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Coroner called to crash in Johnstown, road closed

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Cambria County Coroner has been called to the scene of a crash Tuesday evening that closed a roadway in Johnstown. The crash occurred at the 500 block of Harshberger Road at 9:31 p.m. where a person was hit by a vehicle, according to Cambria County 911. All lanes are reportedly […]
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Blair County man wanted for home improvement fraud

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are searching for a Blair County man they say is wanted for home improvement fraud. Allegheny Township police are looking for Terry Wayne Geist Jr. It’s reported that he has an active warrant for felony home improvement fraud. He’s known to do business as Keystone Custom Carpentry, police said. […]
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Sheetz Gas Station Chain Announces Gasoline Price Cut

The Sheetz chain of gas stations and convenience stores has good news for consumers. It’s dropping the price of gas to $3.99 per gallon for the July 4 holiday weekend. Who owns Sheetz gas stations?. Article continues below advertisement. The Sheetz family owns 90 percent of Sheetz convenience stores...

Murder suspect arrested hours after deadly shooting in Stark County, police say

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County authorities said a murder suspect was arrested Monday, just hours after a deadly shooting in a motel parking lot. According to Jackson Township police, Cortez Wendell Watson is facing charges including assault and murder. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday outside the...

Route 56 in Windber lane restriction lifted after car crash

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Route 56 has since been re-opened following a crash Tuesday afternoon. According to dispatch in Somerset County, multiple crews responded to a two-vehicle crash at 2:17 p.m. June 28 near the 12th Street exit on Route 56. Authorities could not verify the number of injuries, but they did say there […]

Body Found at Jackson Township Motel

A Canton man is facing murder and felonious assault charges in connection with a shooting late Sunday night. Jackson Township Police say they were called to the Rodeway Inn on Sunset Strip Avenue for a report of a man down in the parking lot. The 35-year old victim had been shot. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. They haven’t released his name yet until his family can be notified.

MUST SEE: Loco loses his pants on LIVE TV

This week the Altoona Curve takes on the Harrisburg Senators from Tuesday through Sunday! Director of Marketing, Promotions, & Special Events at the Altoona Curve Mike Kessling stops by Studio 814 with Loco…and let’s just say things get pretty crazy!. Tuesday, June 28th Ticket Offer: 2-For-Tuesday. Enjoy buy...
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Four Charged In Late-Night Strong Armed Robbery Over Weekend

OCEAN CITY — Three Pennsylvania men and a juvenile were arrested last weekend for an alleged strong-armed robbery in the downtown area. Around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of 20th Street and Philadelphia Avenue for a reported strong-armed robbery. Officers met with a 25-year-old victim from Baltimore, who informed police he had been assaulted by three males who had stolen some of his personal property, according to police reports.

3 Dots host first-ever Pugh Street Shutdown

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (WTAJ) — 3 Dots took to downtown State College Tuesday and is set to host monthly flea markets and entertainment events throughout the summer. Dubbed the Pugh Street Shutdowns, their first event, which ran from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, took place on the 100 block of South Pugh Street. […]

Legal Abortion In Pa. is Still Limited

While abortions are still legal in Pennsylvania up to 24 weeks, access is still limited. As Crispin Havener explains, there are no abortion clinics in our viewing area. While places like Planned Parenthood have locations throughout the area they don’t perform abortions inside the clinics here. In fact, Planned Parenthood has had to temporarily shut down locations like this one here in Johnstown over staffing shortages.

One killed in Johnstown house fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman was pronounced dead at the hospital after a house fire broke out in Johnstown Sunday night. The call came in just after 9:30 p.m. on June 26, according to Cambria County dispatch. The fire began on a stove top at a home on the 600 block of Coleman Avenue, […]

Police search after credit cards stolen, used from Altoona TJ Maxx

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are looking to identify two suspects after a person’s credit card was stolen from TJ Maxx and used across the parking lot at Sam’s Club. The Allegheny Township Police Department said the theft happened on June 13 at around 3:30 p.m. at TJ Maxx on Old Route 220 in the […]

Road closure notice in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — There will be a road closure in Patton in order for workers to perform maintenance on a railroad crossing. From June 30 through July 1, Thomas Mill Road/Route 4024 will be closed as RJ Corman Railroad performs maintenance on the crossing’s traffic control, which is provided by Road Safe Traffic […]

Gas Prices Drop Slightly; Demand Expected To Increase This Weekend

Gas prices declined slightly both locally as well as across western Pennsylvania as a whole this week. According to AAA’s weekly gas price report, the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded, self-serve gas in Butler, as of Monday, dropped by three cents over the past week to settle at $5.00 per gallon.

Crews called to kitchen fire at Hollidaysburg retirement complex

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — First responders were called to a fire that was reported at the Hillcrest Apartments retirement complex Monday afternoon. The fire reportedly began on the 5th floor in a kitchen. Residents were evacuated and most of the damage is just from the smoke. “Initial call came in for a commercial building fire. […]