Local News Headlines 8/21/18

In the wake of the grand jury report on clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, eyes now turn to lawmakers for changes in current law.

Prosecutors say a hotline set up to get information on clergy sex abuse has received more than 400 calls in the past six days.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Blair County prison inmate from Tyrone, found dead in his cell Sunday night.

Three area men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Clearfield County farm.

An Altoona man has been charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today, the latest connected to the hazing death of a Penn State student.

There have been more change orders added to the Altoona High School building project.

The Blair County Commissioners have cancelled a community meeting scheduled for today in Martinsburg.