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Butting heads

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Alexis Claycomb (left), 14, and Tanisha Bradford, 17, lead their pygmy goats into the barn for the night Thursday afternoon. The duo are Claysburg-Kimmel students and members of the Farming Around 4-H Club that meets in Bedford. The two, along with their grandmother, Debbie Yoder, take care of ...

Suspect arraigned for Hollidaysburg school incident

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Scott Michael Vinosky, 30, of State College, was arraigned Friday morning before magisterial judge Fred B. Miller on multiple counts of third-degree felony charges regarding suspicious phone messages directed Thursday to Hollidaysburg Area schools. More to come from the Mirror later.

Court: Hearing on bite mark needed

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday vacated an order by a Blair County judge permitting the use of bite mark evidence in an upcoming homicide trial and ordered that a hearing be conducted on the scientific reliability of such evidence. In an opinion written by Judge Mary P. Murray, ...

Sandusky to get new sentence

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be resentenced at 1 p.m today at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte before a judge recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Maureen A. Skerda, president judge of Warren County, was named in October ...

AWA receives partial funds for watershed land

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It’s a glass half full situation for the Altoona Water Authority, and the perspective the board takes will determine whether the authority’s watershed will grow by 2,450 acres. On Wednesday, the state announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded ...

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

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WASHINGTON — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most ...

Double-teaming it

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Dave and Renee Thrower bag leaves in front for the North Ninth Avenue home in Juniata on Thursday afternoon. (Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski)

Inmate in prison assault resentenced

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man at the forefront of a March 2017 assault to forcibly remove tobacco from a fellow Blair County Prison inmate has had his minimum prison sentence reduced to 23 years from 28 years. Charles M. Frank, 45, convicted of aggravated indecent assault and related ...

Suspect in custody over concerning calls at HASD

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Police have not yet released any information about the identity of the suspect who is in custody for leaving phone messages that caused concern on Thursday for all five schools in the Hollidaysburg Area School District. After the suspect was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, school ...

Morrisdale woman’s homicide case heads to court

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CLEARFIELD — The case against a Clearfield County woman accused of killing her husband and claiming it was suicide was forwarded to county court Wednesday following a preliminary hearing. Kimberly Sue Williams, 47, of Morrisdale is facing criminal homicide and related charges for the March ...

Tyrone man faces charges in several cases

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A Tyrone man facing charges in two counties is back behind bars. Brian L. Morrissey, 40, of Tyrone, was arrested early Sunday after a police officer who knew Morrissey’s driver’s license was suspended and that he was also wanted in Centre County saw him driving on Pennsylvania Avenue in ...

Votes needed to keep Gallagher video on list

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Area residents can vote for Cresson-native Josh Gallagher’s music video “Boots Like Mine” on CMT Music 12 Pack Countdown, a competition with results determined through unlimited-fan voting. People can vote online at ...

Hollidaysburg parade set

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A parade at 2 p.m. Sunday will kick off the borough’s WinterFest festivities. The parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post 516, will begin at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School football field and will take Union Street to Allegheny Street, through the Diamond ...

Blair D.A.: Officer shooting was justified

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Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio has determined the shooting a Huntingdon County man by a Roaring Spring police officer in July was justified. In a statement released Friday, Consiglio stated the review of the evidence in the July 26 fatal shooting of 49-year-old Todd Messner, of ...

New CW channel debuts on Atlantic Broadband

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Atlantic Broadband customers in the Altoona area are now receiving a new CW channel. Atlantic Broadband recent­ly was informed by the owner of broadcast station WJAC-TV, Johnstown, that it was establishing a local CW station to serve the Johnstown-Altoona area. In accordance with the ...

Briefcase

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ROARING SPRING Conemaugh Nason recognized After participating in the 2019 HAP Donate Life Challenge, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center earned statewide recognition for awareness initiatives. The HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase ...

Talking turkey

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday rush is coming to Imler’s Poultry in Duncansville. “For fresh turkeys, people pick them up the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving,” partner Fred Imler II said. “Tuesday is the busiest day. We will be open until 7 ...

Hollidaysburg school events on for this evening

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All events for Hollidaysburg schools will go on as scheduled tonight. A previous breaking news post had outdated information. An email sent by HASD Superintendent Bob Gildea ar 3:25 p.m. Thursday states, "The Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Allegheny Township and ...

Families angered by ad on bus

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An Operation Our Town representative will meet Monday with members of a group that includes parents who have lost children to addiction to discuss their objections to an Operation Our Town “bus wrap” that includes pictures of a skeleton and a coffin and urges viewers to “CHOOSE LIFE! NOT ...

Proposed hospice would be ‘home away from home’

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In 2016, when Jim Carothers’ wife, Stacey, had cancer, doctors tried radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, but it became clear that nothing was going to work. Stacey was in UPMC Altoona, which had done wonderful things, but the memories were awful. Stacey didn’t want to stay, or go ...