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Man faces jail time after guilty pleas

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 10 to 24 months in the Blair County Prison after pleading guilty Friday to indecent assault charges in two criminal cases. more »»

Man found dead near brush fire in Berks County

August 11, 2014 BIRDSBORO — An older man has been found dead near a Berks County brush fire. Authorities responded to the fire in Robeson Township at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Reading Eagle reports. more »»

Meth lab involvement leads to jail time

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ginny Perdew of Claysburg will have to spend another six months in the Blair County Prison on charges that she participated in a methamphetamine laboratory two years ago. more »»

Grandma receives race car ride

August 11, 2014 JENNERSTOWN (AP) — An 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman celebrated her birthday by taking a ride in a speedway race car. more »»

Police: Men swiped appliances from home

August 11, 2014 Two men face charges after allegedly breaking into a mobile home and taking out all the appliances. Logan Township police report that William J. Ickes, 52, 2605 Maple Ave., and Vance . more »»

Philly may hold convention edge

August 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that... more »»

Husband of dead jogger arrested

August 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the... more »»

Crash kills two Everett residents

August 11, 2014 Two Everett residents riding uphill on a motorcycle on Route 30 in Fulton County died midmorning Sunday when the motorcycle slid across the centerline on a right curve, hitting the front of an... more »»

Police: Mom stole son’s ID, racked up bills

August 11, 2014 From Mirror staff reports A Logan Township woman faces charges she used her son’s identity to rack up more than $10,000 in electric bills. According to police, Kathryn K. more »»

Mother of slain teen faults police

August 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania mother says authorities failed her and her 15-year-old son, who was slain after he testified in another criminal case. more »»

Candidates display differences

August 10, 2014 With much of Blair County now facing a November election between state House hopefuls Judy Ward and Jason Lynn, the candidates’ differences — both in style and substance — have already begun to... more »»

Banana bread good for kids in the kitchen

August 10, 2014 Every time I buy bananas, whether it’s three or a big bunch, I know at least one of them will inevitably turn brown on my counte. more »»

Event to revisit Nazi plot that ratcheted up security at Horseshoe Curve

August 9, 2014 An unarmed Coast Guardsman was patrolling the beach in Long Island, New York, the night of June 12, 1942, when a submarine bearing German markings glided toward the shore. more »»

Sovereign citizens: Laws don’t apply

August 9, 2014 Todd Detwiler sat before Blair County Judge Daniel Milliron late last month and was released after spending eight months in custody, either prison or Torrance State Hospital, despite being charged... more »»

Man gets six to 12 years for abduction

August 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 29-year-old New Kensington man who allegedly threatened a woman in June that he would shoot her if she did not drive him to the Pittsburgh area has been sentenced to a state prison... more »»

Veterans among local Vietnam re-enactors

August 9, 2014 BEDFORD — As a 20-year veteran of the Army, Tom Gray almost made it twice to war zones. But a preliminary diagnosis of diabetes — it proved wrong, but by then his unit was gone — kept him from Kosovo. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle chooses president

August 9, 2014 A priest with a long work history at schools and parishes in New York, Georgia, South Carolina and Pennsylvania will take on the role of president at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. The Rev. more »»

Not off the clock

August 9, 2014 Is it OK for an employer to control what staffers do in their off hours? What if an employee wants to work at a strip club or as a bar bouncer? Where and how should a manager draw the line? Some... more »»

Hospital installs new defibrillator

August 9, 2014 Last week, UPMC Altoona became the first hospital between Pittsburgh and Hershey to perform a new procedure for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. more »»

Debt refinancing deal could save Cambria County $3 million

August 9, 2014 Cambria County officials expect to save more than $3 million over the next 15 years through a $49 million debt refinancing deal of bonds, passed Thursday at a special commissioners meetin. more »»

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