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Police: Man killed during argument in Reade Township

August 26, 2016 A Fallentimber man is dead after a dispute with another man in Reade Township became heated Wednesday night and he was shot multiple times in the chest. more »»


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Police: Man killed during argument in Reade Township

August 26, 2016 A Fallentimber man is dead after a dispute with another man in Reade Township became heated Wednesday night and he was shot multiple times in the chest. more »»

Fire destroys Snyder Township business

August 26, 2016 A Snyder Township business was destroyed when flames engulfed its workshop and office areas in a late night fire Wednesday. Firefighters were called about 11:30 p.m. more »»

Two men get house arrest, probation for child porn

August 26, 2016 Two Cambria County men have been given house arrest and lengthy probation sentences for child pornography charge. more »»

Rail work to delay traffic on Snyder Township road

August 26, 2016 TYRONE — Those who live along a dead-end road in Snyder Township can expect lengthy traffic delays next week because of railroad construction, which has been a point of contention between the... more »»

City robbery suspect accused of DUI

August 26, 2016 An Altoona robbery suspect now faces DUI charges stemming from a July incident in Antis Township. Scott A. more »»

Local Sports

No one talks after Harrison meeting

August 26, 2016 From Mirror, wire reports Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into... more »»

High school football really starts tonight

August 26, 2016 Districts around the state still are sorting out the exact effects from the PIAA adding classifications. more »»

Curve create a little distance in standings with victory

August 26, 2016 By Cory Giger There’s no more talk of “we’re not paying attention to the standings” at this point in the Curve’s season and a division title within reach. more »»

Guilfoyle, Bedford will finally get to meet up

August 26, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

McCutchen wins it in 10th

August 26, 2016 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and a pair of RBI singles, including the tiebreaker in the 10th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped a nine-game skid at Miller Park, beating the... more »»

Trace under pressure

August 25, 2016 To pretty much no one’s surprise, Trace McSorley was named Penn State’s starting quarterback Wednesday by coach James Franklin, who also made it clear he does not like using a two-quarterback syste. more »»

Barkley knows staying healthy a big key

August 21, 2016 Saquon Barkley has a chance to be sensational this season, and to do that, he’ll have to keep his body fresh since Penn State’s opponents will go into every game targeting him as priority No. 1. more »»

O-line depth grows

August 18, 2016 Penn State finally has some options on the offensive line. more »»

Young tight end picks Nittany Lions early

August 17, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Nittany Lions hoping depth aids special teams

August 14, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Thoughts alone of Saquon Barkley returning kickoffs this fall jolt the image of Penn State’s special teams, a unit that struggled through Joe Paterno’s final years and then suffere... more »»


Calvin W. Gibson

August 26, 2016 Calvin W. Gibson, 71, Altoona, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Calvin H. and Dorothy A. (Weber) Gibson. more »»

Deacon James F. Leap

August 26, 2016 Deacon James F. Leap, 92, Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. more »»

Michael Leo Porta

August 26, 2016 Michael Leo Porta, 67, York, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 23, 2016, at his residence. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, and from 10 to 11 a.m. more »»

Sara Jane Kassab

August 26, 2016 Sara Jane Kassab, 81, Bon Air, Va., peacefully went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Boyd and Irene Rothrock. more »»

James E. Dodson

August 25, 2016 James E. Dodson, 84, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday after an extended illness. He was born in East Freedom, son of the late Wilfred and Bertha Dodson. On Nov. 20, 1954, he married Janet R. more »»

Area Life

Brain injuries reported in domestic assaults

August 25, 2016 CHICAGO — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. more »»

Beer benefit: Rails & Ales Fest raising funds for Altoona Community Theatre

August 24, 2016 Beer lovers can celebrate a night out Saturday while tasting the finest regional brews and benefiting a local cause. Altoona Community Theatre’s 2016 Rails & Ales Brewfest will be held from 5 to 8 p. more »»

Fireball Run: Clearfield County winery a stop on road rally with a cause

August 21, 2016 The Fireball Run is an eight-day, 2,000-mile road rally that brings attention to missing children and remote places through its televised series. more »»

Love tears Helen McCrory apart in ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

August 21, 2016 LONDON — You might not think there’s much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips. more »»

Local Business


August 24, 2016 Field & Stream plans event Field & Stream at 141 Sierra Drive will host a “Paint it Red” archery event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Behind the desk: Bill Sell

August 21, 2016 Company name: Bill Sell’s Bold Address: 1413 11th Ave. more »»


August 21, 2016 Blair County Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Weston and Daniella Zimmerman, 2393 Juniata Valley Road, Frankstown Township, $76,101. more »»


August 19, 2016 Adonia Beauty Bar opens Adonia Beauty Bar has opened at 919 Pleasant Valley Blvd. The shop offers a variety of services from haircuts to highlights. more »»

Ben Franklin partnerships valued

August 14, 2016 With four locations throughout Pennsyl­vania, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been providing investment capital and business support services to tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly... more »»

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