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Police: Reade Twp. men hadn’t met

September 1, 2016 By Kelly Cernetich Brown kbrown@altoonamirror. more »»

Drivers escape serious injury

September 1, 2016 A crash blocked northbound traffic on I-99 for miles Wednesday afternoon, leaving two drivers with minor injuries and hundreds of cars stopped for hours near Pinecroft. more »»

Homer City driver charged in fatality

September 1, 2016 An Indiana County man has been charged in a 2015 accident on I-99 that killed an Altoona man. Dean H. Rowland Jr. more »»

Cambria County Fair puts emphasis on child’s play

September 1, 2016 EBENSBURG — With tens of thousands of visitors expected to pass through the Cambria County Fairgrounds starting this weekend, organizers said they are focusing on the youngest ones coming through th... more »»

Penelec rates increasing

September 1, 2016 Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier will be paying more for their electricity beginning today. The residential rate for electricity will increase from 6. more »»

Pittsburgh men accused of selling heroin

September 1, 2016 Two Pittsburgh men are in jail after Altoona police say they sold heroin. more »»

Police: PSU prof possibly alive for days

September 1, 2016 BELLEFONTE (AP) — A police investigator says a Penn State professor who was pushed off an 80-foot rock quarry ledge died slowly and possibly was alive and immobile for up to two days. more »»

Police: Man tried setting camper on fire

September 1, 2016 SUMMERHILL — A Summerhill man is in jail after he allegedly set fire to a camper on Tuesday while intoxicated. more »»

Bedford approves disaster plan

September 1, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners approved a contractor Tuesday to carry out a review of all the county’s natural and manmade hazards, helping officials prepare for disasters for at least... more »»

Police dog’s death leads to charges

September 1, 2016 BELLEFONTE (AP) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer has been charged after a drug-detecting police dog in his care died last month after it was left in a hot vehicle for 2¢ hours during a training... more »»

Police: Heroin led to incident

August 31, 2016 Gunfire in Juniata over the weekend that culminated with the arrest of two people early Tuesday was over heroin and money, according to charges filed by Altoona police. Carlos A. more »»

Police besiege residence

August 31, 2016 Altoona police equipped with a SWAT vehicle and riot gear early Tuesday arrested a man wanted for attempted homicide, after besieging a four-unit apartment building in Dutch Hill where he had holed... more »»

Airport pursuing program extension

August 31, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport will submit a waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation to remain in the Essential Air Service program beyond a Dec. 31 deadline. more »»

Ex-Portage officer files lawsuit against borough

August 31, 2016 A fired Portage Borough police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming borough officials breached a confidentiality agreement to deny the officer unemployment payments and also defamed him so he would... more »»

PSU balancing ‘ultimate challenge’

August 31, 2016 STATE COLLEGE — Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. more »»


August 31, 2016 Dairy farmers to discuss milk prices ALEXANDRIA — Area dairy farmers will meet at noon Friday at the Alexandria fire hall to discuss the milk pricing system and the current MPP program. U.S. Rep. more »»

Cambria DA to wait on investigation in fatal shooting

August 31, 2016 Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan said she will decide whether to file charges in last week’s deadly Reade Township shooting after police complete their investigation. more »»

Central City man accused of stalking, harassing woman

August 31, 2016 A Somerset County man is in jail after police said he spent years harassing and stalking a Bedford woman, at one point appearing at her door with a handgun. more »»

Ex-police chief gets jail time for gambling federal funds

August 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — A former southwestern Pennsyl­vania police chief was sentenced to three to 12 months in jail after being convicted of using about $10,000 from a federal Drug Enforcement Administration... more »»

City police surround 11th St. house

August 30, 2016 Altoona police blocked off 11th Street between Third and Fourth avenues Monday night, apparently in search of a man named Carlos who they believe fired shots Sunday night on the 1400 block of North... more »»

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