Lemont, PA

Mother, 10-year-old daughter missing from Centre County

Blanchard, Pa. — State police are looking for a Centre County mother and daughter who have been missing for nearly two weeks. Crystal Gayle Oburn, 44, left her residence on Bald Eagle Street in Blanchard on Aug. 5 with her 10-year-old daughter and has not been seen since, according to state police at Rockview. Oburn was operating a light blue 2013 Chevrolet Malibu when she left. Police do not know what direction she traveled. Oburn is described as 5'5" tall, approximately 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. The daughter is described as being 5' tall, approximately 85 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone who has seen or been in contact with Oburn is asked to contact PSP Rockview at (814) 355-7545.
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Pennsylvania State Police Trooper charged with DUI

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced DUI charges against a trooper who allegedly drove while intoxicated while on duty. According to State Police, Trooper Joshua M. Ravel assigned to Troop J in York was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol during his assigned shift on the morning of […]

Pennsylvania woman who’s on house arrest for allegedly stealing Pelosi’s laptop allowed to go to Renaissance Faire

A Pennsylvania woman currently on house arrest for allegedly stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop was granted permission to attend the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Riley Williams of Harrisburg, plans on attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim this weekend, according to KDKA. Williams has reportedly been on house arrest since January except for work and health […]

Gov. Wolf Announces New Funding Awarded to Help Prepare Pennsylvanians for High-Demand Manufacturing Careers in Northeast PA

Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA (ACE) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to assist unemployed and underemployed individuals in Lackawanna County gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully attain employment in the manufacturing sector. “My commitment to investing...

Discount retail store hosting grand opening in State College

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — The Rhode Island-based discount retail chain, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), will be opening its State College location on Saturday, Aug. 27. The 44,997-square-foot facility will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place shortly after 11 a.m. There will be […]

A new area code is coming to Pennsylvania soon

If you live in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania, you may soon find yourself dialing a new set of numbers to make a call. A new area code, 835, will join the existing 610 and 484 area codes in the region beginning Sept. 2, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Pa. Human Services Secretary warns of SNAP text scams

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead is advising Pennsylvanians of a potential fishing scam. In a release, the scam states that the recipient was “approved for $1,000” in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and must click the link to obtain the money. Residents should not […]

CDC reports E. coli outbreak in Pennsylvania

(WHTM) — The CDC has conducted an investigation and released a notice update regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections. Here are some key points released in the notice. Since the last update on August 17, 2022, 8 more illnesses have been reported and 2 states have...
State College

Centre County Remains at Medium COVID-19 Community Level

Centre County stayed at the medium community level for COVID-19 for the second consecutive week, while the number of Pennsylvania counties at the high level ticked up, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s latest update on Thursday night. Statewide, 14 of the commonwealth’s 67 counties are at the...

Dr. Oz stops in DuBois on US Senate campaign trail

DuBois, Pa. (WTAJ) — As November inches closer, Pennsylvania candidates are out on the campaign trail, including Dr. Oz who stopped in DuBois Friday morning to hear from locals. Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for US Senate spent some time at Logan’s Quick Lunch in Downtown DuBois to hear from the community about inflation […]

Three men sentenced for iPhone scheme

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Three New York males have been sentenced to jail for a scheme to fraudulently get hold of round 892 iPhones from Sprint. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania stated that 32-year-old, Ian Kieth Thompson, of New York, New York was sentenced to 2 years in jail to be adopted by three years of supervised launch by U.S. Distinct Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann for conspiracy to commit mail fraud.