ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Several cars of a freight train derailed in a Pennsylvania city, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.
A security officer for Station Medical Center told...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) —
Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Ron Brode looks over his extensive collection of recordings of memorable sports moments in the basement of his Altoona...
ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) —
A Pennsylvania paper mill that has been operating since 1866 will be closing its doors, idling nearly 300 workers.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) —
A year before COVID-19 began its global rampage, Penn State Altoona history professor John Eicher embarked on a one-of-a-kind study delving into the pandemic of a...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Tugging at the end of his lead, Freddy’s nose excitedly followed Patrolman Alex Vasquez’s hand as the officer tapped on surfaces where drugs might be hiding.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn a member exchange from The (Altoona) Mirror about Altoona native Bertha Rose. The exchange was on hold for release to move Saturday, Nov. 21....
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman's lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a...
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty if a man is convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Pennsylvania...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man repeatedly stabbed his mother after she sent him a text message telling him to grow up and get a job, authorities said.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are letting more fans in the stands after a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, although...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus has affected almost everyone, and for about 100 Blair County kids ranging in age from 8 to 18 who raise and sell livestock at farm shows and fairs, the economic...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — For movie buffs looking to enjoy a big-screen cinema experience, outdoor drive-in theaters offer an alternative to the living room as COVID-19 restrictions keep indoor...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — On the sunny side of a steep hill in Sinking Valley, Reuben Peachey led his horse-drawn plow over an empty field.
Peachey, a young, thin man with a corn-colored hat,...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Amber Lewis refers to herself as “a crazy bee lady,” but fellow beekeepers in the region praise her for her public education efforts, unquenched curiosity and community...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of helping hide the body of another woman reported missing in Pennsylvania about 4 1/2 years ago has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit abuse of a...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A fourth teenager is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of another teen that Pennsylvania authorities allege happened when the suspects tried to steal marijuana from...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A mid-level appeals court decision issued last summer that allowed some victims of childhood sexual abuse a way to pursue lawsuits despite time limits will be reviewed by...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Three teenage boys face murder charges in the fatal shooting of another teen, which authorities say happened when the boys tried to steal marijuana from him.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern says it will close a locomotive maintenance facility and a locomotive parts distribution center in Roanoke, Virginia. The closure will impact 104 jobs....
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in a slaying in a Pennsylvania church parking lot where authorities alleged he and the victim squared off after a...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has declined to bar consideration of the death penalty in the case of a man charged with having killed a toddler last year.
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EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Dusza, Tony Stopka, Frank Wyland, Shari Stopka and Sam Piccioni grew up together, attended Bishop Carroll High School together, traveled together and shared life's...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain is putting Bitcoin ATMs in six shops around the state and one in North Carolina, giving customers the ability to buy and sell the...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court has ruled that an evolving legal landscape means a woman can pursue her lawsuit claiming officials in the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Memorial Day weekend brought the reopening of the world's oldest roller coaster still in operation.
Leap The Dips was built in 1902 at Altoona's Lakemont Park. It was in...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man awoke to find a stranger sleeping on his kitchen floor surrounded by torn-up sanitary napkins.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A child porn suspect stacked piles and piles of tightly packed clothes at his Altoona residence, allegedly attempting to hide the fact the space was a walk-in closet...
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys are trying to reach an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania man freed from prison after 25 years after he was granted a new trial in the...
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when high winds tipped a temporary shed on top of her outside a Pennsylvania workplace.
The Altoona fire department and Blair County coroner say 47-year-old Tammy Hockenberry was smoking outside Blair Companies Millwork and Fixtures at about 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Officials say the wooden structure that served as a smokers hut and under which she and a male co-worker were standing was hit by a gust of wind and toppled onto them.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Judge Norman Krumenacker III recalls Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro asking him what kind of attention the statewide investigation into allegations of abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church would bring.
"I told him to get a new tie and suit because he was going to be on '60 Minutes,' " Krumenacker said.
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has ruled that a Pennsylvania couple found dead earlier this week inflicted fatal knife wounds on each other.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that the Blair County coroner ruled the deaths of 49-year-old Sheldon Appleman and 30-year-old Cassandra Appleman a double homicide. State police said the two were found dead Monday at the Woodbury Township home.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has a state dog, a state insect, a state fossil, and even a state beverage.
Why, Bob Swaim wonders, can't it also have a state toy?
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has offered details on the cost of the clergy abuse scandal.
The latest edition of the diocese's official publication says the scandal has cost it $21.5 million since 1999.
Of that amount, $15.7 million has gone to settlement payouts and awards and $4.3 million to legal fees.
A letter from Bishop Mark Bartchak says 290 people have received settlements or counseling from the diocese.
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A woman formerly serving a life term in the slaying of a fellow teenager two decades ago in Pennsylvania could be eligible for parole in about 15 years following a resentencing hearing.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The Vietnam War started small, grew big and then wound down, dying like a guttering candle.
The national memorial for that war is a wall that starts low, grows tall in the middle, then shortens, ending as low as it began.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have announced plans to seek the death penalty in the death of a toddler in Pennsylvania earlier this year.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that 19-year-old Drue Burd of Altoona pleaded not guilty Friday to homicide, aggravated assault, strangulation and related charges.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced in an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player last year.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that 24-year-old Trenton Bilak was sentenced Tuesday to 8½ to 17 years on vehicular homicide and other counts.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh's iconic hometown candy bar is returning to Pennsylvania.
Boyer Candy Company in Altoona on Thursday purchased the rights, recipes and equipment for the Clark Bar from an unidentified seller.
"We're really excited. This is an iconic Pennsylvania candy," owner Anthony Forgione told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I remember the heartbreak when it left Pittsburgh."
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A man charged in a shooting death in a Pennsylvania parking lot that police allege stemmed from a drug deal gone bad says he acted in self-defense.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that 33-year-old John Patrick Stiver II repeatedly asserted self-defense during a break in Friday's criminal homicide arraignment.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to order new DNA tests in a 30-year-old murder case before resentencing a man convicted as a juvenile of the slaying.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that 47-year-old James Rogers is to be resentenced in the 1988 murder because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring mandatory life terms for juvenile offenders.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Another man charged in an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Jacob Helsel pleaded guilty Monday to charges of accidents involving death or personal injury and tampering with evidence. That came as jury selection was about to start in his trial.
The 19-year-old Duncansville man now faces at least three years in prison.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — One of two men facing charges in an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player last year has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
Twenty-four-year-old Trenton Bilak also pleaded guilty Friday in Blair County to accidents involving death or injury, evidence-tampering and reckless driving. He faces a mandatory three-year term.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — When Altoona native Darlie Lynn Routier was convicted by a Texas jury in February 1997 of stabbing to death her young son, Damon, 5, and by implication, her other son, Devon, 6, she reportedly cried out, "I did not kill my babies."
Both boys were murdered on June 6, 1996, as they were sleeping with their mother in the downstairs television room of the family's Rowlett, Texas, home, while her husband, Darin, was in an upstairs bedroom with their 18-month-old son Drake.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Nearly a year ago, it appeared as though Altoona resident Dan Ott had changed his life forever.
At just 25 years old, he made it through thousands of competitors to make the World Series of Poker's final table and outlasted seven more players there to finish as the runner-up.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy attacked and killed by a pit bull.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that the Blair County coroner's office said Gauge Eckenrode died of blunt force trauma from Thursday's attack.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who told police he put his hand over a toddler's mouth and nose to make her fall asleep has been charged with her death in Pennsylvania.
WJAC-TV reports 16-month-old Angela Beard was taken to a hospital in Pittsburgh early Sunday suffering from injuries including brain swelling. She later died.