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Creation Festival brings Christian music to Huntingdon County

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — After two years off, the Creation Festival has returned, bringing one of the country’s largest Christian music festivals back to Huntingdon County. Church groups came from all over the country to experience the four day event. Creation Festival is held at the Agape Campground in Shirleysburg. Over 10,000 people attended […]
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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, […]
TYRONE, PA
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Curve on losing end of 0-6 score with Senators

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A day after beating the Harrisburg Senators 6-0, the Altoona Curve fell 0-6 to the Senators. The Curve only had four hits on the evening, as the Senators improve to 32-42 and the Curve drop 36-38. The Curve lead the series 3-2, and will wrap up the final game of the […]
ALTOONA, PA

Esta J DeShong obituary 1923~2022

Esta J DeShong, 98, of McConnellsburg, PA, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022 at her home. Esta was born in McConnellsburg, PA on August 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Stella P. (Schooley) and Harry D. Ficks. She was the widower of Clifford T. DeShong, whom she married on September 21, 1944. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1984.
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PSP investigating string of burglaries at Mainline Pharmacy in Hastings

Cambria Co., PA (WJAC) — State police in Ebensburg are investigating a recent string of burglaries at the Mainline Pharmacy location in Hastings, according to a post from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. Authorities say the first burglary occurred on the morning of June 7th, and that an unknown male entered...
HASTINGS, PA

Tyrone 4th of July food truck and vendor festival

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – For the 4th of July weekend Tyrone will be hosting a food truck festival, along with vendors and tours. The festival will take place on Saturday, July 2 along Logan Avenue (Between 10th and 11th street). Starting at 11 a.m., 11 local food trucks and vendors will be lined up […]
TYRONE, PA
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Blue Knob Mountain Bike Challenge and Festival

Blue Knob Mountain Bike Association (BKMTBA) a 501(c)(3) is holding a mountain bike festival and 15-mile race that will incorporate both the trail systems at Blue Knob All Season Resort, 1424 Overland Pass, Claysburg, PA 16625, and Blue Knob State Park on August 13th. Racers can follow the link https://www.bikereg.com/blue-knob-mountain-bike-challenge-and-festival...
CLAYSBURG, PA

12th Freedom Ride Celebration will take place this Independence Day

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – This Independence Day Tyrone is going to see an abundance of red, white and blue during the freedom ride. More than 400 riders are expected for this year’s Freedom Ride in Tyrone on Monday, July 4. The annual July 4th 10-mile bicycle ride consists of riders dressing up their bikes […]
TYRONE, PA

Local officials advise fireworks safety before holiday weekend

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — With all of the fun that fireworks provide, they are still very dangerous. Local officials are advising that those wishing to celebrate this weekend by lighting fireworks follow all safety precautions. Deputy Fire Chief of the Altoona Fire Department, Adam Free says those celebrating should be mindful of their neighbors and […]
ALTOONA, PA
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July donation drive for veterans and troops

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) – Military Families Ministry USA, Inc. is collecting items for deployed troops and local homeless veterans during July. They are accepting the following non-perishable items: Non-perishable microwavable meals Food bars, crackers, peanut butter Snacks: fruit snacks, nuts, cookies Beef Jerky & Slim Jim’s Individual drink mixes for water bottles Water-bottles Hard candy, […]
ALTOONA, PA

Curve hold Senators scoreless

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Curve open up July with their fourth game of the series with the Senators. Altoona finished the month of June with a 13-12 record, which was the exact same record for the month of May. Andres Alvarez had two RBIs off one hit, as the Curve kept the Senators scoreless.
ALTOONA, PA
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Mount Aloysius Accepting Nominations for New Athletic Hall of Fame

Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College is now accepting nominations for the inaugural class of the new Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will honor Mountie athletes who have excelled on the field and in their communities, going above and beyond their duties as athletes. All nominations will be considered by the Hall of Fame Committee.
CRESSON, PA

Altoona man charged after fight with UPMC guards, police

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A fight with guards at UPMC Altoona landed a man in hot water with police who also had to struggle to detain the man, according to UPMC Police. UPMC Police arrived at the ER area where they reportedly found 23-year-old Curtis Dukes struggling and fighting with two security officers. Police stepped […]
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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...
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