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Mount Union man allegedly strangled woman over getting shower

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Mount Union man is behind bars after allegedly strangling a woman after becoming angry over taking a shower, police report. Joshua Klester, 39, is facing charges after police arrived at an apartment on Wrangletown Road in Mount Union at around 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13. The woman told […]
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Johnstown man sentenced for shooting, killing wife

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Johnstown man who shot and killed his wife while two kids were home last year was sentenced up to 40 years. Chad Busch 34, was sentenced to serve between 20 to 40 years in state prison for killing 30-year-old Tiffany Busch, according to the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office. […]
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‘Quecreek 9′ miner Dennis Hall dies

SOMERSET, Pa. — A member of the " Quecreek 9″ has died. Dennis “Harpo” Hall of Benscreek, and eight other coal miners were trapped about 245 underground in the Quecreek Mine in Lincoln Township from July 24-28, 2002. All were successfully saved in the “Nine for Nine” rescue that drew international attention.

Recent TAHS Grad Expanding Local Butcher Shop

Tyrone’s small business community is growing as a new generation of entrepreneurs are starting new businesses and expanding existing ones. Among these is TAHS Class of 2019 grad Cash Sprankle, who recently took over his family’s business, Sprankle’s Butcher Shop, at 938 Hoovers Lane in Tyrone. Sprankle...

$10K donation helps fund lighting for downtown Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A $10,000 donation is helping bring more lighting to Main Street in downtown Johnstown. The donation was given to Vision Together 2025 by a private donor at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to hang lights on the street. Vision 2025 says they received their first shipment of lights and plans […]

GACTC returns senior car giveaway in person

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ)–The annual senior car giveaway tradition for the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center returned Monday afternoon in person since the pandemic hit. This tradition has been going on since 1995. Each year, students within the WISE program gather in an assembly to receive special prizes. The program highlights students’ academic achievements within […]
State College

One Dead After Crash on I-99 in Patton Township

A State College man died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 99 in Patton Township, according to state police at Rockview. Jordan A. Henry, 22, was driving a Honda Accord northbound just before 2 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a left curve near mile marker 72.4, went off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, police wrote in a crash report.

Altoona Curve Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Altoona Curve is back home on the week of Tuesday May 17 to Saturday May 21 as they take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants). Main Highlights:. Thursday May 19 @ 6:00pm. Mountain City Game – Keller Engineers.

Student Snapshot: John Soyka ’22

How do political and legal systems influence our lives? John Soyka ’22 (political science, law & policy) discusses his research on the intersections between American law and politics and environmentalism. He also illuminates his internship at the Cumberland County Courthouse, the "coolest building on campus" and more. Hometown:. Ebensburg,...

Tyrone Softball Beats Mount Union

The Lady Eagles started the week off by adding a 12-2 win over Mount Union to their record on Monday. May 9. Their win was against Mount Union, who they were supposed to play them April 8th, but it got rescheduled. The Lady Eagles put on 15 hits throughout the...

PSP host Child Passenger Safety seat fitting stations

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ)–Pennsylvania State Police troops in Cambria County are doing car seat fitting stations for parents and guardians this week. This initiative collaborates with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click it or Ticket campaign. Troopers certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians will conduct these fittings in Ebensburg and Northern Cambria. These events […]

Tyrone Girls Take 2nd and Boys 3rd at League Championships

The Tyrone track and field teams had a successful day at the Mountain League Championships last Tuesday, with the girls team taking 2nd and the boys team coming in 3rd. Top finishers for the Golden Eagle boys were senior Keegan Gwinn who took first in the javelin with a new personal record of 171-8 and AJ Detwiler who took first in the 800 with a 2:07.26.

Curve drop homestand final to Patriots

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Altoona Curve lost 12-8 in the final game of the homestand against the Somerset Patriots. Each team had 13 hits and there were five home runs. Somerset’s Chad Bell and Oliver Dunn each had four RBis. Andres Alvarez for the Curve had had two RBIs off three hits. The Curve […]

State police report two-year old found safe

UPDATE 5:12 p.m.: Kaymarie Barner has been reported found and safe BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– State police are looking for a 2-year old from Blair County last seen Saturday , and is believed to be at special risk of harm or injury. Kaymarie Barner is described by state police to be 30 inches tall, weighing […]
FOX Sports

USFL Week 5: Pittsburgh Maulers-Houston Gamblers top plays

Week 5 of the USFL season wraps up on Sunday with a pair of last-place teams doing battle. The Pittsburgh Maulers (0-4) are seeking their first win of the season as they face the Houston Gamblers (1-3) on Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. Here are the top plays from the game:

New Double A rules having positive impact on baseball

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — If you’ve come out to an Altoona Curve game this year you might have noticed some new rule changes that have been implemented into Double A. One that has made a positive impact is larger bases. The size of the bases increased from 15 inches to 18 inches. “We’re trying to promote […]