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Altoona

(ălto͞o`nə), industrial city (1990 pop. 51,881), Blair co., central Pa., on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mts., near the source of the Juniata River; settled c.1769, laid out (1849) by the Pennsylvania RR as a switching point for locomotives preparing to mount the Allegheny Plateau; inc. as a city 1868. It is a railroad center with construction and repair shops. Manufactures include fabricated metal products, food, machinery, electrical equipment, and chemicals. Nearby tourist attractions are the Horseshoe Curve constructed by the Pennsylvania RR, a world-famous engineering feat; and Wopsononock Mt. (2,580 ft/786 m high). A branch of Pennsylvania State Univ. is in Altoona.
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The mayor of Altoona said, in effect, that there was no impact on development from LVT.
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Police in (http://www.altoonapa.gov/Pages/default.aspx) Altoona said they witness overdoses in public restrooms a few times a month, but more often in cars and parking lots.
The office will be located at 3370 Lynnwood Drive in Altoona.
Leonard Inman, accused of raping a 16-year-old boy and of paying young men for sex from 1971 to 1986 while a priest at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. According to the grand jury, documents "indicate that then Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children."
According to the Altoona Mirror, the firearm's safety lock was disengaged and the man's pants activated the gun when he stood up in the pew.
US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Thursday the availability of its 4G LTE network in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
The eighth Union Association team was based in Altoona, about two-thirds of the way from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
The new Altoona cell site, located near the intersection of 1st Avenue North and 9th Street Northeast, improves coverage North to Interstate 80; South to 15th Street Southeast; East to NE 88th Street and West to 17th Avenue Northwest.
McIlnay is the true and detailed story of how on Saturday, June 13, 1942 a German submarine sailed along the eastern coast of Long Island some one hundred and five miles from New York City shrouded by a midnight fog seeking to destroy the a key element of American railroading near Altoona, Pennsylvania known as Horseshoe Curve.
We started this business in Altoona and have always been proud of that fact.
Refiner of Altoona, Pa., delighted to be visited by the top leaders of the DAV, told Commander Barton and Adjutant Wilson that he was determined to fully recover from his leg wounds and to live life to the fullest.