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Robbery suspect charged by police for stealing cash, pills

September 17, 2016 From Mirror staff reports An Altoona robbery suspect is again facing charges. Scott A. Borgess, 28, currently lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $30,000 cash bail stemming from the Aug. more »»

Preliminary hearing moved back for man who stole speakers

September 17, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A Bellwood man behind bars on charges he stole speakers from an SUV has had his preliminary hearing moved back a week. Sean W. Buckmaster, 31, of 316 South First St. more »»

Gomez decision in hands of jury

September 16, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury is expected to decide the fate of Jorge “Macho” Gomez III today as it deliberates the criminal homicide charge he faces in the fatal shooting of Kai “Castro”... more »»

Altoona residents talk trash on rats, feral cats

September 16, 2016 Commentary from the podium at a City Council meeting Wednesday generated reciprocal symmetry — like an algebra problem where, after everything cancels out, the answer appears. more »»

Friends mourn young mother

September 16, 2016 Trisha Lyn Hoffman had become a mother just three months ago. “It was so exciting because she couldn’t wait to be a mom,” said her friend, Rebecca Bodenschatz, on Thursday. more »»

Three Mich. men arrested in area gift card scam

September 16, 2016 Three Michigan men who police say were traveling through the area to hit Wal-Mart stores with a gift card scam are now in Blair County Prison. Andre Edwards-Morgan, 19, Michael J. more »»

Zoning board grants variance for day care

September 16, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board has granted a conditional variance for a day care center in the building that once housed Dunmire Printing Co., near Altoona Pipe & Steel. more »»

Zoning board denies request for storage proposal

September 16, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board has denied a request for a variance for storage units on the main street of Juniata’s central business zon. more »»

Johnstown woman faces drug charges

September 16, 2016 An Johnstown woman is behind bars on charges she transported heroin to Altoona. Echo Geist, 35, of Johnstown was arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop on 17th Street at Grant Avenue just before 8 p. more »»

Local medical centers get funding

September 16, 2016 Three area medical centers are among 42 health centers in Pennsylvania that will receive part of the $2. more »»

Curve GM leaving for Charlotte

September 15, 2016 Altoona Curve general manager Rob Egan made a home for his family here in 1999 and always felt it would take a special opportunity for him to ever leave. more »»

Gomez: Dispute was ‘little kid stuff’

September 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The dispute leading to the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kai “Castro” Carter in May 2015 was based on “high school stuff, little kid stuff,” and “he said, she said stuff,” the man no... more »»

AASD plans tours, meeting

September 15, 2016 Altoona Area School Board members will be asked to vote in November on whether they want to proceed with a high school construction project, KCBA architect Mike Kelly said. more »»

Police probe nightclub fire that injured four

September 15, 2016 State police continue to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a Logan Township nightclu. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area School District

September 15, 2016 Hollidaysburg Area School District Superintendent Bob Gildea’s recommendation to create an entry-level, long-term substitute teaching position to keep kindergarten class sizes manageable at Foot of... more »»

Consultant to operate TV channel

September 15, 2016 City Council on Wednesday approved an agreement with a consultant to operate the local access TV channel the city recently took over from the Altoona Area School District. more »»

Field conditions draw controversy at Tyrone

September 15, 2016 TYRONE — Parents spent more than an hour highlighting problems with two football fields at the Tyrone Area School Board meeting this week. more »»

Bartender faces liquor violations

September 15, 2016 An Altoona woman faces charges that she was drinking while bartending and allowed an underage employee to also drink on the jo. more »»

Thomastown residents warned of traffic delays

September 15, 2016 Snyder Township officials released an advanced notice this week to notify Thomastown neighborhood residents of upcoming railroad construction that is expected to impact traffi. more »»

Woman: Gomez made gun gesture

September 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The man on trial in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kai “Castro” Carter reportedly told Carter’s former girlfriend that if there were any other altercations with Carter, he would... more »»

 
 
 

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