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Bingo trumps all my problems

September 20, 2015 Recently, I was sorting some family papers and photo­­graphs. more »»

Little agreement in ‘historic’ Pa. budget struggle

September 20, 2015 A local lawmaker has hinted at a “historic impasse” as the state House prepares for a doomed charge against Gov. Tom Wolf on Pennsylvania’s nearly three-month-late budget. more »»

Tea Party hosting medical pot forum

September 20, 2015 The Blair County Tea Party will present a panel of speakers to discuss the pros and cons of medical marijuana at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. The panel will be Dr. more »»

Remembering POW/MIAs

September 19, 2015 The number of prisoners of war in conflicts since World War II are more than three times the population of Altoona, Lt. Col. more »»

Maurizio’s defense rests in abuse case

September 19, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The defense rested Friday in the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Teachers learn to prevent suicide

September 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — That suicide happens without warning is a myth, Matthew Wintersteen, co-chairman of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Pre­vention Initia­tive, told Hollidays­burg Area High School... more »»

Police: Woman had sex with boy

September 19, 2015 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she had sex with a 14-year-old boy. Laura Katherine Miller, 28, of 1013 16th Ave. more »»

City man jailed on porn charges

September 19, 2015 A 30-year-old Altoona man is behind bars on child pornography charges. Joseph M. Christman, of 1538 Grant Ave. more »»

Tyrone to spend $80,000 more for drainage project

September 19, 2015 TYRONE — At their Thursday meeting, Borough Council opted to spend more than $80,000 in additional charges associated with an ongoing Park Avenue drainage improvement project. more »»


September 19, 2015 Man charged with possession A Tyrone man faces charges after he was found with 10 packets of heroin on him when he was put in jail last month. Robert S. more »»

Kids weather

September 19, 2015 Elementary school teachers are invited to have their students submit drawings for the Mirror’s Kids Weather feature. The Mirror will send a copy of the form to teachers who email news@altoonamirror. more »»

Maurizio defense awaiting ruling

September 18, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The defense in the child sexual abuse case of Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. began Thursday even though U.S. District Judge Kim R. more »»

Second Amtrak route possible

September 18, 2015 PennDOT officials are investigating a possible second daily passenger train route through Altoona, though logistical concerns mean the outcome is far from certain. more »»

Commons movie theater to open

September 18, 2015 A 12-screen movie theater with state-of-the-art sound and video will be the first business to open in Convention Center Commons, the development that’s been under construction across from the Blair... more »»

Blair to book convention center to hear appeals

September 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County expects to rent a portion of the convention center next year for the appeals process associated with reassessmen. more »»

Judge lowers forgery suspect’s bail

September 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The bail of a Philadelphia man awaiting trial for passing forged prescriptions and related offenses has been lowered but still remains at $500,000 cash, Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Trooper stops DUI suspect on consecutive weekends

September 18, 2015 A Claysburg man faces two driving under the influence cases after getting stopped by the same state trooper two weekends in a row. Brian J. more »»

GOP candidates debate policy, Russia

September 17, 2015 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. more »»

Maurizio attorney: Dismiss charges

September 17, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — After the prosecution in the child sexual abuse trial of the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. rested its case Wednesday afternoon, the lead defense counsel, Steven P. more »»

Attempted homicide suspect to stand trial

September 17, 2015 A Cambria County man accused of stabbing an Altoona man back in August will face trial for attempted homicide. Jesse M. more »»

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