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Six face forgery charges in Bedford

August 4, 2015 Police have charged six Philadelphia-area suspects with forgery and related charges after they allegedly tried to pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills Saturday at the Bedford Wal-Mart. more »»


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Six face forgery charges in Bedford

August 4, 2015 Police have charged six Philadelphia-area suspects with forgery and related charges after they allegedly tried to pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills Saturday at the Bedford Wal-Mart. more »»

Defense seeking murder case specifics

August 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The attorney for an Altoona man charged in the May 3 killing of Kai “Castro” Carter after a gathering to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao title fight has asked the... more »»

Wanted suspect captured near Blue Knob

August 4, 2015 A man wanted by Logan Township police for allegedly chasing a teenager is now behind bars. Joshua K. more »»

VA aims to improve veterans care, access

August 4, 2015 Access to services and a responsibility toward patient satisfaction took center stage at a media event hosted by Van Zandt VA Medical Center officials Monday afternoon. more »»

Judge declines to order acquittal in theft trial

August 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has refused to order the acquittal of an Altoona man accused of stealing a 32-inch flat scene television five years ago from a home in Tipton. more »»

Local Sports

Altoona teen enjoying success in triathlons

August 3, 2015 For Altoona’s Dima Kunstbeck, becoming a triathlete was as easy as learning to ride a bike. Literally. more »»

Departures hurt, but season a big success

August 3, 2015 This had the makings of a very special season for the Curve, until the Pirates moved a bunch of the team’s best players up to Triple-. more »»

Duo does it again

August 3, 2015 CRESSON — Christopher Perry and Mike Macionsky have tagged themselves “The Gruesome Twosome,” but whatever their moniker, they’ve established themselves as perhaps the area’s premier two-man golf... more »»

Hollen honored to receive Spirit Award

August 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis graduate Ana Hollen received the Lynnette Williams Spirit Award Sunday night during a ceremony at the Hollidaysburg YMCA. more »»

Locker Room, Lilly earn spots in finals

August 3, 2015 Locker Room pitcher Trey Claar wasn’t too pleased when he walked his first and only batter in the sixth inning Sunday. more »»

Move to safety Lucas’ idea

August 3, 2015 CHICAGO — A little voice inside his head had some advice for Jordan Lucas during the spring. more »»

Franklin on right path to succeed

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Make a checklist of everything you’d want in a college football coach for the modern era, and consider how Penn State’s James Franklin stacks up. Elite recruiter? That’s easy. more »»

Penn State athletic director juggles scheduling objectives

August 2, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour discussed numerous subjects concerning the business of the school’s athletic department Friday during Big Ten media days. more »»

Average will be good for line

August 1, 2015 CHICAGO — Penn State’s offensive line should be absolutely, positively at least slightly above average this season. That should come as wonderful news to Nittany Lion fan. more »»

Barbour sees no necessity in rivalry series

August 1, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»


Doyle L. Dick

August 4, 2015 Doyle L. Dick, 93, Roaring Spring, died Sunday evening at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Bakers Summit, son of the late Claude and Laura (Appleman) Dick. He married Mary L. more »»

Francis ‘Sam’ Spade

August 4, 2015 Francis “Sam” Spade, 60, Portage, died Monday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis and Helen (Kudrich) Spade. more »»

Margaret Ann ‘Peggy’ Koch

August 4, 2015 Margaret Ann “Peggy” Koch, 55, Altoona, died Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell James and Audrey K. (Noal) Koch. Surviving are her companion, Don L. more »»

David Michael Plummer

August 4, 2015 David Michael Plummer, 85, Sharpsburg, Md., formerly of Newry and Altoona, passed away Saturday. He was born in Wilmore. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Shirley Ann. more »»

Michael J. Hoover

August 4, 2015 Michael J. Hoover, 66, Fallentimber, formerly of Spangler, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. more »»

Area Life

Huntingdon County abounds with recreation

August 2, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Huntingdon County, just to the east of Blair County. more »»

Earth Matters: Buying locally grown produce can help solve issues

August 1, 2015 As we near the peak of local fruit and vegetable harvests, it’s a great time to revisit the benefits of buying and eating locally. more »»


July 30, 2015 ‘Breaking Bad’ houses for sale ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series “Breaking Bad” are up for sale in Albuquerque. more »»

Dylan’s electric guitar returned to Newport

July 30, 2015 The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the New-port Folk Festival 50 years ago was back in Newport. more »»

Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

July 30, 2015 By Mark Kennedy The?Associated?Press NEW YORK — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,”... more »»

Local Business

Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11

August 4, 2015 BRISTOL, Va. — Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years. more »»

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

August 4, 2015 DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say “look at me. more »»

Sports medicine expo set

August 4, 2015 Huntingdon County Orthopedic Partnership is sponsoring a Preseason Sports Medicine Expo from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the J.C. Blair Therapy & Wellness Center on the campus of J.C. more »»

Ritchey’s Dairy marks 75th year

August 2, 2015 By Walt Frank MARTINSBURG — Ritchey’s Dairy is a survivor. Founded Aug. 3, 1940, by Oliver C. more »»

Kent Stanko

August 2, 2015 What products or services does your company provide? We are a general contractor that has skilled carpenters and painters on staf. more »»

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