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Man killed on I-99

May 30, 2015 BALD EAGLE — A truck driver was killed by a tractor-trailer as he worked under the hood of his vehicle along I-99. more »»


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Man killed on I-99

May 30, 2015 BALD EAGLE — A truck driver was killed by a tractor-trailer as he worked under the hood of his vehicle along I-99. more »»

Fire destroys family home

May 30, 2015 By Phil Ray and Sean Sauro ssauro@altoonamirror. more »»

Hearing postponed for murder case

May 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A preliminary hearing for Jorge “Macho” Gomez III, 34, charged with murdering an Altoona man following an argument at a party where neighbors were watching the Floyd Mayweather-Manny... more »»

GACTC raises tuition by two percent

May 30, 2015 The eight school districts sending students to the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center will be paying about 2 percent more starting this summer. more »»

Local Sports

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 »»

Scholastic baseball, softball teams get their assignments

May 30, 2015 From Mirror reports Four local teams — including two from Blair County — are scheduled to play close to home when the state high school baseball and softball tournaments open on Monday. more »»

Sanchez strong for Curve

May 30, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

B-Mets star has Altoona roots

May 30, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Pirates using big bats

May 30, 2015 The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — An early home run barrage carried A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight win, 11-5 against the San Diego Padres late Thursday night. 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 »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»


Brandyn S. Boyd and Lauralynn Walters

May 30, 2015 Brandyn S. “Brandy” Boyd, 29, Altoona, and her unborn daughter, Lauralynn Walters, passed away Wednesday morning after a tragic car collision. more »»

Crystal A. Bello

May 30, 2015 Crystal A. Bello, 31, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. She was born in Putnam, Conn., daughter of Gerardo S. and Michele (Morissette) Bello. more »»

Virginia L. Ferraro

May 30, 2015 Virginia L. Ferraro, 79, Blair Tower, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Ronald and Della (Burket) Hollen. more »»

Annette J. Greaser

May 30, 2015 Annette J. Greaser, 87, Martinsburg, died peacefully Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Over) Replogle. She married Reginald W. more »»

Richard D. Grove II

May 30, 2015 Richard D. Grove II, 55, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his residence of a heart attack. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Anthony P. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

Local Business

Media heads rule ranks of CEOs with highest pay

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. more »»

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut boot artificial ingredients

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people... more »»

Governor’s Impact Awards includes recognition for New Pig

May 24, 2015 HERSHEY — A Blair County company was among the 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs recognized for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive... more »»

Working on the holiday

May 24, 2015 Many American workers will enjoy a day off on Memorial Day, but most of those people on the job will be compensated for working on what is traditionally the first holiday of the summer season. more »»


May 24, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dennis E. Doll of Hollidaysburg has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Reliance Bank. more »»

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May 30, 2015 Michael Conforto grew up in Washington state and made it back to Altoona, his father's hometown, just a few times when he was a kid, so he has only hazy memories of those trips. more »

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