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Former Altoona man wanted after Albuquerque death

June 3, 2015 A Blair County man wanted for robbery and assault in Altoona is now being sought by police in Albuquerque, N.M., after a man there was found shot to death in an SU. more »»


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Former Altoona man wanted after Albuquerque death

June 3, 2015 A Blair County man wanted for robbery and assault in Altoona is now being sought by police in Albuquerque, N.M., after a man there was found shot to death in an SU. more »»

Sewer project goes live

June 3, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority’s new $7.5-million supplementary sewer line in Pleasant Valley is online, after a successful test. more »»

Ex-convict sentenced for gun possession

June 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 7 1/2–15 years in state prison for the illegal possession of firearms, charges that stemmed from his alleged attempts to shakedown a “small-time marijuana... more »»

Benefits weighed for yoga classes for foster children

June 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The idea of introducing a yoga class for foster care children and parents has Blair County commissioners asking for more information. more »»


June 3, 2015 SCHELLSBURG Homeowner: Shots fired into house A Bedford County homeowner has said someone fired seven bullets into his house, but state police said Tuesday they’re not certain when the shots were... more »»

Local Sports

Cats help out Curve

June 3, 2015 A pitcher usually doesn’t get charged with an earned run after his defense commits an error, but when the pitcher himself is the one making the error, he really only has himself to blam. more »»

JV, Central, Everett quarterfinal sites set

June 3, 2015 The Juniata Valley High School baseball team will stay in District 6 for its PIAA Class A quarterfinal game on Thursda. more »»

Johnston Realty remains unbeaten

June 3, 2015 Tom Sommer went the distance to help Johnston Realty improve to 4-0 with a 7-1 win over Railbirds at Juniata on Tuesday in an Altoona AAABA League game. Railbirds committed six errors. more »»

Kaylee Krug: Westminster volleyball

June 3, 2015 Name: Kaylee Krug High school: Northern Cambria Hometown: Nicktown Sport: Volleyball Position: Outside hitter College choice: Westminster Other colleges considered: UPJ, Thiel, Juniata Why I picked... more »»

Trenton Creppage: Mount Aloysius baseball

June 3, 2015 Name: Trenton Creppage High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Bellwood Sport: Baseball Position: Catcher College choice: Mount Aloysius Other colleges considered: Slippery Rock, Shippensburg, Clarion... more »»

Wisniewski, Collins may get into HOF

June 3, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of football players who were instrumental in helping Penn State post undefeated and championship seasons are among the candidates under consideration for the National... more »»

Penn State lands top recruit in state

May 30, 2015 By Philip Cmor A split second after Michal Menet announced his college choice, a thunderous cheer filled the Exeter High School auditoriu. more »»

PSU hockey schedule set

May 29, 2015 The Penn State men’s hockey program announced its 36-game regular-season schedule for 2015-16. more »»

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

May 23, 2015 DENVER — Caution: “Human Sledgehammer” at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»


Andrew Condrin Himes

June 3, 2015 Andrew Condrin Himes, 57, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday night, June 1, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Philadelphia, son of Dr. Ralph F. Jr. and Anne (Condrin) Himes. more »»

Robert Loucks Sr.

June 3, 2015 Robert Loucks Sr., 70, Coupon, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Marie Loucks. He married Karen Pleva on July 23, 1982, in Winchester, Va. more »»

Harry J. Morrison

June 3, 2015 Harry J. Morrison, 78, Gallitzin, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Walter and Marie (Eger) Morrison. He married Barbara Conrad on July 18, 1960, at St. more »»

Julia A. Checkaneck

June 3, 2015 Julia A. Checkaneck, 96, Blackburn, died Monday. She was born in Blackburn, daughter of John and Mary (Prelock) Popovich. She was married to the late Michael J. Checkaneck. more »»

Thomas L. Bookhammer

June 3, 2015 Thomas L. Bookhammer, 82, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord late Monday morning at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring. more »»

Area Life

A dream come true

June 3, 2015 EBENSBURG — After a culinary apprenticeship in Florida, Charles Heinrich returned home to Pennsylvania and moved in with his grandfather, Robert, an amateur inventor, in Westmont. more »»

Garden Notes: Fragrant Sweet Woodruff virtually maintenance-free

May 30, 2015 In 1776, the uniforms of British soldiers were dyed with “Red Madder,” a pigment extracted from the boiled roots of Sweet Woodruff, also known as Galium odoratum, a member of the Genus Madde. more »»

Get planting!: Warm weather, right soil ripe for growing

May 30, 2015 As a kid, Doug Endler of Duncansville remembers working alongside his dad in his garden, doing most of the work by hand instead of using labor-saving devices like rototiller. more »»

Daring and digital: SAMA Altoona displays local artist’s work

May 28, 2015 Lynn Marchetti Heverly believes her interest in art was first stoked at an early age when she was attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. more »»

Student of the Month: Tyler Shaw: Williamsburg High School

May 28, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Served as team captain for his senior football, basketball and baseball team. more »»

Local Business

Intel Corp. buys chip designer Altera for $16B

June 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and mor. more »»

Chevron fined for fatal explosion

June 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environ­mental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a... more »»


June 2, 2015 Ford is recalling 1 million Mustang and GT sports cars because their driver’s side air bags could potentially explode. The air bags made by Takata Corp. more »»


June 2, 2015 Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds Virtual reality is creeping into our world. more »»

Local businesses utilizing social media

May 31, 2015 Social media is becoming an even bigger tool for local businesses. “We definitely do use it. more »»

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