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November 4, 2015 Burke keeps Hollidaysburg council seat A Hollidaysburg councilman who was appointed to the Ward 4 seat a few months ago has secured enough votes to remain in his position, according to unofficial... more »»


November 4, 2015 Bottenfield has lead in Tyrone?Twp. It was a tight race in Tyrone Township as the unofficial tally has Republican Timothy Bottenfield coming out on top. more »»

Patton fire ruled accidental

November 4, 2015 From Mirror staff reports PATTON —A state police fire marshal has ruled that a Tuesday morning fire that caused extensive damage to a home at 309 Palmer Ave. was accidenta. more »»

Milliron, Sullivan retain judge seats

November 4, 2015 Two Blair County Common Pleas Court judges, Daniel J. Milliron, 60, and Timothy M. Sullivan, 56, were retained by comfortable margins during Tuesday’s general electio. more »»

Police briefs

November 4, 2015 VIRGINIA Couple killed in crash DINWIDDIE —- A Blair County couple and their dog were killed in a one-vehicle accident Oct. 24 on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County. James “Jamie” Slimmer Jr. more »»

Rt. 219 bridge renamed after vet

November 4, 2015 From Mirror staff reports EBENSBURG — The U.S. Route 219 bridge that travels over Route 422 in Ebensburg is now known as the Alexander Miller Abercrombie Memorial Bridge, according to state Rep. more »»

Cove gets five new members

November 4, 2015 The Spring Cove School Board will seat five new members when it reorganizes in Decembe. more »»

Brennan, Hippo elected to AASB

November 4, 2015 Newcomers to the Altoona Area School Board said they are ready to work for the voters who entrusted their school district to them at the polls Tuesday. more »»

Erb gets most votes for Blair commissioner

November 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bruce Erb of Hollidaysburg, who becomes Blair County’s newest commissioner in January, took the top of the ticket in Tuesday’s electio. more »»

Bedford silo catches fire

November 3, 2015 BEDFORD — Smoke poured from a silo of the Farm Bureau Co-op in Curryville Monday while firefighters outside the structure strategically dug out 2,000 bushels of soybeans burned to hard brick inside... more »»

Mayoral candidates nearing finish line

November 3, 2015 In a recent story on the Altoona mayoral race, Republican Matt Pacifico’s campaign Manager Chris Forshey said he was saving money until the end to counter potential last-minute negativit. more »»

I-99 crash releases livestock

November 3, 2015 A Monday morning tractor-trailer crash on I-99 resulted in an hourslong lane closure as responders worked to clean debris from the roadway and herd livestock released in the accident. more »»

Court sends email probe to panel

November 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday it was deferring an investigation into one of its justices for his role in the exchange of explicit emails to the Judicial Conduct Board, whic... more »»

Homicide suspect to watch mom’s funeral

November 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County defense attorney Thomas M. more »»

Solicitor defends district’s actions

November 3, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School District solicitor defended the district’s handling of its former superintendent Monday, after a board candidate questioned the secrecy that surrounded a... more »»

Norfolk Southern planning to install railroad tower in Snyder Township

November 3, 2015 Plans by the Norfolk Southern Corp. to install positive train control components through its 22-state network include a 63-foot tower in Snyder Township, planning documents show. more »»

Portage to try revising park deed

November 3, 2015 PORTAGE — Portage Borough Council agreed on Monday to try and change a deed covering a portion of Crichton-McCormick Park so that alcohol could be sold and consumed ther. more »»

Police: Med-Van driver had sex with patient

November 3, 2015 A Med-Van Transport driver from Altoona faces numerous felony charges, including statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, after being accused of having sex with a teenage... more »»

Attorney: Resentence man serving time for drug offenses

November 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — In 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took four months to decide if it wanted to hear an appeal from an Altoona man serving 19-38 years in prison for drug offense. more »»

Online voter registration numbers still low

November 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The online voter registration system Pennsylvania introduced in late August has made little difference in the amount of potential ballotcasters for Tuesday’s election. more »»

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