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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...
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Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce

Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce, 40 of of Punxsutawney, PA. , formerly of Cambridge. Amanda Jane (Ritchey) Pearce, 40 of Punxsutawney, formerly of Cambridge Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her home in Punxsutawney. Amanda was born July 7, 1981 in Cambridge, Ohio to Richard Dugan and Pamela Ritchey who survive. Amanda graduated in 1998 from Cambridge High School in Ohio where she played clarinet in the marching band. She moved to Punxsutawney with her husband Matt in 2006. She was very excited to be in the process of moving back to her home town of Cambridge Ohio. Amanda enjoyed life. She was an avid reader, enjoyed Star Wars, and her Baby Yoda collection. She loved Baby Yoda! Amanda liked attending yard sales, flea markets, Thrift stores, anywhere she could find a good deal. Most of all Amanda loved her family. She adored her two daughters and would spend countless hours creating memories with them whenever she could. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Matt Pearce, Punxsutawney, two daughters, Christina J. Pearce, Kayla E. Pearce, both of Punxsutawney, two sisters, Jessica M. Ritchey, OH, Stephanie L. Dickerson and husband James, OH, a brother, David H. Knight and wife Brittney, OH, sister-in-law Valerie J. Powell and husband Chris, OH, two brother-in-law’s, John M. Pearce, OH, Michael L. Pearce and wife Brittany, OK, a bonus sister Audi Guignet, Punxsutawney, two bonus daughters, Hailey Wilson and Sophia Guignet, Punxsutawney, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law Joseph and Lois Pearce, a brother-in-law Timothy Pearce and a nephew Nehemiah Dickerson. Calling hours will be from 12:00 to 2:00 on Saturday July 2, 2022 at Bundy-Law Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2:00 at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Harper officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Valerie Powell at 5901 Palmer Road, Millersport, Ohio, for future expenses of her daughters and funeral expenses.

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.

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.

Police Respond to T-Bone Crash on Route 28

WARSAW TWP., Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police responded to a two-vehicle accident that happened on State Route 28 last Tuesday evening. Police say the crash occurred on Tuesday, June 21, around 8:18 p.m. as a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze operated by 21-year-old Jon T. Silvis, of Brookville, was traveling south on Route 28, at its intersection with Allen Mills Road, while a 2009 Hyundai Sonata driven by 37-year-old Eric T. Herzing, of Ridgway, was heading north on Route 28.

DA: 2nd escaped inmate from Clearfield County captured

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. — A man who escaped from the custody of the Clearfield County Jail nearly a month ago has been recaptured. Clearfield County District Attorney Ryan Sayers said Sunday that Lawrence Township Police Department, with assistance from Clearfield Borough Police, arrested Robert Miller. Miller and Donald J....

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 […]

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. […]

4th of July cookout recipes with Weis Markets

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Need the perfect addition to bring to your 4th of July festivities? Try some of these easy recipes from Weis Markets. Chicken breast coated in Dijon mustard and brown sugar, lots of seasonings. Smoky Grilled Summer Vegetables. Red bell peppers, yellow squash, and zucchini. Tossed...

Teen volunteers help communities in Central Pa.

BELLWOOD, Pa. (WTAJ) — More than 90 teens from across the country are helping to make a difference in our local communities. Volunteers from Team Refuge paid their own way to come and work on a variety of community service projects. Leader of the Transformation Church youth group Harry Houck says that they will be […]