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Extra hours helping shoppers

November 28, 2015 Shoppers packed parking lots across the area Black Friday looking for deals and to fulfill Christmas wish list. more »»


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Extra hours helping shoppers

November 28, 2015 Shoppers packed parking lots across the area Black Friday looking for deals and to fulfill Christmas wish list. more »»

Police pursuits questioned after crashes

November 28, 2015 As police investigate a Martinsburg-area crash that left a woman dead and a man and infant seriously injured, similar incidents in the state have cast a light on police policies toward high-speed... more »»

Corrections officer accused of burglary

November 28, 2015 A Blair County Prison employee faces felony charges over an incident in Altoona where she and a boyfriend allegedly broke into a home and assaulted a man. more »»

Sandusky settlements now total nearly $93M

November 28, 2015 HARRISBURG — Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school’s total payout in the child sex abuse scandal at nearly $93 millio. more »»

Altoona zoning board OKs home firearms business

November 28, 2015 The city Zoning Hearing Board recently gave permission for a man to open a firearms business in the basement of his 12th Ward-area home, with restrictions mostly proposed by the applicant. more »»

Local Sports

Dragons still on top

November 28, 2015 By Jim Lane For the Mirror Central High School is unbeaten in District 6 Class AA football championship appearances. more »»

Doing little things aids Central win

November 28, 2015 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirro. more »»

NB's strong start just not enough

November 28, 2015 By Nate Ritchey SOMERSET — Northern Bedford wasted little time getting itself acclimated to a district championship game. more »»

Gremlins make few more plays than Bisons in taking title

November 28, 2015 By Chris Rossetti For the Mirror KARNS CITY — One play here or there and it could have been a much different story for the Bedford Bisons football team. more »»

Coach hoping ’15 builds a bright future

November 28, 2015 By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror. more »»

Lions attempt to spoil Spartans’ title chances

November 28, 2015 Five things to look for as Penn State tries to spoil Michigan State’s national title hopes, and in the process beat a top five team for the first time since 1999 (No. 4 Arizona). No. more »»

Rudel: Franklin’s patience, loyalty being tested

November 28, 2015 Through two years, James Franklin has learned much about Penn State and its fans and vice versa. more »»

Sparty's QB scenario uncertain

November 27, 2015 By Noah Trister The Asscociated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — It wasn’t until the start of last weekend’s game that the severity of Connor Cook’s injury became obvious for anyone watching. more »»

Dantonio sensational for Michigan State

November 26, 2015 Since we’re on the topic this week of coaches meeting — or failing to meet — expectations, let’s swing the pendulum to Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio. Talk about a great college football coac. more »»

PSU ‘on schedule’ in Franklin’s eyes

November 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin is very much aware of the challenges the Penn State football team faces and the perception of panic by some in the fan base. more »»


Marian A. Albarano

November 28, 2015 Marian A. Albarano, 97, of Bellefonte, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Bellefonte. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Dean K. more »»

Daniel S. Aurandt

November 28, 2015 Daniel S. Aurandt, 87, Altoona, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later dat. more »»

Grace Bauer

November 28, 2015 Grace A. Bauer, 101, of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg died Wednesday evening, Nov. 25, 2015, at the Village. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. more »»

James C. Delozier

November 28, 2015 Dec. 1, 1925 - Nov. 26, 2015 James C. Delozier, 89 of Tyrone died Thursday at his home. He was born at Tyrone Forge, son of James and Agnes (Tolan) Delozie. more »»

Beverly K. Dionis

November 28, 2015 July 28, 1937 - Nov. 25, 2015 Beverly K. Dionis, 78, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at the hom. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Bayberries part of tradition around the holiday season

November 28, 2015 Between Black Friday ads, chestnuts roasting on open fires and the smell of bayberry candles, I’m on sensory overload, and it’s not even December! Northern bayberry, myrica pensylvanica, is a native... more »»

Groovy gabbing: SAMA curator to discuss psychedelic poster art

November 28, 2015 The 1960s counterculture, centered around San Francisco, produced some amazing art in the form of psychedelic posters that remain popular with collectors today and are part of the permanent... more »»

Obama honors Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra, more

November 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest... more »»

Making old new again: Green re-gifting can make Christmas special

November 26, 2015 Re-gifting at Christmas — or any other time of the year — has a bad reputation, but there are plenty of ways to give gifts from the heart — and the closet — that will delight the recipient,... more »»

Student of the Month: Brynne Nagy, Central Cambria High School

November 26, 2015 Age: 17 Grade: Senior Family: Parents, Thomas and Wendy Nagy, both 52, and sister Kyrah Nagy, 22 Accomplishments: Four years in Central Cambria musical theater productions, including a role in this... more »»

Local Business

Business Briefcase

November 25, 2015 Bedford Candies now in Logan Valley Mall Bedford Candies has opened a seasonal kiosk in the Logan Valley Mall. more »»

Local legal firm notes 75th year

November 22, 2015 The president of the Blair County Bar Association said one word comes to mind when describing Gieg and Gieg Attorneys. more »»

Behind the desk

November 22, 2015 Address: 304 Union Ave. more »»


November 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Anthony Guizio has joined Stiffler McGraw as a senior CAD technician working out of the Hollidaysburg office. more »»

Bankruptcy court closes Hayes Large Architects

November 20, 2015 A longtime Altoona architectural firm has closed its doors. Hayes Large Architects was closed on Wednesday by order of Judge Jeffrey A. Deller of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Western Pennsylvania. more »»

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