Wanted: Doralee Rae Thompson - Aggravated Assault & DUI ChargesiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Richland Township Police Seek Info on Boscov's Retail TheftiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Justice on the Line: Cambria County Trial Reaches ClimaxRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Shocking Child Homicide in Lilly: Mother Faces Charges After Tragic DeathRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Cambria County Detectives on the Hunt for Johnstown Man Accused of Animal CrueltyNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Five arrested after drug bust in Johnstown
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Five people have been arrested and are facing felony drug charges after officers raided a duplex in Johnstown. According to Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, Cambria County SERT, Cambria County Detective Bureau, Cambria County Sheriff’s Department, PA Office of Attorney General, and the Cambria […]
Homicide investigation underway after shooting in Cambria County
CHEST TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a homicide in Cambria County and have a Patton man in custody. According to a release from state police, first responders were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a location along Grozanick Road in Chest Township just after 3 p.m. According […]
Somerset County property transfers for Feb. 12-16
Here are the property transfers recorded with the Somerset County Recorder of Deeds from Feb. 12-16. Marilyn Hetz to Zachary Lex, Summit Township, $242,000. Jeffrey and Katrina Dombrosky to Gabrielle Marie Qualls and Lisa Paulette Williams, Conemaugh Township, $238,000. Donald Bittinger Jr. and Connie Miller to Caitlin Wilt, Meyersdale Borough,...
All charges dropped against former Westmont teacher accused of raping student
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer confirmed to 6 News that the second, and only remaining, criminal charge against former Westmont elementary school teacher Shawn Miller was dropped at the end of last year. The charge for Victim 2 was filed in May 2022,...
Police: Cambria Co. woman admits to stealing over $47K from local retirement community
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — Authorities say a Cambria County woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole thousands from a Richland Township retirement community. Police say between April 2022 and September of last year, 76-year-old Donna Sprankle, of Johnstown, had allegedly written checks to herself while she was an accountant for the Arbutus Park Manor Auxiliary.
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 […]
Richland Township Police Seek Info on Boscov's Retail Theft
JOHNSTOWN, PA – The Richland Township Police Department is actively seeking assistance from the public to identify individuals connected to a retail theft incident at Boscov's, located at 570 Galleria Drive in Richland Township. The incident, which occurred on February 13, 2024, has prompted a call for anyone with information to come forward, aiding in the ongoing investigation.
Officials: Cambria County woman died trying to save dogs in house fire
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials held a press conference Thursday morning regarding a deadly house fire that killed one and injured three in Cambria County. During the news conference, Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees stated that April Baxendale, 47, died in Wednesday’s house fire. An autopsy confirmed that April died of toxic smoke and […]
Man facing attempted murder charges for Somerset County shooting
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A California man is facing attempted murder charges for a shooting that took place in Somerset County in January. Andrew Vega, 32, is facing felony charges for his involvement in a shooting that took place on Jan. 4 at the Holiday Inn Express. A 35-year-old Lancaster man was sitting in […]
Wanted: Doralee Rae Thompson - Aggravated Assault & DUI Charges
EBENSBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police Troop A, based out of Ebensburg Barracks, has issued an arrest warrant for Doralee Rae Thompson, following charges that include aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence and multiple DUI offenses. Authorities are now reaching out to the public for assistance in locating Thompson, with the promise of a cash reward for information leading to her arrest.
Cambria County Five Most Wanted list released
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police out of Ebensburg have released their Cambria County Five Most Wanted list. Three of the most wanted are wanted for assault, be it simple or aggravated. Another is wanted for theft by deception and the fifth is for firing a gun into an occupied structure. Doralee Thompson, […]
District 5 wrestling previews: Who are the names to know in the Class 2A tournament?
Five Somerset County wrestlers captured District 5Class 2A championships a season ago. Three of those wrestlers return, seeking more gold on Saturday at Pitt-Johnstown. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. with preliminary matches. The parade of champions is set for 5:15 p.m. and finals to follow at 5:30. Here is a...
Hearing delayed for inmate charged in 2022 fatal shooting, crash in Moxham
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — A Johnstown man charged in a 2022 homicide case had his preliminary hearing rescheduled after a Commonwealth witness refused to testify without his lawyer. According to the affidavit, a confidential informant told police that 21-year-old Gary Hill confessed to killing 42-year-old Timothy Harrison after a...
Pittsburgh Zoo mourns loss of beloved elephant calf
PITTSBURGH, PA (LOOTPRESS) – The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is heartbroken to announce the death of its beloved elephant calf Tsuni after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). The calf was 2 years old and resided with her herd at the International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset. EEHV is a prevalent, challenging disease […]
AG: Johnstown mother gets prison time after pleading guilty in 5-year-old daughter's death
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities say a Johnstown mother has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the overdose death of her 5-year-old daughter. Prosecutors say Volaura Askew, 27, pleaded guilty on Monday to involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment, and was sentenced to...
Northern Cambria woman sentenced in federal court after laundering $2 million
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Northern Cambria woman was sentenced in federal court for tax fraud on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Sarah Stiles, 39, was sentenced to a total of 12 months and one day in prison followed by two years of supervised release on her conviction of tax and wire fraud. Stiles admitted to the […]
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.
Jackson Township Schools Moves to Consolidation for Private Busing Routes
Jackson, NJ – Jackson Township officials, including Mayor Reina, Council President Jennifer Kuhn, and Councilman Mordechai Burnstein, have publicly endorsed the School Board’s decision to outsource private school bus services…
Resilient Windber rallies to upset North Star in District 5 Class 2A quarterfinals
BOSWELL — Windber needed a spark after netting only two points in the second quarter against fourth-seeded North Star in the District 5 Class 2A boys basketball quarterfinals on Thursday. Coach Steve Slatcoff ignited his squad in the locker room as the Ramblers dominated the second half to spark a 64-51 upset on the road over the Cougars to punch a ticket to the semifinals. ...
Davidsville pharmacy to close
DAVIDSVILLE ― Mainline Pharmacy in the borough has announced on social media that it is closing, effective March 6. "This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the impact it may have on you and your loved ones," the post said. ...