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Corbett, Wolf debate use of capital punishment

October 12, 2014 With education funding and taxes dominating debates and expensive television airtime, relatively few Pennsylvania voters are likely to look at the candidates’ names Nov. more »»

I-99 work may slow traffic

October 12, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Guard­rail installation work on I-99 may slow eastbound and northbound traffic in Centre County for the next few week. more »»

Police reports

October 12, 2014 Altoona police - Jesse Alan Rodriguez, 2713 Fairway Drive, was arrested at his residence late Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance. - Jill Anne Dolko, 426 Crawford Av. more »»

Even superheroes need their rest

October 12, 2014 Right now, the results of my day are literally around me. Remaining taco shells slowly turning stale on a cookie sheet on top of the stov. more »»

Board denies daughter’s plea to move in mother next door

October 12, 2014 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday unanimously denied a setback variance that would have enabled an Eldorado resident to place a manufactured home on a lot she owns next door to accommodate... more »»

Area briefs

October 12, 2014 SAXTON VA to host clinic for flu shots The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will have a veterans outreach and flu shot clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cpt. more »»

DA says body was doused in bleach

October 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say the body of a teenage girl found in a Pittsburgh park had been doused in bleach — likely in an effort to remove evidence. more »»

Six-year ban for Penn State Altoona fraternity finalized

October 11, 2014 The appeals process for a Penn State Altoona fraternity accused of hazing activities has been exhausted, and the decision to have the fraternity banned for six years is now final, according to a... more »»

Blaze destroys Freedom Township family’s house

October 11, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — Fire destroyed a Freedom Township house Friday afternoon, leaving a family of five without a home, firefighters said at the scene along Myers Road. more »»

Cambria County commissioners hope to receive SCI Cresson update next month

October 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — The old state prison at Cresson still isn’t for sale, but officials are hoping to have an update from the state as soon as next mont. more »»

C-K hosts schoolwide career day for students

October 11, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Two boys glanced nervously at one another Friday when Michael Ebersole, a Claysburg-Kimmel graduate now working as an arborist in Virginia, described the five-page, 100-question test... more »»

Area briefs

October 11, 2014 Claysburg man facing drug charges Altoona police arrested a Claysburg man Thursday night after pulling him over in a traffic stop and finding heroin and cash on him. more »»

Couple create scholarship for World Campus adults

October 11, 2014 From Mirror staff reports A Cresson native and his wife have established a scholarship for adults enrolled in World Campus, Penn State’s online campu. more »»


October 11, 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 »»

Hollidaysburg resident critical of Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company

October 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Members of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council formed a committee to look into concerns about the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company that were brought to council by a former Phoenix... more »»

Hyndman debates adding police officer

October 10, 2014 With a Sept. more »»

McGinnis: State pension plan ‘not a good approach’

October 10, 2014 A so-called hybrid plan that might pass through the state House of Representatives in November is not the answer to solving the state’s growing pension crisis, a local lawmaker sai. more »»

Training casts spotlight on sexual abuse prevention

October 10, 2014 Marilyn Van Derber said one night, as her father molested her in her bedroom, she heard footsteps coming down the stairs toward the door and knew they belonged to her mother. more »»

Credit card data breach may have hit Altoona Dairy Queen

October 10, 2014 Three area Dairy Queen stores — two in Johnstown and one in Altoona — are among those from which hackers might have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. more »»

Cambria County gives transit authority $570,000

October 10, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners voted Thursday to turn over more than a half-million dollars in funding to its transit authority by next June. more »»

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