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Portage man drowns at Raystown

June 24, 2015 A Portage man who drowned Sunday complained of a cramp before sinking into Raystown Lake, despite his friends’ efforts to save him, the Huntingdon County coroner said Tuesday. more »»

Mall preparing for carnival

June 24, 2015 Customers visiting the Logan Valley Mall today likely will notice something unusual about the parking lot near the J.C. Penney and Sears department stores. more »»

Ebensburg council bans tobacco at parks, playgrounds

June 24, 2015 EBENSBURG — Although signs have been in place for years warning tobacco users against lighting up or putting in a chew at area playgrounds, formalizing Ebensburg Borough’s participation in an... more »»

Prison rape sentencing postponed

June 24, 2015 Sentencing for an Altoona man charged last year with raping his cellmate in Cambria County Prison was postponed Tuesday after defense attorneys asked for more time to handle the man’s previous parol... more »»

Penn Cambria tabs newest HS principal

June 24, 2015 CRESSON — With Penn Cambria’s high school principal slated to take over as superintendent July 1, school board members voted Tuesday to hire James Abbott of Altoona as his replacement. more »»

Police say mother locked girl in closet

June 24, 2015 An Altoona woman faces felony charges after police say she locked her 12-year-old daughter in a small, dark closet for 24 hours. Jennina R. Pratt, 35, of 430 Willow Ave. more »»

Coalition rallies for education funding

June 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — State Rep. Judy Ward was in Harrisburg working on the budget Monday. more »»

Trial begins for ‘straw purchase’ of weapon

June 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Several Pennsylvania State Police investigators testified Monday they believe a Frankstown Township woman, Brenda Elaine Shultz, lied in 2011 when she filled out state and federal gu... more »»

Wolf secretary visits Hollidaysburg rail shop

June 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Gov. more »»

Motorcyclist killed in Schellsburg crash

June 23, 2015 SCHELLSBURG — A 66-year-old man from Ruskin, Fla., was killed in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 3 p.m. Monday on Route 30 in Napier Township, Bedford County, Bedford state police said. more »»

Former school location rezoned

June 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — Paving the way for a developer to build a planned commercial space where Central Cambria Middle School once stood, Borough Council approved a zoning change for the property Monday. more »»

State grant will help Crestwood stormwater project get started

June 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — Thanks to a state grant, Cambria Township supervisors said they hope to get started soon on a stormwater improvement project in the Crestwood neighborhood. more »»

Address update sought to aid EMS responders

June 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — Ebens­burg Borough Council agreed to submit a request to Cambria County officials against the advice of their borough manager, who said he’d be shocked if the request was approved. more »»

Field day to aid in emergency radio broadcast training

June 23, 2015 The Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club in Blair County and the Cambria Radio Club in Cambria County will participate in American Radio Relay League Field Day, a national emergency communications training... more »»

Assistant director finds new home at Tyrone-Snyder library

June 23, 2015 TYRONE — For Lana Conrad, settling into her new job has been something like a fairy tale. more »»


June 23, 2015 Bedford Hero Walk to pass through A cross-state walk raising money for wounded military personnel is set to pass through Bedford today, accompanied by songs, bagpipes and speaker. more »»

Bishop Bartchak to lead Holy Hour

June 23, 2015 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will preside at a Holy Hour at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona as part of the Fortnight For Freedom. more »»


June 23, 2015 Area organizations planning public fireworks shows around the Fourth of July are asked to email the date, time, location and other information to news@altoona mirror. more »»

Group helping relocate fish

June 22, 2015 From the point of view of fish in Bellwood Reservoir, the apocalypse is coming. But the Altoona Water Authority and its allies are planning a rescue. more »»

France honors WWII pilot

June 22, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Carl Brown was diving thousands of feet toward Nazi Germany, his P-51 Mustang’s control stick shaking as he followed an enemy fighter at 630 mph. more »»

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