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Police: Woman raped at festival

August 21, 2015 State police are investigating after a Maryland woman claimed she was drugged and raped at a Bedford County music festival earlier this month. more »»


August 21, 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 »»

Authorities: Smoking pipe started fatal fire

August 20, 2015 A smoking pipe is to blame for a fire that claimed the life of a Green Avenue Tower resident and his visiting 15-year-old grandson, according to investigators. more »»

Diocese sticks with plan

August 20, 2015 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s final decision to keep its original plan for consolidating schools in the Altoona quadrant upset many parents Wednesday, but after meetings with school... more »»

County holding amnesty day

August 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Diane Dry, the director of Blair County’s Domestic Relations Office, said Wednesday that her office is holding 80 warrants for the arrest of individuals who owe support payments for... more »»

Insect fair doesn’t bug youth

August 20, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — While Ag Progress Days focuses on farmers and agriculture related businesses, young people are not forgotten. more »»

Logan Township expands tax office hours

August 20, 2015 Logan Township’s tax office will temporarily expand its hours to accommodate property owners who want to pay their school taxes. Through Aug. more »»

Peoples closing in on Gallitzin project

August 20, 2015 After an early week surge in signups, Peoples Natural Gas said it’s edging closer to the minimum threshold for a gas line extension project in Gallitzin. more »»

Police: Standoff suspect threatened to commit suicide

August 20, 2015 A Northern Cambria man who led a four-hour standoff with police Tuesday remains in jail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for next week. more »»

Police identify Claysburg man killed in all-terrain vehicle crash

August 20, 2015 Police have identified the man killed Tuesday when his all-terrain vehicle apparently crashed in a remote area of Greenfield Township. Jason Cox Sr. more »»

Sisters say three Vietnam tours changed fire victim

August 20, 2015 The 69-year-old man killed in a fire at Green Avenue Tower early Wednesday survived three tours of duty in Vietnam, according to a pair of his older sisters. more »»

Leaders: Closed juvenile unit could benefit SCI

August 19, 2015 Despite the job loss, some officials said the announced closing of a juvenile treatment center near the former Cresson state prison site might be a good thing for the area in the end. more »»

Federal lawsuit filed by Spring Cove parents

August 19, 2015 Parents of three special education students at Spring Cove School District have filed a federal lawsuit demanding compensation for alleged classroom discrimination. more »»

Parochial schools brace for closings

August 19, 2015 St. Patrick Grade School supporters originally planned to gather outside of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese administrative center today where Bishop Mark L. more »»

Blacksmiths show skills at Ag Progress Days

August 19, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — Ag Progress Days is truly a mix of the past and present in agriculture. Those visiting the Pasto Agricultural Museum will see genuine working blacksmith. more »»

Man killed in ATV accident

August 19, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Officials said a Claysburg-area man died Tuesday evening in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Greenfield Township. A deputy coroner confirmed the man’s death about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Night Train, parochial league to share field

August 19, 2015 The Altoona Night Train and the Altoona Parochial League have worked out a timetable by which both can practice football on the 31st Street field that City Council recently leased to the... more »»

Car crashes into pharmacy

August 19, 2015 CRESSON — A woman who mistook her gas pedal for the brake drove her vehicle over a curb and into the brick front of Mainline Pharmacy Tuesday morning, police said. more »»

Pair charged with stealing wallet

August 19, 2015 Two people face charges after police say they ran up $400 worth of charges on a bank card within minutes of stealing a wallet on Logan Boulevard. more »»

Judge grants request in abuse case

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The mother of a young girl allegedly sexually abused by an Altoona man last November said her daughter is terrified of the perpetrator and should not have to testify in the same... more »»

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