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Altoona Native’s Murder Conviction, Appeal Featured Television Series
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.''
Northern Cambria woman charged with child endangerment
EBENSBURG – A Northern Cambria Borough woman was jailed on Tuesday, charged with endangering the welfare of children, authorities said.
Ex-APD detective Starr granted hearing
The judge, after conferring with defense attorney Daniel J. Kiss, who is representing former police Sgt. Matthew S. Starr, 40, and prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Megan Victoria Madaffari, ruled that jury selection would be held on Sept. 17, with the trial beginning Oct. 1.
WATCH VIDEO | Ready to roll: Organizers, vendors prepare for Thunder in the Valley
Watson Nieves, of Motorcycle Rally USA in Orlando, Fla., sets up a T-shirt tent Wednesday, June 20, 2018, for this week’s Thunder in the Valley in downtown Johnstown.
3 people injured in U.S. Route 322 crash
A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 322 in Worth Township sent three people to the hospital on Wednesday.State police at Philipsburg said the crash happened near the intersection with Flat Rock Road at about 11:30 p.m. The impact sent both vehicles — a sedan and an SUV — into the embankment on the eas
Multiple flooded roadways across the county
According to the National Weather ServiceSomerset, Windber, Berlin,Friedens, Boswell, Davidsville, Central City, Paint, Jerome, ScalpLevel, Acosta, New Centerville, Tire Hill, Rockwood andJennerstown may experience flooding.
Commercial shipping affected by President Trump's visit to Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) --Shipping and boating traffic will come to a temporary halt at a portion of one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes when President Donald Trump pays a visit to Duluth.The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Secret Service to secure the Port of Duluth-Superior when the presid
City man turns himself in for role in robbery, seeks rehab
A shackled Gino A. Saullo Jr., 26, of 2901 Maple Ave., third floor, Apt. 4, was taken before Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio on Monday afternoon for his arraignment on felony robbery and related charges filed by Altoona police on June 5.
Johnstown, Altoona to hold separate bike rallies this weekend, increasing competition
The Roundhouse web page calls the upcoming event "historic," spanning across Altoona, Duncansville and Hollidaysburg.
Patton man dies in Cresson Township crash
A crash in Cresson Township claimed the life of a Patton area man Sunday, investigators said.The accident occurred at 8:42 a.m. on Saint Joseph Street, just north of Cresson Borough.State police in Ebensburg said a 43-year-old man was declared dead at the scene after his 1998 Chevrolet struck a stre
Altoona Curve: Covering the bases
SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers for tonight’s 6:35 game: Curve RHP Mitch Keller (7-2, 3.25) vs. Flying Squirrels RHP Shaun Anderson (5-3, 3.07).
Cambria County, Richland Township give final nod for KFC
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. - It's official. KFC is coming to the Johnstown area.CCN Real Estate confirmed Monday that they have closed on the deal to bring KFC to Scalp Avenue in Richland Township.The fast-food chain will be at the former site of Hometown Bar and Grill.CCN Real Estate said it has receiv
Fight leads to assault, endangerment charges
Accused of firing a gun at another man on Feb. 18, a Northern Cambria man faces a list of criminal charges, including felony aggravated assault.
Centre County man serving child sex abuse sentence found unresponsive in cell, dies
A Centre County man who was serving a 15-30-year sentence at Houtzdale state prison for pleading guilty to child sex abuse charges has died.Joseph Skrtich, 50, of Blanchard, was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:47 p.m. Sunday, WJAC reports.Joseph SkrtichPhoto provided
Crash kills one in Cresson
Troopers at Ebensburg reported a northbound Chevrolet Cavalier crossed Saint Joseph Street near Vale Wood Road, hit a steel road sign post, and sailed into a wooded area and hit a large tree at 8:42 a.m.
News in brief from around the area
About 6:47 p.m. Sunday, Joseph Skrtich, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell. Officers and medical staff immediately responded and began performing CPR. The inmate was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. by the medic command physician at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
Bike rally ‘a real boost’ for community
“For the first year, I figure with the event totaling four days, we may have over 30,000 people. It depends on the weather,”said Bill Wilkinson, event co-founder.
Altoona native's murder conviction, appeal featured series
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
What's the biggest issue in your community?
Altoona, Blair County, Pa - What's the biggest problem in your community----unemployment, obesity, drug abuse... lack of transportation? On Tuesday, health advocates in one area county launched a major effort to get residents to speak out about their biggest concerns.
Community looks to fix up Fairview Cemetery
There are weeds that cover the brick sidewalks, headstones that are toppled over, grass that covers graves, and a massive tree that uprooted in the middle of the cemetery.