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Examiner: Cyanide killed hospital employee

November 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said... more »»

Annual bash results in nine being arrested

November 30, 2014 From Mirror staff reports Nine people were arrested on Thanksgiving during the annual “Big Murph” celebration near the Horseshoe Curve, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. more »»

Development group learning its ABCs

November 30, 2014 A newly formed downtown business group has developed a list of initiatives and needs and kindled an interest in the old, established Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. more »»

Outgoing band director marks final home game

November 30, 2014 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — When Richard Bundy first stepped into Beaver Stadium carrying a trombone in 1966, the Penn State student was planning to become a music teache. more »»

Authorities: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7, including baby

November 30, 2014 KIRKWOOD (AP) — A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including an infant, police said. more »»

Corman’s lawsuit carries hefty price tag

November 30, 2014 For those closely following the lawsuit by state Sen. more »»

Fire kills two

November 30, 2014 ELVERSON (AP) — Authorities say two people were found dead inside a house after a firefighting crew put out a blaze at the home in Chester County in southeast Pennsylvania. more »»

Magisterial district judges

November 30, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Todd F. Kelly: - Kyle J. Coury, 18, 1204 Park Ave. more »»

News in brief from police and courts

November 30, 2014 port matilda Police investigate indecent assault Pennsylvania State Police in Philipsburg are investigating a reported indecent assault of an 11-year-old girl. more »»

Shopping sprees continue in area

November 29, 2014 Two rounds of Black Friday deal seekers have become the norm for retailers over the last few years, with several department and big-box stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. more »»

Locals provide dieting advice

November 29, 2014 When they met before Thanksgiving to strategize about how to stick to their new healthy eating habits, members of the local Weight Watchers group in Altoona feared one food on the menu above all,... more »»

Oil plunge creates rifts in economy

November 29, 2014 A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenue. more »»

Grass parking spaces closed for PSU game

November 29, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK – Because of Wednesday’s snowfall and wet grounds around Beaver Stadium, Penn State officials have announced that all grass car parking lots, both reserved and gameday, will be... more »»

Man accused of breaking into home, attempting rape

November 29, 2014 CHERRY TREE — A Northern Cambria man was arrested Thursday in Indiana County after police said he broke into a home and attempted to rape its occupant. more »»

Magisterial district judges

November 29, 2014 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Charges waived to court July 31 - Aug. 7: - Cory J. more »»

Police reports

November 29, 2014 Altoona police - Jason Bittner, 617 N. Second St., was charged Thursday with driving under the influence at 25th Street and Sixth Avenue. - Brian Schloski, 40, 514 Sixth Ave., Apt. more »»

Locals critical of Ferguson protests

November 28, 2014 Pastor Paul Johnson thinks social media has a way of inflaming social problems, which includes racism. “Social media takes a race between two snails and makes it a pay-per-view event,” he said. more »»

Kranich’s robbed of $250K in watches

November 28, 2014 Kranich’s Jewelers in the Logan Valley Mall was robbed of an estimated $250,000 worth of Rolex watches by men who used hammers to smash display cases. The robbery happened at 8:46 p.. more »»

People thankful for deals

November 28, 2014 For a fifth-grade teacher like Megan Cornelius of Frederick, Md., a peaceful Thanksgiving day nap and some reading without any disruptions is “wonderful to me,” she sai. more »»

Seven Springs, Hidden Valley resorts opening for skiers

November 28, 2014 Two area ski resorts will open for the season today. more »»

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