Wanted man arrested in Johnstown after drugs, guns were found in home
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man wanted in Somerset County was arrested after drugs and guns were allegedly found in his home. Frank Webb, 32, is facing felony charges after police searched a residence on Marbury Avenue where Webb was believed to be at. Police noted that Webb was wanted in Somerset County. During the […]
Altoona man accused of stealing $10K in copper wire from Penelec substation
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man is facing multiple felony charges after police said he broke into a Penelec substation three times and made off with an estimated $10,000 in copper wire. Kenneth Oschea, 41, has 11 felony charges after Altoona police were called Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, after a third burglary was reported […]
Man arrested during utility bill scam investigation in Indiana County
A man from New Jersey was arrested during a scam investigation in Indiana County.
NJ man arrested in elaborate ‘refund’ scam in Pennsylvania
INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A New Jersey man was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police during a ‘refund’ scam of nearly $30,000. Srinivas Rasala, 24, of North Brunswick, NJ, was charged on Feb. 13 with one felony count of criminal attempt theft by unlawful taking or disposition. According to investigators, a 55-year-old Homer City woman […]
Local Nursing Leader from SFU, Dr. Rita Trofino, Joins AACN Board of Directors
In February 2024, Rita Trofino, head of the Nursing Department at Saint Francis University (SFU), joined the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Board of Directors for a two-year term. With over 35 years as a nurse educator, Dr. Trofino has positively impacted the healthcare community through her work with various organizations.
Man busted for stealing ammo and bacon from East Freedom Walmart
A was arrested in East Freedom, Pennsylvania Saturday for shoplifting more than $1,100 worth of items, including ammo and bacon, from a Walmart.
Doug McDermott adjusting to trade and studying how to help Indiana Pacers
McDermott has been with the Pacers for almost two weeks
Northern Cambria woman sentenced in federal court after laundering $2 million
Northern Cambria woman sentenced in federal court after laundering $2 million. 2/21/24.
Girl scout troops deliver cookies at Johnstown Galleria Mall
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — Earlier this week, girl scout troops were seen delivering girl scout cookies at the Johnstown Galleria Mall in Cambria County. 6 News spoke to local girl scout troop leaders and volunteers about how this event was important for the girl scouts.
Local organization promotes mental wellness
The Wright Place for Kids, a subsidiary of the Nehemiah Project in Altoona, has another facet of mental and emotional wellness available to anyone in the community who needs it. Despite the name "The Wright Place for Kids," they offer many programs to adults who need a hand in life.
Big 33 roster features two local players and coaches
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) announced the PA roster for the 67th Big 33 Football Classic. Two local athletes will join legendary names such as Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Dan Marino to have played in the game. Windber kicker/punter Bryson Costa and State College long snapper Gino Pighetti […]
California man arrested for attempted murder at Somerset County hotel
SOMERSET — The man was pursued by law enforcement across five states. Identified as Andrew Vega, of Riverside, California, he is now in custody in Indiana state for fleeing, by vehicle and by foot, and soon to be extradited to Somerset County to face attempted homicide charges. The shooting.
Planetarium shows return to IUP with new digital projector
The new and improved Cejka Planetarium is up and running, providing students and community members with a gateway to the stars. Dr. Kenneth Coles, IUP’s resident astronomer and rock enthusiast opened the planetarium for its first public showing Monday Feb. 19. Monday’s show was titled, “Astronomy and the Calendar.”...
Welcome Back: Radford returns to IUP after stint away from basketball
Bryce Radford has had quite the basketball journey. Before he broke IUP’s single-game 3-point record last month, he had retired from college basketball, bought a house and started his own business. As he approached his mid-20s, his playing days were behind him. Or so he thought. Then a fateful text from a familiar face changed the course of his life, thrusting him back into the role of a college athlete. And just like that – some 18 months after leaving the IUP men’s basketball program – Radford was back in a Crimson Hawks uniform.
NEW JERSEY MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH REFUND SCAM
A New Jersey man is facing charges following an investigation into an online refund scam that took place last week in Homer City Borough. State police say 24-year-old Srinivas Rasala of North Brunswick was charged with a felony count of theft by unlawful taking following a scam that was reported last Monday. An unnamed woman from Homer City told them that she noticed a higher than usual charge on her utility bill and accessed a fraudulent website while looking for a customer support number. When she spoke to someone who labeled themselves as being from the “refund department,” they told her to open two other fraudulent websites as well as her bank accounts.
Man found guilty of first-degree murder of Johnstown teen
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Johnstown man has been found guilty of first-degree murder by a Cambria County jury for the 2022 death of 19-year-old Jaydin Sanderson. Court documents show Qwante Rose, 22, was found guilty of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of another person. Rose was previously charged with […]
Baby’s ‘ABCs’ important for safe sleeping
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Health experts in the Valley are reminding new parents about the safest practices for putting their newborn and infant children down to sleep. On Wednesday, a woman from Indiana was charged with reckless homicide after she fell asleep in bed with her baby last year.
Hoops Scoreboard | Chestnut Ridge boys, girls sweep Bedford
NEW PARIS, Pa. (WTAJ) – The District V basketball tournament was kicked off Wednesday night with a longtime Bedford County rivalry between Chestnut Ridge and Bedford. The stands at Chestnut Ridge High School were packed for the boys and girls doubleheader. In the boys game, the Lions led by 11 points at halftime and ultimately […]