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Man wrongly accused rebuilds life

May 1, 2016 On Oct. 18, 2013, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shane Krestar, then a 26-year-old Fallentimber resident, on felony criminal charges. more »»


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Man wrongly accused rebuilds life

May 1, 2016 On Oct. 18, 2013, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Shane Krestar, then a 26-year-old Fallentimber resident, on felony criminal charges. more »»

Cruisers damaged in chase

May 1, 2016 EBENSBURG — A suspect was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after a police chase that involved two crashes. more »»

Going buggy

May 1, 2016 Like zombies in a horror movie, droves of whining creatures are scheduled to soon emerge from beneath the soil in southwestern Pennsylvania. more »»

London trip cures cabin fever

May 1, 2016 Cabin fever is a distressing malady that attacks my nervous system at this time every year. It is caused by being cooped up during the dank, dreary three months of winte. more »»

Blair County pretrial services program working

May 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Parole and Probation Office began a pretrial services program seven months ago as a way to lower the prison population by monitoring suspects on bail. more »»

Local Sports

Talko the town

May 1, 2016 Youth will be served, and it certainly was at the District 6 tennis singles championships Saturday morning at the ProCare Health & Fitness Center. more »»

Hollidaysburg’s Rhodes signs with Buccaneers

May 1, 2016 According to the Williamsburg (Va. more »»

PSU’s Zettel happy to be in Detroit

May 1, 2016 Anthony Zettel is going home to Michigan as an NFL player, and he knows how thrilled his late father would be about that. more »»

Central Cambria girls claim Lock Haven title

May 1, 2016 LOCK HAVEN — The Central Cambria girls captured the team title at the Lock Haven High School Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Devils finished with 88 points to top 32 other teams. more »»

Pitching woes force Curve to use position player

May 1, 2016 From Mirror reports AKRON, Ohio — This could be a very long and frustrating season for the Curve if their pitching doesn’t improve substantially and in a hurry. more »»

PSU’s Zettel happy to be in Detroit

May 1, 2016 Anthony Zettel is going home to Michigan as an NFL player, and he knows how thrilled his late father would be about that. more »»

Hack lands with Jets

April 30, 2016 Christian Hackenberg’s long and winding, hotly debated road to becoming an NFL draft pick came to an end Friday night with him going midway through the second round to the New York Jets. more »»

Giger: Hackenberg’s draft spot not easy to determine

April 28, 2016 It wouldn’t be shocking to see Christian Hackenberg drafted at the end of the first round tonight, nor would it be shocking if he falls as far as the fourth round. more »»

Tight end off Lions

April 28, 2016 Brent Wilkerson’s career as a Penn State football player is over as the senior tight end was dismissed from the team Wednesday. more »»

Defensive speed is added

April 26, 2016 By Philip Cmor Penn State added a speedy three-star cornerback from the Deep South to its 2017 recruiting class on Monday night. D.J. more »»


John J. Thomas

May 1, 2016 John J. Thomas, 84, Hastings, entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday to be reunited with his loving wife, Shirley, who passed away three years ago. John passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. more »»

John T. Baker

May 1, 2016 John T. Baker, 66, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph Geist and Theda (Tracey) Baker. more »»

Patricia A. ‘Patty’ Maier

May 1, 2016 Patricia A. “Patty” Maier, 77, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Hatch) Young. She married William F. “Willie” Maier on Aug. more »»

Richard R. Cover Jr.

May 1, 2016 Richard R. Cover Jr., 55, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Columbia, Pa., son of the late Richard R. Sr. and Arlene (Nissley) Cover. Surviving are three sisters: Pamela A. more »»

Glenn J. Deist

May 1, 2016 Glenn J. Deist, 83, Bellwood, died Thursday at his home. He was born in Conemaugh Township, son of the late John L. and Frances M. (Janeczek) Deist. Surviving are his children: Glenn J. Jr., Donna . more »»

Area Life

Philly style: City of Brotherly Love a home to dozens of museums

May 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 10th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit some of the museums in Philadelphia. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners, take heed! Don’t plant anything on Thursday

April 30, 2016 Don’t plant anything on Thursday! May 5 is Ascension Thursday. For millennia, crops haven’t been planted on that day. more »»

Sweet harmony: Oak Ridge Boys to sing in Altoona; will meet again with fan

April 30, 2016 Tammy Rhodes of Clappertown has a softball signed by The Oak Ridge Boys when they previously came to Altoona, but when the group returns next month, for a concert May 11 at the Blair... more »»

Student of the month: Nicholas Patrick Philipsburg-Osceola High School

April 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Eugene and Melissa Patrick (parents), Erika and Alison Patrick (sisters) Future goals: To attend Kent State University, major in architecture and earn a master’s degree. more »»

Downtown Night Market: Altoona event promises fun, music and food

April 28, 2016 Food, music and other entertainment, along with shopping opportunities, will be featured at the Downtown Night Market, a relatively new event that promises to show off the amenities of the central... more »»

Local Business

Bull Pen marks golden milestone

May 1, 2016 TYRONE — The Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge has been a popular eating and meeting place for more than 50 years. more »»


May 1, 2016 Awards and honors -- Dr. more »»

Behind the desk

May 1, 2016 Company: Anything Metal Address: 106. N. Sixth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-1624 Position: Co-owners Years with company: 12 Family: Terry: Wife, Verna; and son, Terry. more »»


April 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH F.N.B. net income decreases F.N.B. Corp., parent company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, reported net income for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $24. more »»

DelGrosso’s water park on track to open

April 28, 2016 TIPTON — The newest addition to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is set to open one month from today. Construction on the $12. more »»

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