The Altoona Mirror Newsen-usThu, 25 Aug 2016 05:37:58 EDTThu, 25 Aug 2016 05:37:58 EDT heart surgeon leaving UPMC 27 years as head of the heart surgery program he started here, Dr. John Anastasi is leaving the hospital now known as UPMC Altoona.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTCity council unveils revised distress plan Council on Wednesday introduced a revised Act 47 recovery plan to guide Altoona through next year - the final year of what officials hope will be a five-year tenure in the state's financial distress program.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTBedford delays school's start Bedford Area students were scheduled to go back to school Wednesday, mold cleanup is delaying the opening of the district's schools until Monday, Superintendent Allen Sell said.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTPolice find marijuana in Tyrone field using helicopter - A Tyrone man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police said he admitted to growing nearly 40 marijuana plants near his home. William E.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTDrug dealer to receive new sentence - An Altoona man ordered to spend 19 to 38 years in prison for selling illegal drugs is going to be resentenced in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that altered the process for imposing enhanced sentences.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT