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Injuries keep hospital staff busy

July 4, 2015 Banging and popping throughout city neighborhoods, as they shower streets and sidewalks with colored sparks and smoke, fireworks are seemingly unavoidable on Independence Da. more »»

Park managers advise patience

July 4, 2015 When the smoke clears after Fourth of July fireworks shows tonight, people will have to take a deep breath because they won’t likely be able to burst out of their parking space. more »»

Police: City man broke into yard sale store

July 4, 2015 An Altoona man faces dozens of charges after police say he broke into a Pleasant Valley Boulevard store in January. Terry L. Rightenour, 52, of 413 19th S. more »»

Antis tweaks garbage ordinance

July 4, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted Thursday to advertise a solid waste ordinance that became somewhat controversial at their June meeting. more »»

Lodging properties expect few vacancies

July 4, 2015 Blair County visitors looking for a place to stay during the holiday weekend may need to keep their fingers crossed because some area hotel officials report there will be few vacancies. more »»

City man linked to heroin sales

July 4, 2015 A Claysburg native already out on bail for allegedly selling heroin is back behind bars on more charges. Nathan T. Snowberger, 35, of 1524 E. Walton Ave. more »»

Police looking for burglar

July 4, 2015 Greenfield Township police are looking for a man accused of illegally entering a house and assaulting a woman who had previously accused him of abuse. more »»

Trash overbilling charges filed against hauler

July 4, 2015 PLEASANT GAP (AP) — More charges have been filed against the owner of a central Pennsylvania trash hauling company, and now his wife, for allegedly overbilling customers by dumping garbage in a... more »»

Sex offender faces felony charge

July 4, 2015 CLAYSBURG — A registered sex offender faces a felony charge after he allegedly failed to tell police of his new Altoona address, according to Greenfield Township police. more »»

Supervisor: Prison rumors unfounded

July 3, 2015 Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the official closing of the State Correctional Institution at Cresson, with barely a word from state officials as to when the property will be up for... more »»

Wolf vetoes liquor bill

July 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Attorney: Grand jury hears students’ testimony

July 3, 2015 Members of a fraternity suspended from Penn State Altoona for hazing allegations testified before a grand jury last month, their attorney told the Mirror. more »»

Aircraft company sets up shop at county airport

July 3, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A company that builds and sells small unmanned aircraft has begun to set up a testing center inside a hangar at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. more »»

Police: Clerk stole $8,200 from Sheetz

July 3, 2015 A Freedom Township Sheetz employee allegedly stole more than $8,000 from her employer this year and claimed the missing money had been handed out as lottery winnings, police said. more »»

Drug suspects turn themselves in

July 3, 2015 Two people wanted in last week’s drug sweep have turned themselves in to police. Tracy Lee Novack, 51, of 315 56th St., and Monica M. Settlemyer, 37, of 210 N. Fifth Ave. more »»

Kane’s twin sister sued

July 3, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — The twin sister of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being sued over a $200,000 loan by an FBI agent who was her boyfriend. more »»

Sentence for catalyst in torture death upheld

July 3, 2015 GREENSBURG (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the life sentence for a then-juvenile who was the catalyst in the torture death of a mentally disabled Pennsylvania woma. more »»

AG files suit against Hillview over resident care

July 2, 2015 The state Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against an Arkansas company alleging poor care because of understaffing at 14 Golden LivingCenter nursing homes, including Hillview in Altoon. more »»

Holiday traffic to rise

July 2, 2015 Highways likely will be very busy during Independence Day weekend. According to a press release, AAA predicts 41. more »»

Wolf, GOP to resume budget talks

July 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. more »»

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