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AAHS wins state mock trial title

March 30, 2014 The Altoona Area mock trial team is the state champion. The team won two trials on Friday and two more trials on Saturday to secure the title. more »»

Police reports

March 30, 2014 Altoona police - Eric Brown, 621 N. 10th Ave., was arrested midday Friday at his home and charged with retaliation against a victim, witness of civil suit participant. - Lasheem Lee, 852 22nd St. more »»


March 30, 2014 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 »»

Magisterial district judge

March 30, 2014 Filed before Roaring Spring Magisterial District Judge Craig E. Ormsby: Charges waived to court Jan. 23–Feb. 6: - Shane L. more »»

Police: Woman made threat to harm baby

March 30, 2014 An Altoona woman faces an attempted homicide charge after she filmed herself holding a pillow over a 3-month-old baby’s face, police said Saturday. more »»

One man killed, another injured after truck crash

March 30, 2014 EVERETT — A truck driver was killed and his passenger seriously injured Saturday when their tractor-trailer flipped on the turnpike in Bedford County, state police said. more »»

Fairview house destroyed; no injuries in morning fire

March 30, 2014 A Saturday morning fire destroyed a Fairview house and badly damaged another, leaving charred rubble strewn around a collapsed front porch and scorch marks on neighboring homes. more »»

Low bid for sewer line would cost $500K less

March 30, 2014 D&M Contracting of New Alexandria is the apparent low bidder at $. more »»

Water authority considers former Russo site for storage

March 30, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority is considering a bid to buy the site of the former Russo building that Blair County plans to sell to use as a supplementary equipment and material storage area for the... more »»

Political Notebook

March 30, 2014 They’re the subsidies that just won’t go away. Since Rep. more »»

Laughing together helps long, happy marriage

March 30, 2014 I am sure you have heard the old joke about the guy who says he and his wife have been happily married for eight years. more »»

Juniata No. 10 for best value

March 29, 2014 The White House touts higher education as the clearest path into the middle class. But the continually climbing price of college tuition has been viewed as obstacles on that path. more »»

Penelec, union talking

March 29, 2014 Representatives of Penelec and Utility Workers Union of America Local 180 returned to the bargaining table Friday but failed to reach an agreement. more »»

Blair judge frees woman awaiting trial

March 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bedford County woman awaiting trial in the Blair County Prison for the past 26 months was freed Friday afternoon after a decision by Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle to lower her... more »»

Assistant DA honored for child abuse work

March 29, 2014 Blair County’s first assistant district attorney, Jackie Bernard, will receive an award tonight from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape for her nearly 20 years of effort to combat child abuse. more »»

Ebensburg to get new software

March 29, 2014 EBENSBURG — Borough Manager Dan Penatzer told council Monday that it needed to move into the 21st century. more »»

Paterno drops out of lieutenant gov. race

March 29, 2014 Jay Paterno, a son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor, according to a statement released Friday. more »»

HoneyBaked Ham Co. franchise to open

March 29, 2014 After selling plumbing and heating supplies for many years, Mike Folcarelli is trying something different. He is opening a HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe franchise in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center. more »»

AAHS to compete in mock trial semi-finals

March 29, 2014 Altoona Area High School will compete in the semi-finals in the Pennsylvania Mock Trial tournament today. The local team will play at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Magisterial district judges

March 29, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: - Jennifer L. Fortney, 31, 226 E. Maple Av. more »»

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