Local News 10/03/22

News for Oct 3, 2022

A man is dead after falling from an escalator while attending the Jets-Steelers game in Pittsburgh.   Authorities say the unidentified man fell from the escalator following the end of the game and was taken to the hospital where he later died.  Police are continuing to investigate and the Steelers say they are  “working with local authorities and helping their investigation into the matter.”  They also said they’re sending “thoughts and prayers” to the victim’s family. 

Veterans Day is right around the corner, so all veterans are invited to participate in Altoona’s Veterans Day parade.

WTAJ TV reports the parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 in downtown Altoona starting at 10:30 a.m. The Parade lineup will begin at 10 a.m.

All veterans interested and able can participate in the parade. Additionally, a bus will be available for those who would feel more comfortable riding.

For more details and to register, send a letter before Oct. 28 to Commander Michael McDonough, 1720 Annapolis Drive, Altoona, Pa, 16602.

It was a weekend of Fall Festivals around the area despite mother nature not cooperating with the best weather for outside events.

Bedford celebrated the first weekend in October with their 58th Fall Foliage Festival. This large event features over 400 craft vendors, lots of food and 2 stages of live music. Organizers say that they see over 70 thousand people attend over the two weekends throughout which the event runs.

The festival will continue this coming Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.

The 42nd annual Apple Cider Festival happened on Sunday at the Prince Gallitzin State Park.

It’s known as one of the biggest fundraisers for the park with between 10 to 20 thousand people showing up each year to get their fill of apple cider and other fall attractions.

All proceeds of the festival go towards the Friends of Prince Gallitzin State Park.