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Police investigating theft from State College Walmart

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – The Patton Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred at the Walmart in State College. Two suspects arrived at the North Atherton Street Walmart in separate vehicles on Friday, June 24. The man pictured man selected various items in the store while the woman pictured acted as […]
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Blair County man wanted for home improvement fraud

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are searching for a Blair County man they say is wanted for home improvement fraud. Allegheny Township police are looking for Terry Wayne Geist Jr. It’s reported that he has an active warrant for felony home improvement fraud. He’s known to do business as Keystone Custom Carpentry, police said. […]
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Sheetz Gas Station Chain Announces Gasoline Price Cut

The Sheetz chain of gas stations and convenience stores has good news for consumers. It’s dropping the price of gas to $3.99 per gallon for the July 4 holiday weekend. Who owns Sheetz gas stations?. Article continues below advertisement. The Sheetz family owns 90 percent of Sheetz convenience stores...

Police investigate theft by deception in Centre County

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – The Patton Township Police Department is investigating a theft by deception that occurred on Sunday, June 19 at a Michaels in State College. The male and female suspect took merchandise and five prepaid Mastercard gift cards to the register and told the clerk that they had a cash card, according […]

Tire and Auto repair chain to set up shop in Nittany Mall

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — The former Sears Auto Center near State College’s Nittany Mall has sat empty since late 2019. Now, a branch of “Steve Shannon Tire and Auto” is looking to fill its 15,000 square foot space with retail and nine service bays. “We’re excited to see some revitalization out and around the […]

Penn State adds another 2023 commitment to its class

Penn State has been red-hot in putting together its 2023 recruiting class across the past couple of weeks, and Tuesday that Nittany Lions added another name to the list. Ryan Backer, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound kicker/punter from Kennett, announced his commitment. He will join the program as a preferred walk-on. “After...
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Penn State football adds walk-on commitment from in-state kicker

Penn State added an in-state special teamer to its 2023 board on Tuesday. Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, native Ryan Barker announced his walk-on decision to the Nittany Lions on social media Tuesday night. Barker plays both kicker and punter, ranked by Kohl’s Kicking Academy as the country’s No. 44 and No....

Woman charged with vandalizing Nittany Lion statue at Penn State

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A woman from New Jersey has admitted to damaging the famous Nittany Lion statue on Penn State's campus.Police paperwork shows that the woman told police she traveled to State College and acted alone.Surveillance video from last month shows the woman painting 'FTG' or 'For the Glory' -- and this isn't the first time she's done this.According to police, she painted the statue with teal paint last year and used permanent markers to vandalize the Old Main building as well as the Alumni Center.

Pa. waited more than 2 years to test wells after finding nearby contamination. Now this neighborhood wants answers.

This story was produced by the State College regional bureau of Spotlight PA, an independent, nonpartisan newsroom dedicated to investigative and public-service journalism for Pennsylvania. Sign up for our regional newsletter, Talk of the Town. Benner Township, Pa. — A class of synthetic chemicals identified in 2019 near Penn State University’s airport has fouled tap water in an adjacent neighborhood, and families there are now demanding to know why it took environmental officials so long to test their wells, which they use for bathing, cooking,...
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Sheetz Lowers Some Gas Prices Below $4

Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Sheetz convenience stores have cut the price of some gas below $4 per gallon. The Altoona-based company has reduced Unleaded 88 to $3.99 a gallon and E85 to $3.49 a gallon for a limited time through the July 4th holiday travel season at all of its stores, according to a news release.

Penn State Basketball Moving All Season Ticket Locations

Opposing teams may find Penn State Basketball’s student section a bit louder this upcoming season. Penn State Basketball announced a full re-seat of all season ticket seat locations for the 2022-2023 basketball season. While few would ever claim the Bryce Jordan Center to be a difficult place to play,...
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Former Penn State Basketball Player Accused of Knocking Man Unconscious During Downtown State College Altercation

A former Penn State men’s basketball player is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after he allegedly punched a man unconscious during a fight in downtown State College. According to a criminal complaint filed by State College police on Friday afternoon, 21-year-old former Nittany Lion forward Jevonnie Scott and 32-year-old Antwine Scarborough engaged in a mutual fight at about 2:30 a.m. on March 20 in the area of 118 S. Garner St.