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Police: Heroin led to incident

August 31, 2016 Gunfire in Juniata over the weekend that culminated with the arrest of two people early Tuesday was over heroin and money, according to charges filed by Altoona police. Carlos A. more »»


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Police: Heroin led to incident

August 31, 2016 Gunfire in Juniata over the weekend that culminated with the arrest of two people early Tuesday was over heroin and money, according to charges filed by Altoona police. Carlos A. more »»

Police besiege residence

August 31, 2016 Altoona police equipped with a SWAT vehicle and riot gear early Tuesday arrested a man wanted for attempted homicide, after besieging a four-unit apartment building in Dutch Hill where he had holed... more »»

Airport pursuing program extension

August 31, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport will submit a waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation to remain in the Essential Air Service program beyond a Dec. 31 deadline. more »»

Ex-Portage officer files lawsuit against borough

August 31, 2016 A fired Portage Borough police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming borough officials breached a confidentiality agreement to deny the officer unemployment payments and also defamed him so he would... more »»


August 31, 2016 Dairy farmers to discuss milk prices ALEXANDRIA — Area dairy farmers will meet at noon Friday at the Alexandria fire hall to discuss the milk pricing system and the current MPP program. U.S. Rep. more »»

Local Sports

Altoona grad named Lions’ starting DT

August 31, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Pill puts Curve bats to sleep

August 31, 2016 By Jim Lane For the Mirror After scoring their most lopsided win of the season Monday — a 13-1 romp over Binghamton — the Altoona Curve found hits and runs tough to come by Tuesday. more »»

Injury bug could hamper Steelers' 'O'

August 31, 2016 PITTSBURGH—The Steelers came into camp believing the offense would carry the team. Yet it seems there are valid reasons to believe the offense won’t be as good as it should b. more »»

Hendricks tough on Pirates

August 31, 2016 The Associated Press CHICAGO — Kyle Hendricks threw seven dominant innings to lower the majors’ best ERA to . more »»

Rookie anxious to play

August 31, 2016 By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns can’t wait to make his debut. more »»

Altoona grad named Lions’ starting DT

August 31, 2016 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Flashes to throw 3 quarterbacks at Lions

August 30, 2016 Kent State plans to play three quarterbacks in this week’s opener at Penn State, with true freshman Justin Agner getting the starting nod. more »»

Pitt-Penn State series tagged as Keystone Classic

August 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pitt vs. Penn State football series will be tagged as the Keystone Classic presented by Peoples Gas as announced Friday by both institutions. 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 »»


Anthony C. ‘Butchie’ Arpino Jr.

August 31, 2016 Jan. 1, 1940 - Aug. 27, 2016 Anthony C. “Butchie” Arpino Jr., 76, Portage, died Saturday. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Anthony Sr. and Mary Ellen (George) Arpino. more »»

Mary Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Mauk

August 31, 2016 Nov. 1, 1921 - Aug. 26, 2016 Mary Gertrude “Gertie” Mauk, 94, Mullica Hill, N.J., formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Friday at her residence, surrounded by her family. more »»

Thomas Edward Molinets

August 31, 2016 Oct. 13, 1970 - Aug. 23, 2016 Thomas Edward Molinets, 45, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away after a motorcycle accident. more »»

Margaret ‘Peg’ Augusta McCartney Smith

August 31, 2016 Aug. 8, 1919 - Aug. 30, 2016 Margaret “Peg” Augusta McCartney Smith, 97, passed away in the early morning hours on Tuesday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. more »»

Gladys M. Amick

August 30, 2016 Gladys M. Amick, 76, Claysburg, died Saturday evening at Nason Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Woodbury, daughter of the late Elery David and Mary A. (Kauffman) Amick. more »»

Area Life

What’s cooking?: Taste of Home show returns to Bedford on Sept. 24

August 31, 2016 Many people have eaten food derived from a Taste of Home cookbook and didn’t even know it. more »»

Art exhibit coincides with today’s zombie event

August 27, 2016 In conjunction with ZombietownUSA, local artist Michael Long has teamed up with 321 Gallery to curate the Dark Art Exhibit, giving artists a chance to show their artworks that are dark in mood and... more »»

Earth Matters: More strides must be made in our recycling efforts

August 27, 2016 Management of environmental resources of all kinds evolve and mature as the decades pass. What we did 40 years ago should seem woefully inadequate in 201. more »»

Society celebrates 110 years with gala

August 27, 2016 The “Roaring Twenties” is the theme of the 2016 Blair County Historical Society’s Gala to be held on the lawn and inside the restored rooms of the Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. more »»

Fun for the family: BCAF announces Family Theatre schedule at Mishler

August 27, 2016 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s Family Theatre at the Mishler is celebrating its 30th anniversary season and will present six live theatrical productions for young people. more »»

Local Business

Sheetz opening three new stores

August 31, 2016 Altoona-based Sheetz Inc. is opening three new stores. On Tuesday, Sheetz opened a store in Morrisville, N.C.; today Sheetz will open a store in Galax, Va. more »»


August 30, 2016 Cisco Systems employee to speak at LinkUp Expo Tom Schweizer will be the kickoff speaker for Link Computer Corp.’s 19th Annual LinkUp Expo, Pennsylvania’s largest technology conference. more »»

Bedford dress shop in 60th year

August 28, 2016 BEDFORD — Running a retail business can be difficult. “It is a matter of staying ahead of the game. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

August 28, 2016 Name: Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Years in Existence: 6 Employees: 22 Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) Populations served: Our organization works with all sectors of the community on the... more »»


August 28, 2016 New hires and promotions - Steve Tucker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System’s hospital division and president of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as system CEO. more »»

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Farewell, Charlie

August 31, 2016 The Pirates will have a reunion of their 1971 World Series team this weekend, and the most obscure player won't be there. Charlie Sands, the third-string catcher, died on Aug. 22 in Naples, FL at 68. more »

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