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Altoona Area School Board approves AR-15s for school resource officers ‘heaven forbid’ they need them

At least a few other school districts nationwide have passed similar policy changes allowing the AR-15s, including Pittston, Pennsylvania.

By Emily Reddy/WPSU

Jury selection slated in UPMC suit over Altoona acquisition

UPMC says in the lawsuit against CBIZ Inc. that it wouldn’t have acquired Altoona Regional Health System in 2013 had it known the hospital’s full liability.

By The Associated Press

Hundreds of students and staff in the Altoona School District are quarantined

All 12 schools in the Altoona Area School District will be online until Feb. 1 or until Blair County sees two consecutive weeks of a disease transmission level that’s less than the current “substantial” level.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

Updated: 2020-07-14 13:40:00

How a blight reduction tax incentive could affect Pa. municipalities

Proposed incentive program would allow local governments to waive property tax for blight improvements
By Benjamin Pontz/PA Post

Group redeveloping Altoona’s silk mill says state funding is key for revitalization effort

The property was built in the late 1800s, but has been in disrepair for the last two decades,
By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

Altoona Trump supporters saw uplifting message in State of the Union address

“[I] love the fact that he's fighting for free speech on college campuses, which is a big thing.”
By Min Xian/SpotlightPA