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'It's the history of the VFW'

May 30, 2016 One of the Veterans of Foreign Wars founding chapters, Post 3 in Altoona, has a history that dates to before the VFW was given its final name. In its 100-plus years, James L. more »»

Sunday best

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Pens fans boost sales

May 30, 2016 Eager to support their team and hungry for camaraderie and libations, local hockey fans are expected to flock to area shops and sports bars while looking to support the Penguins in the Stanley Cup... more »»

Osceola Mills girl, 3, named 2016 Miracle Kid

May 30, 2016 When 3-year-old Nevaeh Brown was born in May 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, she weighed less than 2 pounds and needed chest compressions to start breathing. more »»

Poultry will return to county fairs

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports HARRISBURG — Feathers will be flying — or at least flapping — at county fairs this summe. more »»

Man pleads guilty to girl’s assault

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports BELLEFONTE — A Philips­burg man has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Centre County Court. more »»

Area briefs

May 30, 2016 Van Zandt VA plans town hall The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall for veterans, family members, veteran service organizations and the public to provide an opportunity for feedback... more »»

Cemetery conditions sadden visitors

May 30, 2016 When Donald Wolf took his out-of-state nephew to Rose Hill Cemetery to visit his father’s grave for the first time, he was devastated. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 30, 2016 Altoona police May 20 - Burglary: 200 block 12th Ave. - Drugs: 300 block Spruce Ave., Eighth Ave. - Theft: 300 block Walnut Ave. - Criminal mischief: Sixth Ave. May 21 - Drugs: 1000 block Green Av. more »»

Area man on National Geographic show

May 30, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — For six weeks and a couple of hundred miles following wildebeests on foot in Africa last year, Keith England suffered through heat and rain, strict food rations, sickness and rogue... more »»

Concert set for Canal Basin Park

May 30, 2016 From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Memorial Day concert by the Hollidaysburg Com­munity Band will be held at 7 p.m. at the Canal Basin Park. more »»

Firms sue to end tax, get refund

May 29, 2016 A pair of Fiore businesses and attorney Joe Grappone have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the validity of business privilege taxes levied by three local governments — along with a demand fo... more »»

Altoona Water Authority union objects to staff change

May 29, 2016 The union that represents workers of the Altoona Water Authority has filed a grievance objecting to management’s plan to leave the Easterly Sewer Treatment Plant unmanned on the night shift. more »»

Exchange students make history

May 29, 2016 EBENSBURG — When his parents asked then 14-year-old Vic Zhang if he wanted to leave his home in China and go to America to attend school at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg, he didn’... more »»

Clubs seeking host families for exchange students

May 29, 2016 When it comes to student exchange programs, no group is likely more recognized for sending high school students around the world than Rotary Internationa. more »»

Celebration set for hiking trail

May 29, 2016 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Standing Stone Trail Club are set to host a celebration honoring the footpath’s designation as Pennsylvania’s 2016 “trail of the year. more »»

Woman ordered to pay restitution in burglary case

May 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman has been ordered to pay restitution of $2,630 to the relatives whose residence she burglarized. Heather M. more »»

Pa. protection bill drawn into bathroom battles

May 29, 2016 A year-old bill aimed at eliminating discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians has returned to the spotlight this month as a nationwide fight over public bathroom access... more »»

Logan decision opens up property for new house

May 29, 2016 Pastor Walter Smith doesn’t think there was imitation either way, but his Abundant Life Assembly of God congregation committed itself to an inner city location several years ago — much like its... more »»

Rides available for veterans

May 29, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center in coordination with Disabled American Veterans offers free rides to the hospital for Cambria County veterans on Mondays through Thursdays, and starting July 5,... more »»


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Memorial Weekend Music!

May 27, 2016 The unofficial start to summer season arrives this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday, and lots of live music will take place throughout the weekend. more »

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