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Council approves Highland Hall plans

June 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Revised plans for a project intended to revitalize the dilapidated Highland Hall building were approved unanimously by Borough Council at its Thursday meeting. more »»

Body found in abandoned garage

June 9, 2016 A gruesome discovery in an abandoned garage Wednesday morning in Altoona has one family fearing the worst and investigators working to find some answers. more »»

APD: Body found in garage identified as Copley

June 9, 2016 Altoona police said the body found in a garage Wednesday was Catherine Copley, who had been missing since December. more »»

Council, mayor clash over police hire

June 9, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Tension between Northern Cambria’s Borough Council and its mayor escalated Wednesday evening as council ignored the mayor’s concerns to hire a part-time police office. more »»

Former Saxton chief killed in accident

June 9, 2016 A former Saxton police chief was laid to rest Wednesday, four days after he was killed in an apparent motorcycle crash in Freedom Township. According to an obituary, James Paul Leonard Sr. more »»

Groups discuss pay-to-play plan

June 9, 2016 At a City Council meeting Wednesday, representatives of the Hollidaysburg YMCA spoke of plans for the organization’s big July 4 race in Altoona, outlining its benefits without alluding to a recent... more »»

Council approves Dowlut rezoning

June 9, 2016 City Council on Wednesday adopted an ordinance rezoning a section of Lakemont Terrace from residential to mixed use, at the request of Dr. Mohammad Dowlut. more »»

Board mulls tax increase

June 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 1.5 mill property tax increase will be included in the coming school year’s budget if it passes a Hollidaysburg Area School Board vote Monday. more »»

Exemption decision postponed

June 9, 2016 City Council this week put off yet again a decision on how high to set its exemption threshold for the business ordinance registration fee, formerly known as business privilege or mercantile ta. more »»

Bail increased in child porn case

June 9, 2016 The bail for an Altoona man facing multiple charges in connection with making child pornography videos in his Spruce Avenue residence has been increased to $500,000 cash. more »»

Group gets $4,000 grant

June 9, 2016 From Mirror staff reports EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Historical Society has received a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant... more »»

Senate OKs road to SCI Cresson

June 9, 2016 Legislation to provide a public access road to some former state prison land was approved unanimously by the state Senate Wednesday and will move to the House for a vote. more »»

Tyrone Area School District

June 9, 2016 Budget includes increase in taxes Tyrone Area School Board is scheduled to vote on the district’s final 2016-17 budget with a tax increase at its regular meeting next wee. more »»

City looks to charge fees for events

June 8, 2016 In the coming months, City Council will consider a pair of ordinances that could increase costs for organizations that hold events in Altoona’s parks and on its street. more »»

B-A’s top student skips ceremony

June 8, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis High School’s graduation ceremony Thursday night took on a different twist. Class valedictorian Kerri Little did not attend the 7 p.m. ceremony. more »»

Antis fire company’s future uncertain

June 8, 2016 TIPTON — Less than a week after Tipton-Antis Volunteer Fire Company was decertified, one member said its future is unclear. more »»

Reade municipal authority members resign

June 8, 2016 A mass resignation has left the Reade Township Municipal Authority without enough members to conduct busines. more »»

Police investigate officer impersonator

June 8, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Altoona police continue to investigate a report of someone impersonating a police officer. At 1 a.m. more »»

Blair considers adding position

June 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders are talking about hiring a clerk-of-the-works to oversee the courthouse waterproofing project and related restoration/conservation work. more »»

AHA eases one-strike policy

June 8, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority has eased up slightly on its one-strike policy for evicting tenants who get into trouble and rejecting troubled housing applicants — although the authority hasn’t gone... more »»

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