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Beating leads to murder charge

April 17, 2015 Maurice Pearson, a New Jersey man arrested last Friday for allegedly severely beating a 3-year-old Altoona boy and his mother, was charged Thursday with first degree murder in the boy’s death, it wa... more »»


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Beating leads to murder charge

April 17, 2015 Maurice Pearson, a New Jersey man arrested last Friday for allegedly severely beating a 3-year-old Altoona boy and his mother, was charged Thursday with first degree murder in the boy’s death, it wa... more »»

Role in meth lab leads to jail time

April 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Osterburg woman was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 4 1/2 years in a state correctional facility for her part in the operation of a methamphetamine lab in 2011. more »»

State rewards Griep for work

April 17, 2015 On Thursday, the Blair County District Attorney’s office announced Sue Griep, the county’s victim witness coordinator with the Victim Witness Program, was selected to receive the 2015 Governor’s... more »»

Petitioners rally behind cafeteria staff

April 17, 2015 By Thursday, an online petition requesting that Tyrone Area School District officials to forego a discussed cafeteria worker outsourcing that could eliminate about 30 workers, amassed more than 750... more »»

Eichelberger draws captive audience

April 17, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — When it comes to engaging America’s youth in politics, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, could have used some simple advice: Just ask about school lunches. more »»

Local Sports

Curve take opener on walk-off walk

April 17, 2015 It was far from the most exciting Curve home opener ever, and it ended in a strange way, but a win is a win, and the team is in first place after a wee. more »»

Catch-and-release popularity increasing

April 17, 2015 When the 2015 trout season opens Saturday at 8 a.m. in Blair County and surrounding areas, a lot of fishermen will be keeping what they catch for the frying pan. more »»

Shot of intensity

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Blue Devils score 4 in 7th to beat Warriors

April 17, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including Trenton Creppage’s game-winning RBI single that scored Zach Mock, to beat West Branch, 5-4, in high school... more »»

Golden Eagles’ Getz breaks school record in 100

April 17, 2015 TYRONE — Nick Getz won the 100 dash and broke a 33-year old school record with a time of 10.94 seconds as the Tyrone boys track team defeated West Branch,104-45, Thursday. more »»

Julius leading the pack

April 16, 2015 With a nickname like “Big Toe,” he has to be a good kicker. more »»

Nassib could be headed for the spotlight

April 15, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Franklin excited about defensive ends

April 12, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — One of the biggest developments for the Penn State football team this spring has been the improvement at the defensive end spots. more »»

Hack hopes lessons pay off

April 2, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Penn State Altoona parts ways with Clapper

April 1, 2015 By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror. more »»


David P. Armstrong

April 17, 2015 David P. Armstrong, 68, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., son of the late Raymond and Frieda Armstrong. Surviving are his wife, Carol . more »»

Luther D. McCartney

April 17, 2015 Luther D. McCartney, 97, formerly of Bellwood, died Wednesday at Tyrone Hospital. He had been residing with his daughter in Tyrone. He was born in Altoona, son of Harry and Mildred A. more »»

William C. Bender

April 17, 2015 William C. Bender, 60, Johnstown, formerly of Altoona, died April 7, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William H. and Anna G. (Yeager) Bender. more »»

Emma L. Blough-Clabaugh

April 17, 2015 Emma L. Blough-Clabaugh, 93, Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in rural Williamsburg, one of identical twins born to the late Jesse B. more »»

D. Joan Wilson

April 17, 2015 D. Joan Wilson, 81, formerly of Greenwood, died April 7, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Hardwick, N.J., after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John and Olive Traficante. more »»

Area Life

"It's really a family": Altoona's Jewish community takes pride in tradition

April 16, 2015 For leaders in the local Jewish community, it’s all about family. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities Ashley Doerzbacher

April 16, 2015 Name: Ashley Doerzbacher Age: 25 Current position: Reporter/Weekend Anchor Hometown: Harrison City, P. more »»

Hearing delayed for suspect in Minaj tour member death

April 16, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed. more »»

Turn frozen green peas into a stunning spring side dish

April 15, 2015 When my best friend, Erin (Pribozie) Pinkas, and I meet up for our weekly dinners, we reminisce about our one-bedroom college apartment at Duquesne University. more »»

Cooking under pressure

April 15, 2015 By Cherie Hicks chicks@altoonamirror. more »»

Local Business

Apartment rents projected to rise

April 15, 2015 Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. more »»

CSX boosts profits by 11 percent

April 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — CSX Corp.’s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. more »»

Business briefs, April 15

April 15, 2015 everett UPMC Bedford recognized for respiratory program UPMC Bedford Memorial has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program by the American Association for Respiratory Care. more »»

Corporate deal appetite hits 5-year high amid dollar rise

April 14, 2015 LONDON — The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow as the appetite for deals among global executives hits a five-year high in the wake of the strong dollar and low oil... more »»

Norfolk Southern slumps on weak forecast

April 14, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Railroad operator Norfolk Southern is forecasting disappointing first-quarter results as demand for coal continued to fall. Its shares sank $4.91, or 4.7 percent, to $99. more »»

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