The Altoona Mirror Newsen-usWed, 27 Jul 2016 01:31:27 EDTWed, 27 Jul 2016 01:31:27 EDT process criticized than 700 people filled a ballroom at the Blair County Convention Center on Tuesday night where they spoke about excessive values assigned to their properties and the fear of not being able to pay future real estate taxes.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTNew tools speed rescues an Altoona Fire Department crew answered an entrapment call involving a Mercedes SUV in spring 2015, firefighter Mike Hawksworth couldn't cut through the door hinges to free the patien.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTGirls, 17, charged in yard kitty vandalism - Yard kitty's head has been reattached, and police said Tuesday the duo that decapitated the popular concrete cat statue face criminal charges.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTAG: Thornberry assault charges 'disturbing' state attorney general said the charges filed against a Bishop Carroll Catholic High School employee accused of sexually assaulting an international student are disturbing.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTCity man faces sexual assault charges Altoona man faces statutory sexual assault charges after police said he impregnated a 13-year-old girl. Tristen Michael David Long, 19, of 330 Cherry Ave. was arrested after a laboratory test showed a 9.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT