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Shopping sprees continue in area

November 29, 2014 Two rounds of Black Friday deal seekers have become the norm for retailers over the last few years, with several department and big-box stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. more »»


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Shopping sprees continue in area

November 29, 2014 Two rounds of Black Friday deal seekers have become the norm for retailers over the last few years, with several department and big-box stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. more »»

Locals provide dieting advice

November 29, 2014 When they met before Thanksgiving to strategize about how to stick to their new healthy eating habits, members of the local Weight Watchers group in Altoona feared one food on the menu above all,... more »»

Oil plunge creates rifts in economy

November 29, 2014 A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenue. more »»

Grass parking spaces closed for PSU game

November 29, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK – Because of Wednesday’s snowfall and wet grounds around Beaver Stadium, Penn State officials have announced that all grass car parking lots, both reserved and gameday, will be... more »»

Man accused of breaking into home, attempting rape

November 29, 2014 CHERRY TREE — A Northern Cambria man was arrested Thursday in Indiana County after police said he broke into a home and attempted to rape its occupant. more »»

Local Sports

Family, football part of holiday

November 27, 2014 Holidays are the time for reflection, and, although he’s trying to take Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s amazing football season one game at a time, senior quarterback/safety Brandon Chadbour... more »»

McMonagle lands spot on Penn State baseball team

November 27, 2014 Despite the fact that he averaged over 11 strikeouts a game while pitching tiny, eighth-seeded Williamsburg Area High School into the District 6-A baseball semifinals last spring, Austin McMonagle... more »»

2014 Mirror golf all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Ian Dunmyer, sr., Penn Cambria: Finished 27th at PIAA championships. ... Tied for sixth after shooting a 78 at the PIAA Western regionals to qualify for states. ... more »»

2014 Mirror cross country all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Kim Bischof, sr. more »»

2014 Mirror cross country all-stars

November 27, 2014 FIRST TEAM Zane Baker, jr., Bedford: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … Placed fourth in the District 6-AA meet with a time of 17:16. more »»

Penn State men at Bucknell

November 28, 2014 Tipoff: 4 p.m., Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg Records: Penn State (5-1); Bucknell (2-4) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 43-60 in his fourth season at Penn State and 85-88 in six seasons overall. more »»

PSU Lady Lions vs. Liberty

November 28, 2014 Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Georgia State Records: Penn State (1-3) Liberty (2-2) Coaches: Coquese Washington is 143-84 in her eighth season at Penn State. more »»

Shoop impressive

November 27, 2014 James Franklin and Penn State fans everywhere should be thankful that Bob Shoop is on the coaching staf. more »»

Getting mad helps

November 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State coach Pat Chambers began to shout in anger as the halftime buzzer sounded in a game against Akron at the Jordan Center Tuesday night, before catching himself and keeping... more »»

Franklin standing up for assistant

November 26, 2014 Penn State’s offense has struggled mightily all season, and while there are myriad reasons for that, many have pointed to the playcalling as one of the biggest issues. more »»


Josephine E. Allison

November 29, 2014 Josephine Elizabeth Allison, 87, Alexandria, formerly of Williamsburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Thomas P. and Nancy E. Alliso. more »»

Alice Faye Figaro

November 29, 2014 Alice Faye Figaro, 72, Altoona, formerly of Beaumont, Texas, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Beaumont, daughter of the late Levi and Leola (Alex) Williams. She married Clenic Figaro. more »»

Sister Christine Mary Keefe

November 29, 2014 Sister Christine Mary Keefe, O. Carm., Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, peacefully ended her 61 years in religious life Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Manor after an extended illness. more »»

Mary C. Lantzer

November 29, 2014 Mary Christine Lantzer, 68, Harrisburg, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. more »»

Eleanor Vashti (Wasley) Kensinger

November 29, 2014 Eleanor W. Kensinger, 96, Martinsburg, died Friday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Shenandoah, daughter of the late Fred and Ata (Housenick) Wasley. She married Leon E. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Ground Pine’s ‘loopy charm’ helps celebrate Christmas

November 29, 2014 There is nothing more festive than a wreath made of Ground Pine. It has a certain loopy charm — like a lop-sided grin. more »»

Working man: Local man doesn’t allow paralysis to hold him back

November 29, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Tom Jandora has worked for the Duncansville-based trucking company R.J. Glass Inc. for 45 year. more »»

From vintage to city chic: Holiday decor

November 27, 2014 By Kim?Cook The Associated Press For those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. more »»

Tyrone featured for second time in 'Our Town'

November 27, 2014 A second helping of Tyrone is getting served next week. WPSU is airing “Our Town: Tyrone,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. more »»

Student of the month: Ryan Evanko Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

November 27, 2014 Age: 18 Grade: 12th Chosen for: Academic, extracurricular and community service. He has embraced a multitude of opportunities — academic, co- and extra- curricular and social. more »»

Local Business

Sony to offer partial refunds

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. more »»

Black Friday catches on in United Kingdom

November 26, 2014 LONDON — Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. more »»

Business briefs

November 26, 2014 Local foreclosure rates drop Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»


November 26, 2014 Rugs Large and small Altitude shag area rugs are being recalled. The rugs are made of polyester and were available in the color “Altitude Gol. more »»

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

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