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Driver identified in Cambria fatal crash

August 23, 2016 More than two months after a traffic accident killed a mother and her daughter in Cambria Township, police have revealed the name of the driver. Marc . more »»


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Driver identified in Cambria fatal crash

August 23, 2016 More than two months after a traffic accident killed a mother and her daughter in Cambria Township, police have revealed the name of the driver. Marc . more »»

Federal lawsuit settled

August 23, 2016 A federal lawsuit filed in 2011 against two Cambria County boroughs and two police officers seems to have reached a final resolution after settlements were reached. more »»

Part of city building collapses

August 23, 2016 The top of the building at 1747 Margaret Ave. collapsed Monday, forcing city officials to close the road where it intersects with 19th Street. more »»

Ebensburg expects more water violations

August 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — Ebens­burg officials confirmed Monday the borough had violated drinking water standards for the third quarter and that more violations could be expected through next spring. more »»

Cambria looking at storage for records

August 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County officials apparently have already looked at properties where they can transfer county records currently housed at the Old Cambria County Jail. more »»

Local Sports

Coming into his own: Polanco reaching potential

August 23, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Chalk it up to a heightened sense of confidence and personal security. Credit it to an increased maturity and a better overall knowledge of the game of baseball. more »»

Offense flat as Bucs drop 4th in a row

August 23, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pirates infielder David Freese got a two-year contract extension Monday, then made the final out on a baserunning blunder in a game hours later. more »»

Allie, Glasnow lead Curve to blowout win

August 23, 2016 HARRISBURG — Tyler Glasnow had a better outing in his second rehab start for the Curve, and an offense that had been struggling put together a second straight big game Monday night. more »»

Dupree ready for big year

August 23, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Bud Dupree hopes he’s setting himself up for a breakout second seaso. more »»

Hurricanes, with three titles, top team of ’80s

August 23, 2016 CORAL GABLES, Fla. — No one could have seen this coming. That is, except Howard Schnellenberge. 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 »»

WR picks PSU over Iowa, MSU

August 14, 2016 Fort Wayne, Ind.’s Mac Hippenhammer has made a reputation as a superb route-runner with great hand. more »»


Norma B. Berkey

August 23, 2016 Norma B. Berkey, 87, Imler, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. more »»

Robert D. Bilka

August 23, 2016 Robert Dwayne Bilka, 80, Bellemead, died early Saturday morning at his home. He was born in Antis Township, son of the late John M. and Ethel E. (Leonard) Bilka. He was twice married, first to M. more »»

John William Dunn III

August 23, 2016 John William Dunn III, 62, Altoona, passed away early Sunday morning at his residence. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. more »»

Gerald W. Brumbaugh

August 23, 2016 Gerald W. Brumbaugh, 75, Roaring Spring, died peacefully Sunday morning at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Elvin and Mae (Amick) Brumbaugh. On Dec. more »»

Goldie R. Franks

August 23, 2016 Goldie R. Franks, 95, Altoona, died Saturday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lloyd and Dorthea (Myers) Weierick. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Snyder inspired others through music, teaching

August 20, 2016 If the measure of a person’s life is how much that person inspired and brought happiness to others, then judging by the comments of those who knew him, Jacob “Jake’’ Snyder lived a successful life,... more »»

A weed or not? The truth about Goldenrod

August 20, 2016 A plant William Cullina included in The New England Wild Flower Society Guide cannot be considered a weed. more »»

Making a meadow: Prepare, plan for success

August 20, 2016 Weeks of lawn mowing can make a backyard meadow — a carefree carpet of flowers and grasses — seem like an especially appealing alternative. Even small yards can accommodate a patch of meadow. more »»

Local Business

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 »»


August 14, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Jonathan M. Starchville, a native of Lilly, has accepted a position with ICON Eyecare in Dallas, Texas. Starchville is a 2007 graduate of Penn Cambria High School. more »»

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