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Pension shortfall hits across state

March 26, 2015 Meet the new poster child for Pennsylvania’s municipal pension problems. more »»

Prison guard facing charges

March 26, 2015 A Blair County Prison corrections officer faces charges he assaulted a handcuffed inmate in November. Hollidaysburg police have charged suspended officer Lloyd G. Rogers Jr. more »»

Prison report finds ‘no concerns’

March 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison has received good news with the state indicating that a recent inspection found “no concerns requiring a plan of action. more »»

Support for medicinal marijuana reaches growing audience

March 26, 2015 If one imagines settings where the topic of medical marijuana would prompt a round of applause, a tea party meeting in central Pennsylvania probably isn’t high on the list. more »»

Military to recognize Altoona native

March 26, 2015 Although Edward Mackey doesn’t like to talk about his time in the Vietnam War, his military accomplishments will be brought to the forefront Sunday when he is inducted into the The Joseph A. Dugan Jr. more »»

Staff takes robbery suspect into custody

March 26, 2015 HOPEWELL — State police responded to a reported robbery Monday at a Hopewell store, only to find employees and nearby PennDOT workers had taken one of the alleged robbers into custody. more »»

‘Prior bad acts’ permissible at trial

March 26, 2015 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirror. more »»

Resident suggests fire dept. changes

March 26, 2015 An Altoona resident on Wednesday suggested that City Council limit parking to one side of the 1600 block of 14th Avenue, so firetrucks from nearby Station No. 1 can pass through more easily. more »»

Wolf nominee receives racist note

March 26, 2015 HARRISBURG — A note apparently hand-delivered to the home mailbox of Gov. more »»

Two men accused of Bedford robbery

March 26, 2015 BEDFORD — State police have charged two men with the October robbery of a Bedford County pharmacy, with one of the men already facing charges for a similar Huntingdon County robbery the same wee. more »»

Police reports

March 26, 2015 Bedford state police - Kelley L. Foster, 24, no address listed, was arrested Wednesday for retail theft at Addictive Apparel, 2 E. Fourth Ave., Everett, West Providence Township. more »»

Ex-sportscaster gets 2-4 years

March 26, 2015 DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A former Philadelphia television sportscaster convicted of selling bogus sports-themed trips he said would help various charities has been sentenced to two to four years in prison. more »»

City man accused of stealing

March 26, 2015 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he stole guns, televisions and other items last summer from a Juniata home. Cody L. more »»


March 26, 2015 The following defendants pleaded guilty to the charges shown and were sentenced as follows: - Desirea Champeno, 38, 12046 Dunnings Highway, Imler, charged by Logan Township police Nov. more »»

Board to monitor changes after police shootings

March 26, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday the creation of an independent board to monitor the implementation of recommendations from a Justice Department team that studied... more »»

Blair County Prison guard under investigation for assault

March 25, 2015 An inmate claims he was assaulted, and a Blair County Prison corrections officer is under investigation. more »»

Felon guilty of owning guns

March 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man charged with posing as an officer in an effort to extort money and drugs from a local marijuana dealer was found guilty Tuesday of 10 gun violations in the first of hi... more »»

New businesses setting up in Ebensburg area

March 25, 2015 EBENSBURG — At least eight businesses have announced within the last few weeks new openings or expansions in the Ebensburg are. more »»

Judge removes Gregory from Hollidaysburg Area School Board Democratic ballot

March 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A registered Republican who cross-filed for the Hollidaysburg Area School Board has been removed from the Democratic ballot by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Huntingdon area drug bust puts 10 suspects in custody

March 25, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Police in Huntingdon County were out Tuesday morning looking for a dozen people suspected of selling drug. more »»

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