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Coroner called to scene of I-99 accident

June 19, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A Blair County coroner was called Saturday night to the site of a motorcycle-verses-vehicle crash on Interstate 99 between the Duncansville and Roaring Spring exits. more »»

Wheels & Wings leaders expecting better turnout

June 19, 2016 Rain dampened turnout at last year’s Wheels & Wings in Ebensburg. But with a clear forecast ahead, vendors and organizers are preparing for large crowds this Thursday. more »»

Life isn’t always meant to be lived by guidelines

June 19, 2016 Life is a wonderful and precious gift. But it doesn’t come with a book of instructions. Of course, there are guidelines and laws we must obey. more »»

Sen. Toomey takes stand on firearm screenings

June 19, 2016 Last week, as police released the names of the 49 massacred in Orlando, Fla., a wave of political pressure made gun-law reforms appear all but inevitable. more »»

Creation of biosolids ‘a pretty sophisticated system’

June 19, 2016 Under stormy skies, gigantic tanks of brown liquid bubbled and swirled, as Jim Farrell walked the grounds at the Altoona Water Authority’s Easterly Wastewater Treatment Facility. more »»

Antis Township residents protest use of biosolids

June 19, 2016 BELLWOOD — There were few vacant seats inside Antis Township Municipal Building’s meeting room Thursday morning, when residents gathered to hear an expert speak about treated septic sludge that is t... more »»

Mill Lane Bridge Rehabilitation Project work beginning

June 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — George S. Hann Construc­tion of Fort Littleton will begin work Monday on the T-351 Mill Lane Bride Rehabilitation Project in Taylor Township, PennDOT said. more »»

Area briefs

June 19, 2016 VA hosting shooter drill The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will have an active shooter scenario drill at 8 a.m. Saturday. more »»

Rape victim speaks out on abuse

June 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A child rape victim told a Blair County judge Friday that the years of sexual abuse she suffered beginning at age 13 from Hansford Allen “Hamp” Dively, formerly of East Freedom,... more »»

Gallitzin rental rule struck down

June 18, 2016 A Cambria County judge has struck down a prohibitive rental ordinance in Gallitzin Borough. more »»

Allegheny Twp. works to settle flag case

June 18, 2016 Attorneys for an Allegheny Township resident and the township’s police department are attempting to settle a civil rights lawsuit involving a dispute over an American flag out of court, according to... more »»

B-A classrooms to get iPads, AppleTV devices

June 18, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis students soon will have new tools to enhance their learning experience. Bellwood-Antis School Board members this week authorized administrators to enter into a $520,260. more »»

Newry man faces assault charges

June 18, 2016 A Newry man remains behind bars on charges he assaulted his girlfriend, drove her to the hospital and then told the medical staff she fell down the stairs. Ralph H. Arnsparger Jr. more »»

City man jailed, charged for assault

June 18, 2016 An Altoona man upset because his girlfriend was moving out is behind bars after police said he chased a man with a box cutter. Dillon J. Wertz, 19, of 816 Lexington Ave., Apt. more »»

Local store to host flea market

June 18, 2016 Bombshell Vintiques will hold a flea market behind its store on the 1400 block of 11th Avenue from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday between June 19 and Oct. 9. more »»

Church to hold yard sale

June 18, 2016 Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Ave., will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with eat-in and carry-out soups and sandwiches and a wide variety of items for sale. more »»

Mother, daughter killed in crash

June 17, 2016 A mother and daughter were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday night, when the SUV they were traveling in was struck at a stoplight in Cambria Township. Donna J. more »»

Halvorson captures Dem ballot position

June 17, 2016 State election officials confirmed Thursday that Art Halvorson narrowly won enough write-in votes to secure the Democratic ballot spot in November’s congressional race against Rep. more »»

Blair prison drops phone call surcharges

June 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The cost of making and receiving calls from Blair County Prison inmates is going down, in compliance with an FCC rule that restricts surcharges on those calls. more »»

Reade board continues to vote

June 17, 2016 BLANDBURG — The attorney for the Reade Township Municipal Authority said despite a mass resignation earlier this month of more than half the board, its remaining members can continue to vote on... more »»

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