Huntingdon, PA

One injured in tractor-trailer, car crash in Blair County

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a crash Friday morning involving a car and tractor-trailer. The crash occurred at 9:22 a.m. on Route 764 in Allegheny Township at the 6th Avenue and California Avenue intersection, according to 511PA. Allegheny Township police said a 44-year-old woman driving a Hyundai […]
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Hollidaysburg Tigers Debut in LLWS

Thursday night marked first pitch for the Hollidaysburg Little League Team as they made their Debut in the Little League World Series. Douglas Braff also made the trip to Williamsport. He spoke to some fans who made the drive from Blair County. At Volunteer Stadium, folks traveled for a slice...

Task force: Huntingdon man busted selling drugs multiple times

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Huntingdon man was placed in prison after detectives with the Huntingdon County Drug Task Force say he sold crack cocaine and heroin three different times in three different places in the county in the summer of 2021. Shawn Williams, 50, was placed in Huntingdon County Prison after detectives said […]

Sportsbeat Preview: Huntingdon Bearcats

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (WTAJ) — On October 25th, 2019 Huntingdon defeated Tyrone 30-13 to propel themselves into the postseason, but unfortunately that’s their last win. 18 straight losses have frustrated the Bearcats. “We’re all tired of losing,” said junior offensive lineman Chase Somers. Optimism is on the horizon however as the team returns a significant chunk of […]

Firehouse Subs coming to Altoona this fall

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) — Get ready Altoona, Firehouse Subs is coming soon to the Logan Plank Cross. That’s right sandwich lovers, the successful chain is making its way to Altoona to share its subs with the 814 community. Owners and operators of the Johnstown Firehouse Subs, Melissa (Missy) Kreutzberger and Joanne Lysinger, will be running […]
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Penn State Altoona professors to collaborate on ‘Words and Music’ event

ALTOONA, Pa. — Mark your calendar for the “Words and Music” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Colerain Forges Mansion in Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania. The unique concert pairs four local singer-songwriters with four poets from Penn State Altoona. The pairs will perform their works for about 25 minutes in different settings on the mansion grounds.

Altoona Library hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled at the Altoona Area Public Library over the next month. In cooperation with Mainline Pharmacy, the Altoona Area Public Library is inviting all Blair County residents to two walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The first one is scheduled for Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to […]

James Franklin announces captains for 2022 season

Penn State football head coach James Franklin announced captains on Thursday. Some names are going to be familiar, others will be new to the leadership role. All in all, both sides of the ball are well represented. On the offensive side of things are quarterback Sean Clifford, senior, offensive lineman Juice Scruggs, and long snapper Chris Stoll. On defense there is safety Ji’Ayir Brown, defensive tackle PJ Mustipher, and  linebacker Jonathan Sutherland. All of them apart from being captains are also expected to have key roles on the field apart from off it. As for Clifford and Sutherland, by being named captain they...

Resurfacing project to begin in Huntingdon County

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that work will start on a project that will resurface three miles of roadway on Route 26 in Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township. The work is scheduled to start on Monday, August 22. Beginning Monday, the contractor will begin work on the ADA […]
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State College business owner fails to pay over $500,000 in sales tax

On Monday, a State College business owner was charged for allegedly failing to pay over $500,000 in sales tax between 2017 and 2022, according to a criminal complaint. Yean Ngan, owner of Little Szechuan and the now-closed businesses Tea Time State College and Little Food Court, is facing 13 felony counts of theft and 26 misdemeanor charges, according to court documents.

Greensburg Man Charged with Ethnic Intimidation

A Greensburg man headed for trial in Centre County on a charge of Ethnic Intimidation accused of punching a Hispanic teenager in the face. No, nothing is wrong with your TV, or monitor. This is a freeze frame, a still shot of William Ring, following his hearing Wednesday in Centre County Court.

Portion of Rt. 764 reopens after two vehicle crash in Altoona

UPDATE: ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A section of Route 764 has reopened to traffic after temporarily closing for a two vehicle crash. ORIGINAL STORY — A section of roadway is closed in Altoona after a crash Wednesday morning. Two vehicles crashed on Route 764 southbound and one person has been transported from the scene, according […]