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Trooper shooting suspect captured

October 31, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.. more »»

 
 
 

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Trooper shooting suspect captured

October 31, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.. more »»

Kids crazy for ‘Candy From A Cop’

October 31, 2014 Altoona Police Patrolman Frank Roesch cruised down Sixth Avenue in the city, pulling over in front of a group of trick-or-treaters and their parents. No lights. No sirens. Just a casual stop. more »»

Doctor giving free hip surgery to man

October 31, 2014 Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he’s expected to receive today and that he said will change his... more »»

Education secretary commends teaching at Altoona Area School District

October 31, 2014 Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq gushed with enthusiasm for the teaching methods and learning opportunities Altoona Area School District administrators and teachers are... more »»

Teaching abroad helps educators

October 31, 2014 It’s one thing to sit in a classroom in central Pennsylvania and hear about teaching English someday to someone who grew up speaking another language. more »»

Local Sports

Bedford tops Ridge on penalty kicks

October 31, 2014 Bedford sophomore goalkeeper Gus Pyle has been used to stopping shots for the Bisons. more »»

Ventura living a dream

October 31, 2014 Saturday will be very special for Hollidaysburg product J.T. Ventura, who is expected to be on the travel roster for Maryland when it visits Penn State. “I had the date Nov. more »»

BG, Eagles meet at 9-0

October 31, 2014 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauder football players have seen their share of big football games over the last three years under coach Justin Wheeler. more »»

Lions playing for win

October 31, 2014 Altoona has waited a long time to hold a WPIAL playoff game at Mansion Park, but Mountain Lions coach John Franco doesn’t want to approach tonight’s Class AAAA first-round contest with Bethel Park... more »»

PC continues Cinderella story in semifinals

October 31, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — The glass slipper seems to fit Penn Cambria just fine. more »»

Ventura living a dream

October 31, 2014 Saturday will be very special for Hollidaysburg product J.T. Ventura, who is expected to be on the travel roster for Maryland when it visits Penn State. “I had the date Nov. more »»

Injury thrusts young Lynch into lead running back

October 30, 2014 Akeel Lynch’s long-awaited opportunity to make a big contribution at tailback for Penn State finally has arrived, but not the way he wanted it t. more »»

Franklin putting backups in motion

October 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Freshman Troy Apke will make his Penn State debut this weekend against Maryland. more »»

Franklin clears air on Keiser’s medical condition

October 29, 2014 Some scary details emerged Tuesday about why Penn State safety Ryan Keiser will have to miss the rest of the season, but coach James Franklin refuted one potentially dangerous aspect that had been... more »»

Seniors Zwinak, Keiser out for season

October 28, 2014 Two Penn State seniors who exemplified how hard work can lead to greater-than-expected opportunities and success have had their careers cut short with season-ending injuries. more »»

Obituaries

Patricia J. Daugherty

October 31, 2014 Patricia J. Daugherty, 71, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Copenhaver) Gelbk. more »»

Amy (Coate) Fazi

October 31, 2014 Amy (Coate) Fazi, 54, Pittsburgh, died Monday surrounded in love by her family. She was the daughter of David Coate and the late Ruth (Jackson) Coate. more »»

Carol Suzanne Meinhart

October 31, 2014 Carol Suzanne Meinhart, 66, Somerset, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday in Somerset. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul W. and Eileen (Sullivan) Meinhart. more »»

Mary Louise Shoemaker

October 31, 2014 Mary Louise Shoemaker, 94, Ebensburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Carrolltown, daughter of Raymond and Catherine Eckenrode. more »»

Jean Thurston

October 31, 2014 Jean Thurston, 89, formerly of Clearfield and Altoona and most recently of The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoon. more »»

Area Life

Altoona comics show is Sunday

October 31, 2014 The Altoona-Con 1, the first Altoona comics show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona. more »»

Special needs beauty pageant to be held Saturday

October 29, 2014 Angela Ebersole of Claysburg, who launched a pageant for special-needs women last year, never dreamed that when she and her husband pulled over to help a woman by the side of the road that they woul... more »»

Joel to perform at Jordan Center on Dec. 5

October 28, 2014 Live Nation has announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park on Friday, Dec. 5. more »»

Earth Matters: Recycling common items makes sense for environment

October 25, 2014 It may seem odd that common objects we use almost every day can be connected to serious environmental problems. more »»

Ghost tour of Mishler raises spirits

October 25, 2014 A lot of haunted houses will try to send people screaming in fear from the building. But when ghosts invade the Mishler next week, they’ll be more likely to tell you a story than try to scare you off. more »»

Local Business

2 Sheetz stores to open by the end of this year

October 31, 2014 Sheetz Inc. plans to open two new Blair County stores by the end of the year. The new store at Frankstown Road and Amelia Avenue is scheduled to open Nov. more »»

Briefcase

October 31, 2014 ROARING SPRING Nason Hospital Home Health recognized Nason Hospital Home Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in th... more »»

Fed ends bond buying, cites brighter job market

October 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market — a key condition for an eventual interest... more »»

Hershey third quarter results mixed

October 30, 2014 HERSHEY (AP) — Hershey’s third-quarter net income fell 4 percent as costs rose. The chocolate bar and candy maker’s adjusted profit missed analysts’ expectations, while revenue met Wall Street’s view. more »»

Chrysler recalls 566K vehicles

October 30, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the... more »»

 
 
 

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Ghost Hunt at Baker Mansion 10-31

The Ghost Hunt/Birthday Party will be at Baker Mansion on Friday Oct 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sylvester Baker (1825-1907) was born October 31, 1825; he would have been 189 this year. Come celebrate Sylvester’s birthday. more »


 
 
 
 
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