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Judge rejects Staton’s trial bid

July 22, 2015 Andre Staton, the death row inmate who, 26 months ago, attacked his court-appointed attorney in Judge Elizabeth Doyle’s courtroom at the conclusion of a post conviction hearing, has lost his latest... more »»

Tyrone Regional, Penn State enter pact

July 22, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State Health have signed a letter of intent to enter into formal affiliation. more »»

Agency seeking PSU fine money

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County child advocates today will ask county commissioners to approve an application that could lead to the development of a child advocacy center, or a comparable alternative. more »»

Chamber to honor several businesses

July 21, 2015 Four businesses and one former business will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. more »»

Police say man living in tent in Greenwood was growing marijuana

July 21, 2015 A man living in a tent in Greenwood faces charges he was growing marijuana. Robert G. more »»

Four counties to share grant

July 21, 2015 A $175,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Com­mission will help four area counties upgrade their emergency communications equipment. more »»

Recent rains refill Bellwood Reservoir

July 21, 2015 The Altoona Water Author­ity was well on its way last month to draining the Bellwood Reservoir for geotechnical work in preparation for a major dam renovation. more »»

Jury picked for man accused of sending threats from prison

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A jury was selected Monday for the trial of a former Army National Guard member accused of sending threats to area news media using the Blair County Prison’s law library computer. more »»

One killed in Snyder Twp. crash

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — One person was killed in a one-car accident Monday afternoon on Route 220 in Snyder Township when a vehicle hit a tree, according to state police. more »»

Water Authority tweaking sewer overflow system

July 21, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority is still fine-tuning its recently installed Pleasant Valley sewer overflow system. more »»

Man wanted on warrants jailed

July 21, 2015 A city man wanted on four arrest warrants is now behind bars. Thomas E. Kearney, 35, of 324 Seventh Ave., was arrested by Altoona police Monday morning on the 300 block of Fourth Avenue. more »»

State police investigate accidental shooting

July 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — State police are investigating the scene of an accidental shooting that occurred July 1 at the Bellwood Sportsman Club. more »»

Police probe rollover crash

July 21, 2015 There were only minor injuries after a rollover crash Monday on Beale Avenue. more »»

Portage mulls anniversary plans

July 21, 2015 PORTAGE — With Portage Borough’s 125th anniversary less than three months away, Borough Council members debated Monday how to honor its founding. more »»

PSU warns of late blight

July 20, 2015 Late blight has been detected in potato and tomato fields in New Jersey and Maryland, and the airborne disease could land on your tomato plants next, according to a news release by Penn State... more »»

License plates to lose stickers

July 20, 2015 For Pennsylvania police, the colored stickers on vehicle license plates can be a tiny, but helpful, tool. more »»

Hansard endured different forms of racism in youth

July 20, 2015 Racism in Altoona was covert in the 1950s, which didn’t give Altoona native Bob Hansard the ideal mindset to fight overt racism in the deep South, when he encountered it at college. more »»

Hansard played role in big win for Altoona

July 20, 2015 Overbrook High School in Philadelphia has sent 11 players to the NBA, including Wilt Chamberlain. more »»

Leaders call for unity at local tea party event

July 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ten months from the presidential primaries but just weeks from the first of several overcrowded debates, Indiana-based tea party activist Emery McClendon had a message for his Blair... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

July 20, 2015 Allegheny Township police July 10 - DUI: Route 1002 at Colonial Drive July 11 - Theft: 2600 block Plank Road July 12 - Criminal mischief: Gulf Drive July 13 - Criminal mischief: Sheraton Drive ... more »»

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