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Spread of chronic wasting disease might force mass deer kill

May 22, 2016 Since state officials first found chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania’s wild deer in 2012, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has watched and waited, testing the animals and setting rules to... more »»

Crowd honors Armed Forces

May 22, 2016 Dozens of people weathered a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon to celebrate Armed Forces Day outside the Van Zandt VA Medical Center. “I’m amazed by the turnout,” state Rep. more »»

Judge approves five more write-in votes for Halvorson

May 22, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Five Democratic write-in votes with the wrong first name or a misspelling of congressional candidate Art Halvorson’s name will be counted in Blair County’s primary results. more »»

Amtran planning roof replacement

May 22, 2016 Amtran will need to spend about $250,000 to replace the steel roof and repair roof supports at the bus authority’s Transportation Center platform, according to the authority’s consulting engineer. more »»

VA set to host open houses at two clinics

May 22, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will host open houses at two of its outpatient clinics later this month. Veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend. more »»

Altoona students, adults plan to spruce up city

May 22, 2016 Altoona Area High School 11th grader Nathan Shoeman doesn’t like to handle “nasty trash. more »»

Franco house remains festive five months later

May 22, 2016 If I tell you that as of today — May 22 — my Christmas lights are still up around my house, will you judge me? Consider me judged, then, because they ar. more »»

Man convicted in split verdict

May 21, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man was convicted Friday of simple assault and, in a split verdict, two of the four counts of witness intimidation he faced. more »»

Tyrone paper mill recognized

May 21, 2016 American Eagle Paper Mills of Tyrone received the 2015 Alexander A. Notopoulos Award on Friday at the annual meeting of the Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. more »»

Amtran looks at grant to build fleet

May 21, 2016 Amtran could receive a Penn-DOT grant of as much as $3 million to cover the entire cost of six new compressed natural gas buses, based on preliminary talks initiated recently by the departmen. more »»

Charges dropped against chief

May 21, 2016 A Cambria County police chief arrested in Altoona last month had his criminal charges dropped this week in exchange for pleading guilty to a summary offense. more »»

More charges filed in heroin seizure

May 21, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Police in Altoona have filed more charges stemming from the seizure of 19 bricks of heroin in late April. Tiarra N. more »»

Baker Mansion gets Makeover

May 21, 2016 Guests touring Baker Mansion today for the historic building’s 2016 opening might notice some decidedly non-19th-century additions: flatscreen TVs, one nestled in a historic frame like a family... more »»

REA reports imposter

May 21, 2016 From Mirror staff reports REA Energy Cooperative, which serves part of Blair, Cambria and other counties, received notice Friday that someone was impersonating an REA Energy employee at a residence. more »»

Antis gets grant for rain garden

May 20, 2016 More than $17,000 in grant funds has been awarded to Antis Township to cover the installation of a rain garden at a community park, Township Manager Lucas Martsolf said. more »»

Local students helping South Sudan

May 20, 2016 BELLWOOD — A water well in South Sudan may soon have a local connection. more »»

Police seek driver who failed to stop after crash

May 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — State police at Hollidaysburg are looking for the driver who failed to stop after a crash on I-99. It happened at 6:25 a.m. more »»

Poll: US residents struggling financially

May 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the... more »»

Portage Area approves tentative deficit budget

May 20, 2016 PORTAGE — Portage Area School Board has approved a tentative deficit budget for the 2016-17 school year without a tax increase. The $12.9 million budget represents a 5. more »»

Penn Cambria to notify parents of any potential school threat

May 20, 2016 CRESSON — Penn Cambria School District now plans to contact parents after any school threat is made, even if the threat turns out to be fals. more »»

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