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Injured pedestrian flown to hospital after crash

A female pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in a crash near State College was flown by helicopter to UPMC Altoona. The crash occurred at about 7:55 p.m. Friday in front of Hog Father's BBQ, according to Patton Township police Officer Matt Shupanko. The pedestrian's belongings were left on the road

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-03-24 03:47:00

Stolen gun leads to more arrests, bulk heroin stash

A stolen gun in Logan Township has led to the arrest of two more people and the seizure of a stash of bulk heroin. It started Wednesday night in Logan Township when a handgun was stolen from a home on the 1500 block of Lakeside Drive, allegedly by 24-year-old Matthew Conrad. By early Friday, police

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Pedestrian seriously injured in crash with vehicle, police say

A man is being treated for "serious but non-life-threatening injuries" after police say he was hit by a vehicle Thursday night. The pedestrian, whom police identified only as a 35-year-old man, was crossing the intersection of North Atherton Street and Woodland Drive when he was hit the vehicle, dri

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-03-23 18:50:00

Man claims he bought Coney Island and will reopen the eatery; real estate company says the deal's not done

A local eatery filled with history, nostalgia and chili sauce-covered hot dogs may soon open its doors again. William Berkebile said he is a representative for Pennsylvania-based Tops Edwards Corp. - a company he said has taken over ownership of Johnstown's iconic Coney Island Lunch and is planning

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-23 10:20:00

Homicide defense to get cellphone data expert

HOLLIDAYSBURG - A Blair County judge said Friday that she will appoint a cellphone data and location expert to assist three defense attorneys in evaluating evidence against their clients facing homicide and related criminal charges in the shooting death of 37-year-old Steven L. Hackney in Altoona. P

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Johnstown's Coney Island restaurant sold, new owners expect to reopen in April

Johnstown's Coney Island Lunch has been sold. The spot on Clinton Street is shown here on Thursday, March 22, 2018.By Todd Berkey tberkey@tribdem.com A local eatery filled with plenty of history, nostalgia, and chili sauce-covered hot dogs will soon open its doors again. Johnstown's iconic Coney Isl

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 19:54:00

Family awarded $47 million in newborn's disfigurement case

JOHNSTOWN (AP) - The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million. The Texas couple was visiting family in Johnstown when their daughter was born prematurely at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in 2012. Their attorneys say D

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 13:32:00

Police: Man tried to run down woman with car

Edward James Seeley Jr. A Johnstown man will appear in Cambria County court, accused of trying to run down a woman with his car, authorities said. Edward James Seeley Jr., 29, of the 1300 block of Virginia Avenue, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before District Judge Kevin Pri

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 14:10:00

Rollover crash takes down power lines in Altoona

ALTOONA - A rollover crash has taken down power lines in downtown Altoona. The crash happened before 6 p.m. on 6th Avenue. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance, and the extent of the driver's injuries is not known. Police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash and Pen


Altoona man seeks prison release

An Altoona man awaiting trial on drug charges has filed a complaint in federal court in Johnstown, saying that he has spent 20 months behind bars while awaiting trial and asking that he be immediately released from Blair County Prison. Carlos S. Benitez, 46, who is acting as his own attorney, compla


Defense seeks retesting of blood evidence

HOLLIDAYSBURG - A defense attorney is asking Blair County court for an order to retest blood evidence collected in a 30-year homicide case using today's state-of-the-art scientific procedures. The results could figure into a future re-sentencing of James "Frankie" Rodgers, 42, of Altoona, an inmate

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Johnstown man stole air fresheners from Sheetz, 2nd time in one-month span, police say

JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man accused of stealing air fresheners last month is back at it, according to police. Police said they were called to the Oakhurst Community for reports of a man yelling and trying to enter an apartment just after 5 a.m. Wednesday. According to police, they arrested Malik Ru


Who killed a man in Clearfield County? Police are trying to sort out what happened

State police at Clearfield have a mystery to solve in the small, quiet town of Madera. Emergency medics arrived at a building Tuesday afternoon on Main Street where a man was found bleeding and in need of transport to UPMC Altoona. Weather conditions would allow for only ambulance response, accordin


Jury considers compensation in Johnstown malpractice case; family of child seeks $3 million

A medical malpractice civil case involving head injuries sustained by a newborn at a Johnstown hospital in 2012 is now in a jury's hands. Attorneys on both sides delivered two divergent closing arguments Thursday to urge for what both described as "fair" compensation for the now five-year-old child,

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 15:44:00

No business like snow business

From left: Jenna Foust, 13, Hannah Evans, 12, and Kayden Corson, 14, make their way along Eighth Street on Wednesday looking for opportunities to make some money shoveling snow for residents. The trio added that they were shoveling snow for free for older residents. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec A


Jury awards family more than $47 million in Conemaugh malpractice case

After a two-day trial and a surprise ruling by a judge that decided a portion of the case, a federal jury ordered Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and Dr. John Chan to pay a Texas couple more than $47 million in damages for treatment that resulted in their daughter's disfigurement. (WJAC) JOHNSTOW

WJAC TV - 2018-03-22 16:06:19

Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Pride to perform 'Up!'

ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Pride choral group will perform "Up!" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State students and $7 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Th


Police: Duncansville man arrested twice in same day

Kenneth Lee Lefort II, 33, was first arrested by Hollidaysburg Borough police about 5:30 p.m. Monday after police were called to the Choice store on Broad Street for a report of a man inside the store who was under the influence and trying to steal items. According to police, the man was confronted


'Unfortunate accident' happened when he fell to his death, police say

A 43-year-old Bellefonte man was transported to the hospital, which is where he was pronounced dead after a 28-foot fall from a State College apartment building Tuesday, according to State College police. The man, who was not identified in a statement by police, fell at about 9:26 a.m. at 456 E. Bea


Former police officer waives hearing on drug charges

A former Nanty Glo police officer will appear in Cambria County court on drug charges, authorities said. Jody Nelson, 45, of the 100 block of Jamesway Road, Ebensburg, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before District Judge Susan Gindlesperger, of Stonycreek Township. Johnstown