The Altoona Mirror Newsen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 20:53:26 EDTSat, 23 Jul 2016 20:53:26 EDT man jailed on threat charges Altoona man is in jail after he allegedly threatened to demolish a district magistrate's office and kill someone. Merle G. Rightenour Jr., 53, of 1011 20th St., Ap.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTBlair sheriff plans to resign - Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper announced Friday that he is not going to run for another term as sheriff and will instead resign in January to pursue a private sector opportunit.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTDrop in prison overtime 'encouraging' - Overtime payments at the Blair County Prison have started to drop since the hiring of 12 full-time corrections officers.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTMore charges in child sex case in Altoona have expanded allegations against a city man they say sexually abused a girl starting when she was 12 years old. According to court papers filed before Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly this week, Shane A.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTBoard member against constructing new school Area School Board member Ron Johnston doesn't like the idea of building a new school on top of a $300,000 field installed only three years ago. Johnston wanted to make that clear Friday, the day after the board's Thursday night work session.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT