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Friday fishing

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Chip Chapaloney of Utahville fishes at the Prince Gallitzin State Park marina on Friday afternoon. Although the day was cloudy, it turned out to be pretty dry, giving local residents the chance to get outside. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Judge unswayed by repeat offender

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Troy Steven Stehley was arrested in 2013 for aggravated assault and placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of bail, but eventually that bail was lowered by a Blair County judge after Stehley said he wanted to care for his mother and address personal medical issues. Judge ...

County hiring deputy warden

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The Blair County Salary Board this week began taking a look at the long term staffing needs at the county prison, and in the process, created a position for a third deputy warden to oversee the facility’s daily operations. Judge Daniel J. Milliron, the chairman of the prison board, ...

Local volunteers head out to help storm victims

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Local people have left their homes to go into the path of the hurricane laying siege to the Carolinas. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Jim Singer of Huntingdon is a local American Red Cross volunteer deploying today to Wilmington, N.C., where he will join thousands of other volunteers. His ...

Bridge dedication to honor fallen area state trooper

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EBENSBURG — A Johnstown-area state trooper who died while fighting illegal drugs as an undercover officer will be honored next week. State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, will host a dedication ceremony for the Trooper Gary Fisher Memorial Bridge at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at St. John Vianney ...

City man accused of beating man unconscious

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An Altoona man is in jail after police say he beat a man unconscious outside a city club. Altoona police allege Corey L. Lopez, 27, of 1417 First St., ran up behind a man outside Club Coconuts on the 2300 block of Union Avenue about 2:15 a.m. Friday and punched him in the head, knocking him ...

Hollidaysburg eyes housing rehab

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg residents who meet income guidelines may soon be awarded funding for housing rehabilitation after a Thursday vote by Borough Council members. At an evening meeting, council members in attendance decided unanimously to use 2018 Community Development Block Grant ...

Restaurant worker faces indecent assault charge

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A Popeyes chicken restaurant worker faces charges after police allege he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl that he was supposed to be training at the Altoona location. Anthony R. Ford, 25, of Lancaster was arrested by Altoona police Friday and taken before Magisterial District Judge ...

Penn State Altoona receives $1.6 million software gift

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Penn State Altoona received a donation of software valued at $1.6 million for students in the campus’ division of business, engineering and information sciences. Datric Inc. gifted its Agile Data Suite — Enterprise Ontology Management System to the campus. Valued at $1.6 million, ...

Wolf tours city, redevelopment

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday toured downtown Altoona, stopping to see the results of financial cooperation between the state and local businesses — his soft-spoken manner contradicting the political stereotype. Along the way, a young man crossed the street to introduce himself to the governor, ...

Seniors angered by cuts to CamTran

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EBENSBURG — Carson Wynn, a Patton-area senior citizen, used to enjoy trips to Bedford County apple orchards. “It was just a great day, a great outing,” he said. They were trips he and other seniors took by organizing free transportation from the Cambria County Transit Authority. But ...

Skating fines may increase

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Fines enforcing a skateboarding ban in Hollidaysburg Borough may soon be kicked up to a higher cost, as borough leaders voted Thursday evening to advertise an ordinance amendment. Skateboarder behavior has become especially problematic in recent months, as those skating in ...

City man charged with 172 counts of sex abuse

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An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he sexually abused a girl for nine years, starting when she was 5-years-old. Kenneth R. Haverstine, 47, was arrested Thursday on 172 counts related to the sexual assault of a girl between early 2008 and 2017. Haverstine appeared before Magisterial ...

Boat launches, camp site closed at Raystown Lake

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ENTRIKEN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake has announced closures due to heightened lake elevations after recent rains associated with Tropical Storm Gordon. As part of its Flood Risk Management mission and in the interest of public safety, all boat launches and associated ...

Section of Turnpike closing overnight

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Motorists are being advised that the Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Bedford, Exit 146, and Breezewood, Exit 161, interchanges starting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday until about 5 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The ...

Wolf wins Labor Council award

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Many urged for the re-election of Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf as governor and for the preservation of labor unions at the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council 100th year anniversary celebration on Thursday evening. He received the council’s 2018 person of the year award at the ...

Six agencies receive Veteran’s Trust grants

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From Mirror staff reports An event hosted by the Bedford County Office of Veteran Affairs Thursday recognized six Veterans’ Trust Fund recipients for their work in support of the commonwealth’s veterans. Bedford County Office of Veterans Affairs, Fayette County Office of Veterans ...

Police: Clearfield pair grew marijuana in their yard

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CLEARFIELD — Two people accused of growing marijuana at their Clearfield County home waived their rights to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court. Austin Michael Mullan, 25, is charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and ...

Tentative deal OK’d for Central Cambria

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EBENSBURG — Central Cambria teachers and its School Board have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after hours of bargaining Thursday night, a statement from both sides announced. Details will not be shared until both sides ratify the contract. Both the union and the district ...

Sheetz joins partnership to help battle hunger

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From Mirror staff reports Sheetz Inc. has forged a partnership with Feeding America to provide weekly food donations in every district Sheetz serves across Pennsylvania, as well as in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. Among the food banks to receive weekly food ...