Calvin, PA

Police: Man busted with crystal meth after cops were called on him

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Tyrone man is facing drug charges after police said they found 2.2 oz. of suspected crystal meth on him as well as other drug paraphernalia. On June 27, Tyrone Borough police were called to a home on East 16th Street for a report of a man, 30-year-old Michael McNeal, […]
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Ishpeming native bikes 4,700 miles across country

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - An Ishpeming native makes a stop in his hometown during his 4,700-mile cross-country bike trip. Noah Blixt, 23, decided to bike cross-country by himself after reading “Shake the Sleeping Self” by Jedidiah Jenkins. Blixt flew from Idaho to Pennsylvania to start the journey. “It...
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Atlas Obscura

East Broad Top Railroad

Long after most narrow gauge railroads east of the Mississippi River had been abandoned in favor of highways, Pennsylvania’s East Broad Top Railroad soldiered on into the 1950s. The 36-inch gauge railroad was one of dozens of its type that once crisscrossed the nation, popular because their smaller size made them cheaper to build or because they could travel through more challenging topography.

Rise Up! HoopsFest to benefit youth outreach in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A day of basketball games in Altoona will be helping youth in our area and give back to the community. HoopsFest is scheduled to take place in downtown Altoona on Saturday, July 23. This slam dunk event will benefit the Joshua House, Arrows Christian Academy, and Center City Church City Blessings […]
State College

Heavy Truck Traffic Expected to Cause Delays, Noise Early Thursday Morning on West College Avenue

A concrete pour for a new apartment building under construction in Ferguson Township is expected to cause traffic delays and noise disturbance early Thursday morning. About 30 to 45 concrete trucks will be traveling and operating from 3 to 7 a.m. in the area of the West College Avenue and South Buckhout Street intersection, where the six-story mixed-use building Aspen West End is under construction at 914 W. College Ave.

Destination PA: Leap The Dips, world’s oldest roller coaster

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world have come to Central Pennsylvania to see and experience the oldest coaster on earth, Leap The Dips located inside Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The one-of-a-kind coaster was built in 1902 by the Federal Construction Company and designed by E. Joy Morris. Leap The […]

Altoona-Blair County Airport changing air traffic control services

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Altoona-Blair County Airport is changing its affiliation with who will handle their air traffic controls. The airport will shift from Boutique Airlines in favor of Contour Airlines on Oct. 1. There will be no shutdown or delay of services during the transition. The move will reportedly allow them to […]

Parks, businesses gear up ahead of 4th of July

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — The Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching, and local attractions and businesses are gearing up for the busy weekend. According to AAA, around 47.9 million Americans are expected to travel over the weekend. Canoe Creek State Park in Hollidaysburg is expected to see one to two thousand visitors walk […]

Pirates farm report for June 29, 2022: Carmen Mlodzinski picks up win for Altoona

INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 36-36) was beaten by Nashville (Brewers), 8-5. DH Ben Gamel (hamstring), on a rehab assignment, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. RF Cal Mitchell (.320) went 3 for 4 with two runs scored. SS Rodolfo Castro (.220) went 1 for 4 with a homer, his seventh. 3B Taylor Davis (.254) went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. LHP Zach Matson (6.75) started and pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit. RHP Hunter Stratton (1-4, 6.03) took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks in 1.1 innings.

Altoona Brass Collective performance underway

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Make your way to St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Altoona to enjoy some great food and great music by the Altoona Brass Collective (ABC) The ABC Double Quintet will perform patriotic songs like “On Eagle’s Wings” and “America, The Beautiful” as well as other classics such as “My Girl” beginning […]

Curve beats Senators 8-3; Mlodzinski strikes out eight

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Carmen Mlodzinski struck out eight batters, as the Curve beat the Senators 8-3 on Wednesday night. Andres Alvarez and Matt Gorski each had a pair of RBIs, but Gorski left the game in the bottom of the third with an apparent leg injury after a two-run triple.

Golfers Wanted! PAWing IT FOREward Golf Tournament benefits Service Paws of Central PA

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Studio 814’s Rebecca Petner sits down with Joe Fagnani, Chairperson for Service Paws of Central PA, and Sharon Moore, a diabetic who received her service dog, Waffles, thanks to the non-profit — SPCP. Moore says she doesn’t know how she lived without the help of a service dog for so long. Waffles also helps her with her PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks. When Moore is having panic or anxiety issues, her service dog puts gentle pressure on her chest.

Road Trippin' PA: The Rockhill Trolley Museum

Huntingdon Co., PA (WJAC) — Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon County is home to Pennsylvania’s first operating trolley museum. The Rockhill Trolley Museum allows visitors to experience riding in the trolley cars that played a significant role in the country’s development. The museum also has several of Johnstown’s...