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Riots shut down Baltimore

April 28, 2015 BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a... more »»


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Riots shut down Baltimore

April 28, 2015 BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a... more »»

Jury commissioners group might disband

April 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Seeing their membership dwindle, the remaining elected jury commissioners may decide Thursday whether to disband their state organization. more »»

Ebensburg police plan to take health care issue into arbitration

April 28, 2015 EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough officials expressed frustration Monday at their police department’s decision to take a health care costs issue into arbitration. more »»

Grand jury: AG Kane engaged in cover-up

April 28, 2015 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane engaged in a cover-up and lied about her role in an alleged unlawful leak of information from a 2009 investigation, according to a report by the grand jur... more »»

GAEDC approves grants for projects

April 28, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Agency has approved its first two “mini-facade grants” for downtown project. more »»

Local Sports

Biddle, Kachman make history

April 28, 2015 BELLWOOD — The one thing that could stop Michael Biddle’s assault on javelin wins and records this spring came to light on Monday. Her name is Avery Corriga. more »»

BC’s Karlheim topping field

April 28, 2015 Name: Matt Karlheim School: Bishop Carroll Age: Senior Grade: 18 Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Karlheim won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in the Northern Bedford... more »»

P-O’s Peck doing everything

April 28, 2015 Name: Maggie Peck School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Peck was the winning pitcher and hit a home run and drove in three runs in... more »»

Focht propels Lady Tigers past Altoona

April 28, 2015 Mikayla Focht doubled and homered to lead Hollidaysburg to a 6-1 win over Altoona Monday afternoon in high school softball action at Logan Elementary Field. more »»

Vikings slip by Blue Pirates on error in 8 innings

April 28, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Craig Hewitt scored the winning run in the top of the eighth on a Williamsburg error as Glendale picked up a 6-5 victory in high school baseball Monday. 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 »»

Improving offensive line remains a top priority

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — There were a few surprises in Saturday’s Blue-White Game, but it came as no surprise that Penn State’s defense clearly is ahead of the offense at the conclusion of spring drills. more »»

Hack back and on (NFL) track

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The NFL Draft is right around the corner (April 30-May 2), and Christian Hackenberg won’t be in it. more »»

Game adds feather to recruiting cap

April 19, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State football coach James Franklin fielded a question about recruiting during spring practice following Saturday afternoon’s Blue-White Game, the second year Nittany Lion... more »»


John William ‘Jack’ Bender

April 28, 2015 John William “Jack” Bender, 84, Altoona, died early Monday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Russel and Helena (Duffy) Bender. He married Shirley Burkett on Oct. more »»

Chandler G. ‘Punk’ Coady

April 28, 2015 Chandler G. “Punk” Coady, 89, Tyrone, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Bellwood, son of William and Mildred (Longenecker) Coady. He married Adeline I. more »»

Sister M. Therese Dush, C.A.

April 28, 2015 Sister M. Therese Dush, Community of Anawim, 83, Frenchville, died Monda. more »»

Ruben Richard ‘Hoss’ Hollopeter

April 28, 2015 Ruben Richard “Hoss” Hollopeter, 61, East Freedom, died unexpectedly Monday morning at his residence after an apparent heart attack. more »»

Wayland Dale ‘Squink’ Hoover

April 28, 2015 Wayland Dale “Squink” Hoover, 93, Duncansville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday evening at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysbur. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Earth Day came from golden age of environmentalism

April 25, 2015 For those of us that lived through the first Earth Day, it may come as a surprise that the planet’s holiday turned 45 this past wee. more »»

Morris remembered for her love of her community

April 25, 2015 A longtime resident of Altoona, Charlotte Lee Morris worked tirelessly for a number of civic organizations and left her community with a long-living legacy, say community leaders who knew her. more »»

Tribute concert to benefit library

April 25, 2015 Folks who’d like to be transported to a Broadway theater need only take the short trip to Tyrone next week. more »»

Altoona native to appear on TLC show

April 23, 2015 By Paige Minemyer Altoona native Brittany Kleiner said finding her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in was one of the best birthday gifts she could have asked for. more »»

Stitching up a show

April 23, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Some call quilting a craft, but the finished product surely is art. And, a lot of it will be on display at this week’s 24th annual Huntingdon Quilt Show. more »»

Local Business


April 28, 2015 Food safety course set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 and from 9 a.m. more »»

UPS Store owners receive award from administration

April 24, 2015 The owners of the UPS Store in Altoona’s Plank Road Crossing have been named Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s Pitts­burgh District Office. more »»

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council selects annual winners

April 23, 2015 The president of a longtime family business will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Tim Bettwy of Bettwy Electric Inc., Newry, will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Plans to reduce ag carbon emissions announced

April 23, 2015 DETROIT — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat... more »»

Business briefs, April 23

April 23, 2015 TIPTON New Pig launches water projects grant program New Pig Corp., a leader in innovative environmental leak and spill containment products on Wednesday launched the PIG Difference Grant Program. more »»

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AVSA Shotgun Shoots 04-29

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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