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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 »»

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 »»

Alleged shooter’s guns seized

August 30, 2016 It remains unclear whether charges will be filed after a fatal Reade Township shooting last week, with the district attorney to issue a statement today. more »»

Penelec to start installing smart meters

August 30, 2016 Installation of smart electric meters is set to begin in the Altoona area. “We will be starting our installation in September, and it will continue until May 2017. more »»


August 30, 2016 The ad containing Monday’s Blackout Bingo number did not appear in the Mirror print edition. We apologize for the error. more »»

GACTC teachers’ salary hike estimated at $590

August 30, 2016 The joint committee of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology center on Monday estimated the annual salary increment it would give to teachers this yea. more »»

Fire destroys city apartment

August 30, 2016 A Monday afternoon fire destroyed a city apartment along Sixth Street, and caused minor injuries to several Altoona Fire Department firefighters working to extinguish the blaze. more »»

Man allegedly drives mower while drunk, assaults officer

August 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A Logan Township man faces charges after police say he allegedly was riding a lawnmower while drunk on Avalon Road. At 6:12 p.m. more »»

Man faces charges for fleeing police

August 30, 2016 A city man is in jail after allegedly ditching heroin and marijuana while fleeing from police in an SUV. Ti Williams, 23, of 1012 16th Ave. more »»

Jury selected for Gomez trial

August 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys took about three hours Monday to select 12 jurors and four alternates to hear the case against Jorge Luis Gomez III, the Altoona man accused of homicide and related charges... more »»


August 30, 2016 DUI Task Force arrests five, gives 88 citations, warnings The Blair County DUI Task Force, along with state police, were out Friday night checking for impaired drivers through roving patrols and a... more »»

Couple get year of probation for endangering their children

August 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona couple charged in April with endangering the welfare of children based on deplorable living conditions each will serve a year on probatio. more »»

Church bells to ring again

August 29, 2016 TYRONE — Since 2003, three church bells suspended high above Tyrone Borough have remained silent. Now, after a local Boy Scout devoted hours to work and fundraising, they will toll again. more »»

Nagle’s book follows struggle to find truth of sister’s death

August 29, 2016 Her petite stature and quiet, soft voice belie Shelly Nagle’s tenacity and strength. more »»

Police respond to report of shots fired

August 29, 2016 Altoona police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Sixth Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. The call came for all available units to respond to the area. more »»

Police reports

August 29, 2016 Logan Township police -- Ronni R. Toth, 51, Johnstown, and Toni B. Petak, 52, Cresson, were arrested Aug. 14 at Kohl’s in the Logan Town Centre and charged with retail theft. more »»

Court upholds man’s charges

August 29, 2016 The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected an appeal filed by an Altoona man convicted last year of illegally possessing eight rifles and two handguns found by police during a search of his home. more »»

Amtrak weighs additional routes

August 29, 2016 New passenger train routes through Altoona could be a reality within a year, a Cambria County lawmaker said after a House committee meeting on train service. Rep. more »»

G-M-Oh no!

August 28, 2016 PATTON — During planting season, farmer Tom Nagle sees his crops more than his kids. more »»

Airline working to add BWI hub

August 28, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The airline that serves the Altoona-Blair County Airport is still working on arrangements to add flights to Baltimore starting in mid-October, even though a federal order issued Friday... more »»

Mayor: Ghouls made way to Altoona

August 28, 2016 The zombie apocalypse continued in Altoona on Saturday as the living dead took over Heritage Plaza and downtown businesses. more »»


OPEN Labor Day September 5, 2016

September 05- OPEN Labor Day. Guided Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. more »

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