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Train crash probe continues

September 22, 2014 Some people watched for hours, amazed. It was a football Sunday. more »»

 
 
 

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Train crash probe continues

September 22, 2014 Some people watched for hours, amazed. It was a football Sunday. more »»

Coming out of the darkness

September 22, 2014 Tom DeStefano of Cresson looks like a Teddy bear. He’s cheerful. He smiles readily. He’s self-deprecating enough to call his own face “plump. more »»

New United Way executive director relishes position

September 22, 2014 Melanie Shildt wants to make a difference. That’s one reason why the Pinecroft woman recently accepted the position of executive director of United Way of Blair County. more »»

County audit reveals 47 concerns

September 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While Blair County’s most recent audit showed an $800,000 improvement in the bottom line, it also identified 47 concerns for leaders to address, including a failure to see that the... more »»

Police: Four kids killed in crash not restrained

September 22, 2014 EFFORT (AP) — Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed,... more »»

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Pirates part ways with Garcia

September 22, 2014 The Pirates have parted ways with Carlos Garcia, who said he was surprised and disappointed to be let go by the organization after spending the past two years managing the Curve. more »»

Confident Nittany Lions look like they’re heading to 6-0

September 22, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. Looking back n 5 things to like 1. more »»

Altoona’s Alexander a constant in years of change

September 22, 2014 As the scholastic soccer season heads into full swing, Altoona Area High School boys coach Dave Alexander heads toward a mileston. more »»

Matchup with Iowa at BJC highlights PSU wrestling schedule

September 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, has announced its 2014-15 schedule. more »»

Offensive line finally gets chance to flex muscles

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive linemen has taken a lot of shots in the first three games of the season. They decided to dish out a few in a 48-7 win over visiting UMass. more »»

Confident Nittany Lions look like they’re heading to 6-0

September 22, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. Looking back n 5 things to like 1. more »»

Matchup with Iowa at BJC highlights PSU wrestling schedule

September 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, has announced its 2014-15 schedule. more »»

Ground game gets untracked in rout of UMass

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Blowouts are a blast, but they don’t always serve a clear purpose for some teams. more »»

Belton’s patience, versatility rewarded

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Belton was enduring his postgame media request Saturday evening until a question came up concerning what he liked best about the Nittany Lions’ 48-7 waltz over Massachusetts i... more »»

UMass-PSU highlights, lowlights

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 48-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: With Penn State leading 13-0, Nyeem... more »»

Obituaries

Gary K. Feather

September 22, 2014 Gary K. Feather, 69, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. more »»

Eric L. Growden

September 22, 2014 Eric L. Growden, 39, of Bedford and Fishertown, died Saturday. He was born in Everett, son of Thomas L. and Althea R. (Kegg) Growden of Bedford. more »»

Betty Pearl McCaulley

September 22, 2014 Betty Pearl McCaulley, 84, Altoona, died Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2014, at her home. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home In. more »»

Marjorie Bottenfield

September 21, 2014 Marjorie Bottenfield, 95, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Saturday morning at the Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Adam P. more »»

Clyde A. Finnegan

September 21, 2014 Clyde A. Finnegan, 93, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Queen, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Area Life

Olympic skater Weiss returns to father's alma mater for ice show

September 21, 2014 Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss remembers visiting Penn State as a kid with his father Gregor “Greg” Weis. more »»

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Local Business

Workplace

September 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Drs. Robert Dahmus and Eric Kutz, orthopedic surgeons, have joined Dr. Lawrence Wallace in the Second Floor Specialty Care Center at J.C. more »»

Briefcase

September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»

Briefcase

September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

 
 

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