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Eagles fly high

Senior Rodney Shultz (left) and assistant coach Dave Mease were the first off of the Tyrone Area High School team bus, raising the PIAA 3A Baseball Championship trophy during an impromptu parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Tyrone. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Shooting suspect in police custody

Altoona resident Preston Weakland, 17, who allegedly fired a single shot at two teenage boys Saturday, turned himself in Thursday evening, an Altoona Police Department spokesman said. Weakland was wanted on an attempted murder charge in connection with an incident that occurred during the ...

Blair prison sees population shifts

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s prison population climbed to 280 this month, its highest level since November’s 309 inmates. The population has since declined to 258 inmates as of Thursday, reports show. “It’s a result of the world opening back up,” Warden Abbie Tate said in ...

AWA project will line sewers

The Altoona Water Authority is planning to spend about $117,000 lining 3,100 feet of terra cotta sanitary sewer pipe in the Mansion Park neighborhood, where there are frequent backups in basements during rainstorms. The project will be one of the last of several projects funded with $2 ...

Pitt rehab specialist empowering others

Michael Kiel’s life was changed forever one April morning in 1993 when he was shot outside a convenience store. The Portage native suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His condition required months of hospitalization and occupational therapy, but in the ...

ISC settles dredging dispute

The Intergovernmental Storm­­­water Committee on Thursday agreed to pay Lakemont dredging contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker an extra $47,000 — $120,000 less than the company asked for — to settle a dispute about the firm’s extra costs associated with its construction of two new disposal ...