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Police affidavits explain events in death

September 30, 2014 The scene Thursday afternoon was macabre, as state police described it: A 19-year-old dragged a body from a Volkswagen Beetle parked in a friend’s driveway, blood pooled outside the open... more »»

 
 
 

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Police affidavits explain events in death

September 30, 2014 The scene Thursday afternoon was macabre, as state police described it: A 19-year-old dragged a body from a Volkswagen Beetle parked in a friend’s driveway, blood pooled outside the open... more »»

18 suspects face heroin charges

September 30, 2014 A largely unconnected slew of 18 suspects face charges for dealing heroin in Blair County. more »»

Priest to remain in US custody

September 30, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A priest accused of illicit sexual contact with children while in Honduras and possessing child pornography here in the United States will remain in federal custody, a U.S. more »»

Commissioners to approve 2 percent raises

September 30, 2014 The Blair County Com­missioners said Monday they plan to raise the salaries of county elected officials 2 percent per year for the four years starting in 2018, after hearing a near-consensus in favo... more »»

Bedford man dies in crash

September 30, 2014 A 40-year-old Bedford man was killed on his motorcycle after colliding with a tractor-trailer on Business Route 220 in Bedford on Monday. more »»

Local Sports

Ex-Curve staffers ascend to prominent posts with Penn State, Pirates

September 30, 2014 Minor league baseball is about more than just preparing players for the major leagues. more »»

Pirates enjoying the ride

September 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he “liked the fight” even after their chances of winning th... more »»

Steelers focusing on penalties

September 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown was giddy. Le’Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique. more »»

Boys Athlete of Week: Mencer’s hard work paying off

September 30, 2014 Name: Eli Mencer School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mencer rushed for 242 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, intercepted three passes and... more »»

Girls Athlete of Week: Garner known for clutch play

September 30, 2014 Name: Mackenzie Garner School: Huntingdon Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Hallahan delivered 19 kills in a win over Central Mountain, 29 kills and 10... more »»

Ex-Curve staffers ascend to prominent posts with Penn State, Pirates

September 30, 2014 Minor league baseball is about more than just preparing players for the major leagues. more »»

Wolverines coach in defensive mode

September 30, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. more »»

Nebraska QB has been waiting for Spartans

September 30, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been waiting for this week for almost a year. The Nebraska quarterback will be looking for atonement Saturday when the No. more »»

Penn State must fix O-line trouble

September 29, 2014 Exposed. That’s the most basic explanation for what happened to Penn State in Saturday’s 29-6 drubbing against Northwestern. The Nittany Lions were lucky to be 4-0, and everyone knew it. more »»

Upset by Northwestern dampens festive occasion

September 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It was an embarrassing and unfortunate play for Penn State’s offensive line, but it’s so enticingly appropriate to say it sums up many of the Nittany Lions’ problems. more »»

Obituaries

Wayne P. Bickings

September 30, 2014 Wayne P. Bickings, 73, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Saturday. He was born in Philadelphia, son of Francis and Edna (Rickert) Bicking. more »»

Suzanne L. Decker

September 30, 2014 Suzanne L. Decker, 63, Tyrone, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Snyder Township, daughter of Mahlon R. Osterhout and the late Verna L. Riggleman. more »»

Margaret Rita Greiner

September 30, 2014 Margaret R. “Rita” (Frederick) Greiner, 87, Fairless Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Altoona. more »»

Stephanie Kawtoski

September 30, 2014 Stephanie Kawtoski of Altoona passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. more »»

Margaret Rogerzinsky

September 30, 2014 Margaret Rogerzinsky, 88, formerly of Rosebud, Coalport RD, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Ocala, Fla. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. more »»

Area Life

Cher concert at BJC will be rescheduled

September 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — According to a release from the Bryce Jordan Center, the Cher “Dressed to Kill” Tour has postponed October concert dates, including the Oct. 13 performance at the cente. more »»

Earth Matters: There is still room for improvement in derailment response

September 27, 2014 Train derailments can be especially unsettling events. more »»

Health exp sets goal to ‘encourage’

September 27, 2014 The Central PA Health & Fitness Expo is coming to State College and bringing a trio of celebrities with it. The inaugural expo is taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. more »»

Get the shot! Options for protection come with flu season

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the... more »»

Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way

September 25, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread and mil. more »»

Local Business

Chamber honors Holiday Inn

September 28, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses which will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 20 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Workplace

September 28, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Maria Lopez, associate dentist, has joined Pleasant Valley Dental PC. more »»

Obama: Follow US lead on climate-change strategy

September 24, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a Unite... more »»

iPhone brings larger profit

September 24, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15. more »»

Workplace

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 »»

 
 

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