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Mediator to review civil rights lawsuit

July 12, 2015 Arguments in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former Penn State Altoona student against Logan Township, Penn State and four police officers will be reviewed by a Pittsburgh mediator, court document... more »»

Superior Court denies Piner’s request for new trial

July 12, 2015 An Altoona man who complained about his attorney and the plea deal he received for several drug-related offenses has lost a bid for a new trial, the Pennsylvania Superior Court said this week. more »»

Hollidaysburg council OKs property merger

July 12, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A proposed lot merger, which the borough’s zoning officer described as “pretty straight forward,” created a stir at last week’s Borough Council meeting, mostly because it’s related t... more »»

Police: Man found with stolen items in vehicle

July 12, 2015 A city man faces charges after police say he was caught inside a vacant house in Juniata with stolen goods stashed in his truck. William E. Smith, 48, 218 E. Blair Ave., was arrested about 11 a.m. more »»

Police reports

July 12, 2015 Altoona police - Tonya E. Koch, 31, 803 Second Ave., was charged Saturday evening with domestic violence, recklessly endangering, simple assault and harassment. more »»

Driver in fatal crash not impaired

July 12, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The driver in a fatal truck-pedestrian accident that occurred on Interstate 99 in May had no alcohol or controlled substances in his blood, according to Pennsylvania State Police, wh... more »»

Allegheny Township briefs

July 12, 2015 CROSS KEYS Board approves loan for fire truck Allegheny Township supervisors voted Thursday to provide a $350,000 loan to the volunteer fire department for the purchase of a fire truck. more »»


July 12, 2015 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 »»

Summer festivals in full swing

July 11, 2015 Central Pennsylvania hosts two of the largest arts festivals in the nation this weekend. more »»

Blair Chalet closes in a month

July 11, 2015 FRANKSTOWN — A Blair Township assisted living facility is closing its doors leaving 32 residents in search of new homes. more »»

Bedford family completing son’s senior class project

July 11, 2015 “Come on, Bubba. Let’s go. Get your shoes and braces on,” older brother Kaleb would say to Kade. more »»

Police: Man loses wallet with heroin

July 11, 2015 TYRONE — A Tyrone man faces charges after police say he lost his wallet with heroin in it at a grocery store. Tyrone police contend that on May 4, Shane A. Snyder, 33, of 306 Teaberry St. more »»

Foundation gives nonprofits grants

July 11, 2015 More than 30 area nonprofits now have more funding to expand and continue their work, as the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation doled out dozens of grants Wednesday. more »»

Frozen custard still on menu locally

July 11, 2015 While the bird flu has caused some problems for an eastern Pennsylvania company which makes frozen custard, the problem hasn’t hit the Altoona area. more »»

Burke fills Ward 4 council seat

July 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At its Thursday meeting, Borough Council voted unanimously to appoint local attorney Sean Burke to fill the vacant Ward 4 council seat. more »»

High-speed suspect faces more charges

July 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Maryland man arrested recently in Blair County after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle is now facing another charge. more »»

Red Robin sets opening date; liquor license transferred

July 11, 2015 The Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant under construction in Park Hills Plaza has set Oct. 19 as a grand opening date, a company representative said Thursday. more »»


July 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Man charged for setting off fireworks at DelGrosso’s An Altoona man faces charges after state police say he set of fireworks in the middle of a crowded amusement park. more »»

Hollidaysburg borough manager searching for office manager

July 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At Borough Council’s Thursday meeting, borough manager Jim Gehret asked council to advertise for applications for an office manager position. more »»

Eichelberger, teachers’ spat ongoing

July 10, 2015 A man rolls down his car window and shouts at a jogger to get back to wor. more »»

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