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Altoona Noon News & Features: Friday, March 23

by on March 23, 2012 12:00 PM

Altoona is in the news all over cyberspace. We post links to the most noteworthy local stories every weekday in Noon News & Features.

Here is Friday's offering:

Water Main Breaks Above Cavern Site: One could tell it wasn't a normal water main break Thursday on First Avenue near Prospect Park by the absence of a pump - even as water poured in or out at a few hundred gallons a minute and the hole didn't fill up.

Noye, 78, Bowls First 300Steph Laubenstein is a jinx when it comes to bowling 300 games. If you don't believe that, just ask her.

Portage Rifle Team Wins State Title:  Portage Area High School began a competitive rifle program just four years ago. In that short amount of time, it has grown in leaps and bounds. This past February, the Portage squad won the PIAA state championship, fronting a field of 19 teams at the state tournament held at the Jerome Rifle Club in Somerset County.

Live stats will be available for today's Penn State Altoona baseball doubleheader: The Lions open Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play today at 2:00 PM in Buffalo, New York against the Mavericks.

Lawyer: Toss Sandusky Charges: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Thursday to throw out the child sex-abuse charges against him, arguing some counts are not specific enough, evidence is lacking in others and the statute of limitations may have run out regarding eight of the 10 alleged victims.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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