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Report: Hiring full-time workers at Blair County Prison may save money

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County could lessen its reliance on fill-in corrections officers by hiring 12 more full timers for little additional cost, according to a report given to the county prison board. more »»

Man wanted in Altoona, New Mexico arrested

July 17, 2015 A Blair County man wanted for robbery and assault in Altoona was arrested Wednesday in Texas for his alleged connection to a killing in Albuquerque, N.M. According to a news release from the U.S. more »»

Police: Man tormenting neighbors

July 17, 2015 A Logan Township man who police say has repeatedly tormented his neighbors is now behind bars. David . more »»

Nearly 3,000 residents in Blair to get surveys

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Countywide health needs assessment forms are in the mail to some 3,000 Blair County residences. more »»

Courthouse, water threats suspect faces more charges

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The prosecution has received permission to add two more charges against Blair County Prison inmate Adam C. more »»

B-A to expand special ed. program

July 17, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members on Tuesday hired an additional special education teacher that will enable the district to start a special education/life skills program at the middle... more »»

Man gets 11-40 years for child sexual abuse

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who last year was charged with 76 offenses for repeated sexual abuse of a young girl has been sentenced to 11-40 years in a state correctional institution. Wayne P. more »»

Area briefs

July 17, 2015 Tea party to host Freedom Fest The Blair County Tea Party will be hosting its annual Freedom Fest Sunday at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. more »»

‘A very slow death’

July 16, 2015 PORTAGE — A gust of wind blew across Portage around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as church bells rang and fire whistles blew, carrying the sound across downtown to Crichton McCormick Park. more »»

Officer owed back pay

July 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former borough police officer who was fired in April for making a lewd comment during a police training session is to be given back pay, according to a borough Civil Service... more »»

Peoples to cover costs for Gallitzin project

July 16, 2015 Peoples Natural Gas officials plan to announce at an afternoon press conference today their plans to cover millions of dollars in costs for its Gallitzin-area project. more »»

Convention center to pay off mortgage

July 16, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center opened in May 2001 with a $2 million mortgage because tax dollars covered the rest of the $48 million projec. more »»

Technology aids probation department

July 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»


July 16, 2015 The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. more »»

Magisterial district judges

July 16, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Todd F. Kelly: Charges waived to court March 11: - Anthony . more »»

Fort Roberdeau playground plan hits bump

July 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Plans for building a playground at Fort Roberdeau in time for next year’s 40th anniversary have run into a roadblock. more »»

Bedford jail to hold parole violators

July 15, 2015 BEDFORD — The Bedford County Corrections Facility is set to house state parole violators starting in the next few months, with the deal expected to generate thousands of dollars per inmate annually,... more »»

Burns talks SCI Cresson rumors

July 15, 2015 With Johnstown-area officials possibly pushing for a city rehabilitation center to be moved into the closed state prison at Cresson, a state representative has jumped into the discussion and asked... more »»

Railroad will correct Tyrone drainage issues

July 15, 2015 TYRONE — After recent, heavy storms left numerous borough residents with flooded homes, an area railroad company is taking steps to thwart similar problems in the future. more »»

Time capsule opened during demolition of Gallitzin church

July 15, 2015 With all but a small portion of the former St. more »»

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