As our newsroom worked to bring you the most important local news of the past year, our photographers snapped countless moments in local history for our daily pages.
Here's a slideshow featuring the T-D photographers' best work of the year.
Baseball Title Action
Bishop McCort third baseman Jimmy Stenger tags out Montgomery's Corey Kriner at third base trying to go for a triple on a shot to right field in the bottom of the third inning, during the PIAA, Class A, championship title game at Medlar Field in State College on Friday, June 15, 2012. Bishop McCort won 14-2 to claim the state title.
The Johns Street bridge casts a shadow on the Little Conemaugh on a frosty morning, Feb. 6, 2012.
Bill Felix, long-time owner of The Candy Store, peers out his store window on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Felix received not a single customer over the Black Friday weekend, as the business of selling penny candy and local sports memorabilia has declined rapidly. People in the community have donated candy and other items to help him stay a part of the downtown business community.
Syiounia Tillman, 3, of Johnstown, eyes a "Lovely Patsy Princess" gift she chose at the third annual Community Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at the Christ-Centered Community Church in Johnstown, Pa. Gifts and food were donated by the community for needy families.
Conemaugh Township High School players mob teammate Jordan Shroyer (#12) at home plate after he hit a two-run home run to left field and tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the seventh inning, setting the spark that would take the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Meyersdale Red Raiders. They claimed the PIAA D5 Class A Championship at Somerset High School on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
A flowering dogwood tree in Johnstown is covered by a fresh blanket of snow on April 23, 2012.
Autumn colors grace a farm at the base of Laurel Hill near Gray, Pa. on Oct. 10, 2012.
Johnstown's Stone Bridge is illuminated during a July 4, 2012 celebration.
Quecreek Anniversary Statue
The bronze statue of a coal miner reading a Bible at the Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial near Quecreek, Pa. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Point Stadium groundskeeper Bob Kosa uses an umbrella to perform routine maintenance to the turf field on May 8, 2012.
Johnstown fisherman Robbie Gutilla sits on a gravel island along the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh rivers as he waits for a river rescue team to come and save him from his embarrassment. Gutilla was fishing along the bank when he lost his footing and fell into the river, washing up a half-mile downstream on May 30, 2012.
Conemaugh Valley's Jamie Cekada steals third base in the bottom of the first inning, while Westmont Hilltop third baseman Taylor Hoover stretches to make the catch during a March 23, 2012 game at Conemaugh Valley.
A plane unable to put down its landing gear comes in for a landing at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on March 6, 2012.
Strong winds and heavy rain caused the umbrella of Dolores Ovellette of Johnstown to turn inside-out as she was running errands in downtown Johnstown.
US gov't collecting huge number of phone records
The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
When nature invades: Deer where they don't belong
Bambi's relatives don't wait for an invitation before crashing the party. Video cameras have captured deer wandering through stores, crashing into buses and jumping into zoo exhibits. Here's a collection of some of the best videos of deer where they don't belong.
Google flirts with what chairman Eric Schmidt once called 'the creepy line'
Google is flirting with what company chairman Eric Schmidt once called "the creepy line."
At its recent developer conference, the Mountain View search giant showcased a number of new personalized technologies that many consumers will find useful, such as alerts of upcoming flights and restaurant recommendations.
But the new services underscore the vast amounts of ever more personal data Google has collected on its users. And given its history and the apparent attitudes of its leadership toward consumer privacy, the new services raise concerns about how Google collected that data and what else it's doing with it.
Pentagon programs target of China cyber threat
New revelations that China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies have increased pressure on U.S. leaders to take more strident action against Beijing to stem the persistent breaches.
VIDEO | Sci-Fi expo connects with fans
The Force is strong with Casey Bassett.
In two years of feverish planning and laborious love, the 24-year-old has roughly tripled the size of his homegrown geek convention, Sci-Fi Valley Con, being held this year at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Today is the 2013 convention’s final day.
VIDEO | Deer gets on, off city bus
A CamTran bus picked up an unscheduled passenger on Tuesday evening – a white-tailed deer.
VIDEO | Bards behind bars
In the latest endeavor for Brian Murphy, the 33–room Grand Midway Hotel in Windber might be refitted to become a penitentiary – a commune for delinquents, but specifically for delinquent writers. He calls it “Writer’s Jail,” and it serves the artistic community by forcing writers to do the one thing they often cannot bring themselves to do: Actually write.
Internet sales tax bill to hit roadblock in House
A bill to require Internet shoppers to pay sales taxes for online purchases may be cruising through the Senate but it will soon hit a roadblock in the House.
Setting standards for cyber sharing
A cybersecurity bill that riled privacy advocates when it was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives last week is looking like a non-starter in the Senate this week. And both opponents and proponents say its best chance at resurrection is to put a leash on exactly what types of information companies can share.
VIDEO | Drill provides glimpse of reality: Responders stage grim demonstration of accident scene
Police, fire and EMS responders from Patton and Carrolltown rushed to Cambria Heights High School Thursday afternoon, responding to a call that detailed a two-vehicle accident with entrapment.
Although it was a drill, designed to be a graphic depiction of what happens when unsafe driving practices lead to a wreck, the message sent to the dozens of students surrounding the scene was clear.
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