The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 24 Nov 2015 18:43:40 EDTTue, 24 Nov 2015 18:43:40 EDT destroys city home, white smoke rose into the night sky late Monday as city firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a home on the corner of Eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. Altoona Fire Chief Tim Hileman said the call went out to firefighters at 10:59 p.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTPolice: Altoona man fails to pay for fare Altoona man who police said stiffed a cab driver for $325 is behind bars on theft charges. Scott B. LeComte, 28, who police said has no fixed address, hired a taxi in Harrisburg of Sep.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTPenn State Altoona athletic center to get $24.5M renovation State Altoona's athletic center is getting a $24.5 million upgrade starting next month. The center has gone without any significant renovations since the 1970s.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTWoman pleads guilty to counterfeiting - A Nevada woman arrested in Logan Township in 2010 has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges in federal court. Terretha Lynn Haga, 44, was arrested Oct.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTTurnpike expects heavy traffic gasoline prices and good weather in the mid-Atlantic region will greet drivers as they begin heading out today for Thanksgiving travels. AAA Travel reports nearly 46.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDT