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City teen killed in shooting

September 30, 2016 There was laughter in the moments just before a 19-year-old Altoona teenager pulled the trigger on a loaded .357 revolver and killed a friend, 19-year-old William Callan Jr. more »»


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City teen killed in shooting

September 30, 2016 There was laughter in the moments just before a 19-year-old Altoona teenager pulled the trigger on a loaded .357 revolver and killed a friend, 19-year-old William Callan Jr. more »»

AASD, union approve contract

September 30, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board unanimously approved a contract with the district’s teachers effective Sept. 1 through Aug. 15, 2020. more »»

Tyrone mill showcases new gas boiler

September 30, 2016 TYRONE — The press of a button sounded a whistle Thursday morning outside American Eagle Paper Mills, symbolizing the installation of new technology and a move toward the future. more »»

Shuster family matriarch, ‘pillar of strength’ dies

September 30, 2016 Patricia Rommel Shuster, mother of Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, and the wife of former congressman Bud Shuster, died Wednesday, according to an obituary. Shuster, of Everett, was 84. more »»

Friends honor teen at vigil

September 30, 2016 William “Billy” Callan, Jr. more »»

Local Sports

Lions ‘tackling’ defensive woes

September 30, 2016 Nick Felus isn’t getting defensive about his team’s defense. more »»

Chadbourn happy to land at Lehigh

September 30, 2016 To his delight, Evan Chadbourn found out that Lehigh University is more than just a fair-weather frien. more »»

Tigers try to build momentum against McDowell

September 30, 2016 Homer DeLattre came into the 2016 high school football season with a team short on experience that would cut its teeth against one of the most demanding first-half schedules around for a school... more »»

Jaso part of elite company

September 30, 2016 By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Roberto Clemente never hit for the cycle. Neither did Barry Bonds. But Gary Redus did. And so did Daryle War. more »»

Nova's finale officially a tie

September 30, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — If this was the end of Ivan Nova’s brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went out on a good note. more »»

Barbour: Franklin not on hot seat

September 29, 2016 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour made it perfectly clear when asked about coach James Franklin’s future. “James is not on any hot seat,” Barbour said Wednesda. more »»

Giger: Running game not balancing offense

September 29, 2016 The obvious answer to this question is the defense, but all the injuries make it impossible to fully fault that group. more »»

Rudel: Offensive scheming has fallen short

September 29, 2016 There have been several, of course, but I’m going with the overall coaching in general and specifically the offensive preparation. more »»

Targeting call mistake

September 29, 2016 The Big Ten acknowledged Wednesday that the targeting call on Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith during Saturday’s game at Michigan should have been overturned by the replay official. more »»

Franklin: ‘Take a deep breath’

September 28, 2016 James Franklin apparently knows full well how much unrest there is in the Penn State fan base following a 49-10 loss at Michigan, and the coach did his best to ease some of the anxiety Tuesday. more »»


Greta Betar

September 30, 2016 Greta Betar, 79, Merritt Island, Fla., left this Earth on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. She was born in 1937 in Altoona, daughter of the late Lawrence and Loretta Wiley. more »»

Patricia (Nigro) Del Biondo

September 30, 2016 Patricia (Nigro) Del Biondo, 70, Shrewsbury, passed away into the care of Jesus Christ on Wednesday from the comfort of her home. more »»

Donovan A. Dotts

September 30, 2016 Donovan A. Dotts, 73, Fallentimber, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport. more »»

Eileen Mary Estright

September 30, 2016 Eileen Mary Estright, 70, Altoona, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Jon C. more »»

Anna L. Kent

September 30, 2016 Anna L. Kent, 97, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in St. Lawrence, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Gearhart) Niebauer. more »»

Area Life

Princesses for a day: Beautiful You Pageant puts focus on special needs

September 29, 2016 Sitting in the stands at a Miracle League game watching her son play baseball, Angela Ebersole started thinking about other special needs activities and realized there are not many glamorous... more »»

History served: Cooking up 18th-century dinner is hard, but fun and educational

September 28, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — The hostess warned: Don’t fill up on the first course. It was hard not to because you wanted to taste everything — all 10 dishe. more »»

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Local Business

Local business briefs

September 28, 2016 CareerLink books workshop to help interviewing, research Pennsylvania CareerLink Blair County will conduct a job fair success workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at 3001 Fairway Drive. more »»

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»


September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

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