Broad Top City, PA

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 […]
Picture for Mount Union man allegedly strangled woman over getting shower

Fallen Blair Co. corrections officer honored with tree-planting

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (WJAC) — A ceremony honored a fallen Blair County corrections officer Saturday morning. Rhonda Russell died during a struggle with an inmate, back in November. Family, friends, coworkers, and public figures gathered in Duncansville outside the area AFSCME office to commemorate her life. They remembered the late...
Picture for Fallen Blair Co. corrections officer honored with tree-planting

Robert C Hartung Jr. obituary 1962~2022

Robert C Hartung Jr., 59, of Mercersburg, PA, died unexpectedly Sunday May 15, 2022 at his home. Born September 13, 1962 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of Kathy (Belstra) Hartung of Mercersburg, and the late Robert C. Hartung, Sr. Bob was a graduate of Belvidere High School, Belvidere,...

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Altoona man found cuffed 5 counties away, arrested again

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man who broke out of a cop car and ran off handcuffed only to be found in Dauphin County in 2021 was taken into custody again after police found him in a crawl space of an apartment. Christopher Catich, 25, had multiple warrants for his arrest, including a felony […]

UPDATE: Missing child from Blair County found safe

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. — Update 4:50 p.m. Saturday, May 14:Kaymaire Barner has been found safely and the Missing Endangered Person Advisory has been cancelled. The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for 2-year-old Kaymarie Barner of Duncansville Borough, Pennsylvania. According to the Missing Endangered Person Advisory released by PSP Holidaysburg, the...

Found with drugs, Altoona woman kicked cop in face

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona woman and a man from Allegheny County are facing charges after police were called to the South Midway Service Plaza on the Pa. Turnpike. Christine “Cheryl” Seibel, 33, and Joshua Smithson, 30, were reportedly causing a disturbance with a Greyhound Bus on May 12 at around 7:45 p.m. […]