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Auditor General likes pension effort

May 14, 2015 Seeking to adequately address Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis, Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, introduced legislation for eliminating the state’s massive pension debt. more »»

Group home where local teen was killed will close

May 14, 2015 The Pittsburgh group home where police said a Hollidaysburg teen was beaten to death by two other residents is slated to close by the end of the month after the state Department of Human Services... more »»

Voting locations changing

May 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will use three new voting locations during Tuesday’s primary. Voters in Altoona’s 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct will return to voting at 708 Eighth Ave. more »»

Logan officer waives hearing

May 14, 2015 A Logan Township officer facing charges over a stolen ATV has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. more »»

Blair County briefs package

May 14, 2015 Hollidaysburg Funds approved for Geesey Park Blair County commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $25,000 of Marcellus Shale revenue for installation of a sewer pipe at Geesey Park. more »»

HASD board approves preliminary budget

May 14, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Putting together a school budget is a guessing game, Hollidaysburg Area School Board President Ron Yoder said, because the state’s budget and its subsidies to public schools have not... more »»

TASD making math improvements

May 14, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Area elementary and middle school students might face a more rigorous math curriculum as early as next year after a school board vote Tuesday, which placed a new, Common Core aligned... more »»

Maine man dies in I-99 accident

May 14, 2015 A fiery crash claimed the life of a Maine truck driver Wednesday morning. Gregory . more »»

Area briefs

May 14, 2015 Huntingdon Woman runs over her own legs A Huntingdon County woman had her legs run over by her own car, according to state police. more »»

Authority nominees picked by council

May 14, 2015 City Council on Wednesday named the nine people it intends to appoint to a General Authority it will create so the city can participate in the state’s lucrative City Revitalization Improvement Zone... more »»

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 »»

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