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Uncertain forecast

September 15, 2014 Despite a blizzard of quickly debunked online articles in the past week promising “record-breaking” snowfall nationwide, the reality this fall and winter is likely much more tame and much harder to... more »»

 
 
 

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Uncertain forecast

September 15, 2014 Despite a blizzard of quickly debunked online articles in the past week promising “record-breaking” snowfall nationwide, the reality this fall and winter is likely much more tame and much harder to... more »»

Train crash follows pursuit

September 15, 2014 A video of the train versus cars collision Saturday evening at the Thomastown grade crossing in Tyrone shows the locomotive emerging out of dusky gloom, its lights high and blinding, sweeping a red... more »»

Strayer drives schools’ Central Heat Plant

September 15, 2014 Inside Altoona Area High School on a typical morning, students in music class raise their voices in song, in other rooms they take quizzes, teachers teach, and cooks slave over stoves and steam... more »»

Board rules Altoona man as a sexually violent predator

September 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona truck driver was classified as a sexually violent predator Thursday after a hearing before Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva. more »»

Police reports

September 15, 2014 Clearfield state police - Thieves took two textbooks, valued at $140, from an apartment house in Hawk Run, Morris Township, between March and July. Bedford state police - Dawn M. more »»

Local Sports

Shoop's defense main reason Lions 3-0

September 15, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. Looking back n Five things to like: 1. more »»

Bucs triple their pleasure at home

September 15, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1 1/2-game lead for the NL’s second wild car. more »»

Morton getting another shot in rotation

September 15, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton will take one more chance at rejoining the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotatio. more »»

Pit Stop uses power bats to capture Dobbins title

September 15, 2014 The Pit Stop softball team used the same formula for success in both games of the Dalton Dobbins Championship series: score early and often. more »»

Volleyball team counts on veterans

September 15, 2014 CRESSON — The 2014 Mount Aloysius women’s volleyball team is ready to make its mark this year. Leading the Mounties are 10 strong returning players who bring experience and leadership to the court. more »»

Shoop's defense main reason Lions 3-0

September 15, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. Looking back n Five things to like: 1. more »»

Lions get Jersey recruit

September 15, 2014 Penn State got out of New Jersey with a win on Saturday night, and the Nittany Lions came home and won over a recruit from that state on Sunday. more »»

PSU travels 80 yards late to edge Rutgers

September 14, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.. more »»

Hackenberg shows greatness

September 14, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The great ones have short memories and thrive best in the clutch. more »»

Rutgers-PSU notebook

September 14, 2014 Lions intercept five passes PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State’s defense had a great night against Rutgers senior quarterback Gary Nova, intercepting five passes. more »»

Obituaries

Eugene Francis Bearer

September 15, 2014 Feb. 26, 1929 - Sept. 5, 2014 Eugene Francis Bearer, 85, Ebensburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Elmcroft Senior Living Community in Duncansville. more »»

Alice F. Byrne

September 15, 2014 June 20, 1933 - Sept. 13, 2014 Alice F. Byrne, 81, Ebensburg, died Saturday. She was born in Colver, daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth (Natcher) Hoover. more »»

Dorothy Vauclain (Colyer) Gerlach

September 15, 2014 Feb. 8, 1921 - Sept. 10, 2014 Dorothy Vauclain (Colyer) Gerlach, better known as “Dottie,” 93 of Cottonwood, Ariz. and formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesda. more »»

John W. Ratzesberger Jr.

September 14, 2014 John W. Ratzesberger Jr., 67, Bel Air, Md., formerly of Altoona, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Effie V. Shriver

September 14, 2014 Effie V. Shriver, 72, of Fredericksburg, Va., formerly of East Freedom, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital. more »»

Area Life

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Colorful ‘Alice’ is a really big show

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — It takes nine — yes, nine — tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. more »»

Keith Richards on new book, Stones tour and solo music

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — There’s one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather. more »»

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

September 14, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two freshmen U.S. more »»

Local Business

Workplace

September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

Logan Medical Center project could begin soon

September 12, 2014 Work on a $25 million Logan Medical Center project is expected to begin this fall. “The design work for the project is almost done. We hope to break ground in November. more »»

US Hotel Tavern reopens

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark has reopened with a new name and new owner. The U.S. Hotel Tavern — formerly the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, 401 S. Juniata St. more »»

PREIT, owner of Logan Valley Mall, finalizes purchase of Nittany Mall

September 10, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the sale of the Nittany and North Hanover Malls for $32.3 million. PREIT is the owner of the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona. more »»

Weis Markets launches Fight Hunger Program in 163 stores

September 9, 2014 SUNBURY — Weis Markets has launched its seventh annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month in September. more »»

 
 

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