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Duncansville chief considers run for sheriff

July 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Longtime Duncansville Police Chief James Ott said Saturday he is forming a committee to explore running for the Republican nomination for the office of Blair County sheriff. more »»

Area briefs

July 24, 2016 WOOD Police: Pair locked up kids A Huntingdon County man and woman were arrested on charges of false imprisonment for an incident that occurred in June. Huntingdon state police said at about 8:58 p. more »»

City man jailed on threat charges

July 23, 2016 An Altoona man is in jail after he allegedly threatened to demolish a district magistrate’s office and kill someone. Merle G. Rightenour Jr., 53, of 1011 20th St., Apt. more »»

Blair sheriff plans to resign

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper announced Friday that he is not going to run for another term as sheriff and will instead resign in January to pursue a private sector opportunity. more »»

Drop in prison overtime ‘encouraging’

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Overtime payments at the Blair County Prison have started to drop since the hiring of 12 full-time corrections officers. more »»

Board member against constructing new school

July 23, 2016 Altoona Area School Board member Ron Johnston doesn’t like the idea of building a new school on top of a $300,000 field installed only three years ago. more »»

More charges in child sex case

July 23, 2016 Police in Altoona have expanded allegations against a city man they say sexually abused a girl starting when she was 12 years old. more »»

Cooling centers opened

July 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports With weekend temperature predicted to reach higher than 90 degrees, the Blair County Department of Emergency Services is advising area residents to take precautions to avoi... more »»

Man gets new murder trial

July 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Pennsylvania man serving life in prison for his ex-wife’s slaying 25 years ago deserves a new trial because a prosecutor — who is now a sitting judge — didn’t disclose blood evidence... more »»

Loan allotted for Glendale water meters

July 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports FLINTON — The Glendale Valley Municipal Authority has received a multimillion-dollar loan to install new water meters at the Glendale Yearound. more »»

IM field could be site of new school

July 22, 2016 Of Altoona Area School District’s four new high school building plans, the option preferred by the school board and faculty at this point is to build a new high school building on the junior high... more »»

Divisive flag case settled

July 22, 2016 An Allegheny Township resident arrested in 2014 for displaying an American flag upside down as a protest will receive a settlement of more than $55,000 to be paid by the township’s insurance carrie. more »»

Trump vows quick fix

July 22, 2016 CLEVELAND — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they’re losing,... more »»

Local party leaders blast Cruz

July 22, 2016 On Wednesday, the night before GOP nominee Donald Trump was set to make his long-awaited convention speech, local Republican official A.C. more »»

Dealer facing more charges wants trial

July 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia native facing 33 to 66 years in prison on drug-dealing convictions told a Blair County judge Thursday that he doesn’t want to enter a plea to additional charges, even... more »»

Police: Man assaulted woman

July 22, 2016 A Bellwood man faces charges after police say he assaulted a woman in Tyrone. Troy L. more »»

Logan Township police warn of computer scam

July 22, 2016 Logan Township police are warning the public of a computer scam hitting the area. more »»

Cruise-ins planned

July 22, 2016 BEDFORD — A pair of cruise-ins will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fort Bedford Antique Automobile Club of America. The first cruise-in will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Landmark Restauran. more »»

New PUC rule won’t apply to city

July 22, 2016 A tentative order adopted by the state Public Utility Commission setting rules for the sale of municipal water and sewer systems won’t apply to Altoona, which is trying to monetize the systems... more »»

UPMC investing in stroke treatment

July 22, 2016 As it marks the three-year anniversary of its acquisition by UPMC, the area’s largest hospital is planning to spend $. more »»

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