Man escapes from Blair County Prison, police say to call 911 if spotted
Altoona police say a man escaped from the Blair County Prison in Hollidaysburg on Sunday morning. Isaiah Tilghman, 33, was last seen in the prison around 8:15 a.m. In a Facebook post made around 5 p.m. on Sunday, police said Tilghman is a 5’10” Black man who weighs about 180 pounds.
Tragic Pedestrian Death in Altoona Highlights Need for Bystander Intervention
On December 1, 2023, a somber event took place at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 12th Street in Altoona, Pennsylvania. An 80-year-old pedestrian was tragically killed after being struck by a Ram 1500 pickup truck. This incident unfolded as the elderly man fell into the roadway, struggling to stand while several vehicles passed without stopping to assist. The Altoona Police Department confirmed the victim's death at the scene and has kept his identity confidential. They are actively seeking witnesses and encourage anyone with information to contribute to the ongoing investigation.
Police investigating: 80-year-old killed, struck by truck in Altoona
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Altoona Police Department is investigating an accident involving a man who was hit and killed by a pick up truck Friday night. Right after 11 p.m. on Dec. 1, police were called to the intersection of 6th Avenue and 12th Street in Altoona for reports of an accident involving a pick […]
Exotic dance club owner files lawsuit against Cambria County borough
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The owner of an exotic dance club in Cambria County has filed a federal lawsuit against Portage Borough and local officials claiming his civil rights have been violated. Gary Eugene Vaughn Jr., the owner of Bodies in Motion, filed the suit in the Western District of Pennsylvania Johnstown Division against […]
Who is responsible? The misappraisal costing Cambria County and a school district millions of dollars
The appraisal of the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Fairview powerplant in Jackson Township led to millions of dollars in taxes that should not have been collected. Cambria County officials said they contracted an outside company, Resource Technologies Corporation (RTC) to do the appraisal. County controller Ed Cernic said, “It's above...
Donations help Pa. rehab group support first responders
CARROLLTOWN, Pa. — Cambria County Box 11, an organization that provides comfort to first responders during emergency incidents, is expanding its presence into the county’s northern region, thanks in part to Wood Chevrolet. Jeff Wood, the dealership’s owner, made a monetary contribution to the organization during a ceremony...
Coalport Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison and 4 Years of Supervised Release for Possessing with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Jacob Troxell, age 33, of Coalport, Pennsylvania on November 29, 2023. According to information presented to the court, on or about July 22, 2019, Troxell did possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
The Escalating Dangers for Elderly Pedestrians in Urban Centers: A Recent Tragedy in Blair County
A recent tragic event in Blair County has brought to light the increasing dangers faced by elderly pedestrians in urban traffic environments. Late at night, an 80-year-old pedestrian met a fatal end after being struck by a Ram 1500 pickup truck near the intersection of 6th Avenue and 12th Street in Altoona. The senior, who had stumbled onto the road and was trying to stand, became a victim of the busy streets, with the accident occurring after 11 p.m. Despite the presence of other vehicles that managed to pass the man without incident, this one collision resulted in a heartbreaking fatality, pronounced dead at the scene. The Altoona Police Department is actively investigating and urges witnesses to provide any pertinent information.
Altoona's Crime Wave: Addressing Vandalism with Restorative Justice
In the quiet streets of Altoona, Pennsylvania, a recent crime spree has jolted the local community. Two 23-year-old men, Nicholas Dubbs and Caleb Crust, have become the faces of this unsettling narrative, implicated in a series of criminal activities that took place from February to March. This wave of local crime began with an act of vandalism at Lakemont Park, where the duo is accused of causing extensive damage after an unauthorized joyride in go-karts. The incident was only a precursor to further illegal activities, including several break-ins at the Altoona Police impound lot, culminating in a series of new charges ranging from burglary to criminal trespass.
North Allegheny Tigers Face Harrisburg Cougars for First Time in PIAA Class 6A Semifinals: Local Team Aims for Fourth State Title
The North Allegheny Tigers will play against the Harrisburg Cougars in the PIAA Class 6A semifinals at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona, PA. This is the first time since 2012 that the Tigers have made it to the state's Final Four. It's also the first time these two teams will meet. Both teams have won several games to reach the semifinals, with the Tigers on an eight-game winning streak and the Cougars on a ten-game streak.
Cambria County Homicide Leaves Community On Edge
Investigators, including the secret service, the Cambria County District Attorney’s office, plus State and Adams Township Police say 53-year-old David Comar died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning on Poling lane. Authorities say they are requesting assistance from the secret service. They say his alleged killer is among us.
Cambria County agency agrees to $122k settlement over misappropriation of grant funds
This article contains AI-assisted content. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Cambria County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) in Edensburg has consented to a payment of $122,461.53 to resolve allegations concerning the improper administration of community service grants provided by AmeriCorps. The CCAAA, in its oversight of the AmeriCorps Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) during 2016 and 2017, is accused of several administrative irregularities.
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Owner of historic Blair County restaurant shares cause of ‘frightening’ fire
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The owner of a historical restaurant in Blair County is sharing what caused a disastrous fire over the Summer forcing the community staple to close. Inlow’s Drive-In in Duncansville opened in 1945 and became famous for its family flair, extensive menu and foot-long hot dogs. However, the famous hot dogs […]
Why you should share your harvest and a look at some large, unique antlers across Pa.
If you live in Pennsylvania, you know the week after Thanksgiving is all about deer hunting. The two-week statewide rifle deer season started Saturday and hundreds of thousands of hunters are looking for bucks and does in Penn’s Woods. While hunting is great for managing the deer population and...
Construction complete, bridge reopened in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Blair County Commissioners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of Bridge 70 in Greenfield Township, Blair County. Construction of the bridge that carries County Road 101 (Bedford Street) took more than a year to complete. The rehabilitation included fixing the reinforced concrete arch span, as well as […]
Drive-By Day of Giving helps families in need
Representatives from Family Services Inc. took to the streets of Altoona for their annual Drive-By Day of Giving. They spent the day collecting donations of money, clothing and toys for The Santa Project at the intersection of Union and 6th avenues. Family Services Incorporated helps meet the needs of residents...
Peters Township Outlasts Cocalico to Advance to 5A State Finals
ALTOONA, Pa. — It took nearly every second the game had to offer, but Peters Township outlasted a late-rally by Cocalico to advance to the PIAA Class-5A state championship game with a 14-9 win at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona on Friday night. A late fumble by the uber-reliable...
Superintendent responds to claims about the potential closing of Jackson Elementary School
EBENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ)– Officials at the Central Cambria School District are responding to concerns stemming from the possible closure of the Jackson Elementary School. The Jackson Township Supervisors passed a resolution at their meeting Thursday night, stating their opposition to Jackson Elementary closing. The Superintendent of Central Cambria School District Jason Moore says that the […]
Discover the Ultimate Beauty & Wellness Experience at the Cambria County Beauty & Wellness Expo
We're excited to share the news of the upcoming Beauty & Wellness Expo, brought to you by Cambriacounty.com. This event, taking place on Sun, Dec 03 from 12pm - 5pm, promises to be a unique blend of beauty, wellness, and fashion, all under one roof at the Johnstown Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown, PA 15905.