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Altoona, Pennsylvania is located in Blair County. Zip codes in Altoona, PA include 16603, 16602, and 16601. The median home price in Altoona is $79,900. More Altoona information.

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21 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

Uncertain forecast

Despite a blizzard of quickly debunked online articles in the past week promising "record-breaking" snowfall nationwide, the reality this fall and winter is likely much more tame and much harder to predict, forecasters have said. While detailed predictions beyond a few days are of little use, broad weather patterns originating in the Pacific are set to carry an early-but-mild winter to Pennsylvania, State College-based National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Head said.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Nine more accuse man of trying to lure boys

Nine additional boys have come forward in the investigation of a Juniata man who allegedly posed online as a teenager to meet young boys, according to Altoona police. "Of course, these cases are open cases and are under investigation," Altoona police Lt.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Rite Aid to purchase Kopp Drug

"The acquisition fits nicely with our strategy to focus our growth in existing markets and will help create a stronger presence in the Altoona market," said Ashley Flower, Rite Aid spokeswoman. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the transaction includes the purchase of select Kopp Drug locations and pharmacy files.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Altoona Mirror

William N. Kopp

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald and Josephine Kopp. He married Mary Louise Franks on May 12, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.

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Allan L. Robison

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank R. and Nellie Mae Robison. He married Sally Ann Olson on June 8, 1963, at First Baptist Church in Altoona.

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Ray J. Lemley

He was born in Waynesburg, son of the late Roy and Carol Lemley. He married Charlotte J. Harr on Sept.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Blair health coalition outlines plans

The Healthy Blair County Coalition is making an impact in the community, but much work remains to be done, officials said. The coalition, a partnership of individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional and physical well-being of area residents, met Monday at First United Methodist Church.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Ross attorneys file appeal for judge's ruling

The defense attorneys for Paul Aaron Ross have filed a notice of intent to appeal a decision by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva that allows the prosecution to pursue the death penalty in the defendant's December trial. If an appeal is permitted, it could further delay a court-ordered retrial for Ross, charged with the 2004 murder of Tina Miller, 26, of Hollidaysburg.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Veronica Bernice Goclowski

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kazimier and Kathryn Galant. She married Joseph B. Goclowski on July 29, 1946, at SS.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Celebrate fall: Region offers festivals to mark change of season

If you find yourself missing all the fun you had this summer, why not check out some of the upcoming fall festivals, starting with The Festival at Lakemont Park this weekend. In addition to food and craft vendors and the park's rides, The Festival will feature two nonprofit groups that will have displays, said park general manager Melissa Vyborny.

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Sister describes fallen Curtis gridder Miles Kirkland-Thomas as 'a blessing in everybody's life,' as relative sets up memorial fund

Every morning before a big game, Miles Kirkland-Thomas would inspire himself by listening to music and motivational speeches on YouTube.

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Here's a bit of last week's breaking news from around the area. To...

Here's a bit of last week's breaking news from around the area. To learn more, check out the full stories on line at www.timesleader.com On Aug. 29, a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car through the front doors of Boscov's at the Steamtown Mall according to police.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Post-Standard

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for CNY; 70 mph winds, 1-inch hail possible

"Primary threats include scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible," the center said .

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Victim's Family Offers $1,000 Reward in Fraternity Party Assault Case

The family of an assault victim is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest for an incident that left a teen seriously injured.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Minority-owned businesses finding success in city lacking racial and ethnic diversity

A Los Angeles native has created a small island of diversity in Altoona - which, according to a 2012 Penn State study, is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the U.S. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Nail technician Dana Grosso of Altoona works in the newly opened Di Versity Salon & Spa.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Henry Nathaniel Lee

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Helen Hesser Love Whiting and John McKelvey Lee.

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Cutsforth-Huber to Offer Vocal Performance

Bonnie Cusforth-Huber, associate professor of music at Penn State Altoona, will offer a vocal performance at 7:30 pm Oct. 3, in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

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Altoona Mirror

John E. Ferry

He was born in Altoona, son of the late John P. and Elizabeth Ferry. He married Betty E. Simington on Jan. 24, 1940, in Cumberland, Md.

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Joshua Allan Calhoun

Surviving are his father; a son, Gabriel Allan Calhoun; and his grandfather, Albert Calhoun; and two aunts: Lorrain Calhoun and Deborah Muriel, both of Altoona; and an uncle, John Calhoun in Kissimmee, Fla.

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George G. - Gene' Ketner

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late George O. and Minnie Ketner. He married Susanne R. Jayne on June 21, 1959, on Long Island, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage; three daughters: Audrey L. Snoberger and husband, Bill, in Virginia, Peggy S. Cook and husband, Wayne, of Duncansville and Gina E. Ketner and ... (more)

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