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Volunteers celebrate Gospel Hill flag’s 25th anniversary

June 14, 2015 A long line of volunteers held tightly onto the edge of the 30-by-60 foot American flag as they started moving up the hill toward Baker Mansion. more »»

Logan police liaison idea sparks debate, dispute

June 14, 2015 Logan Township will consider the idea of naming a supervisor liaison to work with the police department, an option supervisors created and abandoned more than a decade ago. more »»

Police: Man on motorcycle involved in chase

June 14, 2015 An Altoona man faces charges after allegedly leading police on a chase at speeds of close to 130 mph. Jacob R. Makin, 28, of 1214 24th Ave. more »»

Portage Area School Board discusses computer virus, lockdown issue

June 14, 2015 PORTAGE — In February, Portage Area computers were infected with a virus that spread throughout the district. more »»

Women shoot, fish, hike at outdoors show

June 14, 2015 COUPON — A little rain didn’t send women running for cover on Saturday. more »»

AASD starting food program for summer

June 14, 2015 The Altoona Area School District will operate its annual Summer Food Service Program beginning Monday and running through July 31 at the following sites: Altoona Area High School, Evergreen Manor,... more »»


June 14, 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 »»

Men facing charges after attempting to flee

June 14, 2015 Two Altoona men are facing criminal charges after attempting to flee on Friday night from Altoona police. When officers attempted to stop a vehicle about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Homeless ­woman to stay in jail

June 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County woman with “no fixed address” has spent the better part of the last three months in the county prison because she has no place to go, according to statements made by... more »»


June 14, 2015 Everett state police - Jong Y. Kim, 47, Burke, Va., was transported by ambulance on Monday to UPMC Altoona after crashing his pick-up truck along Interstate 70 in Napier Townshi. more »»

Reps decry death delay, but penalty can’t be done

June 14, 2015 A group of state lawmakers, including several locals, publicly condemned Gov. more »»

Relay adopts ’80s theme

June 13, 2015 The music, the outfits, the temperature — it was 80s everywhere. more »»

Blair reviewing prison OT

June 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Overtime at the Blair County Prison added up to almost $57,000 for two pay periods in May, drawing attention from the county’s salary board members who recently reviewed departmental... more »»

Portage to offer free breakfast, lunch

June 13, 2015 PORTAGE — Before the next school year begins, Portage Area will send home flyers informing parents that their kids can eat breakfast and lunch at school for free. It won’t be a typo. more »»

Man accused of fleeing police to undergo exam

June 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The attorney for an Altoona man who was critically injured in a horrific accident while fleeing city police in late March is asking that his client undergo a competency evaluation. more »»

Police: Woman dies in ‘freak accident’

June 13, 2015 Police said a woman was killed Thursday evening in Hastings after the van she was loading a client into suddenly lurched forward, dragging her down a hill. more »»

Sheetz planning new Claysburg building

June 13, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Sheetz Inc. is looking to build a new office building but won’t be moving its corporate offices from the Eldorado section of Altoona. “It is a fact that we are out of spac. more »»

Probe into fatal crash ongoing

June 13, 2015 Police in Logan Township continue to piece together evidence in the crash last month that killed an Altoona woman and her unborn daughter. more »»

Two men accused of stealing steering wheel cover in Lilly

June 13, 2015 LILLY — Two men were arrested Wednesday after trespassing on a Washington Township property’s garage and stealing a steering wheel cover from a nearby vehicle. more »»

Suspect linked to city robbery turns herself in

June 13, 2015 A city woman wanted in connection to a March robbery is in custody. more »»

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