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Police: Murder weapon found

May 5, 2015 The gun police say was used in Sunday’s deadly shooting was found in an alley trash can, according to a search warrant filed in the case. more »»


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Police: Murder weapon found

May 5, 2015 The gun police say was used in Sunday’s deadly shooting was found in an alley trash can, according to a search warrant filed in the case. more »»

Sunday killing leads to Midder plea

May 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The killing of an Altoona man early Sunday led to the resolution of charges against Brandon Midder, 25, who was facing a five-day trial this week for offenses stemming from an... more »»

Milk truck driver dies in Bedford accident

May 5, 2015 A truck driver was killed Monday morning when his tanker truck rolled over a guard rail and into an embankment near Breezewood, police said. more »»

AASD budget calls for adding teachers

May 5, 2015 The Altoona Area School Board is a step closer to passing a budget with no tax increase for next year. more »»

Kids Kingdom receives makeover

May 5, 2015 To ensure children can enjoy play equipment for years to come, the Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club took little more than two years and raised more than $30,000 to refurbish Kids Kingdom Play Park... more »»

Local Sports

Curve hot streak halted

May 5, 2015 By Cory Giger Blame it on Parney. Or, from Richmond’s perspective, praise Parney. more »»

Lardieri is big part of team aspect

May 5, 2015 By Philip Cmor LOYSBURG — Kyler Lardieri didn’t give much thought to the team aspect of track and field growing u. more »»

Panther star has busy week

May 5, 2015 Name: Makenzie Eshelman School: Northern Bedford Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Eshelman went 5-0 in the circle by giving up just eight runs and 16 hits... more »»

Frederick leaps into success

May 5, 2015 Name: Kobren Frederick School: Huntingdon Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Frederick won the high, long and triple jumps in Class AA at the West... more »»

Mikesic pitches Pirates by Damsels

May 5, 2015 HOUTZDALE — Taylor Mikesic scattered four hits over seven innings with six strikeouts and four walks as Williamsburg downed Moshannon Valley, 11-2, in high school softball Monday. more »»

James elated to land in Pittsburgh

May 3, 2015 It was a perfect match predicted in many mock drafts, and sure enough, the predictions of Jesse James going home to Pittsburgh came true. more »»

PSU's Smith selected by Tampa Bay in Rd. 2

May 2, 2015 There were a lot of questions and skepticism when Donovan Smith announced he’d be giving up his final year of eligibility at Penn State, but Smith’s gamble paid off big time Friday night. more »»

Red flags up on prospects

April 30, 2015 The Associated Press CHICAGO — Shane Ray and Randy Gregory, two players who could help any NFL team’s defense, didn’t help themselves in the lead-in to the draft. more »»

Red Flash adding water polo in 2016

April 23, 2015 LORETTO — Saint Francis University added women’s water polo as the 23rd varsity sport, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel. more »»

Possibly more than football at Beaver Stadium

April 21, 2015 By Ben Brigandi For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is open to expanded use of Beaver Stadium beyond football, though no specific conversations about concerts or other sporting events such a... more »»


Walter G. DeArmitt

May 5, 2015 Walter G. DeArmitt, 86, Tyrone, passed away early Monday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. more »»

Sharon L. Ecker

May 5, 2015 Sharon L. Ecker, 67, Altoona, passed away late Sunday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William Edward Sr. and Viola Annette (Quarello) Hann. more »»

James K. Fasick

May 5, 2015 James K. Fasick, 77, died Thursday at home in Xenia, Ohio. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph and Claire Fasick. more »»

Terry P. Lampenfeld

May 5, 2015 Terry P. Lampenfeld, 73, Patton, formerly of Blandburg and Glasgow, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Max and Augusta (Prom) Lampenfeld. He married Roby M. more »»

Casey A. Pruyn

May 5, 2015 Casey A. Pruyn, 35, Altoona, passed away Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Carol L. Pruyn. more »»

Area Life

Eclectic Clearfield County: Natural beauty, a covered bridge, history -- something for everyone

May 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on traveling in the region. In this installment, we visit Clearfield County, just to the north of Blair County. more »»

Man wages war against birds on his property

May 2, 2015 He’s the block’s curmudgeon, prickly and cranky. People either avoid him or purposely antagonize hi. more »»

The proof is in the product

May 2, 2015 BELLEFONTE — Thanks to a chance encounter with a Pittsburgh lawyer, Kevin Lloyd heard about a Pennsylvania law passed four years ago that allowed for micro distilleries to set up shop in the Keyston... more »»

No worries

April 30, 2015 By Cory Dobrowolsky Any Disney fan will immediately know what “hakuna matata” means. more »»

Student of the Month: Briana Shriver, of Central High School

April 30, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: High honors, National Honor Society member, class president, varsity letter-winner Future goals: Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earn a degree in... more »»

Local Business

Mother’s Day business booms

May 3, 2015 Mom’s special day will also be special for area merchants. Americans are expected to spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year. That is up $10 from $162.94 last year. Total spending will reach $21. more »»


May 3, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Garrett Leopold has joined P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers. more »»

Luxury homes reach new threshold

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. more »»

GNC shares fall on disappointing results

May 1, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — GNC, which has faced government scrutiny about the nutritional supplements it sells, said Thursday that its profit fell more than 9 percent during its first quarter as sales slipped. more »»


April 29, 2015 MeadWestvaco declares quarterly dividend RICHMOND, Va. -- The board of directors of MeadWestvaco Corp. declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per common share. more »»

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AVSA Shotgun Shoots 05-06

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm through May 20. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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