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State praises county’s drug court

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The operation of a drug court generates a savings to county taxpayers in the form of reduced jail time for nonviolent offenders and less recidivism, a state Supreme Court justice sai... more »»

Assistant superintendent leaving AASD

September 28, 2016 Altoona Area Assistant Superintendent Luke Lansberry is now the superintendent of DuBois Area School Distric. more »»

Martinsburg teen wearing clown mask facing charges

September 28, 2016 A teenager faces charges after he allegedly put on a clown mask and brandished a gun outside a home in Martinsburg. Seth R. Gunnett, 18, of 108 E. Julian St. more »»

Parties divided over debate’s winner

September 28, 2016 As Donald Trump defended his performance and Hillary Clinton’s allies blanketed the airwaves with continuing attacks Tuesday, local supporters boosted their candidates following the previous night’s... more »»

Permission attained to close bridges

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is closing a historic pedestrian bridge in Tyrone and submitting a permit request to the state for permission to tear down a swinging pedestrian bridge in Frankstown... more »»

Permission attained to close bridges

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is closing a historic pedestrian bridge in Tyrone and submitting a permit request to the state for permission to tear down a swinging pedestrian bridge in Frankstown... more »»

Missing Bellwood man found

September 28, 2016 BELLWOOD — State police said a missing Bellwood man with dementia has been found. more »»

Nanty Glo senior center to reopen after four years

September 28, 2016 Cambria County officials have set a grand reopening next week for Nanty Glo’s senior center. more »»

Patton to discontinue flouridation process

September 28, 2016 Patton Borough officials have begun notifying residents that it will discontinue adding fluoride to its water system by the end of next month. more »»

Man with dementia missing

September 28, 2016 From Mirror staff reports BELLWOOD — State police said a Bellwood man with dementia is missing. Robert “Bob” Mathers, 85, was last seen at Blair Memorial Park in Bellwood on Monday at about 1:30 p.m. more »»

Palmer recalled as kind, gracious

September 27, 2016 Golfing legend and American icon Arnold Palmer, who quietly passed away on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh after complications caused by a heart condition, had some Blair County connections. more »»

Blair’s Drug Court to receive accreditation

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s Drug Court will be recognized this morning when a state Supreme Court justice will present an accreditation certificate. Justice David N. more »»

City man faces charges in baseball bat attack

September 27, 2016 A baseball bat to the face left one man with injuries and another in jail over the weekend in Altoona. Richard P. Jukes Jr., 23, of 1526 Fifth S. more »»

City, CBRC settle lawsuit over injury

September 27, 2016 The city and the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission have settled a lawsuit with the family of a girl who broke her arm when she fell off climbing apparatus at Highland Park. more »»

Dill sentenced on porn charges

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 12 to 30 months in prison, followed by five years probation, after entering a no-contest plea to possession of child pornography. Scott M. more »»

Woman injured in crash

September 27, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg woman was seriously injured Sunday in a crash in Frankstown Township. more »»

Downtown building to be razed

September 27, 2016 Altoona Blair County Development Corp. plans to demolish the former Downtowne Drug building on 11th Avenue at 15th Street to create a parklet — and parking space. more »»

Ebensburg considers blinking lights at pedestrian crossings

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg has an undeniable safety issue at pedestrian crossings, but council was split Monday over how to address it. more »»

Council hits roadblock with speed bumps

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Borough Council said Monday that installing speed bumps might create more problems than they solved. more »»

Sewer regulations adopted

September 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Borough Council on Monday adopted new requirements for sewer line pressure testing. more »»

Golfing legend Palmer dies at 87

September 26, 2016 Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoot September 28, 2016

The fall shoots run each Wednesday at 7 pm from until Nov. 23. $10 for 5 Meat Rounds and 1 Money Round. Located 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant heading towards the Horseshoe Curve, Altoona. All ages welcome to attend! Fresh prizes provided by Blocher's Meat Market. more »

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