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Foster says bishop turning blind eye

May 3, 2016 A Catholic layman who aided a state investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said Bishop Mark . more »»


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Foster says bishop turning blind eye

May 3, 2016 A Catholic layman who aided a state investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said Bishop Mark . more »»

Speed limit increases

May 3, 2016 All of I-99 posted 65 mph will go to 70 mph today, except for a short stretch south of Altoona, in a followup to a 1.5-year pilot program that tested the higher speed limit elsewhere in the state. more »»

Cresson prison plans will be revealed

May 3, 2016 State officials said plans for the shuttered state prison at Cresson will be announced Wednesday morning. The office of state Sen. more »»

Couple get year in jail for abuse, starvation of child

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man and woman accused of starving and abusing their infant child in 2011 have each been sentenced to serve almost a year in jail. Michael A. more »»

Halvorson concedes 9th District to Shuster

May 3, 2016 Nearly a week after early results showed him losing by a razor-thin margin, 9th Congressional District challenger Art Halvorson conceded Monday to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District. more »»

Local Sports

Central’s Helsel part of 4 victories

May 3, 2016 By Philip Cmor BELLWOOD — Central will miss the West Central Coaches Meet at the end of this week, because the school is holding its prom that night. more »»

Murray marvelous in goal

May 3, 2016 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control o... more »»

Cole gets knocked out in 5th

May 3, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Hammel’s ERA rose to 1. more »»

Success following Peterman

May 3, 2016 Name: Lexi Peterman School: Central Cambria Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Peterman won the 800-meter run and anchored the winning 1600 and 3200... more »»

Spotlight shining on Talko

May 3, 2016 Name: Ryne Talko School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Talko won the District 6 Class AA singles tennis championship, beating... more »»

PSU-OSU will be in primetime

May 3, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — For the fifth consecutive season, Penn State and Ohio State will meet under the lights on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. 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 »»


Paul M. Bottenfield Sr.

May 3, 2016 Paul M. Bottenfield Sr., 94, Altoona, died Saturday at Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation, Royersford. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Adam and Anna (Wagner) Bottenfield. more »»

Irene G. Brooks

May 3, 2016 Irene G. Brooks, 71, a resident of Golden LivingCenter-Hillview, passed away Monday morning at the center after an extended illness. more »»

Stephen R. Hiner

May 3, 2016 Stephen R. Hiner, 63, Hanover Township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert R. and Elizabeth L. (Bell) Hiner. more »»

Dennis Alan Knorr

May 3, 2016 Dennis Alan Knorr, 65, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Kenneth Sr. and Ruth (Smith) Knorr. more »»

Sara E. Koller

May 3, 2016 Sara E. Koller, 81, Altoona, went to be with the Lord late Sunday evening at Garvey Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert W. and Evelyn F. (Boyles) Luk. 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

Sheetz Inc. to hire 8,000

May 3, 2016 On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, Sheetz Inc. officials announced Monday the business plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide. more »»


May 3, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE KarPro Tire and Auto Center completes expansion project A $500,000 expansion project was recently completed at KarPro Tire and Auto Center, 1109 Plank Road. more »»

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 »»

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