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AASD to address overcrowding

December 18, 2014 Overcrowded classrooms in the Altoona Area School District is a problem the school board will set out to fix beginning in January. more »»


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AASD to address overcrowding

December 18, 2014 Overcrowded classrooms in the Altoona Area School District is a problem the school board will set out to fix beginning in January. more »»

Police: Suspect shot mom two times

December 18, 2014 A city woman accused of shooting her mother to death will face trial. Tracy Stephenson, 48, told police her mother, Barbara Elias, had poisoned her the night of Nov. more »»

Meeting likely to detail plans to replace warden

December 18, 2014 Bedford County officials are set to discuss their next step today in the ongoing fallout from Warden David Kessling’s resignation, with plans to replace Kessling likely to be proposed at a morning... more »»

Documents: Cresson police chief was fired

December 18, 2014 Cresson Borough Council members maintained for months that former police chief Jeff Kopsic was suspended in December of last year before agreeing to a deal that would exchange his resignation for... more »»

Ax, machete found near suspect

December 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist... more »»

Local Sports

Big changes at Pitt

December 18, 2014 MADISON, Wis. — Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown. This time, with a bigger office. more »»

Steelers defense continues to improve

December 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The numbers, at least by James Harrison’s impeccably high standards, aren’t good enough. Not by a long shot. more »»

Panthers defeat Jaspers

December 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon has decided to divide his team’s season up into two parts. The first part — the one without senior guard Cam Wright didn’t go so well. more »»

Eagles edge Bearcats

December 18, 2014 TYRONE — “That’s just great, my starting point guard just rolled his ankle in warmups,” Tyrone coach George Gripp muttered to the scorers’ table shortly before tip-off. more »»

Flash win, move above .500

December 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Saint Francis men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire as it defeated the Duquesne Dukes, 67-52, Wednesday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center. more »»

Frantti named top freshman

December 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Four Nittany Lions have been selected to the AVCA Division I All-America team. more »»

Lady Lions one step away from title contest

December 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Making its seventh appearance in the last eight years, the fifth-seeded Penn State women’s volleyball team is set to meet top-ranked Stanford in the NCAA national semifinals... more »»

Zettel not just a defender for Nittany Lions

December 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Anthony Zettel prides himself on his athleticis. more »»

Final 4 teams well represented

December 17, 2014 The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America tea. more »»

Lions’ defense too much for GW

December 15, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sunday was Military Appreciation Day at the Jordan Center. So it was fitting that Penn State used a dominating defensive effort to dispatch George Washington, 64-51. more »»


George A. Doliveira

December 18, 2014 George A. Doliveira, 59, Twin Rocks, died Monday. He was born in Colver, son of Mary Louise Doliveira and the late George Doliveir. more »»

Larry ‘Pap’ Hanlon

December 18, 2014 Larry “Pap” Hanlon, 89, Gallitzin RD, died Tuesday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ashville, son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Conrad) Hanlon. more »»

Roy P. Howell Sr.

December 18, 2014 Roy P. Howell Sr., 86, Gallitzin, died Tuesday. He was born in Gallitzin, son of Rupert and Mary (Crawford) Howell. more »»

Dorothy J. ‘Dottie’ Laratonda

December 18, 2014 Dorothy J. “Dottie” Laratonda, 83, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lester C. more »»

Betty June (Gonder) Mulhollen

December 18, 2014 Betty June (Gonder) Mulhollen, 91, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Monday. more »»

Area Life

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Sharing music way to stay connected to friends

December 18, 2014 Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn’t pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. more »»

Tasty Words: Throw a healthy, hassle-free holiday appetizer party

December 17, 2014 What I love the most about the holiday season is the opportunity to share food with family and friends. more »»

Bell ringer doesn’t allow disease slow her down

December 14, 2014 Carolyn Fenchak of Ebensburg is an excellent musician, at one time playing the trumpet, her fingers flying over the valves to play the quick eighth notes. more »»

Local Business

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

Phoenicia building sale considered

December 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. today in U.S. more »»

Sheetz opening new store in Centre Hall

December 18, 2014 CENTRE HALL — Sheetz Convenience Store will open a new location today at 106 Savannah Lane, Centre Hall. Employees will cut a ribbon and open the doors at 10:30 a.m. more »»


December 17, 2014 Fitness challenge planned TYRONE -- Northern Blair County businesses are invited to join the second annual Northern Blair County Corporate Fitness Challenge. The challenge — which kicks off Jan. more »»

Toll Brothers profits increase for 4th quarter

December 11, 2014 HORSHAM — Toll Brothers Inc.’s profit climbed in its fiscal fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s view, hurt by inventory impairments and an increase in reserves. more »»

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