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Predator playground

September 14, 2014 A recent case of an Altoona man who police say used Facebook to pose as a teenager so he could befriend young boys sheds light on the perils of social media. more »»

Train crashes into state police cruiser in Tyrone

September 14, 2014 TYRONE — A Norfolk Southern train struck two cars that were stuck on the tracks Saturday evening near the Thomastown Road grade crossing next to the Tyrone train station. more »»

Travelers’ victims in Bedford County recount swindling

September 14, 2014 When a married couple arrived at Arlene Newman’s Breezewood home two weeks ago, telling of the wife’s struggle with cancer and offering to pave their driveway for $3,900, Newman and her husband... more »»

Man who rescued Northern Cambria crash victim was ‘in the zone’

September 14, 2014 The Facebook video of the furiously burning car on Beach Road near Glendale Lake on Sept. 6 makes clear what would have been the consequence if Steve Martin of Ebensburg and his girlfriend Melissa St. more »»

Hollidaysburg Main Street program earns national praise

September 14, 2014 Those involved with the Hollidaysburg Main Street Program work year-round to put together a variety of community events and to help promote downtown development, and on Tuesday the organization’s... more »»

Rain doesn’t stop Alzheimer’s walk

September 14, 2014 Gerald Halbedl of Tipton was walking for Alzheimer’s disease at Legion Park Saturday, but as a high-functioning Alzheimer’s patient himself, his preoccupation has been driving. more »»

Nine more accuse man of trying to lure boys

September 13, 2014 Nine additional boys have come forward in the investigation of a Juniata man who allegedly posed online as a teenager to meet young boys, according to Altoona polic. more »»

Nason Hospital may join LifePoint system

September 13, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital is poised to be the second area hospital to become part of the LifePoint Hospitals system. more »»

Man, 29, accused of molesting girl

September 13, 2014 A Juniata man is in Blair County Prison after being accused of molesting a young girl over a period of several years. Altoona police took Wayne P. Summers, 29, of 812 N. Sixth St. more »»

Couple credited with saving Northern Cambria woman in crash

September 13, 2014 When a car swerved off the road about 3 p.m. last Saturday near Prince Gallitzin State Park and struck a utility pole, couple Melissa St. John, 32, and Steve Martin, 39, pulled over to help. more »»

Area briefs

September 13, 2014 VA center offering flu shots to vets The Van Zandt VA Medical Center has scheduled four drive-though sessions at its clinics on upcoming Saturdays to encourage veterans to get flu shots. more »»

Convention Center Commons project kicks off

September 13, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett said he loves movies but doesn’t have much time to get to the theater. more »»

Corbett addresses issues for seniors

September 13, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — Gov. Tom Corbett said there are two Pennsylvania resources that he believes to be the most precious: children and senior citizens. more »»

Speakers provide scam protection info

September 13, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — Seniors can be a choice target for people looking to commit a financial scam, and the perpetrator may be someone who’s closer than they might expect. more »»

Coming to terms with math doesn’t always add up for mom

September 13, 2014 I have a paralyzing fear of mat. more »»

Saint Francis recognized by US News

September 13, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis University has once again been named a “Best Regional University” in the newly released U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” survey rankings. more »»

Obama, GOP on same side over militants

September 13, 2014 After President Barack Obama announced a broad plan Wednesday to strike Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria, local Republican congressmen were left in a seemingly rare situation: agreeing, however... more »»

Police: Mom high when she wrecked

September 13, 2014 An Altoona mom is in jail after police say she was high on computer duster when she wrecked her car while driving her young children to get a video game. more »»

Day care provider guilty in infant’s head injury

September 13, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — A central Pennsylvania day care provider has been convicted of causing life-threatening head injuries to a 5-month-old girl. more »»

Memorial Park set to expand

September 13, 2014 From Mirror staff reports LILLY — Washington Township supervisors on Thursday are officially unveiling an expansion project at Washington Township Memorial Park. more »»

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