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Cambria might sell tax revenue

October 9, 2015 EBENSBURG — On the heels of a request to the courts to borrow $12 million to make up for unavailable state funds, Cambria County now is looking to sell its delinquent tax revenue for an additional $2. more »»

Poll: Wolf losing support

October 9, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval rating has taken a hit in the run-up to the state budget impasse reaching its 100th day. more »»

Hollidaysburg asks commission to review parking ordinance

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At the request of residents and officials, Borough Council, at its Thursday meeting, instructed Planning Commission members to look at the municipality’s existing parking ordinance... more »»

Court corrects error; no fine in conduct case

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — No fines were imposed on an Altoona man who recently pleaded guilty to two lesser charges of disorderly conduct in Blair County court. more »»

B-A looking for director of special ed

October 9, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School District is looking for a new director of special educatio. more »»

Tyrone-area man declared sexually violent predator

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone-area man who pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a Tyrone woman in September 2013 has been declared a sexually violent predator. more »»


October 9, 2015 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 »»

Spring Cove plans to hire interim special ed director

October 9, 2015 The Spring Cove School Board is set to meet Monday to hire an interim special education director, a day before the serving director — currently under suspension and investigation — prepares for a... more »»

Police: Cresson man assaulted girl

October 9, 2015 CRESSON — A Cresson man was jailed Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted a girl when she was 3. According to police, Russell H. Williams Jr. more »»

Local inmate being released with 6,000

October 9, 2015 LORETTO — Of the 6,000 federal inmates scheduled for release later this month, one will come from the Federal Correctional Institution at Loretto, according to officials. more »»

House shoots down Wolf tax plan

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Retirement System falls short of returns target

October 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Lost in all the budget plan hubbub in the state Capitol was the announcement Tuesday by the Public School Employees’ Retirement System that it came up significantly short of its targete... more »»

Cambria petitions court for $12M loan

October 8, 2015 The Cambria County commissioners have petitioned its Common Pleas Court for approval to take out a six-month $12 million loan to stave off a government shutdown. more »»

Holocaust survivor shares his story with AAHS students

October 8, 2015 Holocaust survivor David Tuck shared his experience of surviving in the Auschwitz concentration camp with Altoona Area High School students Wednesday. Tuck added a message to students who are bullied. more »»

SFU hosting hunter health fair

October 8, 2015 When fall hunting season picks up, it’s not uncommon for ambulance workers to be called to some remote wooded area to assist a hunter who’s gotten hurt or had an acciden. more »»

Man gets 5-10 years for child pornography

October 8, 2015 A Port Matilda man will spend five to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to 800 counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of criminal use of a communication facility. more »»

Heroin suspect to face trial

October 8, 2015 Charges filed against a confidential informant who police said ate heroin she was supposed to buy for police were held over to county court. more »»

Planning commission meeting canceled

October 8, 2015 Plans to continue discussions Wednesday about a conditional use application for Highland Hall fell through because of concerns about the state’s Sunshine Act. more »»

Board grants student housing exception

October 8, 2015 The city Zoning Hearing Board recently granted a special exception for a student house, after the owner produced a lease for a separate lot to provide the required off-street parking. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

October 8, 2015 Property data collection proceeding Data collectors working in Blair County to gather property details for reassessment are finished with 54,210 parcels, Commissioner Diane Meling reported Tuesday. more »»

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