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Palmer recalled as kind, gracious

September 27, 2016 Golfing legend and American icon Arnold Palmer, who quietly passed away on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh after complications caused by a heart condition, had some Blair County connections. more »»

Blair’s Drug Court to receive accreditation

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s Drug Court will be recognized this morning when a state Supreme Court justice will present an accreditation certificate. Justice David N. more »»

City man faces charges in baseball bat attack

September 27, 2016 A baseball bat to the face left one man with injuries and another in jail over the weekend in Altoona. Richard P. Jukes Jr., 23, of 1526 Fifth S. more »»

City, CBRC settle lawsuit over injury

September 27, 2016 The city and the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission have settled a lawsuit with the family of a girl who broke her arm when she fell off climbing apparatus at Highland Park. more »»

Dill sentenced on porn charges

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 12 to 30 months in prison, followed by five years probation, after entering a no-contest plea to possession of child pornography. Scott M. more »»

Woman injured in crash

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg woman was seriously injured Sunday in a crash in Frankstown Township. more »»

Downtown building to be razed

September 27, 2016 Altoona Blair County Development Corp. plans to demolish the former Downtowne Drug building on 11th Avenue at 15th Street to create a parklet — and parking space. more »»

Ebensburg considers blinking lights at pedestrian crossings

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg has an undeniable safety issue at pedestrian crossings, but council was split Monday over how to address it. more »»

Council hits roadblock with speed bumps

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Borough Council said Monday that installing speed bumps might create more problems than they solved. more »»

Sewer regulations adopted

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Borough Council on Monday adopted new requirements for sewer line pressure testing. more »»

Golfing legend Palmer dies at 87

September 26, 2016 Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. more »»

Leaders feel left in the dark over lighting bill

September 26, 2016 Opening an outstanding bill for $20,000 likely would surprise anyone. more »»

Juniata College student spelling out her success

September 26, 2016 HUNTINGDON — Nitya Chagti, a Juniata College student, doesn’t play typically friendly Scrabble games. more »»

Hollidaysburg to discuss option for trash hauling

September 26, 2016 The possibility of contracting a single trash hauler to service all Hollidaysburg Borough residents will be the focus of a public meeting this week at Hollidaysburg Area High School. more »»

Vigil recognizes victims of drug, alcohol addiction

September 26, 2016 In active addiction, the isolation you feel is ever-present no matter who’s around, Ryan Custead said Sunday. more »»

HarvestFest marks end of park’s season

September 26, 2016 TIPTON—DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Director Elliott Geist said the park’s 30th annual season finale, HarvestFest, brought thousands of people Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Area briefs

September 26, 2016 Alexandria man dies in ATV crash A 22-year-old man died in an ATV accident Sunday in Huntingdon. According to a police report, Brady Gillam of Alexandria was pronounced dead at the site of the crash. more »»


September 26, 2016 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Altoona Area pushing for guest teachers

September 25, 2016 With a shrinking pool of certified teachers available, Altoona Area School District is looking to pay parents, recent college graduates, retirees — anyone with a four-year-degree who completes the... more »»

Proposal slows down trucks

September 25, 2016 The main opponent of a recently proposed federal rule that would forcibly limit the speed of heavy trucks claims that statistics show the change would actually increase the number of crashes. more »»

Drag racers reminisce about life in the fast lane

September 25, 2016 To many, a quarter mile of asphalt does little to inspire passion, but 50 years ago this month in Tipton, a similar stretch drew hundreds of motorists week after wee. more »»


Discover Domestic Adoption September 27, 2016

Join us for a free information meeting and learn about our domestic adoption process, adoption myths vs. facts, financial assistance and the benefits of open adoptio. more »

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