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Police: Drunken pair had baby in SUV

July 19, 2016 A Tyrone couple are in jail after police say they were drunk in an SUV with a 3-month-old baby. Valerie Fleck, 30, and Branden Williams, 31, both of 1111 Logan Ave. more »»

Bedford refinances bonds

July 19, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners are set to save several hundred thousand dollars after they approved a plan to refinance five-year-old bonds, the county’s finance director said Tuesday. more »»

District hires band director

July 19, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Community School Board hired Christy Rhoads as the high school band director Tuesday at a stipend of $4,380 for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Spring Cove will repair existing sports facilities

July 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board moved Monday toward upgrading and repairing existing sports facilities, making an expensive new stadium less likely in the near futur. more »»

Board hires new middle school principal

July 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to hire Breanne Venios as the new Spring Cove Middle School principal. more »»

Three Baton Rouge officers killed

July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. more »»

Penn State coaches defend against new Sandusky claims

July 18, 2016 HARRISBURG — Newly disclosed allegations from men who have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse raise fresh questions about what his fellow Penn State assistant coaches might have seen or known in... more »»

Duncansville group wants to mark borough milestone

July 18, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Nancy DeLozier says she hated history when she was in school. “I think it was the teachers,” she said. “They’d sit there and sleep while you were supposed to read the books. more »»

Drug suspect’s bail revoked

July 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing charges for his role in a heroin-selling ring had his unsecured bail revoked Friday and was taken to Blair County Prison. Malcolm Paul Foor, 49, 1416 Third Av. more »»

East Freedom man pleads guilty in guns case

July 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearms in exchange for a time-served sentence that will permit his release from the Blair County Priso. more »»

Logan declines action in ballfield dispute

July 18, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors on Thursday declined to intervene — except in limited fashion — in a dispute between an Old Mill Run Road resident and representatives of a girls softball league that... more »»

Man pleads guilty in theft, drugs case

July 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing multiple theft and drug-related charges, including ones from 2012 when he ran from a grocery store and left behind his 8-year-old stepdaughter, pleaded guilty... more »»

About 88,000 pounds of waste collected

July 18, 2016 The 14th annual Blair County household hazardous waste collection was held last weekend on July 8 and 9. more »»

Police reports

July 18, 2016 Altoona police - Brandon J. Butts, no age listed, Bedford, was arrested early Thursday on the 3900 block of Sixth Avenue on a Blair County Sheriff’s Department warran. more »»

Report: Pa. overdose deaths spiking

July 17, 2016 A newly released report from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration reveals the scope of a worsening heroin crisis in Pennsylvania, with overdose deaths spiking in local counties even as state... more »»

VA stats show positive results

July 17, 2016 For the first five months of this year, the Van Zandt VA Medical Center satisfied the appointment needs of 9. more »»

Veterans watch RC planes take flight at event

July 17, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — A row of veterans watched along the runway Saturday as Dave Rorabaugh’s P-38 Lightning rolled down the tarmac and lifted into the air. more »»

Old Canal Inn denied live outdoor music request

July 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local restaurant and lounge will be unable to have bands play live music outside after council members let a motion die without a secon. more »»

Area briefs

July 17, 2016 Several displaced after Altoona fire A house fire along West Chestnut Avenue in Altoona temporarily displaced several residents Saturday afternoon, an official said. more »»

Former Mirror editor left impact

July 17, 2016 Ken Wyland was a leader, mentor and a great guy, according to those who worked with him. more »»

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