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Cambria County tax revenue idea delayed further

November 20, 2015 SOUTH FORK — After discussion at its last three meetings, talk of selling delinquent tax revenue was notably absent from the Cambria County commissioners Thursday meeting. more »»

Four Philipsburg-area firefighters facing arson charges

November 20, 2015 Four Philipsburg-area firefighters are facing arson charges after being accused of setting fires at two separate times and locations in Clearfield County. Samuel W. Conner V, 19, of Howard; Hunter . more »»

Altoona Housing Authority gets $100K in lawsuit

November 20, 2015 The Altoona Housing Authority has settled its 2 1/2-year-old lawsuit against a Philadelphia-area insurance company for $100,000, according to Executive Director Cheryl Johns. more »»

Snyder Township OKs prelim budget

November 20, 2015 TYRONE — Snyder Township supervisors voted at a special meeting Thursday to tentatively approve a $900,000-plus 2016 general fund budget with no real estate tax increase. more »»

Lawmakers push to stall refugees

November 19, 2015 As state political figures clashed this week over Gov. Tom Wolf’s willingness to settle refugees from Syria’s civil war in Pennsylvania, members of Congress — including Rep. more »»

Pantries deal with holiday rush

November 19, 2015 It seems everything gets busier this time of year, with stores and restaurants bursting with shoppers. more »»

Man says sheriff’s dept. lost his rifle

November 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg man and avid deer hunter said Wednesday he is upset because the Blair County Sheriff’s Department has lost a rifle that was given to him by his grandfather. more »»

Canadian Pacific defends bid for NS railroad

November 19, 2015 Canadian Pacific offered more details and defended its offer to join two of North America’s biggest railroads, but Norfolk Southern offered only a lukewarm response, and regulators have expressed... more »»

Firm to study overcrowded Altoona elementary schools

November 19, 2015 A feasibility study starting after Thanksgiving will advise the Altoona Area School Board on ways to address overcrowded elementary schools and more. more »»

Area briefs

November 19, 2015 Police looking for man who left center Crime Solvers of Blair County is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a Butler County man who walked away from an Altoona treatment... more »»

Senate eyes bill for tax reforms

November 18, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate’s majority leader said Tuesday that he is planning a vote early next week on legislation to end the collection of school property taxes and replace it with... more »»

Keystone mandate could be ending

November 18, 2015 HARRISBURG — Delaying the Keystone exams’ graduation requirement for two more years appears to have gained enough momentum in the General Assembly to become part of the budget framework taking shape... more »»

Canadian railroad bids for Norfolk

November 18, 2015 Canadian Pacific said it wants to buy Norfolk Southern to create a much larger transcontinental railroad. more »»

Courthouse to undergo engineering evaluation

November 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A preliminary evaluation of the timber trusses supporting a portion of the Blair County Courthouse roof above Courtroom 2 has revealed splintering around the truss joints. more »»

AMED: membership fund bleeding

November 18, 2015 Because of health plan changes and a federal anti-kickback law, AMED may consider semi-emergency treatment for its membership program. more »»

Blair budget shows tax increase

November 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners agreed Tuesday to introduce a 2016 budget proposal with a 2.58-mill increase in real estate taxes. The $5. more »»

Sheriffs see surge in gun permits

November 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sheriff in Pittsburgh and one in a neighboring county are reporting a surge of gun carry permit applications in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. more »»

School board approves $200K for HVA project

November 18, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School Board members have approved spending more than $40,000 per year for the next five years on system support for recently installed air conditioning upgrades. more »»

Board OKs Centax settlement

November 18, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District will receive more than $40,000 through a settlement agreement in a lawsuit with a former city of Altoona tax collector. more »»

Game Commission seeking information on poaching

November 18, 2015 HUNTINGDON — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking assistance from local sportsmen to help solve a bear poaching case. more »»

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