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Lepore family recalls service

November 10, 2014 In September 1943, atop black-and-white photographs of four uniformed young men, the Altoona Mirror proclaimed: “Four sons in service. more »»

Cat statue’s costumes catch residents’ eyes

November 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A concrete cat statue sits on Linda Straub’s lawn, greeting passersby as they enter Hollidaysburg Borough along Penn Stree. more »»

Glendale band set to march in NYC parade

November 10, 2014 The Glendale Junior-Senior High School band will be marching Tuesday in the 95th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade in front of more than a half million peopl. more »»

Soldiers Park adds monument

November 10, 2014 The Eternal Flame Committee in Tyrone will add another piece to Soldiers Park in the borough on Tuesday by dedicating a Korean War monument. more »»

Man accused of trying to flee police, arrested on drug charges

November 10, 2014 ROCKVIEW — Matthew Floyd Etters, 34, Mill Hall, was taken to the Centre County Prison Saturday afternoon in lieu of $100,000 straight bail after attempting to flee state police on Route 150, Libert... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

November 10, 2014 Altoona police Oct. 14 — Theft: 100 block Ruskin Drive; 200 block Sixth Ave. — Drugs: 1100 block 16th St.; 1300 block 14th Ave. — Criminal mischief: 1200 block 11th Ave. Oct. more »»

Mental health week brings awareness, support to those dealing with illnesses

November 9, 2014 Kathy Custren knows what it is like to deal with the impact of mental illness. Custren has three children living at home — ages 21, 19 and 16 — on the autism spectrum. more »»

Judge requests NCAA emails concerning PSU sanctions

November 9, 2014 HARRISBURG — A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. more »»

Some concerns burn on in Portage after Amfire sale

November 9, 2014 PORTAGE — An $86 million deal reached last week to sell off Amfire Mining Co. has some people in Portage excited. more »»

Wolf, assembly unlikely to see eye-to-eye on issues

November 9, 2014 A Democratic executive, already mocked by his opponents as a feel-good candidate short on policies and big on tax hikes, now finds himself forced to work with a historic Republican majority in both... more »»

Building with magisterial district judge office for sale

November 9, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The building that houses the courtroom and offices for Magisterial District Judge Craig Ormsby is up for sale, but Blair County leaders are not interested in buying i. more »»

PSU launches health insurance info website

November 9, 2014 Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health have launched a website, “Health Insurance and You” — http://extension.psu. more »»

Offer assistance to people who deal with autism

November 9, 2014 My son and I were at the self-checkout kiosk in the children’s room at the library and couldn’t help but overhear a commotion near the adjacent doorway. more »»

Driver charged in road rage incident

November 9, 2014 A Hollidaysburg motorist landed in the Blair County Prison Saturday morning after allegedly pointing an imitation pistol at the driver of another car as both vehicles were heading south on... more »»

Houtzdale bridge to open this week

November 9, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Penn­DOT will open a renovated bridge in Houtzdale this week. Crews have been working since Aug. more »»

Area schools fare well on profiles

November 8, 2014 Most area schools fared well in the latest Pennsylvania School Performance Profile scores. more »»

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