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Magisterial district judge, Nov. 16

November 16, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: — Daniel R. Benson, 27, 510 11th St., was charged by Altoona police with possession of drug paraphernalia at his residence April 17. more »»

GOP women to host dinner

November 16, 2014 The Blair County Republican Women will host their Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Bell Mansion. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for guests. more »»

Penn State adds 6 to trustees board

November 15, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State trustees decided Friday to add six voting members to the 30-person board after alumni-elected members failed to prevent the changes. more »»

Judge keeps priest in prison

November 15, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson late Friday ordered a Roman Catholic priest from Somerset County to remain in prison on charges that he sexually exploited children in Honduras. more »»

Runners race for veterans charities

November 15, 2014 Matt Lipsey was a freshman at Slippery Rock University in 2009 when there was a power outage. more »»

Cold temps expected to linger

November 15, 2014 Sports fans might want to take an extra scarf or gloves with them today in anticipation of low temperatures through the afternoon. more »»

Explore Altoona honors Rep. Stern

November 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Last week, the agriculture community honored retiring state Rep. Jerry Stern, R-Martinsburg. On Friday, it was the tourism community’s turn. more »»

Teen critically injured after Buckhorn crash

November 15, 2014 An Altoona teenager remained in critical condition Friday after a wreck on the Buckhorn Thursday evening. more »»

Student accused of having cocaine

November 15, 2014 A Penn State Altoona student faces charges over cocaine that allegedly fell out of his wallet while talking to police. Logan Township police Chief Ron Heller said Daniel F. more »»

School evacuated after written bomb threat

November 15, 2014 LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford Middle School students were evacuated Wednesday after a child wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom stall, state police announced Friday. more »»

Salvation Army rings in annual Red Kettle drive

November 15, 2014 As the temperatures dip lower and lower and holiday decorations begin to pop up across the region, another Christmas staple kicked off its campaign on Friday: the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive. more »»

Police: Mount Aloysius student accused of marijuana possession

November 15, 2014 CRESSON — A Mount Aloysius student from Virginia faces criminal charges after campus security discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his dorm room earlier this week. more »»

Council compromises on tax hikes

November 14, 2014 City Council on Wednesday approved a tentative budget calling for an additional 3.8 mills of property tax and $5 more in per capita tax. The property tax increase comprises 2. more »»

Eichelberger gives Wolf message

November 14, 2014 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, said Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will need to work with the Legislature to get things done when he takes office in January. more »»

Flights to Pittsburgh delayed

November 14, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The introduction of flights to Pittsburgh from the Altoona-Blair County Airport, scheduled to start Monday, has been delayed again, this time to accommodate those with travel plans... more »»

Email: PSU almost got death penalty

November 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — A 2-year-old email from NCAA’s top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down over the Jerry Sandusky chil... more »»

Blair County leaders hoping to reduce tax hike

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners began Thursday to refine and reduce allocations in the proposed 2015 budget, a move to pare down a projected deficit that started at $2.26 million. more »»


November 14, 2014 Frein facing terrorism charges The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to “wake... more »»

Altoona man gets jail term for fleeing

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The criminal troubles of Toryan Lawrence White of Altoona have been a lightning rod for controversy the past year and were played out in a Blair County courtroom Thursday where he wa... more »»

Council selects Gehret as full-time manager

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council named Interim Borough Manager Jim Gehret to the position full time at its meeting on Thursday nigh. more »»

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