Coalport, PA

Police: Altoona woman hid in closet to avoid drug charges

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– An Altoona woman, who police said hid in a closet after they went to a home on 2nd Avenue to serve felony drug warrants, is now behind bars. Officers arrived at 28-year-old Destiny Gardner’s residence on June 6 at about 9 p.m. to serve the felony drug warrants, according to the according […]
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An argument over a garden hose leaves Altoona man in jail

An argument over a garden hose landed an Altoona man in jail after police say he forced his way into a home on 18th Street.  It was about 6 p.m. on Thursday when 41-year-old Jason Highett showed up at a home on the 2000 block of 18th Street and tried to get the resident to come out and […]


A Roseburg man was cited after an alleged DUII wreck by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office early Friday. A DCSO report said at about 12:40 a.m. a deputy responded to a sedan off the road near OC Brown Park on Buckhorn Road in the Dixonville area. The driver was allegedly found to be intoxicated. He provided a blood alcohol content level of .18, which is over two times the legal level of intoxication. The man’s vehicle was towed. He was cited for DUII and for driving while suspended and was released.

“GHOSTS” interactive adventure coming to Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Ghosts and ghouls might be for Halloween, but these “GHOSTS” are for every day of the week — and one is heading to Altoona. To celebrate the number one rated new show, GHOSTS, CBS is taking over cities across the country and The Alberta Haynes Museum will be right here in […]

Fisher Cat bats not enough to build a three-game winning streak

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A day after a pitchers’ duel on Thursday, the Altoona Curve and New Hampshire Fisher Cats found themselves in the exact opposite type of contest with an alternate victor as well. On Friday, New Hampshire fell just short of victory, with Altoona winning 8-7 to...

Hit & run sends one to hospital in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) — An investigation is underway after Altoona Police say a hit & run sent a bicyclist to the hospital. Just before 4 p.m., an adult male was struck by a vehicle after he ran a stop sign on his bike at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and First Street, according to Altoona […]

PA State Police standoff in Poconos ends with one dead

A standoff with a suicidal man in Jackson Township ended tragically when officers were forced to take action on Thursday night, Pennsylvania State Police reported. On Friday morning, PSP stated that their Fern Ridge station received a 911 call from Isabella Carroll of Jackson Township around 8:04 p.m. on June 23, stating that her husband, Keith Carroll, was depressed, had locked himself in a bedroom, and was threatening to kill himself and shoot at police.

Osceola Neighborhood Watch creates new park

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – The Osceola Mills Community Neighborhood Watch Group has been working on making the area a new park. For the past five weeks, the group has been working on making the park a place for people to socialize. “More than anything we just want to do whatever we can to bring […]

Russell E. Yeager

YEAGER, RUSSELL E., 78, Hastings, passed away June 24, 2022. Born November 12, 1943, in Hastings, the son of Merle and Florence (Nelson) Yeager. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Tom Yeager; sister, Gladys Pavlock. Survived by sister, Delora Carruba, Ellicott City, MD; brother, Merle Yeager, Philipsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Russell was a retired teacher from Penn Cambria School District. Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Hastings. Honoring Russell’s wishes, there will be no viewing or visitation. All Services will be private for the Yeager family. Interment at St. Bernard Cemetery. Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria in charge of arrangements.

Kids enjoy little league home run derby put together by Altoona police

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Altoona Police Department helped kids live their baseball dreams on Thursday by putting together a home run derby. The home run derby consisted of little league teams from the area that gathered at PNG Stadium, the home of the Altoona Curve. Sergeant Matt Plummer from the Altoona Police Department said that […]

Firefighters golf tournament raises money for school kids in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Local firefighters participated in a golf tournament Thursday to help raise money for elementary school kids. The tournament was played at Park Hills and all proceeds are going towards Operation Warm which gives coats to students at the Altoona Area School District. So far, more than 3,000 coats have been given […]