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City man jailed on assault charges

A city man is in jail on charges he assaulted a woman who was renting a room at his mother’s apartment. Joshua W. Winslow, 36, was jailed Thursday afternoon on felony aggravated assault, burglary and related charges stemming from an alleged incident Saturday where police say he punched a ...

Two face animal cruelty charges

Two people face charges after a county probation visit leads to allegations of animal cruelty. Fred Brooks, 30, and Ashley N. Grassmyer, 25, are charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals after Logan Township police responded to their home at 142 Stanford Lane and allegedly found an ...

B-A support staff have new contract

BELLWOOD — Members of the support staff in the Bellwood-Antis School District have a new contract. School board members on Tuesday unanimously ratified a three-year contract for members of Service Em­ployees International Union Local 32 BJ District 1201. The contract for the union ...

Play ball!

Aubriella Dandrea, 6, and her brother, Dominic, 4, come off the field after throwing the first pitch prior to the home opener of the Altoona Curve at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve took on the Akron Rubberducks, winning 3-2 in 12 innings. See story on Page B1. (Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec)

Joyce heading to southern border

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, is set to travel to Arizona for three days next week to observe the security and humanitarian crisis at the nation’s southern border. Joyce, a freshman representative, is taking on an issue for which Congress has been criticized for making no real ...

Judge: Mosey plea stands

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has concluded that an Altoona man knew what he was doing in October 2017 when he rendered a guilty plea to homicide by vehicle while DUI in the 2015 death of a pregnant woman on the North Eighth Street Bridge. Tarence M. Mosey, 26, now serving three- to ...

Logan supervisor Rimbeck resigns

Logan Township Supervisor Ryan Rimbeck has resigned, effective today, because he’s moving to Florida, where he’s building a house for his family. The remaining supervisors have 30 days to pick a replacement, after which the township Vacancy Board would have 15 additional days to do so, ...

Hollidaysburg nixes Blair Street rezoning

HOLLIDAYSBURG — For months it appeared everyone was on board for rezoning a section of Blair Street from residential to commercial where a resident living at the corner of routes 36 and 22 practically has 18-wheelers in his bedroom because state highway projects over the years continued to ...

Court upholds inmate’s conviction

A short prison sentence imposed on a former inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon, who sent notes to the institution’s superintendent threatening prison staff, has been upheld by the Penn­sylvania Superior Court. The 34-year-old inmate, Dejvan Scott of Phila­delphia, ...

City woman faces burglary, trespass charges

An Altoona woman faces felony charges after Logan Township police allege she burglarized a Valley Avenue home to steal prescription medication. Jessica L. Coon, 42, of 1215 26th Ave., is accused of entering the home April 2. Police noted in the charges filed Thursday that she was recognized ...

Cambria County hosts Spring Garden Day

EBENSBURG — The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Cambria County will host its Spring Garden Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Penn State Extension Meeting Room, 499 Manor Drive. The cost of the program is $25, and includes lunch and refreshments. The event features ...

Egg hunts planned

Champion Life Church will host the second annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday. Times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This free family event includes an egg hunt for kids age 12 and younger and a photo with the Easter Bunny. There will be balloons, games, eggs an more. Champion Life Church is t 1314 12th ...

HUD-funded projects proposed

The city’s Department of Planning and Community Development has proposed a slate of Community Develop­ment Block Grant projects that includes several for which funding is available because of last year’s transfer to the general fund of two perennial CDBG programs — one that paid for the ...

Man accused of driving on Iron Masters’ course

A New Enterprise man is being charged with criminal mischief for reportedly damaging property at a golf country club in Roaring Spring. Mason Miller, 19, is accused of driving a vehicle on the ninth hole at the Iron Masters Country Club on March 29 and 30, causing $970 worth of damage to the ...

Survey highlights region’s needs

A 2018 community survey highlighted the region’s needs — more affordable housing and child care, greater access to mental health services, more em­ploy­ment opportunities and increased awareness of services. The Center for Com­mun­ity Action conducted a needs assessment of Bedford, ...

Curve work with area youth

Brennen and Cameron Yingling are like most young brothers — they goof around, enjoy playing baseball and pester each other all the time. “They’re typical 12-year-old and 9-year-old brothers,” their father, Brad, said. “The only difference is that they tend to lose their balance and ...

City introduces fireworks ordinance

Without the metaphorical fireworks that sometimes heat up municipal meetings, City Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would prohibit use of literal fireworks between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. — an attempt to forestall a repeat of the pyrotechnical fusillade that marred Independence ...

Amtran looking at Tyrone service

At the request of Tyrone officials, Amtran plans to check out the feasibility of restarting bus service to and from the borough. “I think there is a need here,” said Tyrone Borough Manager Ardean Latchford on Tuesday, in the context of a discussion about a borough grant request for ...

Tyrone applies for funds

TYRONE — Borough Council this week voted to apply for a state grant to help rehabilitate the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge, which has been barricaded since 2016 because of safety issues. The borough will ask for $250,000 from the Department of Community and Economic Develop­ment’s ...

Sexual assault case delayed

BEDFORD — A case involving a Riddlesburg man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in his bedroom about six years ago has been delayed until May. Bryant Anthony Nichols, 25, of 144 Newtown Road, faces charges of corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minor, indecent assault of a ...