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Mother loses parental rights

April 19, 2014 The decision of a Blair County judge to terminate the parental rights of a Blair County woman with a history of drug abuse has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. more »»


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Central Cambria expects to break even

April 19, 2014 EBENSBURG — Central Cambria School District expects to break even next school year — without raising taxes or dipping into a nearly $11 million reserve — but with a teachers’ contract still in... more »»

PSP: Dog aggressive, a hazard

April 19, 2014 A dog shot and killed by state troopers Sunday was acting aggressively toward humans and causing a traffic hazard, according to Pennsylvania State Police. more »»

Police: Man asked to be arrested

April 19, 2014 An Altoona man called the cops and asked to be arrested, according to police. It started in the early morning hours of April 8, at 3:39 a.m., when David L. Freet, 25, of 125 E. Sixth Ave. more »»

Police arrest three on drug charges

April 19, 2014 Police have made a string of drug arrests in Altoona. Marvin L. Wansley, 62, of 117 16th St. more »»

Local Sports

Ngoepe presents win to Curve

April 19, 2014 A gift triple followed by a Gift squeeze bunt gave the Curve a win Friday night. Over the years, various Curve managers haven’t liked to call for the squeeze play much. more »»

Bucs unable to cash in on their chances

April 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Though it wasn’t a clean effort, it was a win for the Milwaukee Brewers, and they’ll take it. more »»

Penguins want to increase their intensity

April 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world. more »»

Long-time Valley basketball icon Sparr dead at 77

April 19, 2014 Juniata Valley regularly plays some of the best boys basketball in District 6. But that wasn’t always the case. more »»

Bucs acquire Mets' Davis

April 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates traded for Ike Davis Friday evening, ending heir search for a lefthanded-hitting first baseman. more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»

Franklin touched by support

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There may be no sporting event in which attendance is more closely tied to the weather than an annual spring football game, and when James Franklin awoke to a gorgeous blue and... more »»

Walk-on shines with heavy heart

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — One day, Cole Chiappialle was home with his mom in Beaver Falls. The next day, Chiappialle was getting a call that she was gone. more »»


Frederick Morgan Jr.

April 19, 2014 Frederick Morgan Jr., 61, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Frederick Sr. and Sara (Kling) Morgan. He married Janet McCarty on Aug. more »»

Homer C. Poulos

April 19, 2014 Homer C. Poulos, 87, The Lutheran Home at Holli-days­­burg, formerly of Red Hill, Altoona, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the home after a brief illness. more »»

Corda Rae Repsher

April 19, 2014 Corda Rae Repsher, 82, of 505 Weyman Road, Pittsburgh, formerly of 501 52nd St., Altoona, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services, Whitehall, after a brief illness. more »»

Edgar C. Sparr Jr.

April 19, 2014 Edgar C. Sparr Jr., 77, Alexandria, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Williamsburg, son of Edgar C. Sr. and Helen (Funk) Sparr. Surviving are his wife, Barbara A. more »»

Tammy Jo Stiver

April 19, 2014 Tammy Jo Stiver, 53, Williamsburg, formerly of Altoona, went home to be with her mother unexpectedly on Friday morning, April 18, 2014, at her residence. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners

April 19, 2014 “A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick. more »»

Aged artistry: Ancient Japanese technique of shibori revisited, revamped

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. more »»

Female-focused expo set for April 26

April 17, 2014 TYRONE — An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week. more »»

A natural approach

April 16, 2014 I loved dying Easter eggs as a kid. I can remember laying down sheets of newspaper on the dining room table and setting up mugs, one for each color. more »»

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

April 16, 2014 The Southern Alle­ghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. more »»

Local Business

Gov. to attend opening of The Meadows store

April 16, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Gov. Tom Corbett will be among a group of elected officials that will be in attendance on Monday as J.. more »»

Creative Pultrusions will make 3-D panels

April 16, 2014 ALUM BANK — Creative Pultrusions Inc. and Ebert Composites Cor. more »»

County to ask for training grant

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to ask the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Assoc– iation for a $10,000 grant that will be used for training those who work with sexually abused children. more »»

Bellwood firm ‘hale and hearty’

April 13, 2014 BELLWOOD — Donny Beaver has spent his career identifying and solving problems. more »»

Businesses recognized for creating positive impact

April 10, 2014 Numerous local companies are among nominees for the second annual Governor’s Impact Awards. more »»

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