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On this Date: September 24

50 years ago

Sept. 24, 1971

Playing at the Altoona Drive-In Theater was the double horror feature, “Daughters of Darkness” and “The Witchmaker.”

25 years ago

Sept. 24, 1996

Altoona Police officer Jess S. Winter II was shot and seriously wounded at the Penn Alto Hotel convenience store while trying to serve a warrant on a Bedford teenager who then shot himself.

10 years ago

Sept. 24, 2011

The Altoona Area Public Library, Jennifer Knisely executive director, announced that the library would be lending e-books that could be read by Kindles, Nooks, iPads, IPhones and other devices starting the next month.

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