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Stepmom covered gash with extensions

February 21, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 48-year-old woman who split her stepdaughter’s head open and tried to cover it by affixing hair extensions to her head was sentenced Friday to life in prison in the... more »»

Report: Hospital visits for mental issues up

February 20, 2015 A new report released by a state health agency shows a large number of people admitted frequently to emergency rooms and for inpatient hospital stays are seeking treatment for mental disorders. more »»

Alleged murderer claiming insanity

February 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The attorney for an Altoona woman facing first-degree murder for the shooting death of her mother has filed a notice that his client was suffering from insanity or mental infirmity... more »»

Salt deliveries being delayed

February 20, 2015 Frigid temperatures, brisk winds and snow showers are forcing road crews to work around the clock and are causing delays in salt shipments. more »»

Water authority OKs preliminary work on Bellwood Dam

February 20, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority on Thursday authorized the spending of about $466,000 on geological and meteorological work in preparation for the required renovation of Bellwood Dam. more »»

Woman accused of theft from dead father’s estate

February 20, 2015 A Duncansville woman faces felony charges after police said she illegally transferred money from her dead father’s estate. more »»

Penn State fraternity suspended

February 20, 2015 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi has been sanctioned for hazing violations. more »»

Blair County coroner seeking re-election

February 20, 2015 Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross is running for re-election. Ross announced her candidacy Thursday in a written statement. more »»

Cambria warden running for district judge

February 20, 2015 CRESSON — Cambria County Prison Warden John Prebish Jr. announced Thursday his plans to run for magisterial district judge. more »»

kids weather

February 20, 2015 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 »»

Tax holiday could fund road projects

February 19, 2015 As the pool of federal money used for highways, bridges and state projects runs dry, politicians in Washington have already closed several avenues to replenish it. more »»

Governor stands by moratorium

February 19, 2015 The governor’s office is continuing to defend Tom Wolf’s decision to impose a moratorium on executions even as the move comes under fire from district attorneys. more »»

Amtran on board with more local service

February 19, 2015 Amtran is supporting a proposal to increase the number of passenger trains operating on the mainline through Altoona from the current one train per day each way. more »»

Portage fire displaces four

February 19, 2015 PORTAGE — A late-morning fire destroyed a home in Portage Township and left a family of four homeless, officials said. Portage Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Ron McCoy Jr. more »»

Logan Township man: Officers went too far in searching home

February 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Logan Township man is contending state parole and probation officials overstepped their bounds by searching his home last May, and he wants evidence of drug and gun offenses found... more »»

Library may receive boost

February 19, 2015 The Altoona Area School District administration recommended an allocation of $200,000 for the Altoona Area Public Library’s 2015-16 budget at its school board meeting Tuesday evening. more »»

HASD board awards bid for cyber upgrade work

February 19, 2015 With plans to test ways for students to use individual wireless devices during class next year, the Hollidaysburg Area School Board awarded the Link Computer Corporation its bid to install the... more »»

Rep. Burns hosting open house

February 19, 2015 PORTAGE — Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, announced he will hold an open house Friday at his Portage office. Burns said residents can attend the open house, from 4-6 p.. more »»

Penn Cambria moves forward on student email accounts

February 19, 2015 CRESSON — Students in the Penn Cambria School District will have their own district email accounts by the beginning of next school year. more »»

Magisterial district judge

February 19, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Todd F. Kelly: Charges waived to court Oct. 1: - John C. more »»

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