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One person dead after city shooting

May 4, 2015 One man is dead, and another is in custody after a fatal shooting early Sunday at 111 S. Eighth St. At 1:11 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

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One person dead after city shooting

May 4, 2015 One man is dead, and another is in custody after a fatal shooting early Sunday at 111 S. Eighth St. At 1:11 a.m. more »»

Cambria County blaze claims man’s life

May 4, 2015 VINCO — An 82-year-old man died from respiratory failure and two others were injured in a fire that started about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in this Jackson Township community. more »»

Garlick serves as enemy to blood-sucking bugs

May 4, 2015 If blood-sucking insects’ brains were big enough for comprehension, they may learn to fear the sight of Jim Garlick’s pickup truck — a vehicle that displays a large mosquito-shaped decal. more »»

Work set for Rt. 1015 bridge project

May 4, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT’s Bedford County maintenance crew will begin work today on the Hershberger Road bridge removal project in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 4, 2015 Allegheny Township police March 22 - Criminal mischief: 500 block Municipal Drive March 23 - Forgery: 1000 block Rosewood Drive April 2 - Theft: 400 block Kuhn Lane, 100 block Sierra Drive April 3 -... more »»

Local Sports

Curve combo secures yet another victory

May 4, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com It’s easy to notice how good Josh Bell has been at the plate for the Curve lately, and he continued to pound the ball Sunday afternoon. more »»

’15 club looks very familiar

May 4, 2015 Nearly this exact day five years ago — on May 3, 2010 — I predicted the future. Probably should have bought Powerball tickets that day. more »»

The Wong pitch at the right time sinks Bucs

May 4, 2015 The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — After walking Pedro Alvarez four straight times, the St. Louis Cardinals pitched to the Pittsburgh Pirates slugger. Lesson learned. more »»

Fight of the century doesn't live up to hype

May 4, 2015 Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao became adept at staying away from each other for the last six years. more »»

Area youth baseball

May 4, 2015 Hollidaysburg Area Summer Baseball League MAJORS W-L Marzoni’s 3-0 McCarl’s 3-0 Locker Room 2-1 Sheetz 2-1 Altoona Urological 1-2 The Meadows 1-2 RT Contracting 0-3 State Farm Insurance 0-3 RESULTS... 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 »»

Obituaries

Jane G. Eckels

May 4, 2015 Jane G. “Janie” Eckels, 70, Altoona, died early Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles William and Jane Gertrude (Stewart) Kimmen. more »»

Ronald C. Harris

May 4, 2015 Ronald C. Harris, 80, Williamsburg, died Saturday at home. He was born in Duncansville, son of the late Kenneth E. and E. Mildred (Cornelius) Harris. more »»

Kathryn Long

May 4, 2015 Kathryn “Kate” Long, Patton, passed away May 2, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter-HAIDA. She was born in Heilwood, daughter of Michael and Theresa (Brenish) Cromo. more »»

Anna L. Malady

May 4, 2015 Anna L. Malady, 91, Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Saturday at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry George and Kathryn (Biechler) Himes. more »»

Naomi B. Mitchell

May 4, 2015 Naomi B. Mitchell, 92, Hollidays­burg, passed away Saturday evening at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg. She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late Irvin and Mary (Fisher) Brua. 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 cdobrowolsky@altoonamirror.com 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 »»

Workplace

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 »»

Briefcase

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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