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Jeffrey Thomas, suspended Somerset District Attorney, given permission to work

SOMERSET (KDKA) - Jeffrey Thomas, the suspended Somerset County District Attorney, has found work. He was given permission to work at his father's garage as he remains under house arrest and electronic monitoring as he awaits trial on sexual assault charges. A court order allowed Thomas to work at the garage in Windber provided he avoids exclusion zones - which are around the alleged victim's home and workplace. Thomas was arrested last year after it was alleged he sexually and physically assaulted a woman in Windber.
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Man charged with touching 12 yo girl in mothers home

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Brookville man is facing charges after police say he inappropriately touched a 12-year-old girl. Oswaldo Romero-Posadas, 54, is accused of touching his girlfriends daughter in their Punxsutawney home in January 2020. The girl reportedly told a therapist of the encounter in August 2021 and later talked to a Children’s […]
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$4.5k cash reward offered to find Johnstown killer

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A large cash reward is on the table for anyone that has information that leads to an arrest of the person responsible for taking the lives of two people and a dog. On April 30, 61-year-old Lionel Mickens and 36-year-old Britney Rummell were found dead in the second-floor bedroom of […]

State investigators say 2 men filed false car insurance claims in Arnold

Two men from Cambria County face a string of felony charges after state investigators accused them of filing fraudulent insurance claims in 2020 with an agent in Arnold for three vehicles they owned together. Calvin Marcell Booker, 26, and David James Gaida, 23, both of the 400 block of Gallitain...

State Police Calls: Theft of Catalytic Converters, Scam

Clearfield-based State Police responded to the following calls:. PSP Clearfield are actively investigating an incident in which five catalytic converters were stolen. According to police, an unknown actor(s) removed approximately five catalytic converters from salvaged vehicles owned by the victim sometime between Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 30. The...

Giant Eagle Gives Shoppers a Break on Grocery Prices

Giant Eagle, Inc. has rolled out a new pricing initiative for its myPerks members that offers savings of up to 20% on more than 1,000 products. The lower prices are aimed at helping customers deal with higher inflationary prices and will be available at both Giant Eagle’s supermarkets and Market District locations.

Upcoming motorcycle run to benefit Central PA Humane Society

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Tickets are on sale now for the annual Bikers for Barkers Charity Ride, an event fundraiser that supports the care of homeless dogs and cats in Blair County. The 21st annual charity ride to benefit the Central PA Humane Society (CPHS) will take place Saturday, July 16, starting at the […]

Explore Altoona for a host of adventures

Even though the first day of summer isn’t until June 21, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the season. As we remember those who served in the military and our loved ones who are no longer with us, we’re also making plans for warmer weather. Many...

Duo charged after assaulting each other, police say

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two people are both facing charges after police reported they were called to a Patton apartment to find that they had beaten each other up. On Wednesday, May 25, Patton Borough police were called to the 800 block of 5th Avenue in Patton for a report of a domestic violence […]

Student arrested after Altoona school threat

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police arrested a 15-year-old Thursday morning after investigating a threat directed at the junior high school, Altoona police report. Altoona police were notified Wednesday, May 25, of a student who made a threat of “potential violence.” A threat that came the same day as a school shooting in Udvale, Texas, that […]

Altoona Bridge dedicated to late representative Richard Geist

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ)–Representative Louis Schmitt held a ceremony Friday afternoon to dedicate a bridge to the late 79th district representative Richard “Rick” Geist. The ceremony held at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona had multiple elected officials come to the dedication. The newly dedicated bridge is located at the 17th Street bridge over Interstate 99. […]

Johnstown’s Roxbury Park to reopen after repairs, updates

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Johnstown’s Roxbury Park is set to open on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The playground has been in need of repairs and updates for years and now work to do just that is nearly complete. In addition to updating play features, there’s a new rubber surface. Funding for the […]

Another alleged victim comes forward against former Westmont teacher

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Shawn Miller, former music teacher at Westmont Hilltop Elementary School, faces new charges after another alleged victim came forward to police about her experiences. Miller was at his preliminary hearing Wednesday on allegations that he raped a 9-year-old student back in 2015. On his way out of Magisterial District Judge […]

Johnstown man wears cardboard costume to bring smiles

JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Typing at his computer and sorting through merchandise at Bent Wookee Comix in Johnstown, William Dill knows how to keep a low profile. That is until he suits up in his cardboard costume and hits the streets with smiles and waves. “People seem to really like it,” Dill said. […]