Altoona

Jason Grilli

All-Star Closer Grilli Among Those Rejoining Pirates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have recalled right-handed closer Jason Grilli from his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona and reinstated him from the disabled list, the team announced today.

93-7 The Fan–09/03/2013

Justin Morneau

What Are The Pirates Getting In Justin Morneau?

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — On Saturday the Pirates one-upped their own recent waiver-wire deal for the Mets’ Marlon Byrd with yet another big-name trade in an effort to emphatically end a 20-year playoff drought.

93-7 The Fan–08/31/2013

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Pa. Man Shot For Carrying Boxers Suing Police

A man is suing a central Pennsylvania police department saying he did nothing to provoke being shot by an officer who has claimed he thought black boxer shorts the half-naked man was holding were a gun.

08/30/2013

Jeff Locke, Tony Sanchez

Pirates Demote Locke, Sanchez For Roster Space

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — To make room for newcomers Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Pirates have temporarily sent left-handed starting pitcher Jeff Locke and backup catcher Tony Sanchez down to Double-A Altoona, the team announced Wednesday evening.

93-7 The Fan–08/28/2013

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Police: Pa. Robber Leaves Pink Shoes, Flees On Neon Green Bike

Police in central Pennsylvania are hoping to find the person who fits a pair of pink shoes he left behind after police say he accosted a woman, took $200 from her, then fled on a neon green bike.

08/02/2013

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Redial Leads To Theft Suspect’s Arrest

Police say a suspect’s phone call from a convenience store telephone helped them to charge him with stealing $142 worth of change from the business.

KDKA-TV–07/02/2013

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Pa. Cop Shot Partially Naked Man Holding Underwear, Not Gun

A prosecutor says an officer was justified in shooting a man he thought was armed in a dark central Pennsylvania alley, even though it turned out the man had only a pair of black underwear in his hand.

KDKA-TV–06/27/2013

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Man Sneaks Through Roof Vent In Failed Beer Theft

A man has been jailed on charges he climbed through a roof vent in a failed attempt to steal two 30-packs of cheap beer from a central Pennsylvania store.

03/23/2013

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Police: Naked Man High On Bath Salts Chases Down Car

Police say a man was high on the synthetic stimulant known as bath salts when he was naked and chased a car down the street in central Pennsylvania.

KDKA-TV–03/11/2013

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4 Dead, 3 State Troopers Injured After Blair County Shooting

New details are emerging as police continue to investigate a shooting spree that left several people dead and three state police troopers injured Friday morning in Central Pennsylvania.

KDKA-TV–12/21/2012

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WWII Battleship Clock Makes Its Way To Local Museum

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And a piece of that historic day is on display for the Pittsburgh community to see — an artifact from a sunken battleship.

12/07/2012

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Ann Romney Talks Debates & Gender Gap During Visit To Altoona

Appearing at a fundraiser at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano sat down briefly with Ann Romney.

10/15/2012

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Pa. Reports First Meningitis Outbreak In Altoona

Pennsylvania health officials have identified the state’s first case of fungal meningitis linked to a deadly national outbreak involving steroid shots.

10/15/2012

Darin Franklin

“Mr. High School Sports” – Quick Outs: Class AAAA Foothills Conference Outlook

We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing on the Foothills Conference in Class AAAA, which has stayed chiefly intact through biennial realignment in the district. Furthermore, the WPIAL title candidacy of Gateway, which has dominated the conference for years, remains as strong as ever.

93-7 The Fan–08/31/2012

Gerrit Cole

Pirates’ Top Prospect Promoted

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Cory Giger of The Altoona Mirror reports right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, the top prospect in the Pirates organization and No. 12 overall in MLB, according to Baseball America, has been promoted from the Double-A Altoona Curve to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians.

93-7 The Fan–08/29/2012

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