The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 1 Feb 2015 03:33:56 EDTSun, 1 Feb 2015 03:33:56 EDT parking chairs cause rifts's a long-held view in global affairs: When resources are scarce, conflict often follows. For evidence, look no further than the streets of Altoona - or indeed, any Northern city - after a heavy snowfall.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTUPMC vs. Highmark: Confusion, hard feelings remain end of 2014 was supposed to be Armageddon in the long-running battle between UPMC and Highmark, as the contract between them was due to expire, cutting off in-network access for Highmark subscribers to UPMC hospitals and doctors.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT'American Sniper' holds attention of local audience Eastwood's politically polarizing film "American Sniper" has captivated local audiences. TV and radio talk shows, Internet and print news sources social media nationwide have been inundated with the controversy regarding the movie about U.S.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTLess than super weather to hit area tonight aren't likely to be super this evening when local residents go to and from their parties to watch the big game.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTPursuit of patient subscribers fuels battle UPMC and Highmark are integrated delivery networks with medical systems and insurance arms. UPMC's strength lies in its medical system, while Highmark's lies in insurance.Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT