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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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Ocean City Today

Four young PA men charged in robbery at Ocean City motel

Three men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in Ocean City last weekend after allegedly robbing and assaulting a man in a motel room downtown. Jelyja Joseph Malcom, 18, D’andre Xavier Sampson, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, all of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Jaden Shawn Mallery, 18, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania were arrested by Ocean City Police on June 25 near 20th Street and charged with robbery, assault, theft, and reckless endangerment.
OCEAN CITY, MD
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Police: Altoona man admits to setting fire to his own home

Altoona, PA (WJAC) — Altoona police say a Blair County man is behind bars after he admitted to setting fire to his own home. Police say Matthew Wombacher, 33, faces charges of arson, risking catastrophe, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and reckless burning, according to online court records. According to...
ALTOONA, PA
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SkyWest withdraws service termination at Johnstown Airport

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — SkyWest Airlines is withdrawing its termination notice for service at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria Airport. This means United Express flights to the Washington Dulles International Airport and the Chicago O’Hare International Airport will continue interrupted. SkyWest Airlines originally filed the termination notice on March 10 to terminate their service at 29 […]
JOHNSTOWN, PA

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 […]
CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA
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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, PA

West Virginia Miners boast bigger and better fireworks display

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– One local baseball team is getting into the Fourth of July spirit! The West Virginia Miners will be hosting a huge fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, 2022. It is set to happen following the game on Saturday against the Johnstown Mill Rats out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Organizers say there is still […]
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Shaffer Bridge closing for repairs

A traffic detour is to start next week as work begins to rehabilitate the Shaffer covered bridge in Conemaugh Township. The Somerset County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the bridge would be closed to traffic from July 5 until work on the bridge is completed, which is scheduled to take 30 days to 60 days. Thornbury, Inc., of West Sunbury, is the contractor. A traffic detour is to be posted in the area while the work is in progress.
SOMERSET COUNTY, PA
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

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.
PITTSBURGH, PA
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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.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA
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Mount Aloysius College Announces New VP for Student Affairs

Cresson, Pa. – After a national search, Mount Aloysius College is proud to announce that Robin A. Gore, Ed.D., has been named Vice President for Student Affairs. Gore comes to Mount Aloysius most recently from Pepperdine University in California, where she served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
CRESSON, PA
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Keep your pets safe & happy this summer season with JustJak’s Pet Market

Michael Mastalski owner of JustJak’s Pet Market in Altoona, Pa. stops by Studio 814 to talk summer safety for your furry friends. Mastalski says to be mindful of heat exposure, including the temperature inside vehicles, pavement temperatures for their paws (they have booties to protect your doggo’s precious paw pads!), and even sunblock for pets. Don’t forget to provide ample water to keep your pet hydrated. Mastalski also chats about Natural Outdoor Pest Protection options for both humans and pets that he offers at JustJak’s.
ALTOONA, PA
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Heat pumps can help modular homeowners save money

Mount Union Lumber and Supply or MULS located in Mount Union, Pa. is a one-stop shop for contractors and do-it-yourself customers. From Epoxy flooring samples to concrete overlay displays, rental equipment, and heat pumps. handyman Dwight Rittenhouse chats with Studio 814’s Rebecca Petner about something he’s been wanting to share...
MOUNT UNION, PA

Altoona VA holds ribbon cutting to open new expansion area

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center opened its new 15,000-square-foot expansion area Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doctors, patients and Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) joined VA staff for the ribbon cutting of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) expansion, which includes 30 exam rooms with specialized areas for […]
ALTOONA, PA
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