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Ebensburg councilwoman to run for 72nd House seat

January 27, 2016 Ebensburg native Cecilia Houser, a two-term borough councilwoman and former county Republican Party chairwoman, announced Wednesday she has launched a bid for the 72nd state House seat. more »»

Police: Altoona man killed himself after crash

January 27, 2016 An Altoona man is dead after police say he shot himself after crashing his vehicle overnight. Altoona police L. more »»

Bedford jail to pursue more staffing after inmate assault

January 27, 2016 BEDFORD — Bedford County jail officers will ask county officials to hire more staff, Warden Troy Nelson said Tuesday, after an inmate brutally assaulted his cellmate for more than 30 minutes before... more »»

Magisterial district judges

January 27, 2016 Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court Aug. 18-25: - Tina L. Miller, 48, 608 10th St., Ap. more »»

GACTC approves funding for software upgrade

January 27, 2016 The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center joint operating committee approved spending about a half million dollars over the next five years to upgrade its financial software. more »»

Blair County pledges $30K to comprehensive plan

January 27, 2016 Blair County is pledging $30,000 toward an effort to secure funding for development of a regional comprehensive plan. more »»

Meeting to address redistricting

January 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council is scheduled to host a special, public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, when area officials are to discuss a pending redistricting of the borough’s voting precincts. more »»

Blair County commissioners

January 27, 2016 County eligible for damage funding Blair County’s emergency declaration during the weekend’s large snowstorm will allow the area to be considered for any state funds made available to cover costs. more »»

Diocese reveals campus assignments

January 27, 2016 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown announced Tuesday the campus assignments for administrators of the diocese’s consolidated school system slated to open in the fall as Holy Trinity Catholic... more »»

Justices extend bar on life terms

January 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision... more »»

Valley View admission ban to be overturned

January 26, 2016 A seven-month ban on admissions at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center is expected to be lifted today as part of the facility’s transfer of ownership and management. more »»

Critics seek to overhaul practices

January 26, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is the final part of a three-part series about Blair County’s state-mandated recycling program. By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror. more »»

Tax credits benefiting hotel projects

January 26, 2016 Give Altoona credit — or more accurately, tax credits. The state Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded $1. more »»

AMED not happy with Medicaid

January 26, 2016 A local ambulance service will be writing off $119,000 in bad debt for last year because of a policy practiced by the government’s health insurance program for the need. more »»

Gaysport project nears construction

January 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Presbyterian Senior Living officials announced Monday that preparation work has begun at the site of a controversial expansion in the borough’s Gaysport neighborhood. more »»

Two local cases facing review

January 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has two court cases that will be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on juveniles receiving life sentences issued Monday. more »»

Brenneman puts focus on perseverance

January 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYBSURG — Charlie Brenneman, professional cage fighter in the world’s biggest fight organization, and now mentor and author, visited his stomping grounds Monday to share his experience with... more »»

Drug overdose leads to charges of child endangerment against two

January 26, 2016 A drug overdose in Altoona led police to what officers described as a house of filth. Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, Altoona police responded to 4705 Sixth Ave. for a reported drug overdos. more »»

Police: Homeless man provoked fight to lead to arrest, jail time

January 26, 2016 A homeless man is behind bars after he allegedly fought with police so he could get arrested. Altoona police said Tavin P. more »»

Pre-treatment program changing

January 25, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority is plugging holes in its pre-treatment progra. more »»

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