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Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity

September 1, 2014 A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona — which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U. more »»

 
 
 
Ceremony to honor crewman

September 1, 2014 Fifteen thousand feet above France, their cockpit ablaze and bullets ripping through their B-17 bomber, five men donned parachutes and leaped for safety on Sept. 6, 1943. more »»

Labor union president proud of success locally

September 1, 2014 Though many celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and family picnics, the holiday, first recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, originally began as a celebration of the labor movement in the United... more »»

Huntingdon crash leaves two dead

September 1, 2014 Two people were fatally injured Saturday when a car struck their horse-drawn buggy in Huntingdon County, state police said. Police said Daniel C. more »»

Woman stays busy in Grange

September 1, 2014 Lorena Baughman grew up in the Grange. “I am a member of the fourth generation of my family, my daughters are the fifth generation,” the Duncansville area woman said. more »»

Burgi’s ride continues to grow

September 1, 2014 BELLWOOD — With the first blare of the air horn Sunday, dozens of leather-clad bikers strapped on their helmets and checked their gear. more »»

Farming ‘hip’ for northeast youth

September 1, 2014 CRANSTON, R.I. — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. more »»

Dip ‘n Dive to benefit dog park

September 1, 2014 The Blair County Dog Park Association will hold its fourth annual Dog Dip àn Dive this weekend at Hershberger Pool at the Park at Morrisons Cove. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. each da. more »»

Man robbed in park

September 1, 2014 CANONSBURG (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man was robbed in a park at gunpoint after he took his children swimming. Sgt. Don Cross says the robbery happened at about 5 p.m. more »»

Police chief’s son facing charges

September 1, 2014 HOKENDAUQUA (AP) — Authorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at Lehigh County Detectives. more »»

Penn State relishing late win

August 31, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State planned to celebrate during its long flight back to Pennsylvania on Saturday night after a thrilling finish 3,000 miles from home. more »»

Neighbors want house torn down

August 31, 2014 EBENSBURG — Municipal governments are used to dealing with properties whose owners let grass grow wild, fences hang crooked and paint peel from their houses. more »»

First open heart surgery remembered by nurse as 'something big for Altoona'

August 31, 2014 Dr. John Anastasi called it the most exciting time of his life. Sept. 7 will mark the 25th anniversary of the first open heart surgery performed — by Anastasi — at then Altoona Hospita. more »»

Doctor almost didn't accept position

August 31, 2014 As UPMC Altoona marks the 25th anniversary of its first open heart surgery the cardiac surgeon who has lead the program for all 25 years almost never came to Altoon. more »»

Crash injures Everett woman

August 31, 2014 HOPEWELL — At least two people were flown to UPMC Altoona on Friday after a two-car crash in Hopewell Township, state police said. more »»

Soccer club hoping to improve field

August 31, 2014 Representatives of the Altoona Soccer Club have asked Logan Township for support in an effort to improve the fields at Greenwood Par. more »»

Cat’s out of the bag on a crazed owner

August 31, 2014 I suppose it was only a matter of time. Oh, sure, I resisted at first. “Not me,” I told people when they made snide little innuendos or dropped sly hints. “I’m not the fanatical type. more »»

Man gets jail time for fatal crash

August 31, 2014 LANCASTER (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man will serve 28 to 56 years behind bars for suffocating his girlfriend after she survived his deliberate, high-speed crash. more »»

Union backers turn out at parade

August 31, 2014 Turning down the chance to sleep in and, yes, watch college football, clusters of Altoonans turned out along Green Avenue early Saturday to support organized labor ä or at least to collect the candy... more »»

Corbett support wanes in central Pa.

August 31, 2014 Just as a new Franklin & Marshall College poll pointed to a nearly two-to-one lead for Democrat Tom Wolf over Republican Gov. more »»

Police: Altoona man beaten over $25 bottle of cologne

August 31, 2014 An Altoona man was jumped and beaten with fists and feet at Jefferson Park on Fourth Avenue recently by four males for failing to pay $25 for a bottle of cologne — even though the cologne was never... more »»

 
 

CLA Estate Planning Workshop September 2, 2014

Holiday Inn Express 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602

A FREE Workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. more »

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