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Disaster averted as train derails

September 21, 2014 First there was the popping and snapping sounds of a braking train that couldn’t stop. Those sounds drew Bob Hofer to go to his porch and take a glimpse at the tracks outside his home at 9:45 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Disaster averted as train derails

September 21, 2014 First there was the popping and snapping sounds of a braking train that couldn’t stop. Those sounds drew Bob Hofer to go to his porch and take a glimpse at the tracks outside his home at 9:45 a.m. more »»

VA to vets: Don’t worry

September 21, 2014 Members of a local support group for Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome are fearful and dismayed about a new behavioral treatment regimen being introduced by the Van Zandt VA... more »»

‘Carnage’ leaves some responders in awe

September 21, 2014 Sgt. Brian Freiwald of the Altoona Police Department is a veteran officer, but he was impressed Saturday by what was lying along the 2000 block 10th Avenue. “Carnage,” he sai. more »»

Flight service to Pittsburgh delayed until Nov. 1

September 21, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The target date for flight service to Pittsburgh from the Altoona-Blair County Airport has been pushed back from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. more »»

Local Sports

Offensive line finally gets chance to flex muscles

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive linemen has taken a lot of shots in the first three games of the season. They decided to dish out a few in a 48-7 win over visiting UMass. more »»

Reserve quarterback makes most of his Penn State moment

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — D.J. Crook had a hoarse voice after Penn State’s 48-7 win over UMass on Saturda. more »»

Marauders roll past Bishop Carroll

September 21, 2014 LORETTO — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s high powered offense isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. more »»

Cutch hit twice in loss

September 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Matt Garza provided the edge, even if it ended his night early. more »»

Loss leaves bad taste in WR Boyd’s mouth

September 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Even though sophomore wide receiver Tyler Boyd turned in his best stats of the season against Iowa on Saturday, he still felt he could have played better. more »»

Ground game gets untracked in rout of UMass

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Blowouts are a blast, but they don’t always serve a clear purpose for some teams. more »»

Belton’s patience, versatility rewarded

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Belton was enduring his postgame media request Saturday evening until a question came up concerning what he liked best about the Nittany Lions’ 48-7 waltz over Massachusetts i... more »»

UMass-PSU highlights, lowlights

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 48-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: With Penn State leading 13-0, Nyeem... more »»

UMass-Penn State notebook

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s defensive players have a knack for being ready to play at a high level right out of the gate, and they continued that Saturday by holding an opponent scoreless in the... more »»

Offensive line finally gets chance to flex muscles

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive linemen has taken a lot of shots in the first three games of the season. They decided to dish out a few in a 48-7 win over visiting UMass. more »»

Obituaries

Marjorie Bottenfield

September 21, 2014 Marjorie Bottenfield, 95, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Saturday morning at the Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Adam P. more »»

Clyde A. Finnegan

September 21, 2014 Clyde A. Finnegan, 93, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Queen, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. more »»

James F. ‘Jim’ Harding

September 21, 2014 James F. “Jim” Harding, 75, Altoona, passed away Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Jay and Mary (Rowles) Harding. He married Judith J. Johnson on May 20, 196. more »»

Jeffrey L. Hippo

September 21, 2014 Jeffrey L. Hippo, 51, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ernest Hippo and Alberta (Winter) Hippo. He married Susan (Graffius) on Au. more »»

Mary Lou Pastva

September 21, 2014 Mary Lou Pastva, 84, Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Lloyd I. Sr. more »»

Area Life

Olympic skater Weiss returns to father's alma mater for ice show

September 21, 2014 Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss remembers visiting Penn State as a kid with his father Gregor “Greg” Weis. more »»

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Local Business

Workplace

September 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Drs. Robert Dahmus and Eric Kutz, orthopedic surgeons, have joined Dr. Lawrence Wallace in the Second Floor Specialty Care Center at J.C. more »»

Briefcase

September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»

Briefcase

September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

 
 

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