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Man killed on I-99

May 30, 2015 BALD EAGLE — A truck driver was killed by a tractor-trailer as he worked under the hood of his vehicle along I-99. more »»

Fire destroys family home

May 30, 2015 By Phil Ray and Sean Sauro ssauro@altoonamirror. more »»

Hearing postponed for murder case

May 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A preliminary hearing for Jorge “Macho” Gomez III, 34, charged with murdering an Altoona man following an argument at a party where neighbors were watching the Floyd Mayweather-Manny... more »»

GACTC raises tuition by two percent

May 30, 2015 The eight school districts sending students to the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center will be paying about 2 percent more starting this summer. more »»

Sex offender will undergo Megan’s Law evaluation

May 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 27-year-old Altoona man charged with sexually assaulting a young girl last year will undergo an evaluation under Megan’s Law to determine if he is a sexually violent predator,... more »»

Logan township

May 30, 2015 Housing plan gets year extension Logan Township supervisors have granted a one-year extension for further revisions to the proposed Pemberly Estates housing development next to Sylvan East. more »»

Cambria Heights teacher contract accepted

May 30, 2015 The Cambria Heights School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday to accept a five-year teachers’ contract after a full year of negotiations. more »»

Woman killed in Boggs Township wreck

May 30, 2015 CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Route 322 next to Laurel Run Road in Boggs Township. Melanie K. more »»

Police: Calif. man stole Bedford rental car

May 30, 2015 BEDFORD — An arrest warrant has been issued for a California man in connection with the theft of a vehicle from Payless Car Rental, 403 Business Route 220, Bedfor. more »»

Cresson Twp. population plummeting

May 29, 2015 After experiencing almost 10 straight years of growth, Cresson Township’s population has plummeted. According to a U.S. more »»

Drug court issues near resolution

May 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio believes recent issues over who is to be admitted to the county’s drug court are close to being “straightened out. more »»

Logan whittles search for police chief to six

May 29, 2015 The search for Logan Township’s next police chief is ready to take another step forward. more »»

Senate GOP wants in on lawsuit against Wolf

May 29, 2015 HARRISBURG — Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said Thursday he had his fill of lawyers. more »»

AAHS unveils space artifacts in planetarium

May 29, 2015 When it comes to rare NASA-related items, it’s as if “the Eagle has landed” at the Altoona Area High School Neil Armstrong Plan­etarium. more »»

Bellwood man accused of stealing bow, rifle, GPS units from cars

May 29, 2015 Samuel R. Merritts Jr., 46, of 316 S. First St. more »»

Police: Woman stole from mother

May 29, 2015 A Bedford County woman is accused of stealing guns and cash from her mother. more »»

Two drug suspects facing felony charges

May 29, 2015 Two men arrested Wednesday night have been booked on felony drug charges. Jerome M. Banks, 48, of 4 Cottage St., Tyrone, was arrested Wednesday afternoon along with Kevin R. more »»

Police: Alcohol a factor in crash

May 28, 2015 The driver who struck and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child had been drinking, according to Logan Township police. Police are still awaiting the lab results from blood drawn from Tarence M. more »»

Fire levels Tyrone residence

May 28, 2015 TYRONE — A Snyder Township man and his dog were left homeless after a Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed their home on the 2400 block of Bald Eagle Pike. more »»

Officer at center of fraud case submits retirement

May 28, 2015 The Logan Township police officer facing insurance fraud and theft charges linked to a stolen ATV has submitted his retirement notice. more »»


South Hills - Our Town Block Party May 30, 2015

Join the fun! South Hills/Altoona campus is holding a community block party Sat., May 30 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 541 58th St. Altoona. Fun activities, food, music and crafts for kids and adults. Kids' finger-printing ID cards. Raffles. IPad to be given away. more »

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Best prospect in Pennsylvania picks Penn State

May 29, 2015 By Philip Cmor A split second after Michal Menet announced his college choice, a thunderous cheer filled the Exeter High School auditoriu. more »

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