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City man jailed on porn charges

September 19, 2015 A 30-year-old Altoona man is behind bars on child pornography charges. Joseph M. Christman, of 1538 Grant Ave. more »»

Tyrone to spend $80,000 more for drainage project

September 19, 2015 TYRONE — At their Thursday meeting, Borough Council opted to spend more than $80,000 in additional charges associated with an ongoing Park Avenue drainage improvement project. more »»


September 19, 2015 Man charged with possession A Tyrone man faces charges after he was found with 10 packets of heroin on him when he was put in jail last month. Robert S. more »»

Kids weather

September 19, 2015 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 »»

Maurizio defense awaiting ruling

September 18, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The defense in the child sexual abuse case of Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. began Thursday even though U.S. District Judge Kim R. more »»

Second Amtrak route possible

September 18, 2015 PennDOT officials are investigating a possible second daily passenger train route through Altoona, though logistical concerns mean the outcome is far from certain. more »»

Commons movie theater to open

September 18, 2015 A 12-screen movie theater with state-of-the-art sound and video will be the first business to open in Convention Center Commons, the development that’s been under construction across from the Blair... more »»

Blair to book convention center to hear appeals

September 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County expects to rent a portion of the convention center next year for the appeals process associated with reassessmen. more »»

Judge lowers forgery suspect’s bail

September 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The bail of a Philadelphia man awaiting trial for passing forged prescriptions and related offenses has been lowered but still remains at $500,000 cash, Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Trooper stops DUI suspect on consecutive weekends

September 18, 2015 A Claysburg man faces two driving under the influence cases after getting stopped by the same state trooper two weekends in a row. Brian J. more »»

GOP candidates debate policy, Russia

September 17, 2015 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. more »»

Maurizio attorney: Dismiss charges

September 17, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — After the prosecution in the child sexual abuse trial of the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. rested its case Wednesday afternoon, the lead defense counsel, Steven P. more »»

Attempted homicide suspect to stand trial

September 17, 2015 A Cambria County man accused of stabbing an Altoona man back in August will face trial for attempted homicide. Jesse M. more »»

County parking garage needing more work

September 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders will consider authorizing more work in the employee parking garage at Mulberry and Union streets where construction crews are repairing the 18-year-old facility. more »»

Lakemont golfing hut available for salvage

September 17, 2015 A building in Lakemont that once served as the headquarters of a golf driving range is available to be torn down for salvage, the Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority has... more »»


September 17, 2015 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

HASD learns test scores up; town hall meeting is set

September 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Results from Hollidaysburg Area students state exams last spring have arrived and show the district has more students scoring proficient than the state average, Curriculum Director... more »»

Alleged victim recants story in Maurizio trial

September 16, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Three Honduran men on Tuesday testified in the sexual tourism trial of Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Training plans for deadly gas leak

September 16, 2015 It smelled like maple syrup, and it was harmless. more »»

Governor reluctant to sign stopgap plan

September 16, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

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