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Candidates for commissioner to be at Bedford High School

May 14, 2015 BEDFORD — The eight candidates for the Bedford County commissioners are set to appear at 6:30 p.m. today for a forum at the Bedford High School auditorium. more »»

Students face pot charges

May 14, 2015 Two Penn State freshmen face charges after police say they had marijuana plants growing in their home. more »»

Trio facing heroin charges

May 14, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Three Altoona men arrested last month after a traffic stop yielded $250,000 worth of heroin have been indicted by a federal grand jury. Shavoun Berry, 39, of 224 Sixth Av. more »»

Woman gets 1-2 years for selling heroin

May 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Johnstown woman arrested after delivering heroin in Altoona has been sent to a state correctional institution for one to two years. Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Breezewood bypass rumor causing concern

May 13, 2015 BEDFORD — Jim Bittner, whose family owns several Breezewood businesses, has long backed a plan to develop an abandoned length of nearby Pennsylvania turnpike into a tourist attractio. more »»

Court: Death penalty an option in Paul Aaron Ross case

May 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can pursue the death penalty in the retrial of Paul Aaron Ross for the murder of a Hollidaysburg woman... more »»

Students shine at 20 Under 20 banquet

May 13, 2015 It seems to grow more difficult each year to select only 20 students who display the passion, community values and work ethic to be recognized at the Altoona Mirror 20 Under 20 banquet for Future... more »»

Judge: Absentee owners not liable for house fire

May 13, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron has ruled that the absentee owners of an Altoona home at 106 Third Av. more »»

Truck releases toxic powder

May 13, 2015 Officials say scene cleaned before significant damage done BEDFORD — A tractor-trailer caught fire near Bedford and released a cloud of possibly cancer-causing powder early Tuesday, but responders... more »»

City to discuss CRIZ zone appointments

May 13, 2015 City Council today will discuss making appointments to a “general authority” it will create to participate in the state’s lucrative City Revitalization Improvement Zone program. more »»

Neighborhood watch provides travel tips

May 13, 2015 Jen Havyer of Altoona came to the Devorris Downtown Center Tuesday for the third of four Countywide Neighborhood Watch presentations on security — part of the National Rifle Association’s Refuse to... more »»

Area briefs

May 13, 2015 JOHNSTOWN UPJ student to stand trial in rape case A student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Johnstown campus has been ordered to stand trial on charges he raped a female student in her dorm room... more »»

Lakemont Park season scheduled

May 13, 2015 Lakemont Park will open for the summer season at noon on May 23. The park will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend from noon until 8 p.m. more »»

Tyrone to raise 10th Street Bridge

May 13, 2015 TYRONE — A railroad bridge’s yearslong history of being struck repeatedly by tall vehicles has led to a decision to raise the span during a two-week work period this September. more »»

Bellwood-Antis approves contract

May 13, 2015 BELLWOOD — As the school year nears its end, teachers in the Bellwood-Antis School District finally have a new contract. more »»

Ex-church volunteer faces sex charges

May 13, 2015 A former Altoona church volunteer now faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl. Jared M. Shaffer, 21, 403 First Ave. more »»

Cresson considers changes to police force

May 13, 2015 CRESSON — Borough Council is considering another restructuring of its police force after making changes last Augus. more »»

Man charged in drug, burglary case

May 13, 2015 CRESSON — A Cresson man was charged Tuesday with stealing a relative’s prescription last week and breaking into a home to hide from police. more »»

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board elections causing friction

May 12, 2015 CLAYSBURG — For years, Claysburg-Kimmel School Board elections were as calm as the group’s monthly meetings, member John Burket said Monday. more »»

Retirement Board adviser to county: Invest in real estate

May 12, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retirement Board will consider investing in real estate funds, an option presented Monday when the board met with its investment adviser. more »»

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