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Standoff suspect facing charges

November 16, 2015 A Duncansville man faces dozens of charges, including 10 counts of attempted murder of a police officer, after he allegedly fired on police during an armed standoff Saturday evening. Byron . more »»

Technology links UPMC facilities

November 16, 2015 Major construction on Route 22 west of Altoona has ended, making the drive to Pittsburgh for a medical appointment less taxing. more »»

Woman makes career out of freelance writing

November 16, 2015 EBENSBURG — When Laura Dunham started working in newspapers in the rural reaches of Maine, she didn’t have a journalism degree or any high-minded ideas about writin. more »»

Man says he wasn’t unruly at fire scene

November 16, 2015 An Altoona man arrested outside his burning home said he feels no ill will toward the police but insists he wasn’t out of control. more »»

Two suspects found with stolen firearm

November 16, 2015 BEDFORD — Two Bedford County residents face charges after police allegedly found them in possession of a stolen gun. more »»

Police: Student stole same bicycle twice

November 16, 2015 A Penn State Altoona student faces charges after police say he stole the same bicycle twice. Brandon A. Graham 19, 1108 N. Third S. more »»

New liquor privatization bill proposed for state

November 16, 2015 House Speaker Mike Turzai has introduced another privatization bill extracting Pennsylvania from the hooch business, but there’s no promise it will be the final iteration of liquor reform included... more »»

Logan aids Newburg fire dept.

November 16, 2015 Logan Township has issued an $18,300 check to the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department to cover the cost of rerouting an underground stormwater pipe on Washington Avenue. more »»

Area briefs

November 16, 2015 HUNTINGDON Woman suffers major injuries in crash A woman was rushed to a hospital with major injuries after a Saturday afternoon crash in Huntingdon County, state police sai. more »»

Ironing out race relations

November 15, 2015 Racial tension at the University of Missouri marked national news in the past week, but what do black students experience here in an area that Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Court tackles mental health

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 64-year-old Altoona woman who lost her home and her pet dog last summer eventually ended up homeless, wandering the streets, impervious to her plight and resistant to change. more »»

Penn State Altoona apartments sold

November 15, 2015 The sale of a large off-campus housing complex in Logan Township will generate a windfall in transfer tax revenue for Logan Township and the Altoona Area School District. more »»

Altoona man dies in crash on Route 22

November 15, 2015 An Altoona man died in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Townshi. more »»

Armed standoff ends peacefully

November 15, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Police had a man in custody Saturday night after an armed standoff drew officers from several departments to a Blair Township hom. more »»

Kagarise upholds drug sale sentence

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

Man sent to SCI for home invasion

November 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who participated in a home invasion robbery 16 months ago was sentenced Friday to a state correctional institution for 18-36 month. more »»

Three men in fraud case get probation

November 15, 2015 From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three men from the Bronx, N.. more »»

Faulty sirens might be fixed

November 15, 2015 TYRONE — The borough’s faulty emergency siren system may be closer to coming back online as those looking into the problem might have discovered its source — at least for a few of the broken sirens. more »»


November 15, 2015 BEDFORD Open house set for bridge project PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans preview on the proposed Route 1001 Crawford’s Run Bridge Replacement Project in Bedford Township, Bedford County. more »»

Death row lawsuit now in federal court

November 15, 2015 A lawsuit filed in Blair County asking a judge to bar the Federal Community Defender Office from representing an Altoona man on death row has been moved to the U.S. District Court in Johnstown. more »»

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