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Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the 2010 census estimate, making it a city of the third class and the tenth most populous city in Pennsylvania.
The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and had an estimated population of 127,089 in 2010 (according to the U.S. Census), around 105,000 of which live within a 5-mile (8.0km) radius of the Altoona city center, according to U.S. Census zip code population data.
Having grown around the railroad industry, the city is currently working to recover from industrial decline and urban decentralization experienced in recent decades. The city is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double A Eastern League, which is the Double A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates.
It also houses the 75+ year-old Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Jaffa Shrine Center.
Altoona Police Department releases dash cam video of crash - Altoona Mirror
16 Jun 2017 at 12:36pm
Altoona MirrorAltoona Police Department releases dash cam video of crashAltoona MirrorAltoona
police released the dash cam video from the 2014 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor driven by Altoona
police Patrolman Julie Kelleher during a response to a motorcycle accident on June 10, 2017. Kelleher crashed after running a red light at 79 ...Altoona
mayor releases dashcam crash videoWTAJall 4 news articles »
State College doctor faces drug prescription charges - WJAC Johnstown
23 Jun 2017 at 3:11pm
WJAC JohnstownState College doctor faces drug prescription chargesWJAC Johnstown
Officers detained Dorian Mincey, of Newark, New Jersey, after he arrived in Altoona
via Amtrak train. After a search of his baggage and location of the narcotics, Mincey was placed into custody and transported to the Altoona
Police Department, police said.and more »
Mundell's single leads Hartford to 5-2 win over Altoona - Watertown Public Op...
23 Jun 2017 at 9:10pm
Mundell's single leads Hartford to 5-2 win over AltoonaWatertown Public OpinionALTOONA
. (AP) -- Brian Mundell hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, leading the Hartford Yard Goats to a 5-2 win over the Altoona Curve on Friday. The single by Mundell scored Max White and Drew Weeks to give the Yard Goats a 4-2 lead.
Ridership up at Altoona Blair County Airport - WTAJ
23 Jun 2017 at 3:30pm
WTAJRidership up at Altoona Blair County AirportWTAJ
Martinsburg, Blair County, Pa
. - The Altoona
Blair County Airport has nearly doubled their ridership since adding Baltimore to their flight schedule. The flight from Martinsburg to BWI airport is helping keep planes in the air in Blair County. Altoona ...
Reversing the Laurel Pipeline between Pittsburgh and Altoona is good for Pa.:...
30 May 2017 at 8:17am
PennLive.comReversing the Laurel Pipeline between Pittsburgh and Altoona is good for Pa.: J. Winston PorterPennLive.com
By allowing the reversal of flow on the Pittsburgh-to-Altoona
portion of the Laurel Pipeline, Pennsylvania
has the opportunity to access more lower-cost Midwest gasoline. With that increased supply, and steady demand, simple economics tell us that ...and more »
Opinions on health care bill fall mostly along party lines in Pa. - Altoona M...
22 Jun 2017 at 10:04pm
USA TODAYOpinions on health care bill fall mostly along party lines in Pa.Altoona Mirror
Opinions on health care bill fall mostly along party lines in Pa
. Local News ... When Senate Republicans revealed their plan Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania
political figures quickly tallied the effects its passage may have in ...
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Crystal meth ring bust - WTAJ
20 Jun 2017 at 10:22am
WTAJCrystal meth ring bustWTAJAltoona
, Blair County, Pa
. - Two men are behind bars after officials seized what they believe is a historical amount of crystal meth Blair County. This meth ring spanned Centre and Blair counties. An undercover officer seized 3.8 pounds of crystal meth ...
Large-scale meth ring bustedAltoona Mirrorall 2 news articles »
Police bust meth operation - Altoona Mirror
20 Jun 2017 at 10:04pm
Altoona MirrorPolice bust meth operationAltoona Mirror
In an investigation by Altoona
police and agents from the state Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation that started in February, about 3.8 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was obtained from Trevor A. Winters, 26, of Altoona
, and David ...and more »
Yard Goats Shut Out, 3-0, By Flying Squirrels' Matt Gage - Hartford Courant
22 Jun 2017 at 7:36pm
WRICYard Goats Shut Out, 3-0, By Flying Squirrels' Matt GageHartford Courant
The Hartford Yard Goats were shut out by the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-0 on Thursday night at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. Richmond starter Matt Gage hurled a complete game shutout in the rubber game of the three-game series. The lefty retired 18 of ...Hartford manager Weinstein is in his 52nd season coaching baseballRichmond.comall 11 news articles »
Altoona City Council fires APD Sgt. Starr - WTAJ
14 Jun 2017 at 12:32am
WTAJAltoona City Council fires APD Sgt. StarrWTAJAltoona
City Council fires APD Sgt. Starr ... Starr is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the city of Altoona
as well as local businesses. ... Altoona
Police Chief Janice Freehling said,"Hopefully we will be able to move on from this at this ...and more »