Two plead guilty in 2020 Altoona double homicide case
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man and woman who were charged in an Altoona double homicide in 2020 pleaded guilty Tuesday. According to Blair County District Attorney Pete Weeks, Isiah Payne, 35, pleaded guilty to all counts in the three-year-old case except charges for a 2019 drug delivery. Prosecutors determined Payne was not involved in […]
DA: Suspects in Altoona double homicide enter guilty pleas
Blair Co., PA (WJAC) — Prosecutors in Blair County have confirmed that the suspects in a 2020 Altoona double homicide have entered guilty pleas in the case. Isiah Payne and Onya Lewis were scheduled to go to trial next month in connection to the shooting deaths of 52-year-old Natalie Washington and 28-year-old Mikal Jackson-Stevenson at a home along Beale Avenue in May of 2020.
Hunter perched in tree stand engulfed in flames in Fulton County
BELFAST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 76-year-old McConnellsburg man was killed in Fulton County on Saturday morning after the tree stand he was perched in was engulfed in flames. Video above: Deer firearms season starts in Pa. Raymond Seville Jr., 76, was using a propane heater in a prefabricated polyurethane...
Hunter dies after his tree stand catches on fire
FULTON COUNTY, Pa. (WTRF) — A hunter has died after his tree stand caught on fire in Pennsylvania The hunter, Raymond Seville Jr. of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, died in Belfast Township, Fulton County while in his tree stand on November 25th. His wife reportedly called 911 and tried to rescue him, but was unsuccessful as she […]
Archbishop Wood Girls Basketball Team Aims to Enter the Books With Four Consecutive Titles
The Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team is on a quest for historic achievement: a fourth consecutive PIAA title. The Archbishop Wood girls’ basketball team is on a quest for historic achievement: a fourth consecutive PIAA title, a feat that’s never been accomplished in the program’s history, writes Andrew Robinson for City of Basketball Love and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Arrest made after car with Christmas gifts stolen from Altoona Sheetz
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona police arrested a man they said stole a car full of Christmas presents from a Sheetz parking lot over the weekend. Kenneth Duncan Jr., 41, currently with no fixed address, was taken into custody over a car theft Saturday morning, Nov. 25, after a woman left it running while she […]
Pennsylvania Lottery ticket worth $50k sold at Rutter’s in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Lottery announced the winning raffle ticket numbers for the two $50,000 weekly drawings, and they were sold in Blair and Luzerne counties. The New Year’s Millionaire Raffle features eight weekly drawings that each award two prizes of $50,000. One was sold at Rutter’s on Plank Road in Duncansville. […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.39 in Cresson as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Dudley, PA: Reviving the Glory of the Historic East Broad Top Railroad
Dudley, Pennsylvania's small-town charm is deeply intertwined with the timeless heritage of the East Broad Top Railroad (EBT). Once the industrial backbone of the region, the EBT was chartered in 1856, playing a pivotal role in connecting the coal-rich Broad Top Mountain to eager markets during America's industrial ascent. The narrow-gauge line, a marvel of innovation, was the lifeblood of local communities until its decline and eventual cessation in 1956.
Super Sub: Mrs. Briggs
Mrs. Briggs has been a substitute teacher for about a year and a half. Here are some of the things that make her a “Super Sub”. Mrs. Briggs shared her decision to become a substitute teacher, “I was a reading interventionist for five years at Myers, and in 2021, I left my position to take care of my grandmother. Once she regained her health, I had a lot of free time on my hands and I really missed the students. While volunteering, Mr. Stinson mentioned to me that I would make a great substitute, so here I am”. Mrs. Briggs is subbing in grades K-12.
A Circular Legacy: The Timeless Allure of James Creek's Historic Round Barn
Nestled in the Pennsylvania foothills near Gettysburg, the Historic Round Barn & Farm Market stands as a beacon of American agricultural history and innovation. Just 8 miles west of James Creek, it was constructed in 1914 and remains one of the few truly round barns in existence. With 95% of the original structure intact, this family-owned gem showcases the farming wisdom of the Knouse family across four generations. It serves as a cultural cornerstone, inviting visitors to experience its historical charm and partake in modern-day festivities.
Hunter in Fulton Co. dies after tree stand catches fire
FULTON COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — The Fulton County Coroner confirmed that on Saturday, November 25, a hunter in Belfast Township died when his tree stand caught fire. According to the coroner, Raymond Seville, Jr., of McConnellsburg, went out to the tree stand some time Saturday morning, accompanied by his wife.
Echoes of the Past: The Haunted History of Fishertown, Pennsylvania
In the heart of Pennsylvania, the small town of Fishertown stands as a testament to a haunting past that still whispers through its streets and buildings. With a reputation for ghostly sightings and supernatural occurrences, the town's old mill and historic homes have become the center of eerie local tales and legends. The dilapidated mill, a relic from Fishertown's industrious past, is said to echo with the sounds of its former life, while the oldest houses in town play host to mysterious apparitions and chilling encounters that speak to a history that refuses to be silenced.
4-month-old playful kitten at Huntingdon Co. Humane Society seeks forever home
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (WTAJ) — Meet Hei Hei from the Huntingdon County Humane Society. Lisa Boland, who works at the shelter brought in this cutie seeking a forever home. She is 4 months old and loves playing and exploring. She would do great with a family with other cats, dogs, and kids.
Fulton Co. Trooper arrested for DUI during shift, had BAC nearly double legal limit
27 November 2023- A trooper with the Pennsylvania State has been charged with Driving Under the Influence while operating a police cruiser on his shift. Justin Andrew Dibert is free awaiting arraignment after being charged with misdemeanor DUI/unsafe driving, misdemeanor DUI with a BAC between .10 and .16%, and summary careless driving.
Cassville: A Historical Tapestry of Huntingdon County
Cassville, a jewel in the crown of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, proudly stands as one of its oldest settlements, established on January 21, 1843. This historic borough, named in honor of Lewis Cass, is a living museum, captivating visitors with its preserved architecture and the old-world charm that radiates from its every corner. The streets, flanked by Jack's Mountain and caressed by Hare's Valley Creek, tell stories of the early pioneers like William Shirley and Peter Thompson, who transformed the wilderness into a thriving agricultural community.
Dry Run, PA: A Tapestry of Native Roots and Pioneer Resilience
Nestled in the heart of the Great Cove, Dry Run, PA boasts a landscape steeped in history, where the echoes of its Native American roots mingle with tales of early pioneer resilience. Once a crucial hunting ground for indigenous tribes, this fertile valley, flanked by the Tuscarora and Kittochtinny mountains, has been a witness to both creation and conflict. Known initially as Morrowstown, Dry Run's narrative is marked by the Great Cove Massacre of 1755, a poignant event that underscores the area's turbulent past during colonial expansion.
Penn State Altoona’s Lions Learning Lab brings science experiments to the 814
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Studio 814 loves science! Lynn Dalby and Dr. Justin Huffman from Penn State Altoona’s Lions Learning Lab join hosts Rebecca Petner and Morgan Koziar for some fun, creative science experiments in the 814 Kitchen. The Lions Learning Lab will come to your school! They...