The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 5 Jul 2015 02:06:01 EDTSun, 5 Jul 2015 02:06:01 EDT tycoon Barger dies distinctive local radio voice has gone silent. Altoona native Dave Barger, owner of WRTA, WKMC, WBXQ and WBRX, died Friday evening after an illness. "He was never afraid to be ornery," said Chris Forshey, Barger's former news directo.Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTMcGinnis stands against GOP in state budget battle all the clamor and noise of the state budget battle is a lone voice, harrumphing in the wilderness. It's Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, one of only two Republicans fighting their own party as the party, in turn, fights Gov. Tom Wolf.Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTBeer vendors, customers unhappy with liquor bill veto's Brew Zoo nearly doubled its usual number of transactions on Friday, with customers carting out cases on cases of beer in preparation for Independence Day parties.Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTLocals run, bike, learn on July 4th holiday July 4, the Hollidaysburg YMCA provides an opportunity for a personal declaration of independence in Altoona: to haul oneself around a 5-kilometer or 15-kilometer course with no outside help.Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTPatton fireworks postponed to tonight residents who expected their fireworks Saturday evening in the traditional July 4 slot had to wait until this evening, due to the loss of an operations permit by the person designated to set off the pyrotechnics, in addition to possible...Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT