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Oath Keepers group sets local summit

May 31, 2016 One likely guest at this week’s Oath Keepers summit in Greenfield Township offered an intriguing, if vague, piece of advice for those planning to atten. more »»

Audit says Reade Township Municipal Authority has billing issues

May 31, 2016 An audit requested by Reade Township Municipal Authority board members earlier this year has revealed discrepancies in billing and office practices as well as possible conflicts of interest. more »»

City pays respect to fallen veterans

May 31, 2016 Hundreds of veterans, citizens and children lined 17th Street Monday morning as the Blair County War Veterans Council annual Memorial Day parade passed by. “I never miss. more »»

City Council allocates money for recreation

May 31, 2016 City Council on Wednesday allocated the $10,600 earned by the Goodman Trust Fund in the past year for six projects — all of them to enhance recreation in the city, as required by the fund. more »»

Blair County purchases computers for reassessment

May 31, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will buy 34 refurbished desktop computers and lease two printers and one copy/print/fax machine for the forthcoming appeals associated with the reassessment project. more »»

Blair County Courthouse getting new window

May 31, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On the Blair County Courthouse towers next to Allegheny Street, all but one of the second floor’s long vertical windows has stained glass. more »»

'It's the history of the VFW'

May 30, 2016 One of the Veterans of Foreign Wars founding chapters, Post 3 in Altoona, has a history that dates to before the VFW was given its final name. In its 100-plus years, James L. more »»

Sunday best

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Pens fans boost sales

May 30, 2016 Eager to support their team and hungry for camaraderie and libations, local hockey fans are expected to flock to area shops and sports bars while looking to support the Penguins in the Stanley Cup... more »»

Osceola Mills girl, 3, named 2016 Miracle Kid

May 30, 2016 When 3-year-old Nevaeh Brown was born in May 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, she weighed less than 2 pounds and needed chest compressions to start breathing. more »»

Poultry will return to county fairs

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports HARRISBURG — Feathers will be flying — or at least flapping — at county fairs this summe. more »»

Man pleads guilty to girl’s assault

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports BELLEFONTE — A Philips­burg man has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Centre County Court. more »»

Area briefs

May 30, 2016 Van Zandt VA plans town hall The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall for veterans, family members, veteran service organizations and the public to provide an opportunity for feedback... more »»

Cemetery conditions sadden visitors

May 30, 2016 When Donald Wolf took his out-of-state nephew to Rose Hill Cemetery to visit his father’s grave for the first time, he was devastated. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 30, 2016 Altoona police May 20 - Burglary: 200 block 12th Ave. - Drugs: 300 block Spruce Ave., Eighth Ave. - Theft: 300 block Walnut Ave. - Criminal mischief: Sixth Ave. May 21 - Drugs: 1000 block Green Av. more »»

Area man on National Geographic show

May 30, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — For six weeks and a couple of hundred miles following wildebeests on foot in Africa last year, Keith England suffered through heat and rain, strict food rations, sickness and rogue... more »»

Concert set for Canal Basin Park

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Memorial Day concert by the Hollidaysburg Com­munity Band will be held at 7 p.m. at the Canal Basin Park. more »»

Firms sue to end tax, get refund

May 29, 2016 A pair of Fiore businesses and attorney Joe Grappone have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the validity of business privilege taxes levied by three local governments — along with a demand fo... more »»

Altoona Water Authority union objects to staff change

May 29, 2016 The union that represents workers of the Altoona Water Authority has filed a grievance objecting to management’s plan to leave the Easterly Sewer Treatment Plant unmanned on the night shift. more »»

Exchange students make history

May 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — When his parents asked then 14-year-old Vic Zhang if he wanted to leave his home in China and go to America to attend school at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, he didn’... more »»

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