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Penn State Altoona "Gives it up for Good"
Penn State Altoona will hold its annual Trash to Treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Adler Gymnasium on May 31. Community members will be able to purchase gently used items including appliances, electronics, athletic equipment, furniture, clothes, books, cleaning supplies, dishes and decorations.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Mother loses parental rights
The decision of a Blair County judge to terminate the parental rights of a Blair County woman with a history of drug abuse has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Prison board considers fill-ins for overtime issue
The chairman of the Blair County Prison Board said he wants to determine if the answer to the overtime problem could be the use of fill-in, or part-time workers.
Thursday April 17 2014
DESPITE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND RUMORS, MURRYSVILLE POLICE CHIEF THOMAS SEEFELD SAYS THEY HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT ALEX HRIBAL WAS A VICTIM OF BULLYING.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates
A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs.
SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons
For the first time, the event will be held at SAMA's Altoona facility as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary in Blair County.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Murderer petitions for early release
An Altoona man who was sentenced to life behind bars for a murder 27 years ago this month is asking for bail because, he claims, "I have satisfied my sentence."
Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax
A strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday to re-evaluate Altoona's land value tax led to a consensus on the need to explore the topic more thoroughly - and on the difficulty of determining whether it has worked so far.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial
Attorneys for two men who were at Choices Nightclub last Halloween when Willie S. Solomon of Altoona was shot dead say they do not want their clients tried together.
Townships officials talk mowers, Marcellus shale, more at Hershey conference
Township officials check out Stephenson Equipment's Road Hog at the Pa. AssociatIon of Township Supervisors conference and trade show in Hershey.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Supervisors mull construction limits near county airport
Officials in North Woodbury Township, home of the Altoona-Blair County Airport, are wrestling with a state rule requiring local governments to restrict construction in wide areas around airstrips.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
County preparing for reassessment
Starting this summer, field data collectors will begin traveling through Blair County municipalities, measuring properties, noting the size of a house and if there's a front or side porch, garage or other structure on the site.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Rep. Bachmann gives speech at Blair GOP Lincoln Dinner
But the famous conservative was also in town to back Shuster, R-9th District, a fellow representative with a three-way primary six weeks away.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Man facing attempted murder seeks $1 bail
The attorney for a 24-year-old Altoona man facing attempted murder charges said his client should be freed on nominal bail because he has not been given a speedy trial.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
City man sentenced to state prison
An Altoona man charged last fall with brutally beating his girlfriend has been sentenced to a state prison term by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva.
Northampton County deer farm under quarantine due to chronic wasting disease
Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of infected antlered animals such as deer, elk and moose, producing small lesions that eventually result in death, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture said.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Man sentenced in sex assault case
A Duncansville man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager who was baby-sitting at the home where he lived was sentenced Monday to 13-26 months behind bars.
Monday April 7 2014
STATE POLICE SAY BOGEL WAS NORTHBOUND ON ROUTE 453 IN SNYDER TOWNSHIP. HE WAS UNABLE TO AVOID HITTING A LARGE BOULDER THAT WAS ON THE ROAD.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Finding residence in hope
The Altoona Rescue Mission, which provides help to the homeless and to men down on their luck, has been a staple in Altoona since 1927, but a devastating fire a decade ago and an ensuing struggle with debt closed its doors in late 2012.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
An artist's life: Altoona's Joe Servello tells tales of his journey
Robert Frost said that writing poetry without the discipline of rhythm and rhyme is like playing tennis without a net.