Mobile Home Court, township Super­visor Edward Silvetti said. more »»

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