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October 11, 2014 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 »»

Hollidaysburg resident critical of Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company

October 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Members of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council formed a committee to look into concerns about the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company that were brought to council by a former Phoenix... more »»

Hyndman debates adding police officer

October 10, 2014 With a Sept. more »»

McGinnis: State pension plan ‘not a good approach’

October 10, 2014 A so-called hybrid plan that might pass through the state House of Representatives in November is not the answer to solving the state’s growing pension crisis, a local lawmaker sai. more »»

Training casts spotlight on sexual abuse prevention

October 10, 2014 Marilyn Van Derber said one night, as her father molested her in her bedroom, she heard footsteps coming down the stairs toward the door and knew they belonged to her mother. more »»

Credit card data breach may have hit Altoona Dairy Queen

October 10, 2014 Three area Dairy Queen stores — two in Johnstown and one in Altoona — are among those from which hackers might have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. more »»

Cambria County gives transit authority $570,000

October 10, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners voted Thursday to turn over more than a half-million dollars in funding to its transit authority by next June. more »»

Logan Township supervisors approve health insurance renewal

October 10, 2014 Logan Township supervisors approved the township’s employee health insurance renewal with UPMC Thursday. more »»

Busy Burgoon Road bus stop concerns AASD parent

October 10, 2014 An Altoona resident might prod his children’s school district to ask PennDOT to conduct a hazardous road study because of his concerns about the safety of students going to a bus stop. more »»

Altoona City Council hears about LERTA

October 10, 2014 City Council on Wednesday assented informally to a proposal to create a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assis­tance zone downtown and in a couple of nearby areas. more »»

Schellsburg man gets jail time for pipe bombs

October 10, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A federal judge sentenced a Schellsburg man this week to three years in prison for possession of homemade pipe bombs, though the sentence will be carried out simultaneously with a longer... more »»

Bedford murder suspect claims self-defense

October 9, 2014 EVERETT — A hearing Wednesday for the Maryland man accused of a Bedford County murder revealed the first hints of a motive — with both men allegedly involved in a drug exchange — and touched on a... more »»

City council delays new noise ordinance

October 9, 2014 City Council on Wednesday wasn’t deaf to requests by an Eldorado resident who asked council to tighten a proposed low-tech noise ordinance, tabling its introduction until members can sort out details. more »»

Corbett, Wolf argue taxes in final gubernatorial debate

October 9, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Republican Gov. more »»

PSU Altoona speaker discusses accountability with men, sexism

October 9, 2014 To prevent domestic violence, men have to be held accountabl. more »»

Man receives probation for money laundering

October 9, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A Northern Cambria man was sentenced Monday in federal court for his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Robert J. Paterno, 51, 1106 Elder Ave. more »»

Priest accused of child sex abuse indicted

October 9, 2014 An Altoona-Johnstown diocese priest accused of sexual contact with children in Honduras was officially indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury. According to court documents, the Rev. more »»

Seven polling places relocated

October 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to move seven polling places across the county to become compliant with ADA regulation. more »»

Begin With Us preschool to enroll more children

October 9, 2014 Jolie Cover, executive director of Begin With Us Childcare and Preschool, said she feels strongly that pre-K education should be available to all children. more »»

Jazz concert tickets gone

October 9, 2014 Tickets for the United States Navy Band’s Commodores jazz ensemble concert slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 28 are gone. The free concert is being held at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditoriu. more »»

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