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Brenneman puts focus on perseverance

January 26, 2016 HOLLIDAYBSURG — Charlie Brenneman, professional cage fighter in the world’s biggest fight organization, and now mentor and author, visited his stomping grounds Monday to share his experience with... more »»

Drug overdose leads to charges of child endangerment against two

January 26, 2016 A drug overdose in Altoona led police to what officers described as a house of filth. Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, Altoona police responded to 4705 Sixth Ave. for a reported drug overdos. more »»

Police: Homeless man provoked fight to lead to arrest, jail time

January 26, 2016 A homeless man is behind bars after he allegedly fought with police so he could get arrested. Altoona police said Tavin P. more »»

Pre-treatment program changing

January 25, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority is plugging holes in its pre-treatment progra. more »»

Duncansville-area man completes course mandated by plea deal

January 25, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — A Duncansville-area man has completed an anger-management class to resolve a criminal charge filed against him last year after a college intern tried unsuccessfully to inspect his... more »»

PSU Altoona student faces assault charge

January 25, 2016 A Penn State Altoona student will face charges in Blair County Court that he assaulted a party-goer in November. more »»

Altoona couple charged with endangering kids

January 25, 2016 Altoona police have charged a couple with endangering the welfare of children after responding to a call for a drug overdos. more »»


January 25, 2016 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Area blanketed in snow

January 24, 2016 Doug Moudy, the lead mechanic for the Altoona Highway Department, had the responsibility Saturday of keeping the city’s 21 plow trucks on the road during the one of the largest snow storms in recent... more »»

Recycling, garbage haulers at odds

January 24, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is Part One of a three-part series about Blair County’s state-mandated recycling program. more »»

Small towns grapple with teacher contact limits

January 24, 2016 In the age of smartphones and Facebook, the social lines that once separated educators from their students have blurre. more »»

Giving my sons the ‘Axe’ getting tough to handle

January 24, 2016 The sights and sounds of the holiday season are over, but in my house, the aroma still lingers, and it lingers on and all over my two sons, Dominic and Vincen. more »»

Village Pantry moving

January 24, 2016 TYRONE — A local business soon will be moving into a larger facility. Stephen Burkholder, owner of Village Pantry, 5630 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»

Altoona Housing Authority hangs up resident-on-call program

January 24, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority has abolished its resident-on-call program for Green Avenue and 11th Street towers. more »»

Area briefs

January 24, 2016 PennDOT bridge work meeting set PennDOT and project contractor Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners will have a public meeting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at The Union Hotel, 128 E. Main St. more »»

Blair calls storm emergency

January 23, 2016 As this weekend’s expected winter storm approached, county and municipal officials across the region were bracing for big snowfalls. more »»

Mirror delivery delayed

January 23, 2016 Due to the massive snowstorm -- an estimated two feet in spots -- delivery of today's Altoona Mirror may be delaye. more »»

Gov. Wolf announces $15 million for jobs

January 23, 2016 In Johnstown Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced $15. more »»

Anti-abortion activists march at Saint Francis University

January 23, 2016 LORETTO — Despite temperatures well below freezing, dozens of anti-abortion activists donned their knit caps, gloves and heavy coats Friday morning while marching in a circle around Saint Francis... more »»

Rep. Ward to run for second term

January 23, 2016 Just over halfway into her first term in the state House, Rep. Judy Ward, R-Hollidays­burg, announced her bid Friday for another two years representing the 80th District. more »»

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