The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 7 Jul 2015 22:16:34 EDTTue, 7 Jul 2015 22:16:34 EDT appeals court upholds EPA plan - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTSnyder Township resolves train issue - Snyder Township residents who feared being cut off from emergency services due to stuck trains will soon be able to rest easy, as township secretary Ann Dillon announced that an emergency route for responders has been established.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTCity public works director retires Ohio native Dave Diedrich moved to Altoona in 1996 to become city public works director, he planned to stay five years. "I was an outsider," said Diedrich, who had made a career in the Army Corps of Engineers.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTPolice: Man flicked lighter at person pumping gas Logan Township man accused of flicking his lighter at a man pumping gas is behind bars. Andrew D.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTArea briefs Robbery suspect waives hearing A Bedford County man accused of robbing an Everett bank with a machete is set for county court after he waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to online court documents.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT