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Official: Radio distracted engineer in train crash

May 17, 2016 NEW YORK — An Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. more »»

Blair County using Centre juvenile facility

May 17, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is starting to depend on a Centre County juvenile detention center in light of Cambria County’s plans to close its facility. more »»

Police: Altoona man beat girlfriend because she didn’t cook for him

May 17, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend because she hadn’t cooked for him. Tre D. Madden, 21, of 981 Second Ave. more »»

No tax hike in Spring Cove School District budget

May 17, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board passed a preliminary 2016-17 district budget Monday that wouldn’t require any property tax hike, although members said details remain open to change for... more »»

Schools get grants

May 17, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Four area schools are among the 55 schools across Penn­sylvania and West Virginia named to receive grants to improve the health and wellness of students from the Highmark Foundatio. more »»

Aiding mental health recovery

May 16, 2016 Andy Scherzinger was an MP in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2003 in Iraq, where he was wounded in an explosion at a police station. more »»

Court reviewing inmate’s sentence

May 16, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The state Superior Court is being asked to review a six- to 12-year prison sentence imposed Nov. more »»

World War II veteran reflects on Iwo Jima experience

May 16, 2016 On Easter Sunday, Altoona resident John J. DeGennaro turned 90 years old, but in his living room last week, he remembered another birthday — his 19th. more »»

Meteorologists confounded by weather

May 16, 2016 Mid-May snow flurries with temperatures in the upper 30-degree range on Sunday morning disgusted even meteorologists. more »»

Altoona fire dept. using new techniques

May 15, 2016 The Altoona Fire Department is using new structure fire tactics developed through experiments by testing agencies on buildings with modern furnishings. more »»

Event hosts 90 craft breweries

May 15, 2016 Pale ales, pilsners, porters and craft beers of all types — the pints just kept flowing at Blair County’s brewfest Saturday benefiting the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. more »»

Rotary Club marks 100 years

May 15, 2016 Altoona Rotary Club celebrated its 100th anniversary of service to the community Saturday with a dinner at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Student assaults AASD principal

May 15, 2016 From Mirror staff reports A student assaulted a principal at Altoona Area School District’s William P. more »»

Tech support elicits thoughts of marriage

May 15, 2016 Computers are everywhere. They are intertwined and wrapped around our lives like a giant python wrapped around Indiana Jones’ neck in one of his numerous adventure films. more »»

Borough may sell canal homes

May 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council asked Manager James Gehret to look into selling a number of canal homes along South Juniata Street. more »»

Night Market success

May 14, 2016 On Friday, about a block away from 11th Avenue, those crossing a walking bridge spanning nearby railroad tracks commented about the smells of cooking food and the sound of live music, as they... more »»

Attorney says man being punished due to changes in law

May 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When an Altoona man lived in York County in 2006, he received a time-served sentence of 107 days for failing to register his address with police as a Megan’s Law offender. more »»

Carmike closes theater

May 14, 2016 The Carmike Park Hills Theatres closed Thursday, leaving two theaters owned by the company in Blair County. “Thank you for the past 23 years,” a post on the theater’s Facebook page read. more »»

Man jailed after dispute

May 14, 2016 An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he attacked his girlfriend while she was holding their child. Kevin T. Soellner Jr., 29, of 911 Eighth Ave., Apt. more »»

Hot dog family mourns loss

May 14, 2016 An unbroken stream of customers, many of them regulars, passed through the doors of the downtown Altoona Texas Hot Dogs around noon on Friday. more »»

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