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Fire destroys city home

November 24, 2015 Thick, white smoke rose into the night sky late Monday as city firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a home on the corner of Eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. more »»


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Fire destroys city home

November 24, 2015 Thick, white smoke rose into the night sky late Monday as city firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a home on the corner of Eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. more »»

Police: Altoona man fails to pay for fare

November 24, 2015 An Altoona man who police said stiffed a cab driver for $325 is behind bars on theft charges. Scott B. LeComte, 28, who police said has no fixed address, hired a taxi in Harrisburg of Sept. more »»

Penn State Altoona athletic center to get $24.5M renovation

November 24, 2015 Penn State Altoona’s athletic center is getting a $24.5 million upgrade starting next month. The center has gone without any significant renovations since the 1970s. more »»

Woman pleads guilty to counterfeiting

November 24, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — A Nevada woman arrested in Logan Township in 2010 has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges in federal court. Terretha Lynn Haga, 44, was arrested Oct. more »»

Turnpike expects heavy traffic

November 24, 2015 Lower gasoline prices and good weather in the mid-Atlantic region will greet drivers as they begin heading out today for Thanksgiving travels. AAA Travel reports nearly 46. more »»

Local Sports

Narduzzi setting tone for surprising Panthers

November 24, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The scoreboard said Pittsburgh was up 18. more »»

Giving thanks for leadership

November 24, 2015 In this week of Thanksgiving, we should pause amidst the holiday hustle and bustle to be mindful of those things for which we should be truly grateful: Things like family, health, friends, home,... more »»

Cook serving Bedford well

November 24, 2015 Name: August Cook School: Bedford Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Cook rushed for 146 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns in Bedford’s 42-7... more »»

Indoor heads to futsal balls

November 24, 2015 The 2015-16 indoor soccer season will see some major changes from the familiar format that has been in place for nearly two decades. more »»

Industriales fends off Nittany Lions

November 24, 2015 HAVANA, Cuba — A two-run first inning was enough for Industriales, as it fended off a late rally by Penn State to defeat the Nittany Lions, 2-1, in an international friendly baseball game Monday... more »»

Giger: Franklin has to improve, but patience needed

November 23, 2015 There are a lot of Penn State fans out there who feel duped. “Hired a used car salesman,” is pretty much their rallying cry. “He’s all talk and no substance,” others say often. more »»

Offense, special teams spell doom for Lions

November 22, 2015 By Cory Giger UNIVERSITY PARK — It takes a total team effort — playing well in every facet — to beat the No. 12 team in the country. more »»

Penn State wastes too many opportunities

November 22, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Since Penn State started playing Big Ten football 22 years ago, there has been no opponent that the Nittany Lion camp has felt benefitted more from questionable officiating than... more »»

Michigan-Penn State highlights, lowlights

November 22, 2015 By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror. more »»


Richard D. Capriotti, M.D.

November 24, 2015 Richard D. Capriotti, M.D., 70, Blue Bell, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 2015, at Penn Hospice at Ritten-house, Philadelphia, after a 14-month battle with lung cance. more »»

Judy L. Dodson

November 24, 2015 Judy L. Dodson, 74, East Freedom, passed away Sunday morning at her home after an extended illness. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of William and Mary Jayne (Lingenfelter) Baird. more »»

Mary Emma Jones

November 24, 2015 Mary Emma Jones, 96, Duncansville, died Wednesday. She was born in Athens, Pa., daughter of the late William F. and Ruth (McKee) Yoder. more »»

Joseph W. Musser

November 24, 2015 Joseph William Musser, 91, Williamsburg, passed away early Monday morning at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late John A. and M. Edith (Snare) Musser. more »»

Bert R. Myers

November 24, 2015 Bert R. Myers, 91, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Thursday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George G. and Clara . more »»

Area Life

Theater review: ‘Good Kids’ examines effects of choices

November 24, 2015 Penn State Centre Stage’s “Good Kids” delivers a clear message in 360 degrees that’s both complex and simple. more »»

Making memories: Keep children's activities in mind when planning family gatherings this holiday

November 22, 2015 As the holiday season gets fully underway this week, plenty of family gatherings await. If you’re hosting one, then one of the things you’ll need to consider is how to entertain the little ones. more »»

Make these crafts at home with the kids

November 22, 2015 Looking for more ideas? Pick up a few parenting magazines like Family Fun or Parents. Some suggested craft ideas from those magazines have been reprinted below. more »»

Earth Matters: Missouri ghost town serves as tragic cautionary tale

November 21, 2015 Times Beach, Missouri, is a modern day ghost town. Three decades after its dissolution, it still serves as an environmental cautionary tale we would be wise to heed. more »»

The color of emotion: Penn State Altoona exhibits ‘sensational’ paintings

November 21, 2015 The vibrant colors in Clarissa Gerber’s artwork are there by design. They reach out and pull you into the emotion of the subject on the canva. more »»

Local Business

Local legal firm notes 75th year

November 22, 2015 The president of the Blair County Bar Association said one word comes to mind when describing Gieg and Gieg Attorneys. more »»

Behind the desk

November 22, 2015 Address: 304 Union Ave. more »»


November 22, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Anthony Guizio has joined Stiffler McGraw as a senior CAD technician working out of the Hollidaysburg office. more »»

Bankruptcy court closes Hayes Large Architects

November 20, 2015 A longtime Altoona architectural firm has closed its doors. Hayes Large Architects was closed on Wednesday by order of Judge Jeffrey A. Deller of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Western Pennsylvania. more »»


November 20, 2015 CLEARFIELD CNB declares dividend The board of CNB Financial Corp. has declared a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record on Dec. 1. CNB Financial Cor. more »»

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