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Attorney: Grand jury hears students’ testimony

July 3, 2015 Members of a fraternity suspended from Penn State Altoona for hazing allegations testified before a grand jury last month, their attorney told the Mirror. more »»

Aircraft company sets up shop at county airport

July 3, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A company that builds and sells small unmanned aircraft has begun to set up a testing center inside a hangar at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. more »»

Police: Clerk stole $8,200 from Sheetz

July 3, 2015 A Freedom Township Sheetz employee allegedly stole more than $8,000 from her employer this year and claimed the missing money had been handed out as lottery winnings, police said. more »»

Drug suspects turn themselves in

July 3, 2015 Two people wanted in last week’s drug sweep have turned themselves in to police. Tracy Lee Novack, 51, of 315 56th St., and Monica M. Settlemyer, 37, of 210 N. Fifth Ave. more »»

Kane’s twin sister sued

July 3, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — The twin sister of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being sued over a $200,000 loan by an FBI agent who was her boyfriend. more »»

Sentence for catalyst in torture death upheld

July 3, 2015 GREENSBURG (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the life sentence for a then-juvenile who was the catalyst in the torture death of a mentally disabled Pennsylvania woma. more »»

AG files suit against Hillview over resident care

July 2, 2015 The state Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against an Arkansas company alleging poor care because of understaffing at 14 Golden LivingCenter nursing homes, including Hillview in Altoon. more »»

Holiday traffic to rise

July 2, 2015 Highways likely will be very busy during Independence Day weekend. According to a press release, AAA predicts 41. more »»

Wolf, GOP to resume budget talks

July 2, 2015 HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. more »»

Suspect accused of firing gun at Cathedral waives case

July 2, 2015 The man accused of firing a handgun during Easter Eve Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament has waived his case on to Blair County Court. Matthew A. more »»

Stabbing suspect moving toward trial

July 2, 2015 An Altoona woman accused of stabbing a man repeatedly in the back and neck last month at Raystown Lake moved a step closer to a trial Wednesday after she waived a preliminary hearing. more »»

Police say city man threatened to inject himself with bath salts

July 2, 2015 An Altoona man who police say threatened to inject himself and then tried to stab a hospital police officer with a needle allegedly filled with bath salts skipped out on his hearing Wednesday at... more »»

Forgery suspect facing trial

July 2, 2015 An Altoona woman who failed to appear for her court hearing on charges she tried to pass a forged prescription will face trial. Ellen Lee Williams, 53, of 314 Howard Ave. more »»

Errors made with Spring Cove district athletic director

July 1, 2015 A series of apparent oversights led to Spring Cove School District Athletic Director Chuck Gojmerac’s departure last week, with the mistakes that might cost the district more than $15,000, the schoo... more »»

Coroner confirms friar’s suicide

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Another friar of the Immaculate Conception Province has died by suicide, Blair County Coroner Patty Ross confirmed Tuesday. The Re. more »»

No regrets in Valley View Home sale

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners Terry Tomassetti and Diane Meling said Tuesday they were disappointed to learn of the state ban on admissions at Valley View Home and the assignment of a... more »»

Governor to veto entire Republican budget bill

July 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. more »»

Bedford County to offer early retirement

July 1, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County officials on Tuesday approved the county’s first early retirement program in 20 years, offering long-serving employees a chance to leave while saving payroll expense. more »»

Blair County Courthouse project hits unexpected expenses

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A heavy snow could collapse the roof of the portico at the original entrance to the Blair County Courthouse, commissioners were told Tuesda. more »»


July 1, 2015 Bedford Multiroad resurfacing project begins New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co Inc. more »»

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