Rescue trailer donated to Cambria County fire department
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department received a new piece of equipment that will help them in the future. According to the department, the technical rescue trailer was donated by Conemaugh Hospital. The trailer houses several key pieces of equipment that will help them in future rescues. Here’s what the […]
Cambria County Trio Charged With Kidnapping
Police say three people are behind bars in Cambria County following an alleged kidnapping in Johnstown earlier this week. According to the affidavit, police say the kidnapping occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, near the Johnstown Amtrak Station, as a local couple was attempting to move out of the area. Investigators...
Escaped Philidelphia Inmate Caught In Cambria County
An escaped Philadelphia prisoner has been captured by U.S. Marshals in the Johnstown area. 29-year old Alleem Bordan escaped custody early Monday morning after being taken to a Philadelphia hospital to receive treatment. The suspected car thief fled on foot while still handcuffed. Borden had eluded U.S. Marshals by jumping...
Police: Woman charged in fatal overdose of Stonycreek Township man
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — Police say a New Florence woman is facing charges in Cambria County for the overdose death of a man in December. Police say on December 15th, 52-year-old Kevin Cooper died of a drug overdose in the basement of his Stonycreek Township home. Police say...
Altoona organization stresses importance of Narcan ahead of Black Balloon Day
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Black Balloon Day takes place on March 6 across the United States and on that day families and friends remember those who they’ve lost to overdoses. Black Balloon Day, has become a national and international event that works to bring awareness to those who lose their battles to addiction. The […]
Exploring Altoona: Top 3 Seafood Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we are exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Altoona. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
'Suspension lifted:' Former Westmont teacher Shawn Miller eligible to teach again in PA
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — There is another update on the case of a former Westmont teacher who was accused of raping an elementary student in 2015. The Department of Education tells 6 News that Shawn Miller is clear to teach again in the state. As we reported last...
UPMC welcomes 6 'little leapers' on Leap Day
ALTOONA, Pa. (WJAC) — Officials with UPMC Altoona say the hospital welcomed six newborn babies on Leap Day. The "little leapers" are among an exclusive group of babies born on Leap Day, which only occurs once every four years. Experts say Leap Day babies, or leaplings/leapers, have the rarest...
Superintendents voice education concerns at CIU10 meeting
Superintendents voice education concerns at CIU10 meeting.
Fatal Blair County Accident
An update now on Yesterday’s fatal crash in Blair County as officials say a 30-year-old Altoona man was killed after his Fiat collided with a tractor trailer. Authorities say Justin Kelly was traveling Southbound on Pennington Road in Snyder Township around 12:30 Monday Afternoon. Police say as he approached...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.44 and $3.59 in Altoona as of 2024-03-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
PHOTOS: Was there a tornado in Altoona?
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Early risers saw a scary sight just before sunrise on Wednesday–what seemed to be a tornado over Wopsy Mountain in Blair County. Take a look at these photos sent to WTAJ by Kylene Schneider of the funnel cloud behind UPMC Altoona. According to other residents, this is not the first time […]
Norovirus outbreaks increasingly seen in Northeast, Cambria County nurse warns
The Norovirus is on the rise across parts of the Northeast – including right here in our area. That’s according to the CDC and a Cambria County nurse practitioner. Channel 6 spoke with this nurse who says this rise of the norovirus isn't uncommon as medical professionals – like herself - see a rise in this virus during early fall and early spring.
Bail set at $1 million for couple accused of hundreds of counts in animal cruelty investigation
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple accused of animal neglect and cruelty were charged Friday with hundreds of offenses and jailed with bail set at $1 million. The 99 felony counts of animal cruelty and other allegations against Nyal and Renee Piper were filed two months after investigators seized animals from their Johnstown home in western Pennsylvania.
The coldest February in Blair County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
PSP investigate fatal tractor trailer crash in Lebanon Co.
LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a crash that killed one person in Jackson Township last month. According to PSP, the crash happened on Feb. 19 when the driver of a tractor trailer, 41-year-old Hugo Medranoespinal of California, turned from Woleber Road into the southbound lane on Hilltop Road without stopping at the intersection's stop sign.
Police, school officials warn about water gun game
While law enforcement and school officials don’t believe a high school student water gun game is nefarious, some are warning the public that the game could be mistaken for illegal activity. The game of Assassins, which is played by senior high school students from local districts, has been a...
Rutter’s set to open latest location in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Rutter’s is set to open its latest location right off of the Pinecroft exit of I-99 in Blair County. The store, located at 432 Sabbath Rest Road, will open its doors to customers on Tuesday, March 5, along Pleasant Valley Blvd. (Old Route 220). Many residents shared their excitement on […]
Hoops Scoreboard | Westmont and Forest Hills split Cambria County showdown
CRESSON (WTAJ) — Mount Aloysius was the place to be for many Cambria County fans Friday as Forest Hills, and Westmont Hilltop rolled in for a boys-girls District 6, 3A championship double-header. It was a night that rewarded both schools. In the girls matchup, Forest Hills won its 11th district championship since 2010 in decidedly […]
Black Balloon Day: Remembering those lost to overdoses
Black Balloon Day: Remembering those lost to overdoses.