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Derailment doesn’t meet criteria

September 23, 2014 The Federal Railroad Administration has conducted a preliminary investigation of Saturday’s Norfolk Southern derailment along 10th Avenue and has determined the crash doesn’t meet its criteria for a... more »»


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Derailment doesn’t meet criteria

September 23, 2014 The Federal Railroad Administration has conducted a preliminary investigation of Saturday’s Norfolk Southern derailment along 10th Avenue and has determined the crash doesn’t meet its criteria for a... more »»

Home rule charter hits home stretch

September 23, 2014 The city Government Study Commission — which has been silent of late — will be making noise from now until early November. more »»

Fired aide to get job back

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg Area School District special education aide terminated from her job earlier this year because she was working in real estate while on medical leave from her school jo... more »»

Inmate asks court to settle double jeopardy charge

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An inmate in the Blair County Prison is asking the United States District Court in Johnstown to help resolve the many charges against him, claiming he has been mistakenly charged... more »»

Man receives probation for child porn possession

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 32-year-old Hollidaysburg man has been placed on 10 years’ probation and ordered to register with police during that time for possession of child pornograph. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates' magic No. at 2

September 23, 2014 ATLANTA — The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they’re pitching so well that maybe it doesn’t matter. more »»

Vets taking loss of CB Taylor hard

September 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor have been playing alongside each other for a dozen years, a union even longer than Polamalu’s marriage. more »»

Panthers still trying to keep their focus

September 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ray Vinopal’s speech was short and to the point. more »»

Young Tiger makes her mark

September 23, 2014 Name: Veronica Helsel School: Hollidaysburg Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Helsel, Hollidaysburg’s No. more »»

Kephart runs wild for Portage

September 23, 2014 Name: Caleb Kephart School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Kephart rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and also returned a... more »»

Confident Nittany Lions look like they’re heading to 6-0

September 22, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. Looking back n 5 things to like 1. more »»

Matchup with Iowa at BJC highlights PSU wrestling schedule

September 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, has announced its 2014-15 schedule. more »»

Ground game gets untracked in rout of UMass

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Blowouts are a blast, but they don’t always serve a clear purpose for some teams. more »»

Belton’s patience, versatility rewarded

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Belton was enduring his postgame media request Saturday evening until a question came up concerning what he liked best about the Nittany Lions’ 48-7 waltz over Massachusetts i... more »»

UMass-PSU highlights, lowlights

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 48-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: With Penn State leading 13-0, Nyeem... more »»


Elizabeth Cunningham

September 23, 2014 Elizabeth Cunningham, 74, East Freedom, died Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Homer and Alma (Mentzer) Horner. more »»

Gary K. Feather

September 23, 2014 Gary K. Feather, 69, Altoona, died Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Kenneth W. and Mary L. (Mock) Feather. more »»

Julia ‘Judy’ Weakland

September 23, 2014 Julia “Judy” Weakland, 87, Carrolltown, died Sunday. She was born in Patton, daughter of Michael and Anna Roman. more »»

Betty Pearl McCaulley

September 23, 2014 Betty Pearl McCaulley, 84, Altoona, passed away Sunday at her home. She was born in Nanty Glo, daughter of the late Henry Logan and Mable (Phillips) Hunt. She married Dean G. more »»

Gary K. Feather

September 22, 2014 Gary K. Feather, 69, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. more »»

Area Life

Sweitzer’s ‘Music Got Me Here’ performance postponed

September 23, 2014 Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra has postponed Tom Sweitzer’s performance of “Music Got Me Here” at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona. more »»

Olympic skater Weiss returns to father's alma mater for ice show

September 21, 2014 Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss remembers visiting Penn State as a kid with his father Gregor “Greg” Weis. more »»

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Local Business


September 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Drs. Robert Dahmus and Eric Kutz, orthopedic surgeons, have joined Dr. Lawrence Wallace in the Second Floor Specialty Care Center at J.C. more »»


September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»


September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

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