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Officials optimistic about coffee shop construction

August 7, 2016 Despite setbacks that have delayed construction of a brewpub and coffee shop in the Old Cambria County Jail, officials said they left a meeting Friday feeling hopeful about the project. more »»

Blair GOP’s War on Guns dinner planned

August 7, 2016 The Blair County Republican Committee will have its War on Guns dinner featuring author and gun law expert John Lott Jr. at 6 p.m. Sept. more »»

Kettle Road bridge work delayed

August 7, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Replacement work on a Kettle Road bridge spanning Kettle Run has been pushed back to Aug. 15 when the bridge will close, PennDOT sai. more »»

Firefighter questions Tipton-Antis company’s future

August 6, 2016 BELLWOOD — Answers were scarce for a Tipton firefighter Thursday night, when he and several others questioned what was next for a volunteer fire company that was decertified earlier this year. more »»

Police: Altoona man used fake ID for years

August 6, 2016 An Altoona man faces numerous charges after police say he created a duplicate identity to get Social Security benefits, a driver’s license and to buy vehicles and guns. more »»

Diocese teams up with victims service centers

August 6, 2016 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is partnering with state and local organizations to meet the needs of sexual assault victims. more »»

Antis Twp. gives $36,000 to Bellwood-Antis pool

August 6, 2016 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors will dole out more than $30,000 for an area pool they called a “jewel” in the community. more »»

Police: Man used fake $100 bill at KFC

August 6, 2016 An Altoona man has been charged after police say he used a movie prop $100 bill at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Jason E. Almeida, 1616 Third St. more »»

DUI task force hosting events

August 6, 2016 The Blair County DUI Task Force will conduct one or more events this week, coordinator James Ott said. more »»

Penn State holds education conference

August 6, 2016 Education was paramount Friday at the Blair County Convention Center where hundreds of educators gathered for the first Penn State Altoona education conference. more »»

Penelec increase rankles some

August 5, 2016 STATE COLLEGE — At a state Public Utility Commission hearing here Thursday on a proposed “distribution” rate increase by FirstEnergy, testimony from municipal officials shone a light on the... more »»

Police: Man used photos as blackmail

August 5, 2016 A Hollidaysburg man faces charges after police say he tried to blackmail his ex-girlfriend with photos of her nude. Blake . more »»

Man accused of misidentifying woman

August 5, 2016 Criminal charges against a Tyrone woman have been dropped after police realized the woman was wrongfully accused of a bath salts-fueled rampage in June. more »»

Probe into string of Northern Cambria fires continuing

August 5, 2016 A state police fire marshal said it’s likely that a series of fires set in Barr and West Carroll townships over the last several months are related. more »»

State: Cresson club violated liquor laws

August 5, 2016 A Cambria County sportsmen’s club has been cited for violating state liquor laws. more »»

Police rule Reade Twp. fire arson

August 5, 2016 GLASGOW — State police at Ebensburg on Wednesday ruled a fire at a Reade Township home was intentionally set. Police said a home along Roseland Road in the Glasgow area was set on fire around 2 a.m. more »»

Judge trying to resolve vet’s case

August 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is continuing his query to determine the best way to dispose of criminal charges against a Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress and other issues... more »»

Nanty Glo to reopen senior center

August 5, 2016 More than three years since Cambria County closed its Nanty Glo Senior Center, officials announced Thursday that it would soon reopen. more »»

Cambria County treats cell block for bed bugs

August 5, 2016 Cambria County Prison officials said they’ve treated a cell block where an officer found a bed bug earlier this wee. more »»

Sen. Wozniak will not seek re-election for 35th seat

August 4, 2016 State Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, is withdrawing his re-election bid, throwing the 35th District race into uncertainty three months before election day. more »»

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