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AASD approves added expense

July 29, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board approved additional estimated costs for the modular classrooms project at Ebner Elementary School despite several board members voicing their disapproval. more »»

 
 
 

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AASD approves added expense

July 29, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board approved additional estimated costs for the modular classrooms project at Ebner Elementary School despite several board members voicing their disapproval. more »»

Clinton pledges a steady hand

July 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some... more »»

Hillary Clinton holding event in Johnstown

July 29, 2016 Local Democrats are set to join Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as she stops in Johnstown this weeken. more »»

Houtzdale inmate’s throat cut in razor attack

July 29, 2016 An inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale used a razor blade to cut another inmate around his throat sometime Wednesday. Gary Teet, 49, used a 1. more »»

County accepts grant funds to monitor Zika

July 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County officials on Thursday accepted close to $9,000 in state grant funds for monitoring mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. more »»

Local Sports

Move-in day at camp: Bell apologizes for being distraction

July 29, 2016 LATROBE — Le’Veon Bell believes his surgically repaired right knee feels so good he could play “tomorrow. more »»

PSU's Bates ready to make mark on offensive line

July 29, 2016 Ryan Bates, who has a chance to become a household name among Penn State football fans in the coming years, has a refreshingly candid humor about hi. more »»

Thunder snap Curve's six-game win streak

July 29, 2016 TRENTON, N.J. — There’s a big difference between the two divisions in the Eastern League when it comes to the standings. The Curve are 12 games over . more »»

Johnston rallies to win opener

July 29, 2016 The long-needed rain in the area played havoc with the start of the AAABA Altoona Regional on Thursday. more »»

Former PSU great Thomas hosting football clinic

July 29, 2016 Former Penn State and NFL running back Blair Thomas will be holding a football camp Saturday at Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Stadium for kids age 7-13. more »»

PSU's Bates ready to make mark on offensive line

July 29, 2016 Ryan Bates, who has a chance to become a household name among Penn State football fans in the coming years, has a refreshingly candid humor about hi. more »»

Griping publicly doesn’t help Penn State

July 28, 2016 James Franklin went 0-1 at the Big Ten Media Days. more »»

PSU lands 3-star defender

July 28, 2016 By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror. more »»

Negative recruiting debated in Chicago

July 27, 2016 James Franklin tried to distance himself Tuesday from comments he previously made that seemed to accuse Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame of negative recruiting against Penn State. more »»

Franklin set for ‘pivital season’

July 26, 2016 James Franklin says he has a lot of reasons to feel confident about the Penn State football team this year, and he acknowledged what everyone already knew in calling this a pivotal season for the... more »»

Obituaries

David Irvin Burns

July 29, 2016 David Irvin Burns, 68, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late David W. more »»

Catherine L. ‘Kay’ Burr

July 29, 2016 Catherine L. “Kay” Burr, 91, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her family. more »»

Naomi Ruth ‘Gram’ Fether

July 29, 2016 Naomi Ruth “Gram” Fether, 89, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday at her residence. more »»

Ralph E. Helsel

July 29, 2016 Ralph E. Helsel, 85, Blue Knob, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning at his residence, surrounded by his famil. more »»

Richard E. Hoover

July 29, 2016 Richard E. Hoover, 87, Tyrone, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late James A. and Florence (Snyder) Hoover. On Sept. more »»

Area Life

Not always ‘incompatible with life’: Study: Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said

July 28, 2016 CHICAGO — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were “incompatible with life. more »»

Some fitness experts seek end to drill-sergeant type putdowns

July 28, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — My grandmother can do more push-ups than you. No one wants to see jiggly cellulite hanging out of a bikini. You need to make up for all those cookies you ate last nigh. more »»

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

July 28, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. more »»

Tasty substitute: Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

July 27, 2016 Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. more »»

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins are healthy and easy to make

July 27, 2016 When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far. more »»

Local Business

Cable companies strive to improve

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke. more »»

Norfolk Southern profits dip

July 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern’s second-quarter profit declined 6 percent as it hauled 7 percent less freight and cut costs. more »»

Comcast’s second-quarter profits fall

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast’s second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses for... more »»

Briefcase

July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH UPMC program earns national distinction The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC, which has locations in Altoona and Bedford, has earned national accreditation by the... more »»

Local business briefcase

July 26, 2016 Pittsburgh Local business receives award Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona were recognized with the Director’s Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards... more »»

 
 
 

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Celebrating Hubie!

July 29, 2016 Among the highlights of this weekend’s slate of area live music happenings is a special day in remembrance of local entertainer and icon Dennie Huber. more »

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