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Pair arrested after mall gunshot

July 24, 2014 Two men — allegedly a pair of brothers with criminal records — led heavily armed police on an Altoona-area manhunt Wednesday afternoon after reports that one shot at another man in the Logan Valley... more »»


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Pair arrested after mall gunshot

July 24, 2014 Two men — allegedly a pair of brothers with criminal records — led heavily armed police on an Altoona-area manhunt Wednesday afternoon after reports that one shot at another man in the Logan Valley... more »»

Child falls off boat, drowns at Raystown Lake

July 24, 2014 A child died Wednesday morning after falling in Raystown Lake. Jamari Benjamin, 13 months, of Ephrata fell from a houseboat into the lake. Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched about 8 a. more »»

Local man becomes US citizen

July 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s newest citizen, Noel Gatmaitan Villadolid, a native of the Philippines, was asked Wednesday how he ended up in Blair County — considering he was born so far away and... more »»

Parts of I-80 to receive increase in speed limit

July 24, 2014 HIGHSPIRE — Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of... more »»

Man dies from injuries suffered in accident

July 24, 2014 A Gallitzin man injured in a Saturday motorcycle crash died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona from his injuries, officials said Wednesday. See obituary on Page A7. more »»

Local Sports

Wise now in nice spot

July 24, 2014 Wise Trailer Sales is walking all over Johnston Realty in the teams’ best-of-five Altoona All American Amateur Baseball Association League championship series. Literally. more »»

Claysburg down, but not out

July 24, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Claysburg’s Mike Mock provided some thunder with a solo home run during the championship game of the Region 7 tournament on Wednesday, while Mother Nature provided the lightning. more »»

Curve hitters remain hot

July 24, 2014 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Curve offense pulled off not one, but two rare and impressive feats in winning Wednesday afternoon. Every Altoona starter had a hit in an 8-5 victory at New Britain. more »»

Concussion sacks Marte

July 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — On further review, Starling Marte is not ready to play. more »»

Martin Oil, Park Furniture head to nationals

July 24, 2014 Martin Oil made it all the way to the NABF national quarterfinals last season. The George B. Kelley Baseball Federation champ will try to surpass that this weekend. more »»

PSU’s Hull honored by Athlon Sports

July 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State linebacker Mike Hull was selected preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, with four additional Nittany Lions on the second-team. more »»

Nittany Lions add wideout Charles to ’15 class

July 20, 2014 Penn State got closer to completing its 2015 football recruiting class on Saturday. The Nittany Lions also got a jump on 2016. more »»

PSU WR Lewis ‘excited for season’

July 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Geno Lewis arrived at Penn State in 2012, Allen Robinson took him under his wing and served as his mentor. more »»

Healthy Hull matters greatly for PSU football team

July 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull couldn’t give his full focus to making big plays last year, not after suffering a knee injury in the opener and dealing with it all season. more »»

4 players going on big stage

July 18, 2014 CHICAGO, Ill — Four women’s soccer players will have the opportunity to represent Penn State on the international stag. more »»


Dan J. Bowers

July 24, 2014 Dan J. Bowers, 87, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Bellwood, son of the late Daniel and Wealthy G. (Rush) Bowers. more »»

Sean Patrick Payne Jr.

July 24, 2014 Sean Patrick Payne Jr., 29, Lillington, N.C., died Monday night. He was born in Blair County, son of Sean Patrick Sr. and Christina Payne. Surviving are his parents of Spring Lake, N.C. more »»

Gloria M. Chathams

July 24, 2014 Gloria M. Chathams, 87, Elkins, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Holden and Mabel (Utz) Eckenrod. more »»

Patrick V. Costlow

July 24, 2014 Patrick V. Costlow, 50, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of Harry and Sarah “Sallie” (Mearkle) Costlow, with whom he resided. more »»

Anna Marie Krumenacker

July 24, 2014 Anna Marie Krumenacker, 85, Carrolltown, died Tuesday. She was born in Barr Township, daughter of Edward and Anna (Linsky) Kline. more »»

Area Life

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall Museum

July 20, 2014 NEW YORK — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. more »»

Local Business

Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

July 24, 2014 NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight. “We believe that the U.S. more »»

Social Security spent $300M on IT failures

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. more »»

FDA approves new painkiller

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addict. more »»

Shear determination

July 20, 2014 Joe Martin admits he’s taking a risk. more »»

Court further limits reach of gas drilling law

July 18, 2014 HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania court has further limited the reach of a major 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations, ruling Thursday that state public utility regulators cannot review how local... more »»

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Curve SS Hanson benched again, manager says 'enough is enough'

July 20, 2014 Curve shortstop Alen Hanson, who has missed significant time this season because of several lack of hustle incidents, sat out a second straight game Sunday night after getting pulled in the middle o... more »

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