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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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9-year-old gets praise for his life-saving action

CLEARFIELD, CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Cooper Best enjoys being outside. “I’m always making it,” the 9-year-old said while playing basketball in his backyard. He’s out in the sun and even in the snow. “I get like ice cold and I am still running around in it,” he smiled. At the end of last month, […]
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37th annual car cruise in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – The 37th annual Hope Fire Co. car, truck and bike show is set to take place on Independence weekend. The event takes place on Sunday, July 3 and registration starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. It’s the largest car show in the tri-county and is located on […]
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Mocktail party hosted to avoid impaired driving

DUBOIS, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT, The Highway Safety Network, and Penn Highlands DuBois campus joined together to host a “mocktail” party leading into the Fourth of July weekend. With DUI accidents on the rise, the mocktail party was designed to stress the dangers of impaired driving ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. “Currently, right […]
DUBOIS, PA
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Clearfield and Lawrence Township Police Merger

Clearfield and Lawrence Township are looking into merging their Police Departments. A Town Hall happened last night in Lawrence Township — where a Commission’s seeking public feedback on the proposed merger. Clearfield Borough Mayor Mason Strouse tells us both Departments have had issues with hiring and maintaining staff,...
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Town hall discusses possibly merging two police departments

CLEARFIELD CO., Pa. (WJAC) — Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township held a town hall meeting Wednesday night about possibly merging their police departments. Clearfield Borough Mayor Mason Strouse told 6 News ahead of the meeting that this recent effort to "regionalize" their police resources follows past efforts to merge the municipalities.
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PSP: Elk Co. man charged for role in other man's heroin overdose death

Elk Co., PA (WJAC) — State police in Ridgway have charged an Elk County man for his role in the overdose death of a 35-year-old man earlier this year. Troopers say Joseph Cesa Jr., 35, of Dagus Mines, is accused of delivering heroin to Aaron Christopher Johnson, who was found dead inside a Fox Township home in early February.
ELK COUNTY, PA

Consumer fireworks sales increase ahead of the holiday

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Whether area pyro-enthusiasts are looking for sparklers or professional grade 500 gram cakes, consumers are flocking to area retailers to stock up for the Fourth of July. Part owner of Kneppy’s Fireworks in Morrisdale Rose Knepp says that prices have remained steady this year for fireworks. This year she feels […]
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, PA
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Police Find Meth, Paraphernalia in Punxsy Woman’s Vehicle

PUNXSUTAWNEY BORO., Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsy woman has been arrested following a traffic stop in which police found meth and other drug paraphernalia. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, troopers approached a known 45-year-old Punxsutawney woman in the parking lot of Sheetz, in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County, around 1:00 a.m.
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Cats vs. dogs challenge provides donations at Bellwood-Antis Public Library

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Bellwood-Antis Public Library is holding a summer challenge to collect pet food and cleaning supplies for the Central PA Humane Society. Donators can vote for cats or dogs by placing their donation in the designated box. Individuals can vote as many times as they’d like through August. After starting the […]
BELLWOOD, PA

DuBois teen helping others with Parkinson’s disease through boxing

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A teenager from DuBois is making a difference in her community by using boxing to help others face Parkinson’s disease. The WPAL Boxing and Fitness Center is a place for first responders to exercise for free but Aviana Gillaugh, Head Coach of the Parkinson’s program, is using it to help […]
DUBOIS, PA

Lengthy sentences for Brockway couple in child sex abuse case

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — After pleading guilty to various charges, two people were sentenced to dozens of years for raping a young girl. Justin Lucius Ratzel, 32, and Raven Nichole Jeffrey, 29, pleaded guilty to rape of a child, sexual exploitation of children, child porn and criminal conspiracy. Ratzel was sentenced to 37 to […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, PA
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Police: Area Woman Faces Charges for Sending Harassing Texts, Emails

BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area woman is facing criminal charges for reportedly sending multiple harassing text messages and emails to a known male victim less than a day after she was told not to by Punxsutawney-based State Police. According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police on June...
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