#The Wtaj Newsletter

Woman wanted for theft in State College area

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The State College Police Department is looking to identify a woman for her alleged involvement in a theft. On Friday, May 14, police said the pictured woman is believed to have stolen a wallet from a vehicle in the State College area. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact […]
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Johnstown felon charged with stolen gun possession

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A Johnstown man is being charged after allegedly buying a stolen firearm while not being allowed to carry it. Anthony Miller, 25, purchased a weapon from a man in exchange for money and drugs, shortly after the firearm was stolen, according to police. On March 30, police said a man […]
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Centre County public pool vandalized before opening

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A series of vandalism is setting back the work of volunteers as they prepare to open the Millheim Pool at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park for the summer. The unknown vandals damaged fencing, broke a window in the bathhouse and damaged a chain on one of the swings, causing it […]
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Emporium man found with drugs, brass knuckles, police report

CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Emporium man is facing charges after troopers said they found him with drugs, brass knuckles, and a knife in a Sheetz parking lot. Police were called to the Sheetz Monday, May 23, at around 11:45 a.m. to find that 37-year-old Brandon Catalone was in a minor accident while backing […]

PA State Trooper accused of assaulting motorist

HARRISBURG, Pa (WTAJ) — A Pennsylvania State Trooper was charged after the Internal Affairs Department said he kicked a motorist who was being handcuffed earlier this year. The criminal complaint alleges that Israel T. Moore used his right leg to deliver two strikes to the upper torso of a motorist following a vehicle pursuit on […]

Pavement, rock slope work to begin in Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Roadwork is set to take place on Route 601 and Route 219 in Somerset County. Starting Tuesday, May 31, Charles J. Merlo, Inc. will begin milling and paving work on a pavement preservation project on Route 601 on Red Goose Road. Work is expected to occur during daytime and nighttime […]

$2.8 million dollar preservation project to begin in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that Grannas Brothers Stone and asphalt Co., Inc, of Hollidaysburg, will begin a pavement preservation project on Tuesday, May 31. The project covers approximately 8.3 miles on Route 1006 (Ritchey Road) and Route 4016 (Bethel Hollow Road). The project includes pavement preservation, guide […]

Former Tyrone police sergeant charged

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A former Tyrone police sergeant has been charged with crimes related to the sexual assault of someone under the age of 16, according to court documents. Former Sergeant Jason Hollis is facing corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, disseminating explicit sexual material of a minor, indecent assault of […]

Altoona man gets federal charges after alleged rape of teen

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man who was facing a slew of charges related to the sexual assault of a minor is now facing federal charges according to court documents. Kevin Myers, 45, was indicted by a federal grand jury and faces multiple charges. According to the paperwork, the charges alleged that Myers created […]

Blair County Children Services to use new hiring tactics

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ)- Blair County’s Children, Youth, and Family Services continue to find new ways of advertising to attract new hires. The department currently sits at a 37% staffing level, which is not ideal for their amount of cases. The department primarily helps those who experience child abuse, neglect, or any risk of abuse. […]

Coroner: Man drowns during kayaking accident in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man died in Bedford County Saturday after a kayaking accident caused him to drown. Ronald James McQuait, 59, died at the scene of the accident, according to Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer. McQuait was boating on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at 1:43 p.m. when the incident […]

Windber man accused of stealing child’s Adderall

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Windber man is facing felony charges after police were told he entered his neighbor’s home and took their child’s Adderall pills. On April 5, 25-year-old Matthew Richard Miller was caught on camera entering his neighbor’s Stadium Terrace apartment around 3 p.m. without their knowledge or permission, according to charges […]

Allegheny Street Cruise-In kicks off June 3

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Stop by Downtown Hollidaysburg next Friday for the 10th annual Allegheny Street Cruise-In car show event hosted by the Borough of Hollidaysburg. On June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be music from “The Fabulous Flashbacks” provided courtesy of Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council. Enjoy the free music and […]

Tuesday’s District 6 baseball update

DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFF SCORESCLASS ASemifinalsBishop McCort 1, Juniata Valley 0Williamsburg 6, Saint Joseph’s 5 CLASS AASemifinalsPortage 9, Bishop Guilfoyle 1Mount Union 9, Marion Center 1 CLASS AAASemifinalsCentral 10, Bald Eagle 0Penns Valley 3, Tyrone 2 DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFF SCHEDULECLASS A CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday, May 28 – PNG Park – 10:00 a.m.Bishop McCort vs. Williamsburg CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday, […]

Hyundai recalls 239,000 cars for exploding seat belt parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore. In a letter to the Korean automaker, government regulators said that the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt pretensioners can […]

One dead after crashing into tree in Elk County

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Kawasaki driver was pronounced dead after reportedly crashing head-on into a tree in Benezette Township over the weekend, state police report. The driver, identified as 65-year-old Douglas Stethem from Indiana, Pa. was found dead at the scene when first responders arrived on Saturday afternoon, May 21 on Losey Road. […]

Over $1,000 in diesel stolen in Indiana County, suspects on the run

INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police are on the lookout after over 210 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from a local gas station. On May 18 around 1:51 a.m., two tractor-trailers were seen pulling into the fuel pump area at Krevetski’s Convenience Store located on Route 56 Highway East in East Wheatfield Township, […]

Emergency railroad crossing repairs taking place in Clearfield

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Railroad crossing in Clearfield Borough will be undergoing some emergency repairs Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says RJ Corman Railroad will be working at the railroad crossing on Main Street near the Second Avenue and Weaver Street intersection. Weaver Street will be […]

Geisinger offering boosters for 5-11-year-olds

DANVILLE, Pa (WTAJ) — Geisinger announced they are now offering booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11. Based on the recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Geisinger is making booster doses available for 5 to 11-year-olds. […]