The Altoona Mirror Newsen-usSat, 1 Oct 2016 06:18:36 EDTSat, 1 Oct 2016 06:18:36 EDT officer finishes physical therapy police officer Sean Wetherson said when he was initially hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency in late August while on duty, he thought he had died. "I didn't see a bright light or anything," he said. "Just darkness. Darkness.Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTTobacco buyers prepare for taxes at tobacco and vapor stores may find their wallets a little lighter because of new state taxes on electronic cigarettes and smokeless and loose tobacco that take effect today.Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTJudge considers hearing for 2002 murder case - Blair County Senior Judge Hiram Carpenter will decide if a hearing with testimony is warranted on post-trial issues being raised in a 2002 murder case. William D.Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTLawmakers revisiting casino tax after high court ruling - A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania's heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their communities may never recoup the tens of millions o...Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTPolice arrest suspect in heroin operation - An Altoona man wanted for his alleged role in a multi-million dollar heroin ring is now in custody. Robert A. Castapheny, 28, of 2731 Seventh Ave.Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT