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Blair airport set to receive $489K

September 16, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport will receive $489,600 to secure control over 3.27 acres near one of its runways. The U.S. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 16, 2014 Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court May 6-13: -- Steven T. Bender, 19, 718 Jones St. more »»

Uncertain forecast

September 15, 2014 Despite a blizzard of quickly debunked online articles in the past week promising “record-breaking” snowfall nationwide, the reality this fall and winter is likely much more tame and much harder to... more »»

Train crash follows pursuit

September 15, 2014 A video of the train versus cars collision Saturday evening at the Thomastown grade crossing in Tyrone shows the locomotive emerging out of dusky gloom, its lights high and blinding, sweeping a red... more »»

Strayer drives schools’ Central Heat Plant

September 15, 2014 Inside Altoona Area High School on a typical morning, students in music class raise their voices in song, in other rooms they take quizzes, teachers teach, and cooks slave over stoves and steam... more »»

Board rules Altoona man as a sexually violent predator

September 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona truck driver was classified as a sexually violent predator Thursday after a hearing before Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva. more »»

Police reports

September 15, 2014 Clearfield state police - Thieves took two textbooks, valued at $140, from an apartment house in Hawk Run, Morris Township, between March and July. Bedford state police - Dawn M. more »»

Judge wants ‘home plan’ before mother’s release

September 15, 2014 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirror. more »»

Cambria group sets dates to recycle

September 15, 2014 From Mirror staff reports Keep Cambria County Beautiful has set its fall tire and appliance recycling dates. The organization, a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful affiliate, will collect items from 8 a.m. more »»

Cresson Sanatorium group to get preservation award

September 15, 2014 Committee members working to document and memorialize the Pennsyl­vania State Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Cresson, also called Cresson San, have been awarded for their efforts. more »»

Cambria man killed in crash; teen hurt

September 15, 2014 A 27-year-old Vinton­dale man was killed in a car crash on Shortcut Road in Buffington Town­ship, Indiana County, early Saturday, according to state police in Indiana. Chad M. more »»

Tyrone man charged with harassment

September 15, 2014 A 30-year-old Tyrone man was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct for threatening behavior toward neighbors, because he was agitated by barking dogs, according to state police at... more »»

POW/MIA Day ceremony set in Altoona

September 15, 2014 Former prisoners of war, families of missing in action service members, veterans, elected officials and community leaders will gather to commemorate POW/MIA Day on Sept. 19, beginning at 1 p.m. more »»

Predator playground

September 14, 2014 A recent case of an Altoona man who police say used Facebook to pose as a teenager so he could befriend young boys sheds light on the perils of social media. more »»

Train crashes into state police cruiser in Tyrone

September 14, 2014 TYRONE — A Norfolk Southern train struck two cars that were stuck on the tracks Saturday evening near the Thomastown Road grade crossing next to the Tyrone train station. more »»

Travelers’ victims in Bedford County recount swindling

September 14, 2014 When a married couple arrived at Arlene Newman’s Breezewood home two weeks ago, telling of the wife’s struggle with cancer and offering to pave their driveway for $3,900, Newman and her husband... more »»

Man who rescued Northern Cambria crash victim was ‘in the zone’

September 14, 2014 The Facebook video of the furiously burning car on Beach Road near Glendale Lake on Sept. 6 makes clear what would have been the consequence if Steve Martin of Ebensburg and his girlfriend Melissa St. more »»

Hollidaysburg Main Street program earns national praise

September 14, 2014 Those involved with the Hollidaysburg Main Street Program work year-round to put together a variety of community events and to help promote downtown development, and on Tuesday the organization’s... more »»

Rain doesn’t stop Alzheimer’s walk

September 14, 2014 Gerald Halbedl of Tipton was walking for Alzheimer’s disease at Legion Park Saturday, but as a high-functioning Alzheimer’s patient himself, his preoccupation has been driving. more »»

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