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Judge won't bar death penalty in toddler's death

Oct. 12, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

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. The (Altoona) Mirror reports that the Blair County judge said last week that attorneys for 20-year-old Drue Burd could repeat their objections...

State's smallest daily paper finds success with happy news

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — On the second floor of City Hall, tall windows capped with green glass panes offer views of the Allegheny Mountains, and when council members rock back and forth in their old, wooden chairs, the quaint creaking makes it tough for reporters to take notes. Just about everything in Tyrone,...