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STORY REMOVED: PA--Exchange-Centenarian’s ‘Wonderful’ Life

Nov. 21, 2020 3:03 AM EST
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 (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn a member exchange from The (Altoona) Mirror about Altoona native Bertha Rose.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. It will not be published. The AP

Justices review priest abuse lawsuit's ruling on time limits

Oct. 20, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

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 lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since it was issued a year ago. In oral argument, the...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in slayings of 2 in May

Oct. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

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 home earlier this year. Isaiah Payne, 32, of Philadelphia is charged in the deaths of 28-year-old Mikal...

Police: Man angry over text from mother repeatedly stabs her

Sep. 28, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

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. Tavin McCullough, 23, faces attempted homicide and other counts stemming from Sunday's attack at his mother's home in Altoona, WTAJ reported. It...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his double off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Nik Turley during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Indians rally past Pirates, will host Yankees in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are staying home for the first round of the postseason — and the New York Yankees are coming to town. Carlos Santana had four RBIs and delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Indians rallied for an 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...