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VA offering flu shots

The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics for the next three Saturdays, with one each at its community based outpatient clinics and at the hospital in Altoona. Enrolled veterans and those in the Caregiver Support Programs can attend, as can non-enrolled ...

Altoona man contests offender label

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who has completed treatment for sexual offenders is objecting to the state’s request for him to be identified as a sexually violent predator. Travis Michael McMaster, 36, is at low risk of reoffending, licensed social worker Melissa Hale told Blair County ...

Woman allegedly tried to spit on officers

A Hollidaysburg woman faces charges after she allegedly kicked and attempted to spit on Blair County Prison correctional officers, court documents stated. Danielle Faith Stonerook, 25, was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner on a felony count of aggravated ...

AASD official objects to recent CBRC criticism

An Altoona Area School District official said a recently completed comprehensive plan for the Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission fails to fully recognize the value of the district’s contributions — mainly the use of its facilities. “The way the plan is written, it looks like ...

Free COVID-19 testing Saturday

The Hyndman Area Health Center, 144 Fifth Ave., Hyndman, will host a COVID-19 testing clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hyndman Family Health Center. While the testing is free and open to everyone, an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 814-842-3206 ...

Man held on risking catastrophe charge

From Mirror staff reports A Saxton man was arrested after he allegedly stalked multiple people and drove around with an explosive device in his vehicle, court documents stated. Bradly Phillip Strayer, 39, was arraigned Friday by Bedford County Magisterial District Judge Kathy S. Calhoun for ...