Altoona, PA

Over 25 grams of drugs found in Altoona parole check, police report

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– A parole check at an Altoona apartment led to the drug arrest of a resident, according to Allegheny Township Police Department who were helping state parole agents. On June 22 police showed up to 36-year-old Niheim Miller’s apartment along 307 60th Street and detained him after seeing drug paraphernalia in the kitchen […]
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Police: Altoona woman hid in closet to avoid drug charges

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– An Altoona woman, who police said hid in a closet after they went to a home on 2nd Avenue to serve felony drug warrants, is now behind bars. Officers arrived at 28-year-old Destiny Gardner’s residence on June 6 at about 9 p.m. to serve the felony drug warrants, according to the according […]
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Altoona man jailed over garden hose fight, police report

An argument over a garden hose landed an Altoona man in jail after police say he forced his way into a home on 18th Street.  It was about 6 p.m. on Thursday when 41-year-old Jason Highett showed up at a home on the 2000 block of 18th Street and tried to get the resident to come out and […]

Day Trip Destination: Lincoln Caverns

It’s been sunny and hot outside. I love summer, but I like to avoid the heat. This weather inspired this week’s pick for our day trip destination. Going into its 91st season, Lincoln Caverns is a great place to escape the heat with a constant temperature in the caverns of 52 degrees.

PA State Police standoff in Poconos ends with one dead

A standoff with a suicidal man in Jackson Township ended tragically when officers were forced to take action on Thursday night, Pennsylvania State Police reported. On Friday morning, PSP stated that their Fern Ridge station received a 911 call from Isabella Carroll of Jackson Township around 8:04 p.m. on June 23, stating that her husband, Keith Carroll, was depressed, had locked himself in a bedroom, and was threatening to kill himself and shoot at police.

Russell E. Yeager

YEAGER, RUSSELL E., 78, Hastings, passed away June 24, 2022. Born November 12, 1943, in Hastings, the son of Merle and Florence (Nelson) Yeager. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Tom Yeager; sister, Gladys Pavlock. Survived by sister, Delora Carruba, Ellicott City, MD; brother, Merle Yeager, Philipsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Russell was a retired teacher from Penn Cambria School District. Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Hastings. Honoring Russell’s wishes, there will be no viewing or visitation. All Services will be private for the Yeager family. Interment at St. Bernard Cemetery. Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria in charge of arrangements.

Fisher Cats get Saturday night walk-off against Altoona

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past the Altoona Curve 6-5 Saturday night at Delta Dental Stadium. New Hampshire (31-37) trailed 5-4 entering the ninth. Rafael Lantigua singled,...

Kids enjoy little league home run derby put together by Altoona police

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Altoona Police Department helped kids live their baseball dreams on Thursday by putting together a home run derby. The home run derby consisted of little league teams from the area that gathered at PNG Stadium, the home of the Altoona Curve. Sergeant Matt Plummer from the Altoona Police Department said that […]

Fisher Cat bats not enough to build a three-game winning streak

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A day after a pitchers’ duel on Thursday, the Altoona Curve and New Hampshire Fisher Cats found themselves in the exact opposite type of contest with an alternate victor as well. On Friday, New Hampshire fell just short of victory, with Altoona winning 8-7 to...