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Pirates blanked in wild-card game

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The game and the Pirates’ season were over, and everyone at PNC Park pretty much knew it, as soon as the ball rocketed off Brandon Crawford’s bat. more »»


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Pirates blanked in wild-card game

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The game and the Pirates’ season were over, and everyone at PNC Park pretty much knew it, as soon as the ball rocketed off Brandon Crawford’s bat. more »»

Pocono region remains on edge with manhunt

October 2, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — Crystal McAuliffe’s property abuts the dense forest that’s proven to be a hideout for accused cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein. more »»

Police catch missing inmate

October 2, 2014 BEDFORD — Police recaptured an escaped Bedford County jail inmate Wednesday morning in a Wal-Mart parking lot, nearly a day after he allegedly climbed a basketball hoop to escape the facility’s... more »»

Portage Area school receives national honor

October 2, 2014 Portage Area Junior-Senior High School has been honored by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. more »»

Hearings delayed for suspects in Bedford County murder case

October 2, 2014 EVERETT — Court hearings for a Bedford County murder suspect and two people who allegedly helped destroy evidence were delayed Wednesday and rescheduled for next week after the county’s chief... more »»

Local Sports

Bumgarner too much for Pittsburgh bats

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pun intended, the performance of San Francisco Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was expected to be the wild-card factor in the National League wild-card play-in game Wednesday... more »»

Pirates fail to capitalize on the moment

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Let’s get this obligatory part out of the way first: The Pirates had a very good season, and it’s always special to make the playoffs in the major leagues, simply because it’s harder to... more »»

Hurdle heading into offseason needing surgery

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pitts-burgh Pirates are going to their offseason homes, but manager Clint Hurdle is taking a detour to the operating room. more »»

Expectations remain same as Pens approach new year

October 2, 2014 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The puck is the same size. So is the rink. The goal too. more »»

Givens’ status up in air for Altoona’s game

October 2, 2014 Opposing high school football coaches will tell you almost to a man that the first thing they do when preparing for Altoona is to try to find a way to account for defensive end Kevin Givens. more »»

Franklin enlisting Sanderson for help

October 2, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin’s positive and encouraging messages have echoed throughout Penn State since his arrival back in Januar. more »»

Bye week a blessing for Franklin

October 1, 2014 Every football team has players who are banged up after five games, so getting them rest during a bye week is always important. more »»

Hull, Lions ready to work

October 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull walked in with the rest of his Penn State teammates on Sunday, ready to hit the reset butto. 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 »»


Sophia A. Burkey

October 2, 2014 Sept. 23, 1927 – Sept. 30, 2014 Sophia A. Burkey, 87, Loretto, passed away peacefully Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Kinston, N.C., daughter of the late Habib and Rosa (Farhaut) Abdallah. more »»

Harold H. Dunlap

October 2, 2014 Sept. 13, 1930 – Oct. 1, 2014 Harold H. Dunlap, 84, Bellemead, died early Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Roy and Ellen (Mayhue) Dunla. more »»

Ryan Ray Habinyak

October 2, 2014 April 6, 1974 – Sept. 29, 2014 Ryan Ray Habinyak, 40, of Stoney Lane, Bedford, died Monday. He was born in Windber, son of Robert E. Habinyak and Rosemarie (Ickes) Stiffler. more »»

M. Patricia D. Jubelirer-Campbell

October 2, 2014 Nov. 25, 1929 – Oct. 1, 2014 M. Patricia D. Jubelirer-Campbell, 84, died peacefully Wednesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg. She was the daughter of George W. and Grace E. more »»

Margaret Kathryn ‘Peggy’ Smith

October 2, 2014 June 28, 1927 – Oct. 1, 2014 Margaret Kathryn “Peggy” Smith, 87, Roaring Spring, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning. more »»

Area Life

Comedienne’s look at her life: Andrea Martin on battling bulimia, flying trapeze

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Here’s a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don’t forget to spit out your gum. more »»

Don’t let the word ‘can’t’ get in your way

October 2, 2014 When I was growing up, “can’t” was considered a “bad” word. My older brother and I were never allowed to say it — or think that we couldn’t accomplish something for one reason or another. more »»

3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

October 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren’t just for fun. more »»

The fight hits home: Inspirational baseballs from local family to be displayed

October 1, 2014 Finding a way to celebrate life through a cancer diagnosis cannot be easy. more »»

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 »»

Local Business

Work begins on Microtel

October 2, 2014 Work on the new 72-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is underway at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The new hotel will feature Microtel’s newest desig. more »»

Clearfield Bank recognized

October 2, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Clearfield Bank & Trust Co. more »»

Foreclosure rates drop

October 2, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of July over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

ARC offers free seminar

October 2, 2014 ARC Federal Credit Union will partner with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School for a free seminar at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 titled “College Planning 101: How to Prepare, Pay and Stay in College. more »»

Housing project underway

October 2, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Work is underway on S&A Homes’ new affordable housing complex, Stonebridge Senior Apartments, at 1680 Bristol Ave. off Blue Course Drive in State College. more »»

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Leftover thoughts from Penn State/Northwestern weekend ...

September 29, 2014 Penn State fans didn't have anything to cheer about from Saturday's loss to Northwestern, but the Nittany Lions might have given them reason to celebrate in the future, even the not-to-distant future. more »

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