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Man wanted by police escapes crash

March 28, 2015 A Windber man allegedly involved in the sale of 18 bags of heroin to a confidential informant in Altoona remained at large Friday evening, after leading police on a car chase that ended after a cras... more »»

 
 
 

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Man wanted by police escapes crash

March 28, 2015 A Windber man allegedly involved in the sale of 18 bags of heroin to a confidential informant in Altoona remained at large Friday evening, after leading police on a car chase that ended after a cras... more »»

Central Cambria School Board sells 3 parcels for $275K

March 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — After years of trying to find a buyer, Central Cambria School Board voted Friday evening to sell three parcels for $275,000, much to the dismay of a local midget football organization... more »»

Norfolk Southern energy project could save millions

March 28, 2015 Norfolk Southern will switch from coal to natural gas for heating and power generation and complete other improvements to make its Juniata Locomotive Shop more energy efficient. more »»

Man at mall shooting released from prison

March 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 38-year-old Altoona man involved in a racial incident and shooting at the Logan Valley Mall last July was released Friday from the Blair County Prison after pleading guilty to... more »»

Woman accused of posing as an attorney charged

March 28, 2015 HUNTINGDON — A Huntingdon County woman accused of posing as an attorney has been charged. Kimberly M. more »»

Local Sports

Varner’s shot erases chance for Blair victory

March 28, 2015 By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com CRESSON — Let Friday night’s 10th annual girls Mirror Classic serve as a notice to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. more »»

Central PA’s decision to share pays off big

March 28, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com CRESSON — Jesse Ottaway came off the floor midway through the fourth quarter exhorting his teammate. more »»

Central PA boys impressed with Campbell

March 28, 2015 CRESSON — It drew a few bemused looks from Central PA boys players and their parents when they arrived at the Summit Athletic Club earlier this week and first met their coach, Sherri Campbell of... more »»

IUP men will play for D-II title today

March 28, 2015 From Mirror reports EVANSVILLE, Ind. more »»

Blairsville’s talent on display in Mirror Classic

March 27, 2015 The kids from Blairsville have faced a lot of good basketball competition growing up. Some of the best of it was during recess in grade school. “We’ve always been athletic. more »»

Lions excited for future

March 23, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Even as Ohio State was supplanting four-time defending champion Penn State as the champion at the 2015 NCAA Div. more »»

PSU’s Bailey signs with Toronto

March 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s hockey junior forward Casey Bailey (Anchorage, Alaska) will forgo his senior season in Hockey Valley, signing with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night on ... more »»

Brown wins title in final seconds

March 22, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Who knew that Matt Brown had such a highly developed and highly relevant sense of humor. more »»

Competition already at the forefront for Franklin

March 22, 2015 From Mirror reports It’s taken just two days of spring practice for Penn State coach James Franklin to realize there’s a lot more competition among players across the board than there was a year ago... more »»

Brown has shot at title; Schopp an All-American

March 21, 2015 By Andy Elder For the Mirror ST. LOUIS — Penn State will return home with five All-Americans and, potentially, one national champion. Tyrone grad A.J. Schopp of Edinboro is an All-American once again. more »»

Obituaries

Harry E. ‘Woody’ McCall

March 28, 2015 Harry Elwood McCall, 80, Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg, passed away early Friday morning at his residence. He was born in Williams­burg, son of the late Chalmer E. and Edna M. (McConahy) McCall. more »»

Evelyn N. Fisanick

March 28, 2015 Evelyn N. Fisanick, 91, Patton, formerly of Barnesboro, died Thursday. She was born in Bakerton, daughter of Mike and Anna (Archick) Nalisnic. more »»

Carol Ann (Duey) James

March 28, 2015 Carol Ann (Duey) James, 74, Altoona, died Thursday evening, March 26, 2015, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone, after a long battle with cancer. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.. more »»

John J. Lederer

March 28, 2015 John J. Lederer, 49, Culpepper, Va., formerly of Altoona, died Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert and Marie Lederer. Surviving are his wife, Wanda; and a brother, Joseph. more »»

Ralph D. ‘Pean’ Lowery

March 28, 2015 Ralph D. “Pean” Lowery, 79, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Hunting­don, son of the late Archie T. more »»

Area Life

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after sixth season

March 28, 2015 NEW YORK— A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after “Downton Abbey” concludes next year. more »»

Vice, HBO expand partnership

March 28, 2015 NEW YORK — HBO and Vice Media announced an expansion of their partnership on Thursday, including the launch of a daily Vice newscast on the pay cable outlet. more »»

‘Food, fun, friends and laughter’: Events bring people together for dinner and a show

March 28, 2015 For folks who like a few laughs alongside their dinners, two local events in April offer both a taste of fine cuisine and a taste of comedy. more »»

Unusually cold winter broke some record lows

March 28, 2015 This weekend’s unseasonable temperatures continue a long spell of cold weather that began in late November. Most of us have now gone 154 days since our thermometers surpassed 60 degrees. more »»

What’s next for One Direction?

March 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES — David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

March 26, 2015 Foreclosure rates decrease Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Briefcase

March 25, 2015 BEDFORD Farm to Table Chef Showcase set for Bedford The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bedford County Historical Society and Eat 2 Live Bistro, will hold the second... more »»

Wolf Furniture purchasing Baltimore-based furniture stores

March 24, 2015 BELLWOOD — Wolf Furniture Co. will be expanding. The 113-year-old, Bellwood-based furniture company has signed an agreement to purchase the five-store Baltimore, Md.-based Gardiners Furniture Co. more »»

WJAC welcomes back Rigby

March 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Tim Rigby is rejoining the 6 News team as the new morning anchor for WJAC-TV Channel 6. “It’s exciting to have Tim return to our news team,” News Director Jim Platzer said in a statement. more »»

Landscapers eager for spring

March 22, 2015 Now that Old Man Winter has left his mark, local landscapers expect a busy spring season. more »»

 
 
 

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March 27, 2015 National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming is bringing his show to State College tomorrow, and the timing was perfect, because it will coincide with a junior day that has elite talent converging on Pen... more »

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