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Cyber school, district share students

September 8, 2014 Beginning this fall, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation cybercharter school is set to accomplish what it’s aimed to do for more than a decade but never could. more »»

Kids’ art sought

September 8, 2014 Elementary school teachers are invited to have their students submit drawings for the Mirror’s Kids Weather feature. The Mirror will send a copy of the form to teachers who email news@ altoonamirror. more »»


September 8, 2014 Bedford State Police -- Ray D. more »»

Judge sets new hearing set for ‘sovereign man’

September 8, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge said that he has received a recommendation from parole and probation officials that Don R. more »»

Shriners host football viewing

September 8, 2014 The Jaffa Shriners and Consistory of the Scotting Rite are inviting football fans to watch Thursday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against Baltimore on the Shrine Facility’s 100-plus-square-foot screen. more »»

Franklin has emotional first PSU home game

September 7, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin is known as a bit of a crier, someone who’s not afraid to shed his tough-guy football image and show some emotions. more »»

Work on memorial continues at the site of Flight 93 crash

September 7, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — It’s been nearly 13 years since Terry Butler of Somerset was at work in the Stoystown Auto Salvage Yard near what was a former strip mine. more »»

Flight 93 memorial helps victims’ ‘enduring legacy’

September 7, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — The families of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 each deal with grief in a different way, said Gordon Felt of Remsen, N.Y. more »»

Ross attorneys file appeal for judge’s ruling

September 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The defense attorneys for Paul Aaron Ross have filed a notice of intent to appeal a decision by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Pooches enjoy a day of wet ruffhousing

September 7, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Thor, a shepherd-collie mix owned by Becky Henchey of Martinsburg, spent most of Saturday afternoon chasing a tennis ball tossed in the spacious swimming pool at Morrisons Cove Park. more »»

Local services tax increase put into question

September 7, 2014 Could the tripling of Altoona’s local services tax — a possibility in legislation backed by several local lawmakers — let the city easily escape financial distress? Would it strike out the... more »»

Small local libraries remain important to communities

September 7, 2014 In last month’s column, I offered readers the opportunity to get, free of charge, copies of my three history and biography books about Morrisons Cov. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 7, 2014 Filed before Roaring Spring Magisterial District Judge Craig E. Ormsby: Charges waived to court May 1-15: - James M. Strait Jr. more »»

PSU ready for threat of storms

September 6, 2014 Penn State is alerting fans to be aware of lightning that could accompany thunderstorms for today’s game at Beaver Stadiu. more »»

Police: Man tried to lure more boys

September 6, 2014 Altoona police have learned two more boys allegedly had contact with a Juniata man accused of using a fake Facebook profile to try to lure a 12-year-old into a sexual situation. more »»

Records: Student had cocaine, pills

September 6, 2014 A Penn State student who was booted off campus before classes even started had cocaine, pot and an assortment of pills, according to court records. Tyler A. Cruz, 18, of South Plainfield, N.J. more »»

Assistant coach an Altoona native

September 6, 2014 Sports careers, be it athletes or coaches, often lead to nomadic existences, with heavy travel and frequent moves that make it difficult to live close to extended or even immediate family. more »»

Infant’s death ruled a homicide

September 6, 2014 JOHNSTOWN A 10-month-old boy who was believed to be suffering from shaken baby syndrome has died at a Pittsburgh hospital, and his death has been ruled a homicide. more »»

Funding for science program restored

September 6, 2014 After withholding funding, Gov. Tom Corbett put a statewide science program important to rural schools back in motio. more »»

Planners explain use of development funds

September 6, 2014 Police bike patrols, the demolition of 30 buildings and upgrading lights in parts of the city are among the ways Altoona spent $2. more »»

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