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HealthSouth to recognize three residents for progress

September 21, 2015 Three area residents will be honored Tuesday when HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona presents its 22nd annual Rehab Awards. U.S. Rep. more »»

Nurses reminisce about school

September 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Hospital School of Nursing existed for 92 years and has 2,257 graduates, but until Sunday, the nurses who made such an impact in Altoona and in communities throughout th... more »»

Heights planning homecoming

September 21, 2015 For the first time, organizers say they have a “true homecoming” planned for Cambria Heights alumni. more »»

Police: Girl pointed gun at caseworker

September 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 16-year-old Roaring Spring-area girl was taken to UPMC Altoona for an evaluation on Friday afternoon after pointing a handgun at a caseworker for Blair County Children Youth &... more »»

DelGrosso’s hosts cancer survivor picnic

September 20, 2015 TIPTON — Among the more than 1,300 area residents who attended the first-ever Cancer Survivors Picnic at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park on Saturday was Lisa George of Alum Bank, Bedford County, called... more »»

Blair trying pretrial program

September 20, 2015 During a court session this summer, a woman appearing on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol said that if she were sent to prison, she would kill hersel. more »»

AWA to save $1M on Bellwood Reservoir project

September 20, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority will save about $1 million on construction of a new emergency spillway for the Bellwood Reservoir dam, based on findings of a meteorologist it hired to assess the storm... more »»

Swimmers, divers flood reservoir with citations

September 20, 2015 The “hot spot” has coole. more »»

Va. man accused of forging $1,000 check

September 20, 2015 A Virginia man is due in court Tuesday to face charges he forged a $1,000 check. Raphael Lee Rogers, 29, of Harrisonburg, Va. more »»

Bingo trumps all my problems

September 20, 2015 Recently, I was sorting some family papers and photo­­graphs. more »»

Little agreement in ‘historic’ Pa. budget struggle

September 20, 2015 A local lawmaker has hinted at a “historic impasse” as the state House prepares for a doomed charge against Gov. Tom Wolf on Pennsylvania’s nearly three-month-late budget. more »»

Tea Party hosting medical pot forum

September 20, 2015 The Blair County Tea Party will present a panel of speakers to discuss the pros and cons of medical marijuana at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. The panel will be Dr. more »»

Remembering POW/MIAs

September 19, 2015 The number of prisoners of war in conflicts since World War II are more than three times the population of Altoona, Lt. Col. more »»

Maurizio’s defense rests in abuse case

September 19, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The defense rested Friday in the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Teachers learn to prevent suicide

September 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — That suicide happens without warning is a myth, Matthew Wintersteen, co-chairman of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Pre­vention Initia­tive, told Hollidays­burg Area High School... more »»

Police: Woman had sex with boy

September 19, 2015 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she had sex with a 14-year-old boy. Laura Katherine Miller, 28, of 1013 16th Ave. more »»

City man jailed on porn charges

September 19, 2015 A 30-year-old Altoona man is behind bars on child pornography charges. Joseph M. Christman, of 1538 Grant Ave. more »»

Tyrone to spend $80,000 more for drainage project

September 19, 2015 TYRONE — At their Thursday meeting, Borough Council opted to spend more than $80,000 in additional charges associated with an ongoing Park Avenue drainage improvement project. more »»


September 19, 2015 Man charged with possession A Tyrone man faces charges after he was found with 10 packets of heroin on him when he was put in jail last month. Robert S. more »»

Kids weather

September 19, 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 »»

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