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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 $74,900. More Altoona information.

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Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

Attorney asks judge to bar death penalty

A defense attorney is asking the judge in the Paul Aaron Ross murder case to bar the death penalty in his upcoming retrial, contending that when Ross was tried nearly a decade ago for the crime, the jury decided that a death sentence was not appropriate.

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Tuesday | Let's Go Tribe

Francisco Lindor and Clint Frazier on Baseball America's midseason top 50

While the Indians hover around .500, teasing us with the notion that they might put things together and contend all season, I find myself also keeping a closer eye on 2015, just in case the bottom falls out during the next couple weeks.

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Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

Old Timers Club sets annual picnic

The event, which has been re-formatted under a new board of directors, begins with beverages at 3:30 p.m. followed by appetizers at 4, a chicken barbecue at 5:30 p.m. and a raffle drawing at 6. Cost is $10 for members of the Old Timers Baseball Club and $7 for guests.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

University Business

Altoona couple creates trustee scholarship at Penn State Altoona

Jack L. and Carolyn A. Sparks, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, have made a gift commitment to Penn State Altoona to create the Jack and Carolyn Sparks Trustee Scholarship, honoring the lives of their late sons, Scott and Todd.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Detroit News

65 years ago, Altoona, Penn., was Billy Graham's crucible

'We could not help but sense that Satan was on the attack,' the Rev. Billy Graham wrote about the revival that almost derailed his career.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Kenton A. Paul

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dean N. and Georgianna P. Paul. He married Phyllis K. Long on July 6, 1990, in Altoona.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Business Journal

UPMC Altoona to get telemedicine services in fall

UPMC Altoona Hospital will get telemedicine services in the hospital's emergency room and maternity unit by fall, the hospital network said Tuesday.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Erie Times News

Erie County woman dies in motorcycle crash

Beverly Frick, 54, of Jane Lane, Greene Township, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8 p.m. Saturday after a motorcycle-SUV crash on Johns town Road in Freedom Township, Blair County.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

Altoona Mirror

District seeks input on reshaping Wright Elementary

If Altoona Area School District repurposes the former Wright Elementary building into a magnet school for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, it's going to need help - help with funding and help with designing exactly what it will be.

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Altoona Mirror

Learning a new way

There are only two options at this technology-driven juncture in K-12 education: "Explore or be obsolete," Altoona Area School District Superintendent Thomas Otto said.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Fireworks sales booming

John Adams, in one of his famous letters to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776, said he expected the great Independence Day holiday to be celebrated from coast-to-coast with "bonfires and illuminations."

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Governor Corbett, Attorney General Kane Announce Highmark and UPMC...

Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Genevieve R. - Genny' Seymore McKinnis

Genevieve R. "Genny" Seymore McKinnis, 94, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Monday at the home after an adventurous life.

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Examiner.com

The Gearbox Union hosts ConQuest at Sci-Fi Valley Con

If you're a fan of any kind of speculative fiction and live near Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sci-Fi Valley Con should be part of your plans this weekend .

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Bill to certify ObamaCare navigators heads to Pa. Senate

HARRISBURG>> A measure requiring ObamaCare navigators to be certified by the state Department of Insurance is headed to the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate.

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Altoona Mirror

Susan Edith Piotti

She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Atwood and Clementine Sands. She married Joseph J. Piotti Sr. on Nov. 28, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1989.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Eunice Atwood, 93, Packwood

She was born June 22, 1921 at Altoona, PA., the daughter of I.L. and Grace Dill Treese.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Return of Sci-Fi: Convention brings other worldly and more to the Jaffa this weekend

Friday afternoon Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part III, will open at the Jaffa Shrine with two floors of more than 140 exhibitors, including artists, authors and celebrity guests.

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Altoona Mirror

Broadway Bound Kids to perform this weekend in Altoona

For years, experienced actor Greggory Brandt has coached young people and this weekend, some of those youths will showcase what they've learned in a production of Broadway hits.

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Altoona Mirror

Carol A. (Hoover) Kane

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert M. and Faye I. Hoover. She married Paul D. "Pete" Kane on Sept.

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