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Suspect in custody after standoff

May 6, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — A Huntingdon County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a gun, then barricaded himself inside his home in Porter Township for... more »»


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Suspect in custody after standoff

May 6, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — A Huntingdon County man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a gun, then barricaded himself inside his home in Porter Township for... more »»

Witnesses: Motorcyclist speeding

May 6, 2015 An Altoona-area man was killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV that was turning into the Martin’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon on Plank Road, Altoona police said. more »»

Marriott plans move forward

May 6, 2015 The city Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a land development application for a linked pair of Marriott hotels on the site of the former Quality Inn on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, near Van Zand... more »»

Flag case may proceed despite ruling

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Dismissal of criminal charges against an Allegheny Township man who hung an American flag upside down and spray painted “A.I.M.” on it as a protest might not have ended the case. more »»

Ebensburg adding security cameras

May 6, 2015 EBENSBURG — To enhance security and provide residents — both current and former — better views, dozens of new cameras are being installed throughout Ebensburg Borough this year. more »»

Local Sports

Several athletes send message

May 6, 2015 SOMERSET — It’s been a long road back from knee surgery for Central Cambria’s Will Seymour after he tore his meniscus during basketball season. more »»

B-A’s Luensmann throws perfect game

May 6, 2015 HOUTZDALE — Chad Luensmann threw a five-inning perfect game as Bellwood-Antis shut out Moshannon Valley, 11-0, in high school baseball Tuesday. Luensmann struck out 14 of the 15 Black Knight batter. more »»

Ridge edges Everett to capture Sideling Hill

May 6, 2015 EVERETT — Chestnut Ridge wrapped up the Sideling Hill League championship with a 7-6 victory over Everett in high school softball Tuesday. more »»

Koelle keys Mtn. Lions by Guilfoyle

May 6, 2015 Brett Koelle had 17 digs, 16 kills and four blocks for Altoona as it defeated Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21, in high school boys volleyball Tuesday at the AAHS Fieldhouse. more »»

Schopp lands coaching job

May 6, 2015 BROOKINGS, S.D. — Tyrone Area High School graduate A.J. Schopp has joined the South Dakota State wrestling team as an assistant coach, according to head coach Chris Bono. 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 »»


June L. Barley

May 6, 2015 June 5, 1920 – May 2, 2015 June L. Barley, 94, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early Satur­day morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. more »»

Joyce (Shope) Coudriet

May 6, 2015 March 28, 1928 - April 30, 2015 Joyce (Shope) Coudriet, 87, Vienna, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away April 30, 2015. more »»

Walter G. DeArmitt

May 6, 2015 July 4, 1928 – May 4, 2015 Walter G. DeArmitt, 86, Tyrone, passed away early Monday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank and Mary DeArmitt. more »»

Paul C. Engelman

May 6, 2015 June 8, 1934 – May 4, 2015 Paul C. Engelman, 80, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Monday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Vincent and Leota (Bollinger) Engelman. more »»

Barbara A. Kline

May 6, 2015 Dec. 4, 1933 – May 4, 2015 Barbara A. Kline, 81, Houtzdale, died Monday. She was born in Atlantic, rural Houtzdale, daughter of Michael and Mary Moscollic. more »»

Area Life

A taste of local history

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark is in the midst of a revival, with a new menu and new vibe to match the updated interior and exterior. The U.S. more »»

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 Any Disney fan will immediately know what “hakuna matata” means. more »»

Local Business

DelGrosso’s set to open

May 6, 2015 TIPTON — DelGrosso’s Amusement Park will open Saturday for the 2015 summer season. The opening day celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. with two hours of free ride. more »»


May 6, 2015 Giant/Martin’s recognized CARLISLE -- Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets have been named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Head­quarters, a national monthly business publication... more »»

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 »»


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 »»

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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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