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Ramifications of Shuster’s relationship yet to be seen

April 19, 2015 Since news broke Thursday that U.S. Rep. more »»

Consultant: Money neutralizes blight

April 19, 2015 Altoona has its share of blight, but it doesn’t have whole blocks that have been — or need to be — razed because of severe deterioration. more »»

On the lookout for a recipe for Blue Bird stew

April 19, 2015 It’s that time of the year when my wife goes on full bird alert. It normally starts in late February and early March with casual glances out the window and murmurs of, “They will be coming soon. more »»

Blair GOP women to host candidate

April 19, 2015 The Blair County Republican Women will host Altoona mayoral candidate Pete Starr at their monthly dinner meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House Restaurant in Altoona. more »»

Neighborhood watch set

April 19, 2015 The next countywide neighborhood watch meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center. more »»

Debris, rapid drying make spring prime wildfire season

April 18, 2015 While spring rains may be perceived to result in damp conditions, experts said spring is one of the driest seasons — a factor that may contribute to destructive fires if burning is not supervised an... more »»

Authority aiming to address properties

April 18, 2015 Last September, Interim City Manager Peter Marshall successfully introduced a measure to City Council designed to eliminate a frequent target of municipal hypocrisy: the failure of the Altoona... more »»

Man sentenced to drug court despite objection by attorney

April 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Kirk Matthew Durbin of Cresson was sentenced Friday to participate in the Blair County Drug Court so he could receive treatment for a heroin addiction, but an attorney for the victim... more »»

Couple in police chase waive hearings, face trial

April 18, 2015 A Windber couple facing drug charges after a March police chase that ended in a crash in Antis Township will face trial. Jesse M. more »»

Man accused of forcing runaway girl into sex act

April 18, 2015 A city man faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a teenage runaway. Khalied T. Gerard, 24, of 620 Second Ave. more »»

Canoe Creek to undergo controlled burns

April 18, 2015 Canoe Creek State Park, in conjunction with the Bureau of Forestry, will conduct a one-day burn of two fields in the park sometime next week. more »»

Area briefs

April 18, 2015 NWS issues fire weather watch The National Weather Service reports that rapid wildfire spread is possible this afternoon and has issued a fire weather watch for the area. more »»

Beating leads to murder charge

April 17, 2015 Maurice Pearson, a New Jersey man arrested last Friday for allegedly severely beating a 3-year-old Altoona boy and his mother, was charged Thursday with first degree murder in the boy’s death, it wa... more »»

Role in meth lab leads to jail time

April 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Osterburg woman was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 4 1/2 years in a state correctional facility for her part in the operation of a methamphetamine lab in 2011. more »»

State rewards Griep for work

April 17, 2015 On Thursday, the Blair County District Attorney’s office announced Sue Griep, the county’s victim witness coordinator with the Victim Witness Program, was selected to receive the 2015 Governor’s... more »»

Petitioners rally behind cafeteria staff

April 17, 2015 By Thursday, an online petition requesting that Tyrone Area School District officials to forego a discussed cafeteria worker outsourcing that could eliminate about 30 workers, amassed more than 750... more »»

No tax hike in Central Cambria budget

April 17, 2015 EBENSBURG — Central Cambria School District plans to keep taxes at current levels for the 2015-16 school year. The proposed $22. more »»

Eichelberger draws captive audience

April 17, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — When it comes to engaging America’s youth in politics, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, could have used some simple advice: Just ask about school lunches. more »»

City man facing heroin charges

April 17, 2015 A city man accused of selling heroin now faces more charges. Thomas “TL” Lang, 37, of 2313 12th Ave. more »»

PSU Altoona students bring hope to discussion of depression

April 17, 2015 The depression hits like a wall, Penn State Altoona student Karly Bish said as she spoke to more than 100 people packed in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center. more »»

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