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City Council picks members to handle ‘general authority’

September 9, 2014 City Council on Monday agreed on a slate of members for appointment to a “general authority” it plans to create to handle Altoona’s participation in the potentially lucrative City Revitalization and... more »»

Local winery cannot provide samples for Cresson festival

September 9, 2014 CRESSON — Despite multiple assurances that there wouldn’t be widespread drinking during next month’s Cresson Area Heritage Days, Borough Council declined to allow a local winery to provide samples t... more »»

AASD considers academy cost

September 9, 2014 The Altoona Area School Board is trying to determine the cost of repurposing the former Wright Elementary building into a magnet school where science, mathematics and arts would be integrated, and... more »»

Early morning fire destroys house

September 9, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Coupon road was closed for almost four hours as multiple fire departments battled an early morning house fire along the 400 block of Coupon Gallitzin Road just off Route 36. more »»

Police: Woman attacked boyfriend with a knife

September 9, 2014 An Altoona woman faces charges after police said she attacked her boyfriend with a knife. Kristy N. Rosado, 34, of 1217 18th Ave. more »»

Bedford woman killed by tractor-trailer

September 9, 2014 BEDFORD — A Bedford woman was struck and killed Monday as she crossed Route 30 on foot, state police said. In a report, police said Tracy A. more »»

Graduating to success

September 8, 2014 What began as an undergraduate center in an abandoned grade school building has grown into a huge economic generator for the community. more »»

Diocese places priest on leave

September 8, 2014 The Bishop of the Altoona-Johns­town Diocese announced Sunday that a priest in Mount Union has been relieved of his duties pending an investigation into “misconduct involving adults that occurred a... more »»

Local man featured on amusement parks show

September 8, 2014 Most roller coasters start with a slow climb, an ascent to the summit, before riders are sent rushing downward and around twists and turns in a maze of suspense and excitement. more »»

Grandma pushes for NKH testing

September 8, 2014 During his years in office, state Rep. Jerry Stern, R-Martinsburg, has had many requests to sponsor legislation, but most he has had to turn dow. more »»

Cyber school, district share students

September 8, 2014 Beginning this fall, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation cybercharter school is set to accomplish what it’s aimed to do for more than a decade but never could. more »»

Kids’ art sought

September 8, 2014 Elementary school teachers are invited to have their students submit drawings for the Mirror’s Kids Weather feature. The Mirror will send a copy of the form to teachers who email news@ altoonamirror. more »»

Accidents

September 8, 2014 Bedford State Police -- Ray D. more »»

Judge sets new hearing set for ‘sovereign man’

September 8, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge said that he has received a recommendation from parole and probation officials that Don R. more »»

Shriners host football viewing

September 8, 2014 The Jaffa Shriners and Consistory of the Scotting Rite are inviting football fans to watch Thursday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against Baltimore on the Shrine Facility’s 100-plus-square-foot screen. more »»

Franklin has emotional first PSU home game

September 7, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin is known as a bit of a crier, someone who’s not afraid to shed his tough-guy football image and show some emotions. more »»

Work on memorial continues at the site of Flight 93 crash

September 7, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — It’s been nearly 13 years since Terry Butler of Somerset was at work in the Stoystown Auto Salvage Yard near what was a former strip mine. more »»

Flight 93 memorial helps victims’ ‘enduring legacy’

September 7, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — The families of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 each deal with grief in a different way, said Gordon Felt of Remsen, N.Y. more »»

Ross attorneys file appeal for judge’s ruling

September 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The defense attorneys for Paul Aaron Ross have filed a notice of intent to appeal a decision by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Pooches enjoy a day of wet ruffhousing

September 7, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Thor, a shepherd-collie mix owned by Becky Henchey of Martinsburg, spent most of Saturday afternoon chasing a tennis ball tossed in the spacious swimming pool at Morrisons Cove Park. more »»

 
 

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