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City man jailed on threat charges

July 23, 2016 An Altoona man is in jail after he allegedly threatened to demolish a district magistrate’s office and kill someone. Merle G. Rightenour Jr., 53, of 1011 20th St., Apt. more »»


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City man jailed on threat charges

July 23, 2016 An Altoona man is in jail after he allegedly threatened to demolish a district magistrate’s office and kill someone. Merle G. Rightenour Jr., 53, of 1011 20th St., Apt. more »»

Blair sheriff plans to resign

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper announced Friday that he is not going to run for another term as sheriff and will instead resign in January to pursue a private sector opportunity. more »»

Drop in prison overtime ‘encouraging’

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Overtime payments at the Blair County Prison have started to drop since the hiring of 12 full-time corrections officers. more »»

More charges in child sex case

July 23, 2016 Police in Altoona have expanded allegations against a city man they say sexually abused a girl starting when she was 12 years old. more »»

Board member against constructing new school

July 23, 2016 Altoona Area School Board member Ron Johnston doesn’t like the idea of building a new school on top of a $300,000 field installed only three years ago. more »»

Local Sports

Reports: Missed test may cost Bell 4 games

July 23, 2016 From Mirror, wire reports Any chance of the Pittsburgh?Steelers having a quiet opening to camp for the 2016 season went out the door on Frida. more »»

As camp nears, ’15 end is fuel for Brown

July 23, 2016 By Will?Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown spent a significant portion of his offseason sashaying his way into living rooms across the country during a lengthy run on “Dancing... more »»

Bucs now know about Phils’ rookie

July 23, 2016 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Gerrit Cole felt more like himself. It still wasn’t enough to outpitch Zach Eflin. more »»

Dickson helps Curve end losing skid

July 23, 2016 By Cory Giger Curve lefty Cody Dickson entered his start Friday night with some bizarre stats that almost defy belief for a pitcher. more »»

Spring Cove earns NABF tourney win

July 23, 2016 STRUTHERS, Ohio — Spring Cove is alive at the National Amateur Baseball Federation 18U World Series in Ohio. more »»

Barbour’s concerns justified, but might fall on deaf ears

July 22, 2016 In a perfect sports world of friendly, always respectful competitors, as well as patient, realistic fans, Sandy Barbour would not have had to make the comments she did about some of the issues facin... more »»

Trying to close the gap

July 21, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens doesn’t really know how to answer the question, because from his perspective, he’s doing everything he can to avoid the question being relevant any longer. more »»

North Carolina LB picks Penn State

July 21, 2016 Penn State football fans have been waiting almost three months to add a recruit. The wait is over. more »»

Lions won't be in a mood to huddle

July 17, 2016 By Cory Giger UNIVERSITY PARK — Huddle is a six-letter word, but it’s treated like a four-letter word by new Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. It’s a dirty wor. more »»

Lettermen want JoePa statue back

July 6, 2016 More than 200 Penn State football lettermen who want the Joe Paterno statue returned to Beaver Stadium have petitioned the university seeking to have it restored. more »»


Mary Lee (Pope) Meredith

July 23, 2016 Mary Lee (Pope) Meredith, 77, St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday at the residence she shared with her daughter. more »»

Jean E. Hoover

July 23, 2016 Jean E. Hoover, 95, Martinsburg, passed away late Thursday, July 21, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Fort Mill, S.C., after an extended illness. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Josephine M. Dillon

July 23, 2016 Josephine M. Dillon, 99, died Friday afternoon, July 22, 2016, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. more »»

Donna J. (Angus) Selip-McDonald

July 23, 2016 Donna J. (Angus) Selip-McDonald, 73, Cresson, died Friday. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Estelle (Harvey) Angus. more »»

William P. ‘Bill’ Mulhern

July 23, 2016 William P. “Bill” Mulhern, 58, Gallitzin, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Patrick and Barbara (Massicci) Mulhern. more »»

Area Life

Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Steven Tyler goes a little country

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. more »»

Historical treasure: ‘Rare’ copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion

July 21, 2016 A longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of... more »»

Filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at 81

July 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches. more »»

Local Business


July 21, 2016 Reliance Bank recognized Reliance Bank of Altoona has been named to the 2016 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America that Deposit-Accounts releases annually. Each year DepositAccounts. more »»


July 19, 2016 Ansley RV joins SylvanSport DUNCANSVILLE — SylvanSport has added Ansley RV in Duncansville to its dealer network. more »»

Area Giant, Martin’s grocery stores not part of sale plans

July 15, 2016 No central Pennsylvania Giant or Martin’s grocery stores are affected by an agreement by Delhaize Group and Ahold to sell 86 U.S. stores. The sales are part of the plan for the two companies to merge. more »»

Business briefs

July 15, 2016 Food safety training set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 9 a.m to noon Aug. more »»

Tesla encouraged to drop ‘unproven’ Autopilot name

July 15, 2016 DETROIT — Consumer Reports said Thursday that Tesla Motors is misleading car owners by calling its semi-autonomous driving system “Autopilot,” potentially giving them too much trust in their car’s... more »»

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