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Penn State Altoona apartments sold

November 15, 2015 The sale of a large off-campus housing complex in Logan Township will generate a windfall in transfer tax revenue for Logan Township and the Altoona Area School District. more »»

Altoona man dies in crash on Route 22

November 15, 2015 An Altoona man died in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Townshi. more »»

Armed standoff ends peacefully

November 15, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Police had a man in custody Saturday night after an armed standoff drew officers from several departments to a Blair Township hom. more »»

Kagarise upholds drug sale sentence

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Man sent to SCI for home invasion

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who participated in a home invasion robbery 16 months ago was sentenced Friday to a state correctional institution for 18-36 month. more »»

Three men in fraud case get probation

November 15, 2015 From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three men from the Bronx, N.. more »»

Faulty sirens might be fixed

November 15, 2015 TYRONE — The borough’s faulty emergency siren system may be closer to coming back online as those looking into the problem might have discovered its source — at least for a few of the broken sirens. more »»


November 15, 2015 BEDFORD Open house set for bridge project PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans preview on the proposed Route 1001 Crawford’s Run Bridge Replacement Project in Bedford Township, Bedford County. more »»

Death row lawsuit now in federal court

November 15, 2015 A lawsuit filed in Blair County asking a judge to bar the Federal Community Defender Office from representing an Altoona man on death row has been moved to the U.S. District Court in Johnstown. more »»

Teddy bears collected to give to kids on calls

November 15, 2015 An effort to help Altoona police continues to grow with the delivery of 80 more teddy bears that officers can hand out when responding to difficult calls involving children. more »»


November 15, 2015 Costs lower than expected Borough Council members voted unanimously Thursday evening to tentatively approve a $2 million-plus 2016 budget with no tax increase. more »»

Terror attacks shake France

November 14, 2015 PARIS — A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France sinc... more »»

Salvation Army campaign begins

November 14, 2015 Despite cold temperatures and gusty winds, volunteers bundled up Friday morning to kick off the Salvation Army’s major fundraising campaign outside Penn State Altoona’s Devorris Downtown Center on... more »»

Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-per-month pension

November 14, 2015 HARRISBURG — The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in... more »»

Logan getting cameras for police cars, officers

November 14, 2015 Logan Township’s 2016 budget proposal includes almost $100,000 to cover the cost of 15 police vehicle cameras, six body cameras for officers and one outdoor camera for the municipal building. more »»

Police: Siblings had knife fight

November 14, 2015 Two Altoona siblings face felony charges after police say they pulled knives on each other during a fight. Brooke L. Patterson, 21, of 1023 Fifth Ave., Apt. A, and her brother, Robert E. more »»

Truck spills coal in accident

November 14, 2015 INDIANA — State police report a Duncansville truck driver spilled a load of coal in a wreck Thursday in Indiana County. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

November 14, 2015 Garage repairs nearing completion Additional repairs to Blair County’s employee parking garage have increased that project’s cost and timetable. more »»

Area briefs

November 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Adoption awareness event set at mall Several agencies in Blair County are participating in an Adoption Awareness Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Logan Valley Mall. more »»

Prosecutors file suit against Kane

November 13, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Five former Pennsylvania prosecutors and investigators sued Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Thursday, saying she illegally used the power of her office to retaliate against them... more »»

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