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A mid-sized city in central Pennsylvania, Altoona once changed its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania," for two months to promote the city, as well as the film by the same name, by documentarian Morgan Spurlock "Super Size Me!"). The city has over 46,000 residents and its located in the middle of Blair County. Interestingly, it's the only city in the U.S. that imposes no property tax on buildings, but instead on land values only.

Population: 46320
Local Newspapers: Altoona Mirror
Local Sports Teams: Altoona Curve (Minor League Baseball)
Local Colleges: Penn State Altoona

Zip Codes associated with altoona, pennsylvania: 16601 16602 16603
Towns/Cities near altoona, pennsylvania : Hollidaysburg Bellwood Tipton Duncansville Tyrone Ebensburg

Altoona News
Pennsylvania Amber Alert: Aylin Hernandez believed to be in Altoona area

ALTOONA, Pa.- Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Alert for a child abduction from the Bridgeport Connecticut Police Department. Oscar Hernandez, 39, is described as being 5'3" tall, weighing about 165 lbs.

City man charged with DUI for January crash

An Altoona man who crashed on Plank Road near The Meadows intersection last month, knocking power lines onto two other vehicles, now faces DUI and other charges. Alex J. Walter, 26, of 5902 Maryland Ave., was charged Wednesday with DUI while on drugs as well as two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Frozen custard shop to open in Dover

A Dover shop that once housed Sherry's Soft Ice Cream for decades will open with a new dessert restaurant next month. Frozen custard chain coming to Dover in March A Dover shop that once housed Sherry's Soft Ice Cream for decades will open with a new dessert restaurant next month.

Resolution needed for patients

On June 10 of 2000, I was a 41-year-old triage nurse at Altoona Hospital when I felt my first Parkinson's tremor. Now, nearly 17 years later, I'm happy to tell you that I am still living the dream right here in central Pennsylvania.

Deeds

Nancy and Barry Huey Sr. and John, Marilyn, Richard and Irene Raymond to Joshua Bookhammer, property at 532 Walnut St., Roaring Spring, $88,000. Morley and Carol Cohn to Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Charitable Trust and Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, property at 1213 14th St., Altoona, and 1401-1407 13th Ave., Altoona, $290,000.

Kimmel opening to other districts

Altoona Area School District is opening its William P. Kimmel Alternative School to all Blair County districts next school year. "It's a way to ensure the program doesn't lose money, and it gives other districts a way to provide alternative education to their students without going to private companies," The school board this week approved Prijatelj's proposal to charge outside districts tuition to send their students to the school.

AccuWeather VP Announces Candidacy for Harris Township Supervisor

An Altoona native, Frank graduated from Penn State in 1994. He went on to hold leadership positions with several advertising agencies in Baltimore and was director of advertising for the Baltimore Orioles.

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When Durwood Hatch first spied the clerk at the Shaffer grocery store in Altoona, he was determined to get to know her. But his efforts were scuttled on that visit when youngsters took too long to decide how to spend their pennies.

Police: Woman claims to be sister at traffic stop

An Altoona woman who pretended to be her sister after she was stopped by police repeatedly misspelled her name, police said. Brittany A. Gardner, 28, of 2002 16th Ave., Apt.

UPMC Altoona nurses' union voting on tentative contract

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Logan officer suspended without pay

A Logan Township officer accused of crashing into a car and injuring a couple before driving off has been suspended without pay. Logan Township Police Chief Tim Mercer said Saturday that police officer Brian P. Reidy, 36, of 1607 Hamilton Lane was suspended without pay Friday evening.

Workplace

A 1970 graduate of Altoona Area High School, Kling is the son of Evelyn Kling of MechanicsA burg, formerly of Altoona, and the late John Kling. - Nicole Bopp of Altoona has joined the office of Adult Degree and Continuing Studies at Saint Francis University as an ADCS Specialist.

Governmental dysfunction rules in Pa.

There are many ways to describe governmental dysfunction. But Pennsylvania's government might have rewritten the book by making life even more frustrating for people who already have lost their jobs.

Logan officer facing charges

A Logan Township police officer faces charges after he allegedly slammed his pickup truck into the back of a car and then fled the scene after leaving an Altoona bar. Brian P. Reidy, 36, 1607 E. Hamilton Lane, an officer with the Logan Township Police Department, was charged Friday with first- and third-degree misdemeanor counts of accidents involving death or personal injury by Altoona police who allege the off-duty Reidy rear-ended a couple in a Toyota Corolla with his Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck, then drove away early on the morning of Jan. 22. According to the charges, police interviewed Reidy at the Logan Township police department when they showed up Jan. 25 with a search warrant for the vehicle.

SCOTUS runner-up, rumored to be traveling to DC for the big...

Trump administration officials reportedly told several journalists that Judge Thomas Hardiman, said to be a SCOTUS nominee finalist, was traveling to Washington, D.C. , for Trump's nominee announcement on Tuesday. But Hardiman, of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, never made it beyond Altoona, Pennsylvania, the New York Times reports.

Districts: Absences will be excused

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec / Shawn Woomer of Bellwood takes his kids Joshua, 7, and Trevor, 4, out for an afternoon of sled riding at the Keith Athletic Field on Tuesday. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec / Penn State Altoona students Taylor Bachman and Cameron Hassinger, both of Lewistown, share a laugh while walking to classes Tuesday afternoon.

Adult education programs help locals achieve their goals

Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Adult Education instructor Chrissie Klinger works with a class that included Jim Ozio and Barbara L. Pryor, both of Altoona, at the Stevens building. Altoona Area School District's adult education program is in a building that may send most adults back to their elementary school days.

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