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Cora Weakland, 5, and her brother Isaiah Weakland, 7, see who can swing higher at Lake Rowena in Ebensburg on Monday afternoon. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Witness testimony points to Copley

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Witnesses testifying Monday pointed toward Michael D. Copley of Altoona as the person responsible for killing his wife, Catherine Copley, based on how the husband acted and what he said after his wife disappeared in December 2015. In the first day of what’s to be a ...

Masks optional for AASD students

Masks will be optional for Altoona Area students and vaccinated staff, the school board decided Monday as part of its health and safety plan. Unvaccinated staff will be required to wear masks. Students will only be required to wear masks when on public transportation, such as school buses. ...

Altoona man arrested in North Carolina

An Altoona man wanted in connection to a June 10 crash was arrested in North Carolina on a felony warrant issued by Logan Township police. Shawn Albert Reed, 50, is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Blair County on charges related to the crash that injured ...

US employers ratchet up pressure on the unvaccinated

NEW YORK — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers. For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses and other incentives to encourage their workforces to get the COVID-19 shot. Now, a growing number are imposing rules to make it more onerous for employees ...

Altoona police search for runaway teenager

The Altoona Police Department is searching for a runaway 16-year-old girl. Police said they are looking for Kaylee Ulrich, who ran away from her residence Wednesday night. Ulrich is 4-foot-9, approximately 100 pounds. Police said it is unknown what clothing she is wearing. Anyone with ...