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Blaze destroys Freedom Township family’s house

October 11, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — Fire destroyed a Freedom Township house Friday afternoon, leaving a family of five without a home, firefighters said at the scene along Myers Road. more »»

Cambria County commissioners hope to receive SCI Cresson update next month

October 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — The old state prison at Cresson still isn’t for sale, but officials are hoping to have an update from the state as soon as next mont. more »»

C-K hosts schoolwide career day for students

October 11, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Two boys glanced nervously at one another Friday when Michael Ebersole, a Claysburg-Kimmel graduate now working as an arborist in Virginia, described the five-page, 100-question test... more »»

Area briefs

October 11, 2014 Claysburg man facing drug charges Altoona police arrested a Claysburg man Thursday night after pulling him over in a traffic stop and finding heroin and cash on him. more »»

Couple create scholarship for World Campus adults

October 11, 2014 From Mirror staff reports A Cresson native and his wife have established a scholarship for adults enrolled in World Campus, Penn State’s online campu. more »»


October 11, 2014 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 »»

Hollidaysburg resident critical of Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company

October 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Members of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council formed a committee to look into concerns about the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company that were brought to council by a former Phoenix... more »»

Hyndman debates adding police officer

October 10, 2014 With a Sept. more »»

McGinnis: State pension plan ‘not a good approach’

October 10, 2014 A so-called hybrid plan that might pass through the state House of Representatives in November is not the answer to solving the state’s growing pension crisis, a local lawmaker sai. more »»

Training casts spotlight on sexual abuse prevention

October 10, 2014 Marilyn Van Derber said one night, as her father molested her in her bedroom, she heard footsteps coming down the stairs toward the door and knew they belonged to her mother. more »»

Credit card data breach may have hit Altoona Dairy Queen

October 10, 2014 Three area Dairy Queen stores — two in Johnstown and one in Altoona — are among those from which hackers might have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. more »»

Cambria County gives transit authority $570,000

October 10, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners voted Thursday to turn over more than a half-million dollars in funding to its transit authority by next June. more »»

Logan Township supervisors approve health insurance renewal

October 10, 2014 Logan Township supervisors approved the township’s employee health insurance renewal with UPMC Thursday. more »»

Busy Burgoon Road bus stop concerns AASD parent

October 10, 2014 An Altoona resident might prod his children’s school district to ask PennDOT to conduct a hazardous road study because of his concerns about the safety of students going to a bus stop. more »»

Altoona City Council hears about LERTA

October 10, 2014 City Council on Wednesday assented informally to a proposal to create a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assis­tance zone downtown and in a couple of nearby areas. more »»

Schellsburg man gets jail time for pipe bombs

October 10, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A federal judge sentenced a Schellsburg man this week to three years in prison for possession of homemade pipe bombs, though the sentence will be carried out simultaneously with a longer... more »»

Bedford murder suspect claims self-defense

October 9, 2014 EVERETT — A hearing Wednesday for the Maryland man accused of a Bedford County murder revealed the first hints of a motive — with both men allegedly involved in a drug exchange — and touched on a... more »»

City council delays new noise ordinance

October 9, 2014 City Council on Wednesday wasn’t deaf to requests by an Eldorado resident who asked council to tighten a proposed low-tech noise ordinance, tabling its introduction until members can sort out details. more »»

Corbett, Wolf argue taxes in final gubernatorial debate

October 9, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Republican Gov. more »»

PSU Altoona speaker discusses accountability with men, sexism

October 9, 2014 To prevent domestic violence, men have to be held accountabl. more »»

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