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Rep. Burns to sponsor Blue Lives Matter bill

July 9, 2016 A local state lawmaker announced planned legislation Friday that would make it a hate crime to target police, raising the issue a day after a sniper killed five officers and wounded several others i... more »»

Family settles Cambria lawsuit

July 9, 2016 The family of a man murdered in the Cambria County Prison within days of his arrest four years ago for failure to pay costs has settled a civil rights lawsuit with the county, according to court... more »»

Altoona man sentenced on drug charges

July 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend at least three years in jail on drug-related charges after entering a guilty plea, thereby foregoing a jury trial scheduled to start Wednes­day in Blair... more »»

Teen faces charges of fleeing police

July 9, 2016 From Mirror staff reports An Altoona teenager faces charges after allegedly fleeing city police on a motorcycle. Bret Sines, 19, of 2624 W. Chestnut Ave. more »»

Blair County’s weaknesses, strengths largely unchanged

July 9, 2016 Blair County has its distinctive strengths and weaknesses for attracting and supporting economic development, and they haven’t changed much since 2003, when consultant Deloitte & Touche outlined the... more »»

Homicide suspect’s trial delayed

July 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The trial for an Altoona man jailed on homicide charges is now scheduled for September. more »»

Seltzer, other cyclists gearing up for MS ride

July 9, 2016 Steve Seltzer likes to make a differenc. more »»

Altoona fire department receives $290,000 grant

July 9, 2016 The Altoona Fire Department has received an approximately $290,000 grant to buy 45 self-contained breathing apparatus units from the federal government. more »»

Bail for part-time officer denied

July 9, 2016 SCRANTON (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has denied bail for a part-time police officer charged in the shooting death of a man outside his apartment earlier this year. more »»

Audit finds flaws at veterans homes

July 8, 2016 The state auditor general revealed several concerns surrounding Pennsylvania’s veterans homes in a report Thursday, including mismanaged waiting lists and spouses kept away even when rooms are... more »»

Missing funds prompt probe

July 8, 2016 ASHVILLE — A Cambria County man is apparently under investigation after money allegedly was taken from 20 clients for “off-the-books” investments. more »»

Jury finds city man guilty on threat charges

July 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man convicted Thursday on multiple charges linked to a 2015 domestic dispute is likely to be facing time in jail. more »»

Excelsior’s expanded area ‘uneventful’

July 8, 2016 BELLWOOD — Excelsior Volunteer Fire Company’s expanded service area has not posed any problems since it was established early last month, Chief Dave McCloskey said. more »»

Drayer settles fraud claims

July 8, 2016 COLUMBIA, S.C. — United States Attorney Beth Drake announced Wednesday that the U.S. more »»

Area briefs

July 8, 2016 Bedford No alcohol, drugs in ATV?wreck The investigation into a fatal ATV wreck at a Bedford County track has ruled out alcohol or drugs. Brayden J. more »»

Tyrone teacher facing charges

July 8, 2016 An elementary school teacher faces charges after police say she robbed a man of his cellphone, slapped him and smashed his spice rack. Jennifer L. DeHaven, 37, of 1316 Logan Ave. more »»

City man jailed for drug cache

July 8, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after police allegedly turned up a cache of drugs and cash at his 10th Street home. William H. Snyder II, 33, was taken into custody around 9:30 p.m. more »»

Bridge ceremony planned

July 8, 2016 From Mirror staff reports SUMMERHILL — A bridge-naming ceremony is scheduled for this morning for a state trooper who died in the line of duty. more »»

Right-of-way granted at SCI-Cresson site

July 8, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed a bill granting a 3.3 acre right-of-way to develop a public road to the former Cresson state prison site in Cresson Township. more »»

Boxing club founder honored

July 7, 2016 Most men who’ve gone through adolescence would like to be able to walk down the street knowing they can take care of themselves, come what may. more »»

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