Penn State takes down UMBC in NCAA Tournament

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State volleyball is back in the NCAA tournament in Women’s Volleyball. The Nittany Lions have played in every NCAA tournament since 1980. Penn State is is the four seed taking on UMBC. The Nittany Lions set the tone early and took the first five points to start the match to […]
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Central falls in 3A Semis

EBENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Central Dragons fell 21-17 to Belle Vernon Leopards in the 3A Semifinals. Quarterback Jeff Hoenstine threw a touchdown and ran for another. He finishes high school career two touchdowns short of the all-time touchdown record. Central finished the season with a 12-3 record. State College will play Harrisburg at Mansion […]
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No. 6 Penn State takes down No. 17 Ohio State 2-1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — No. 6 Penn State welcomed No. 17 Ohio State to Pegula Ice Arena Friday night and defeated the Buckeyes 2-1. Penn State got on the board late in the first period on a power play goal from Connor MacEachern and that was the score until the 3:58 mark of the second […]
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Crews respond to home fire in Blair County

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – Crews responded to a fire at a double-wide trailer Friday night in Freedom Township. Blair County dispatch said that the fire happened on Back Street and that a neighbor called it in. Blair County Department of Emergency Services also confirmed that they believed no one was inside the home when […]

Wolf administration kicks off Trees for Troops donation weekend

PENNSYLVANIA (WTAJ) – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Col. Donald O’Shell, Director of Staff, Headquarters Pennsylvania Air National Guard, helped kick off the 2022 Trees for Troops. They kicked off the donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York and encouraged Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families. “It’s prime holiday […]

Philly prosecutor sues to stop lawmakers from removing him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia’s elected prosecutor asked a state court Friday to halt a Republican-led effort to remove him from office, arguing that the process ended when the Legislature’s two-year session ran out earlier in the week. District Attorney Larry Krasner, a Democrat, wants Commonwealth Court to declare that the General Assembly lacks constitutional […]

Blair County real estate taxes to stay the same for 2023

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – Blair County commissioners are planning to avoid any tax increases in 2023. This is thanks to money from the American Rescue Fund Allocation. The latest draft of the budget shows no increase in real estate taxes. This is despite the projected revenue coming up about $1,500,000 short of the county’s […]

Centre County Historical Society’s Stocking Stuffer Market returns

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Centre County Historical Society is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend with the return of the annual Stocking Stuffer Market. This marks the 20th year of the holiday shop that’s held at the Centre Furnace Mansion. “For the community, I think it has become a really wonderful holiday […]

PennDOT stops work Atherton Street project for the winter. Here’s when it’ll pick back up

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ)– Drivers in or going through State College this winter will not have to worry about hitting any roadwork along one of the borough’s busiest streets. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), work on the Atherton Street (Route 3014) project is wrapping up for the winter. When spring 2023 rolls […]

4 sailors at Virginia naval center die by apparent suicide in a month

The Navy and local authorities are investigating the suspected suicide deaths of four sailors all assigned to the same ship maintenance center in Norfolk, Virginia, in the span of less than a month.  All four were assigned to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) at Naval Station Norfolk, the Navy confirmed to The Hill on Friday.  […]

Punxsutawney Borough receives $1 million state grant

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — On Thursday, December 1st, Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) and Representative Brian Smith (R-66)  announced that Punxsutawney would be receiving one million dollars in state funding as part of the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP)  Saving electricity and saving money is a priority for the Punxsutawney Borough. Officials will spend […]

Biden greets Prince William at JFK Library in Boston

President Biden on Friday greeted the United Kingdom’s Prince William in Boston, where the president is attending a fundraiser and the prince was in town for a ceremony focused on climate change. The two men spoke briefly outside of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum before going inside for a private conversation. “Where’s […]

Surge protectors recalled due to shock and fire hazards

(WTAJ) – One Aduro product is being recalled as it is posing shock and fire hazards. The recall for the Aduro Surge Wall Charging Tower surge protector was issued on Thursday, Dec. 1. The surge protectors have 12 outlets, dual USB ports and are white or black in color. The Aduro logo appears on the […]

How to write a letter to Santa: Tips from the US Post Office

PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Writing a Christmas list to Santa is arguably one of the most important preparations for the holiday season. The United State Postal Service (USPS) provided some instructions on how you can make sure your letter reaches Santa this year. First, you’ll want to make sure you have a piece of paper, a […]

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau names new Vice President

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has found a new Vice President after Chris Hoffman’s promotion. Cambria County beef and crop farmer, Tommy Nagle, was elected to the position by the state board of directors on Wednesday, Nov. 30 after Hoffman left the position to become the PFB President. “I’m looking […]