Penn State to take on no. 21 Arkansas in Outback Bowl

TAMPA, Fl. (WTAJ) – The Penn State Nittany Lions will take on the no. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks in the 2021 Outback Bowl in Tampa on January 1, 2022. The 7-5 Nittany Lions will make their 51st all-time bowl appearance. Penn State is tied for fifth with 30 bowl victories. Penn State’s last appearance in the […]
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Pitt’s reward for ACC title is Peach matchup vs Michigan St.

ATLANTA (AP) — A milestone season for Pittsburgh and quarterback Kenny Pickett is continuing with a Peach Bowl matchup against Michigan State. No. 13 Pitt’s reward for its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship is the Panthers’ first New Year’s Six bowl since 2004 in the Dec. 30 game in Atlanta against No. 11 Michigan State. […]
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Average US price of gas drops 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $3.46

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 2 cents over past two weeks, to $3.46 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price drop is partly because of a crash in crude oil costs. It was the first decline in gas prices in […]

Truck causes damage to radio station’s yard, state police investigate

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– State police are investigating after a truck ran through a yard at a radio station in Ridgway Township, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damages. Police say that for some reason, a truck described as a four-door, dual-wheeled, flatbed with large equipment in the back drove through The Hound Radio Station […]

Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus illness. Local news outlets in New Orleans confirmed the Norwegian Breakaway had arrived in the […]

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden’s chief medial adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that scientists need […]

Two sent to hospital after crash in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Two were sent to the hospital after a vehicle accident occurred Saturday night in Cambria County, according to dispatch. The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ragers Hill Road and Mt. Hope Road in Adams Township, dispatch confirmed. Two people were transported to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Adams […]

6,091 new COVID cases reported, 69.5% of residents vaccinated Dec. 5

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 15.5 million vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania. 69.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. 6,091 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Saturday, bringing the state total to 1,779,151 known cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the COVID Alert […]

More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread,” state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a news release. The number […]

Party foul: 2 in 3 say one relative always drinks too much at holiday gatherings

NEW YORK ( – Three in five Americans dread going to family gatherings during the holidays. That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans over the age of 21, all of whom typically attend large gatherings during the holiday season. Almost two-thirds of the poll (63%) agree that there’s always one family member who […]

Kennedy Center Honors and its traditions are back once more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center’s main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays and major changes to last year’s plans. Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” […]

Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 men dead, another wounded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in a Philadelphia neighborhood early Sunday left two men dead and a third hospitalized, authorities said. The shooting in the city’s Kensington section neighborhood occurred around 4:30 a.m. The gunfire erupted near an after-hours club, but it wasn’t clear if the shooting stemmed from an incident there or if the […]

Underground Gym holds memorial lift in honor of Rhonda Russell

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ)– The Blair County continues to provide support and remembrance in honor of the late correctional officer Rhonda Russell. Saturday, the Underground Gym in Altoona hosted a memorial lift to collect donations and give to the Russell family. The memorial lift had participants do squats, deadlifts, and bench presses for donations to the […]

Altoona car dealership accepting gifts for families in need

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– A car dealership in Altoona is doing its best to help spread some holiday cheer this year. The Dean Patterson Automotive Group has been collecting Christmas gifts for local families that are in need. A tree is set up in the group’s showroom that has gift tags on it that community members […]

Blair County hit and run under state police investigation

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– State police are investigating after a hit and run occurred in Logan Township on Dec 3. The hit and run happened when a dark-colored SUV turned into the path of another vehicle on a street ramp between I-99 Southbound and 17th Street. The SUV hit the other vehicle’s passenger side according […]