Wanted: Doralee Rae Thompson - Aggravated Assault & DUI ChargesiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Richland Township Police Seek Info on Boscov's Retail TheftiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
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Deadly Cambria County Shooting
Cambria County district attorney Greg Neugebauer tells us one woman was shot and killed, and one man was taken into custody, without incident, in relation to Thursday’s shooting. No names were released regarding the suspect and victim, however, according to online court documents, 69-year-old William Simmons is charged with...
Charges dropped against former Cambria County teacher accused of raping student
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — All charges were dropped against a former Westmont Hilltop Elementary school teacher by the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office. Shawn Miller was accused by two students of inappropriately touching and raping them, one claiming it started in kindergarten in 2013 until fourth grade in 2018. Another claimed Miller raped them […]
Victim Of Cambria County House Fire Identified
During a press conference Thursday morning, Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees identified the victim of Wednesday’s fatal house fire in Adams Township. Lees said officials identified the victim, via dental records, as 47-year-old April Baxendale. Investigators say Baxendale died as a result of toxic smoke and gas inhalation, as...
Five arrested after drug bust in Johnstown
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Five people have been arrested and are facing felony drug charges after officers raided a duplex in Johnstown. According to Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, Cambria County SERT, Cambria County Detective Bureau, Cambria County Sheriff’s Department, PA Office of Attorney General, and the Cambria […]
One in custody after Cambria County murder
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a homicide in Cambria County and have a Patton man in custody. According to a release from state police, first responders were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a location along Grozanick Road in Chest Township just after 3 p.m. According to District […]
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging Investigation
This week we learned the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging agreed to pay more than $100,000 following a Federal Investigation. Representative Frank Burns is calling for greater transparency from the agency. Investigators with the US Attorney’s office say they found the agency falsified volunteer hours that led to them...
Local high schoolers learn about various service agencies in their community
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — "Communities are only as good as the people who serve them." That was the message behind an event held Friday morning at Conemaugh Valley High School in Cambria County. School officials brought in outside agencies to talk to students about community service right where...
Police: Cambria Co. woman admits to stealing over $47K from local retirement community
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — Authorities say a Cambria County woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole thousands from a Richland Township retirement community. Police say between April 2022 and September of last year, 76-year-old Donna Sprankle, of Johnstown, had allegedly written checks to herself while she was an accountant for the Arbutus Park Manor Auxiliary.
Wanted: Doralee Rae Thompson - Aggravated Assault & DUI Charges
EBENSBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police Troop A, based out of Ebensburg Barracks, has issued an arrest warrant for Doralee Rae Thompson, following charges that include aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence and multiple DUI offenses. Authorities are now reaching out to the public for assistance in locating Thompson, with the promise of a cash reward for information leading to her arrest.
Richland Township awaiting permit to begin construction at site of new Rutter's
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — We are starting to see some movement at the future site of Cambria County's first Rutter's location. It appears a trailer and some equipment have been moved to the work site, located along Scalp Avenue in Richland Township, near Ollies. Last year it was...
Cambria County Five Most Wanted list released
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police out of Ebensburg have released their Cambria County Five Most Wanted list. Three of the most wanted are wanted for assault, be it simple or aggravated. Another is wanted for theft by deception and the fifth is for firing a gun into an occupied structure. Doralee Thompson, […]
Spaghetti dinner to benefit displaced victims of Altoona fire
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona church will be hosting a benefit dinner for the families who were displaced after a fire in February. On Feb. 7, crews responded to an apartment building fire on the 100 block of 6th Avenue. Crews worked to battle the fire for an hour and a half, but seven […]
Judge Grants A Continuance In Bowser Trial
And now to the disturbing case where a Cambria County mother is accused of strangling her 5-year-old son to death. It happened just two weeks ago. This is video of Jennifer Bowser as she was led out of District Court today in Cresson. Judge John Prebish granted a continuance for...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in Roaring Spring, PA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around roaring spring..
Local organization to pay over $100K after investigation into falsified volunteer hours
This week it was learned the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging agreed to pay more than $100,000 following a federal investigation and Representative Frank Burns is calling for greater transparency from the agency. Investigators with the U.S. Attorney's Office said they found the agency falsified volunteer hours that led...
Perry Wellington 4.5 – Perry’s Properties: Feb. 23, 2024
DETAILS: $264,900 – TO BE BUILT!. Single-level living awaits you in the exclusive Deer Meadow 55+ Community, within a gated community. This particular unit is situated on the right side. The residence, currently under construction, will boast two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. A well-appointed kitchen with a cozy eat-in area will provide convenient access to the backyard. Adjacent to the kitchen, a laundry/mud room connects to the one-car garage. The primary bedroom offers the luxury of an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in tile shower. Take advantage of the exceptional amenities provided by Deer Meadow, including a community building, exercise facility, and a heated saltwater swimming pool. For a monthly association fee of $245, enjoy access to all amenities, insurance coverage, outside maintenance (such as roof and siding repairs), lawn care, snow removal, and trash disposal. The developers are licensed real estate brokers, ensuring a high standard of professionalism. To locate this duplex unit, please refer to the map in the pictures – the unit is marked with a red box. Taxes will be determined upon completion of the home. The rendering and images provided are for reference purposes only and may not represent the exact finishes that will be featured in this home.
Hoops Scoreboard | Big second quarter lifts Central Cambria to playoff win
Ebensburg (WTAJ) — The Red Devils scored 25 second quarter points, taking over the lead as Central Cambria knocks off Huntingdon in its District 6, 3A opener Thursday 63-52. The win comes in the 4-5 matchup, and sends the Red Devils into a meeting top-seeded Forest Hills. The Rangers advanced Thursday after they doubled up […]
Hearing delayed for inmate charged in 2022 fatal shooting, crash in Moxham
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — A Johnstown man charged in a 2022 homicide case had his preliminary hearing rescheduled after a Commonwealth witness refused to testify without his lawyer. According to the affidavit, a confidential informant told police that 21-year-old Gary Hill confessed to killing 42-year-old Timothy Harrison after a...
Man busted for stealing ammo and bacon from East Freedom Walmart
A was arrested in East Freedom, Pennsylvania Saturday for shoplifting more than $1,100 worth of items, including ammo and bacon, from a Walmart.
Ceremony to be held to restore honor to wrongfully executed Buffalo Soldiers
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — They were known as the "Buffalo Soldiers." More than 100 years ago, 17 black United States soldiers were executed in Texas after a wrongful conviction. Sergeant William Nesbit of Altoona was among those hanged. Nesbit was wrongly convicted of leading the mutiny of all...