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State grant will help Crestwood stormwater project get started

June 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — Thanks to a state grant, Cambria Township supervisors said they hope to get started soon on a stormwater improvement project in the Crestwood neighborhood. more »»

Address update sought to aid EMS responders

June 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — Ebens­burg Borough Council agreed to submit a request to Cambria County officials against the advice of their borough manager, who said he’d be shocked if the request was approved. more »»

Field day to aid in emergency radio broadcast training

June 23, 2015 The Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club in Blair County and the Cambria Radio Club in Cambria County will participate in American Radio Relay League Field Day, a national emergency communications training... more »»

Assistant director finds new home at Tyrone-Snyder library

June 23, 2015 TYRONE — For Lana Conrad, settling into her new job has been something like a fairy tale. more »»


June 23, 2015 Bedford Hero Walk to pass through A cross-state walk raising money for wounded military personnel is set to pass through Bedford today, accompanied by songs, bagpipes and speaker. more »»

Bishop Bartchak to lead Holy Hour

June 23, 2015 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will preside at a Holy Hour at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona as part of the Fortnight For Freedom. more »»


June 23, 2015 Area organizations planning public fireworks shows around the Fourth of July are asked to email the date, time, location and other information to news@altoona mirror. more »»

Group helping relocate fish

June 22, 2015 From the point of view of fish in Bellwood Reservoir, the apocalypse is coming. But the Altoona Water Authority and its allies are planning a rescue. more »»

France honors WWII pilot

June 22, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Carl Brown was diving thousands of feet toward Nazi Germany, his P-51 Mustang’s control stick shaking as he followed an enemy fighter at 630 mph. more »»

Shaffer helps usher good will with Curve

June 22, 2015 Dick Shaffer has been a fixture as an usher with the Altoona Curve since the team first opened its doors in 1999. more »»

Council asked to rezone part of block

June 22, 2015 A local doctor has asked City Council to rezone a third of a block on the hill above Lakemont, so he can build a woodworking facility and install a vehicle detailing and bedliner operation. Dr. more »»

Police: Resident attacks teacher

June 22, 2015 CRESSON — A teenage Cresson Secure Treatment Unit resident was jailed Saturday after allegedly attacking a female teacher. more »»

Pennsylvania lawmakers could roll dice on gambling

June 22, 2015 HARRISBURG — State lawmakers have to fill a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, but Republicans who control the state Legislature don’t favor Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax-heavy, $33.8 billion plan. more »»

Cops: 10 hit by birdshot

June 22, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said 10 people were injured, including a toddler, at a Philadelphia cookout when they were hit by birdshot from a shotgun, and two men are being sought. more »»

Crime briefs, June 22

June 22, 2015 bellefonte Police: Sexual assault claims unfounded State police at Rockview said an investigation of sexual assault by an inmate against prison staff found the inmateás claims to be unfounded. more »»

Pill addict warns of dangers

June 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Matthew Baldessaro thought he was doing everything right. The 32-year-old from Sinking Valley came from a solid and loving famil. more »»

Pedestrian bridge full of history, nostalgia

June 21, 2015 FRANKSTOWN — Those who live near and know of a pedestrian swinging bridge in the Lower Reese area of Frankstown Township will ask Blair County leaders Tuesday to halt plans for demolitio. more »»

Storms flood Altoona area

June 21, 2015 Heavy storms dumped several inches of rain throughout the region Saturday night and caused flooding in some areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning from 7 p.m. more »»

C-K may move kindergarten cutoff

June 21, 2015 A child’s birth date dictates the first day of kindergarten, and with it, a host of milestones: driver’s licenses, graduation years, the start of college or a career. more »»

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