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5th Avenue in Altoona temporarily closed
Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - 5th Avenue in Altoona will be temporarily closed due to the Altoona Area High School construction and renovation project. 5th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets will be temporarily closed to all traffic and parking between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from December 10-14.
New manufacturing plant coming to region
Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - A new manufacturing plant may be coming to the region. Governor Tom Wolf announced on Monday that Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC, will construct a manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township, Blair County.
Clearfield County woman serving life in prison could get early release
A Clearfield County woman formerly serving a life term in prison for killing a classmate nearly two decades ago could one day be released. According to the Altoona Mirror, Jessica Holtmeyer was resentenced Friday.
Woman resentenced in 1998 runaway slaying
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) - A woman formerly serving a life term in the slaying of a fellow teenager two decades ago in Pennsylvania could be eligible for parole in about 15 years following a resentencing hearing.
Threat at local elementary school
Rockhill Boro, Huntingdon County - State Police are investigating an alleged threat made by a student at Rockhill Elementary School. Authorities say Friday they responded to the school for a report of a juvenile telling another juvenile that he was going to "shoot him."
Jaffa Shrine gives away more than 400 gifts for Christmas
ALTOONA, Pa. — Christmas is a season of joy, and Altoona volunteers are giving. Hundreds of children got the chance to enjoy Christmas early at the annual kids' Christmas party hosted by the Jaffa Shriners.
Wounded Warrior Project released report on veterans mental health
Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - Last week the Wounded Warrior Project released its annual report on veterans mental health and suicide. Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed said they suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
WTAJ WEB 1ST: Campaign benefits cancer patient fund
DuBois, Pa. - An annual campaign held at Johnson Subaru in DuBois will once again benefit an organization that provides assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment. The Bob Perks Fund helps cancer patients in Clearfield, Centre, Blair and Huntingdon Counties.
Tram Bar Co-Packing expands, creating 30 new jobs in Blair County
DUNCANSVILLE — Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC, who will manufacture energy bars for Kate’s Real Food of Jackson, Wyo., will construct a new manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating 30 new food manufacturing jobs over three years.
Health center aims to provide care outside insurance
A company founded in Murrysville has brought its direct-pay primary medical care model to the Johnstown area. Empower3, which introduced clinics in Westmoreland County and Altoona over the past two years, has opened a Richland Township location, offering primary care – regular checkups, prescription
Analyst: Man’s DNA found on girl’s underwear
HOLLIDAYSBURG — A state police DNA analyst testified Wednesday in Blair County Court that she linked bodily fluids on a girl’s underpants to the Altoona man being tried this week on sexual assault charges.
Local kids in need get a Christmas to remember
Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa. - Hundreds of needy kids in Blair County are having a memorable Christmas this year, thanks to volunteers and donations. Saturday was the annual Sheetz Christmas Party at Hollidaysburg High School.
Old Dollar General site in downtown Johnstown getting new life
A vacant business front in the heart of downtown Johnstown is getting a $950,000 makeover with plans for turning the site into a home for Behavioral Health of Cambria County and a conference center and training facility that will be free for the community to use.
Blairsville knocks off Lady Tigers
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blairsville High School girls basketball team won its fifth consecutive championship in the Hollidaysburg Lady Tiger Tipoff Tournament Saturday afternoon, and Blairsville senior guard Sidney McCulley has had the pleasure of playing on four of those teams.
Studies Continue To Look At Expanding Rail Travel
Expanding passenger rail service in western Pennsylvania remains a topic of discussion. At least two passenger rail studies are underway- one looking at the route between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh; the other examining the smaller Pittsburgh to Altoona corridor.
C-K’s Harr wins title
SAINT MARYS — Claysburg-Kimmel crowned one champion at the Saint Marys Kickoff Clasic in the form of Kobe Harr on Saturday afternoon in high school wrestling action. Harr won 1-0 over Saint Marys in the 160-pound final. He beat Cameron County’s Wendell O’Brien, by technical fall, 18-3, in the semifi
Perry Wellington Realty: Putting Your Best Foot Forward 12.7.18
The agents of Perry Wellington discuss why you need to put your best foot forward in the real estate market!. Perry Wellington Realty is a full service real estate brokerage based in Hollidaysburg with offices around the region. They offer real estate for buyers and seller, as well as, a real estate
Delerme leads Tigers to tourney championship
INDIANA — The Hollidaysburg boys basketball team won the Indiana Tournament Saturday night, thanks to a 61-42 victory over Purchase Line in high school action. Tourney MVP Jaden Delerme led the Tigers (2-0), up 27-15 at the break, with 21 points. Sam Servello added 20 points to go with 13 from Owen
Toys For Tots, Sauce Boss This Weekend!
Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 7 through Thursday, December 13. Christmas season often means Toys for Tots benefits on the area music scene, and one will take place on an Altoona stage Friday night. Local country performers 100 Pr
Cambria County DA's office to hand over judge-ordered records
Cambria County, Pa. - Cambria County District Attorney's office officials say they plan to comply with a new court-order forcing them to hand over financial records from their drug forfeiture account.