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Train pays tribute to responders

May 7, 2015 The connection wasn’t immediately obvious Wednesday between Norfolk Southern Railway and the first responders the company honored with a “Heritage” locomotive painted red and white, which was... more »»

 
 
 

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Train pays tribute to responders

May 7, 2015 The connection wasn’t immediately obvious Wednesday between Norfolk Southern Railway and the first responders the company honored with a “Heritage” locomotive painted red and white, which was... more »»

Probe into fatal crash could take weeks

May 7, 2015 The investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident continues and could take weeks to complete, according to polic. more »»

Lawmakers offer pension solutions

May 7, 2015 Two local legislators are on the cusp of introducing what they say are solutions to aspects of the state’s pension crisis. Rep. more »»

Predator facing more charges

May 7, 2015 An East Freedom man serving a 10- to 20-year sentence for raping a teenage girl faces hearings on two new sets of charges — in this case, for allegedly raping and impregnating a young female relativ... more »»

Fire destroys vacant home in Snyder Twp.

May 7, 2015 TYRONE — A vacant Snyder Township home was destroyed after a late-morning fire Wednesday reduced the house to little more than charred planks. more »»

Local Sports

Fans can check out Franklin at Casino

May 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com James Franklin loves the opportunity provided by the Penn State Coaches Caravan, which stops in Altoona today for a luncheon at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Injury highlight of defeat

May 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Not even Cole can help Pirates end losing skid

May 7, 2015 By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates knew Mike Leake’s game plan but it still didn’t matter. more »»

Getz does a little bit of everything to help Tyrone boys win

May 7, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CLEARFIELD — Nick Getz had finished his last event, but his day wasn’t complete. “I’d like to see how our team did,” Getz sai. more »»

Hornets’ Leidy, Leri star at own invitational

May 7, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s Breanna Leidy won three running events and Faith Leri captured three field events at the Juniata Valley Invitational in high school track and field Wednesda. more »»

Fans can check out Franklin at Casino

May 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com James Franklin loves the opportunity provided by the Penn State Coaches Caravan, which stops in Altoona today for a luncheon at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Lions ready to play in NCAA semifinal

May 7, 2015 STANFORD, Calif. – Fifth-seeded No. 6 Penn State men’s volleyball (21-9) knocked off fourth-seeded Hawaii (24-7) in four sets (25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 27-25) Tuesday evening at Maples Pavilion. more »»

James elated to land in Pittsburgh

May 3, 2015 It was a perfect match predicted in many mock drafts, and sure enough, the predictions of Jesse James going home to Pittsburgh came true. more »»

PSU's Smith selected by Tampa Bay in Rd. 2

May 2, 2015 There were a lot of questions and skepticism when Donovan Smith announced he’d be giving up his final year of eligibility at Penn State, but Smith’s gamble paid off big time Friday night. more »»

Red flags up on prospects

April 30, 2015 The Associated Press CHICAGO — Shane Ray and Randy Gregory, two players who could help any NFL team’s defense, didn’t help themselves in the lead-in to the draft. more »»

Obituaries

Robert W. Auker Sr.

May 7, 2015 Robert W. Auker Sr., 80, Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry L. and Iola (White) Auker. He married Marian L. Rawls on Ja. more »»

Margaret ‘Sue’ Aungst

May 7, 2015 Margaret “Sue” Aungst, 91, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring, died of natural causes Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Jeffrey Scott Bougher

May 7, 2015 Jeffrey Scott Bougher, 48, Altoona, passed away April 30, 2015, at UPMC Altoona after injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Kenneth and Sandra Bougher. more »»

Gabriel D. Chesney

May 7, 2015 Gabriel D. Chesney, 46, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Arrangements are by Anthony P. Scaglione Funeral Home, 1908 Seventh Ave., Altoona. more »»

Adam T. Galbraith

May 7, 2015 Adam T. Galbraith, 32, Altoona, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening in Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Tim L. and Beth S. (Schroeder) Galbraith. He married Joann . more »»

Area Life

A taste of local history

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark is in the midst of a revival, with a new menu and new vibe to match the updated interior and exterior. The U.S. more »»

Eclectic Clearfield County: Natural beauty, a covered bridge, history -- something for everyone

May 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on traveling in the region. In this installment, we visit Clearfield County, just to the north of Blair County. more »»

Man wages war against birds on his property

May 2, 2015 He’s the block’s curmudgeon, prickly and cranky. People either avoid him or purposely antagonize hi. more »»

The proof is in the product

May 2, 2015 BELLEFONTE — Thanks to a chance encounter with a Pittsburgh lawyer, Kevin Lloyd heard about a Pennsylvania law passed four years ago that allowed for micro distilleries to set up shop in the Keyston... more »»

No worries

April 30, 2015 By Cory Dobrowolsky cdobrowolsky@altoonamirror.com Any Disney fan will immediately know what “hakuna matata” means. more »»

Local Business

DelGrosso’s set to open

May 6, 2015 TIPTON — DelGrosso’s Amusement Park will open Saturday for the 2015 summer season. The opening day celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. with two hours of free ride. more »»

Briefcase

May 6, 2015 Giant/Martin’s recognized CARLISLE -- Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets have been named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Head­quarters, a national monthly business publication... more »»

Mother’s Day business booms

May 3, 2015 Mom’s special day will also be special for area merchants. Americans are expected to spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year. That is up $10 from $162.94 last year. Total spending will reach $21. more »»

Workplace

May 3, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Garrett Leopold has joined P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers. more »»

Luxury homes reach new threshold

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. more »»

 
 
 

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Curve's Glasnow discusses ankle injury

May 6, 2015 Tyler Glasnow, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, was lifted from his start before the top of the fourth inning Wednesday night after suffering a sprained right ankle while sliding into second base... more »

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