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Pension reform proposed

April 12, 2014 Saying the time is ripe, given Harrisburg’s recent attention to reforming state employee and teacher pensions, a group of state representatives, municipal officials, economic consultants and busines... more »»

Cambria courthouse getting murals, paintings

April 12, 2014 EBENSBURG — County officials said work has begun to install two large murals and several smaller accompanying paintings at the entrance to the Cambria County Courthouse. more »»

Inner city program can be breath of Fresh Air

April 12, 2014 There were a handful of stories I wrote my very first year as a journalist that really stuck with me. Gas hitting $2 for the first time ever. Sept. 11. more »»

Police will receive five Taser stun guns

April 12, 2014 Logan Township’s police department will soon acquire five Taser stun guns. more »»

Supervisors honor retiring policeman

April 12, 2014 Logan Township supervisors issued a proclamation Thursday to Sgt. John Flinn in recognition of his retirement from the police department. more »»

Township posts financial statement

April 12, 2014 Logan Township recently posted its 2013 financial statement, showing assets of $20.6 million in cash and $7.5 million in investments. The statement also shows the township owing $25. more »»

Trail subdivision being redesigned

April 12, 2014 A 50-acre parcel known as the Kittanning Trail subdivision, proposed by C&C Associates, is being redesigned with six lots instead of 59 lots, township Manager Tim Brown said Thursday. more »»

Supervisors meeting time changed

April 12, 2014 Supervisors have changed the time of their next meeting because of a regional dinner meeting for township supervisors. Instead of 6 p.m. April 24, Logan Township supervisors will meet at 5 p.m. more »»

Board says business can operate near Prospect Pool

April 12, 2014 The city Zoning Hearing Board this week granted Runk’s Hauling & Tree Service permission to continue to operate its business in the Prospect Pool area out of the owner’s house, provided there’s no... more »»

Longtime diocese employee leaving

April 12, 2014 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has announced that Sister Mark Plescher, C.S.A., assistant director of education for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, is leaving the position effective June 30. more »»

Classes training people for emergency response

April 12, 2014 Those interested in becoming part of a Community Emergency Response Team are urged to sign up for a series of five classes starting Tuesday at the Blair County Emergency Management Agency, 615 Fourt... more »»

Cresson man accused of assault

April 12, 2014 SANKERTOWN — A Cresson man was jailed Friday after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted her boyfriend. more »»

Altoona defends shooting by police officer

April 11, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — The City of Altoona is defending one of its police officers who shot an unarmed man just a little over a year ago because he had pointed a “dark object” at the officer, who was trying to... more »»

Blair judges to test risk assessment tool

April 11, 2014 Blair County’s judges in the not too distant future will have a new tool to use when it comes to sentencing defendants in criminal case. more »»

State discusses Act 47 reforms

April 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — On Thursday, near the end of a state Senate Local Government Committee hearing on proposed revisions to the Act 47 distressed municipalities recovery law, solicitor Neil Grover of... more »»

Plans ongoing for Hollidaysburg fire whistle

April 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are moving forward with discussions to repair or replace the local fire whistle in the wake of a devastating February fire. The Fe. more »»

Rep. Bachmann gives speech at Blair GOP Lincoln Dinner

April 11, 2014 By the time Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. more »»

PSU student’s drug charges heading to court

April 11, 2014 Charges against a Penn State Altoona student who police say had nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his Nittany Pointe apartment March 23 are headed to court. more »»

Student’s rampage sets off stampede

April 10, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh... more »»

AASD board, teachers reach pact

April 10, 2014 Differing proposals on salary had been reasons for the Altoona Area teachers’ contract impasse, but after more than six months of negotiations, the teachers’ union and school board have reached a... more »»

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