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Inmate escapes playing basketball

October 1, 2014 A Bedford County jail inmate escaped Tuesday morning, prompting a police search and warnings from county school districts. more »»


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Inmate escapes playing basketball

October 1, 2014 A Bedford County jail inmate escaped Tuesday morning, prompting a police search and warnings from county school districts. more »»

Two men accused of trying to hit bank

October 1, 2014 LORETTO — Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly tried to rob an S&T Bank on St. Mary Street Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Homicide trials could tax Bedford

October 1, 2014 BEDFORD — With four defendants charged so far and hearings scheduled this morning, a Bedford County homicide case could impose a tremendous, long-term financial burden on the county public defender’... more »»

Peoples Natural Gas lowers rate

October 1, 2014 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay less for its gas. The quarterly adjusted cost recovery rate, which makes up about 50 percent of a customerás bill has dropped from $. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates’ Volquez looks to continue 2014 revival

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. more »»

Area teams are positioning themselves for postseason

October 1, 2014 On the surface, there aren’t a lot of similarities between the Everett and Bellwood-Antis football programs. The same could be said for Chestnut Ridge and Centra. more »»

Bucs facing experienced Giants team

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — You want a winner in tonight’s National League wild card game at PNC Park? Flip a coin. That will be just as reliable as any other prediction. more »»

Heights rallies past PC

October 1, 2014 CRESSON — Mikayla Kozorosky recorded 33 assists and 11 service points in leading Cambria Heights to a 25-19, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9 come-from-behind victory over Penn Cambria in high school girls... more »»

Martin, CC boys claim sectionals

October 1, 2014 TYRONE — Altoona’s Trentin Martin posted the best score, shooting a 72, in the District 6 Class AAA Boys Golf Sectionals at Sinking Valley Country Club. more »»

Bye week a blessing for Franklin

October 1, 2014 Every football team has players who are banged up after five games, so getting them rest during a bye week is always important. more »»

Hull, Lions ready to work

October 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull walked in with the rest of his Penn State teammates on Sunday, ready to hit the reset butto. more »»

Ex-Curve staffers ascend to prominent posts with Penn State, Pirates

September 30, 2014 Minor league baseball is about more than just preparing players for the major leagues. more »»

Wolverines coach in defensive mode

September 30, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. more »»

Nebraska QB has been waiting for Spartans

September 30, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been waiting for this week for almost a year. The Nebraska quarterback will be looking for atonement Saturday when the No. more »»


Timothy J. Houp

October 1, 2014 Aug. 27, 1958 – Sept. 22, 2014 Timothy J. Houp, 56, Altoona, died Sept. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Homer Houp and the late Frances (Buchannan) Hou. more »»

Stephanie Jo Kawtoski

October 1, 2014 Stephanie Jo Kawtoski of Altoona lost her valiant battle with a brain tumor Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Joseph A. and Deborah K. more »»

William David ‘Bill’ Miller Sr.

October 1, 2014 Aug. 2, 1962 – Sept. 29, 2014 William David “Bill” Miller Sr., 52, Hollidays­burg Veterans Home, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord unexpectedly Monday afternoon at the home. more »»

Clair E. Nolan

October 1, 2014 April 23, 1951 - Sept. 29, 2014 Clair E. Nolan, 63, Altoona, passed from this life on Monday at home. He was born in Antis Township, Bellwood, son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (O’Shell) Nolan. more »»

Margaret Rogerzinsky

October 1, 2014 Aug. 27, 1926 – Sept. 27, 2014 Margaret Rogerzinsky, 88, formerly of Rosebud, Coalport RD, died Saturday in Ocala, Fla. She was born in Coalport, daughter of Martin and Anna Smolko. more »»

Area Life

The fight hits home: Inspirational baseballs from local family to be displayed

October 1, 2014 Finding a way to celebrate life through a cancer diagnosis cannot be easy. more »»

Cher concert at BJC will be rescheduled

September 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — According to a release from the Bryce Jordan Center, the Cher “Dressed to Kill” Tour has postponed October concert dates, including the Oct. 13 performance at the cente. more »»

Earth Matters: There is still room for improvement in derailment response

September 27, 2014 Train derailments can be especially unsettling events. more »»

Health exp sets goal to ‘encourage’

September 27, 2014 The Central PA Health & Fitness Expo is coming to State College and bringing a trio of celebrities with it. The inaugural expo is taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. more »»

Get the shot! Options for protection come with flu season

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the... more »»

Local Business

Appvion now making high-speed inkjet paper

October 1, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Appvion In. more »»


October 1, 2014 Advanced Chiropractic, 322 W. Plank Road, is now under the ownership of Dr. Laura A. Bell and Dr. T.J. Clayton, graduates of Pal­mer College of Chiropracti. more »»

Chamber honors Holiday Inn

September 28, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses which will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 20 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»


September 28, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Maria Lopez, associate dentist, has joined Pleasant Valley Dental PC. more »»

Obama: Follow US lead on climate-change strategy

September 24, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a Unite... more »»

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