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Coroner called to crash in Johnstown, road closed

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Cambria County Coroner has been called to the scene of a crash Tuesday evening that closed a roadway in Johnstown. The crash occurred at the 500 block of Harshberger Road at 9:31 p.m. where a person was hit by a vehicle, according to Cambria County 911. All lanes are reportedly […]
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2 charged in rash of vehicle break-ins in Westmoreland County

Two people are facing charges in connection with more than two dozen vehicle break-ins across Westmoreland County, according to court papers. Troopers said the suspects — Shelby Lynn Stamm, 26, of Youngstown and John Mitchell Hughes, 30, of Orlando, Fla. — stole cash, guns, designer sunglasses, wallets and other items.

Police: Tarentum man arrested on warrants faces additional drug charges

Tarentum police charged a man wanted on two arrest warrants with being a drug dealer after a state narcotics agent spotted him hanging out on his front porch. Jadrian Race “Toocy” Wade, 28, of the 300 block of East Eighth Avenue was charged with two felony counts of possession of drugs with the intent to deliver along with three counts of drug possession.

Murder suspect arrested hours after deadly shooting in Stark County, police say

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County authorities said a murder suspect was arrested Monday, just hours after a deadly shooting in a motel parking lot. According to Jackson Township police, Cortez Wendell Watson is facing charges including assault and murder. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday outside the...

Abortion rights rally slated in Greensburg

An abortion rights rally is planned Wednesday in downtown Greensburg in the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade and ending the federal right to an abortion. The rally is slated for 5:15 p.m. at Main and Otterman streets, according to a post...

Route 56 in Windber lane restriction lifted after car crash

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Route 56 has since been re-opened following a crash Tuesday afternoon. According to dispatch in Somerset County, multiple crews responded to a two-vehicle crash at 2:17 p.m. June 28 near the 12th Street exit on Route 56. Authorities could not verify the number of injuries, but they did say there […]

Man arrested after breaking into vehicles in Pennsylvania, Florida

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - State police said the man they believe broke into dozens of cars in Westmoreland County is behind bars in Florida, now accused of doing the same thing there.John Hughes allegedly stole guns, jewelry, and electronics locally and stashed them in the home of a woman who police are calling a co-conspirator.Pennsylvania State Police said it was Volusia County police who said they'd picked up John Hughes for allegedly breaking into dozens of cars, taking thousands in jewelry, guns, and money while driving a vehicle that was registered in Pennsylvania.Troopers were able to contact the owner of the...

No injuries in gas-tanker fire in Murrysville

No one was injured when a gas tanker tanker truck caught fire Tuesday morning along William Penn Highway in Murrysville. Fire crews were called to the 6000 block of Route 22 near Buena Vista Drive around 8:45 a.m., according to a county 911 supervisor, and were cleaning up less than an hour later.

Group breaks into East Hempfield Township UPS store, police say

EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A group of people burglarized a UPS store in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, according to police. Investigators said a group of people broke into the store on Enterprise Road early Sunday. The group opened packages and stole the contents, according to police. Officers...

Body Found at Jackson Township Motel

A Canton man is facing murder and felonious assault charges in connection with a shooting late Sunday night. Jackson Township Police say they were called to the Rodeway Inn on Sunset Strip Avenue for a report of a man down in the parking lot. The 35-year old victim had been shot. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. They haven’t released his name yet until his family can be notified.
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Four Charged In Late-Night Strong Armed Robbery Over Weekend

OCEAN CITY — Three Pennsylvania men and a juvenile were arrested last weekend for an alleged strong-armed robbery in the downtown area. Around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of 20th Street and Philadelphia Avenue for a reported strong-armed robbery. Officers met with a 25-year-old victim from Baltimore, who informed police he had been assaulted by three males who had stolen some of his personal property, according to police reports.

Legal Abortion In Pa. is Still Limited

While abortions are still legal in Pennsylvania up to 24 weeks, access is still limited. As Crispin Havener explains, there are no abortion clinics in our viewing area. While places like Planned Parenthood have locations throughout the area they don’t perform abortions inside the clinics here. In fact, Planned Parenthood has had to temporarily shut down locations like this one here in Johnstown over staffing shortages.

One killed in Johnstown house fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman was pronounced dead at the hospital after a house fire broke out in Johnstown Sunday night. The call came in just after 9:30 p.m. on June 26, according to Cambria County dispatch. The fire began on a stove top at a home on the 600 block of Coleman Avenue, […]