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Cresson prison plans will be revealed

May 3, 2016 State officials said plans for the shuttered state prison at Cresson will be announced Wednesday morning. The office of state Sen. more »»

Man pleads guilty in drug death

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg area man accused of causing a drug-overdose death almost two years ago has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in late Jun. more »»

Halvorson concedes 9th District to Shuster

May 3, 2016 Nearly a week after early results showed him losing by a razor-thin margin, 9th Congressional District challenger Art Halvorson conceded Monday to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District. more »»

Four face charges after golf incident

May 3, 2016 BEDFORD — Four men face charges after an incident Sunday night on Reservoir Road, Cumberland Valley Township. Bedford state police were called to the scene at 8:25 p.m. for a physical altercation. more »»

City man sent to jail for abuse of girls

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend nine years to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to multiple charges in connection with a child sexual abuse case. more »»

Indian Caverns set to close in October

May 3, 2016 FRANKLINVILLE — Indian Caverns is a step closer to being sold, but it isn’t a done deal. more »»

Portage OKs documents for rehab facility

May 3, 2016 PORTAGE — After two months of discussion, Portage Borough Council on Monday approved documents needed for a drug and alcohol treatment center to open in town. more »»

Bedford County man to serve 8-22 years in jail for assaults

May 3, 2016 BEDFORD — A Breezewood man entered guilty pleas in three cases Friday in Bedford County Court and is expected to be sentenced to eight to 22 years in a state correctional institution. Reginald G. more »»

IRC supports Senate bill for recycling licensing fees

May 3, 2016 The organization that oversees curbside recycling in Blair County is sending a letter to lawmakers supporting a state Senate bill that would let municipalities charge trash haulers licensing fees to... more »»


May 3, 2016 Bike Day prompts warning to drivers ALEXANDRIA — Motorists traveling on Route 305 between Petersburg and Alexandria on Wednesday may encounter traffic delays between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. more »»

Police reports

May 3, 2016 Altoona police -- Richard E. Lane, 43, Pittsburgh, was arrested Sunday on a Pittsburgh Police Department warrant on the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue. more »»

AASD to close Kimmel

May 2, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to close the William P. Kimmel Alternative School with the intention of contracting Adelphoi for its alternative education services. Closing the school at 900 S. more »»

Playing an important role

May 2, 2016 Although the Civil Air Patrol is marking its 75th anniversary in 2016, many people aren’t aware of the important role the organization plays. more »»

Couple marks 76 years of marriage

May 2, 2016 TYRONE — During an hour-long conversation on Friday about his 76-year marriage, Chet Amick of Epworth Manor was eager to show a Mirror reporter his International Union of Operating Engineers union... more »»

Man facing charges after chase

May 2, 2016 An Indiana County man was arrested on numerous charges Saturday following a police chase through Blair and Cambria counties. Brandon . more »»

Municipal building to expand

May 2, 2016 CROSS KEYS — The latest engineering plans for an expansion of the Allegheny Township Municipal Building show a 7,500-square-foot structure, about double the size of the existing buildin. more »»

Bedford farmer relishes trip to Ghana

May 2, 2016 Ken Rice admits his recent trip to Ghana wasn’t fun — but it was very rewarding. “These are not fun trips, not easy trips, but they are rewarding. more »»

Cruisers damaged in chase

May 1, 2016 EBENSBURG — A suspect was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after a police chase that involved two crashes. more »»

Man wrongly accused rebuilds life

May 1, 2016 On Oct. 18, 2013, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shane Krestar, then a 26-year-old Fallentimber resident, on felony criminal charges. more »»

London trip cures cabin fever

May 1, 2016 Cabin fever is a distressing malady that attacks my nervous system at this time every year. It is caused by being cooped up during the dank, dreary three months of winte. more »»

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