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ONE INJURED IN T-BONE CRASH IN INDIANA BOROUGH
One person was injured in a crash in Indiana Borough this morning. (Indiana Fire Association members cleaning the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Water Street. Photo by Josh Widdowson) The crash was reported at 10:04 AM by Indiana County 911. Indiana Fire and Police departments were dispatched at that...
That old saw about March coming in like a lion? Expect it a few days early
The National Weather Service in State College issued a hazardous weather outlook early Tuesday for Somerset and surrounding counties, predicting rainfall, snow and high winds through late Wednesday. Winds...
Mom pleads guilty, sentenced for fentanyl-involved death of 5-year-old
Harrisburg, Pa. — A 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the overdose death of her five-year-old daughter in 2023. Volaura Askew pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of recklessly endangering another person, according to the Attorney General's office. In accordance with a plea agreement, Askew was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. ...
Suspect in Oakhurst double shooting waives hearing; charges bound for court
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — The suspect accused of shooting two people last September at Oakhurst homes, killing one of them and wounding the other, appeared in Cambria County court on Tuesday where he waived his preliminary hearing. In October, Jashon Gordon was arrested in Ohio in connection to the...
Indiana Man Sentenced in Fatal Dayton Shooting Rampage
In a case that captivated the Dayton community, Jacob Allen Ashba, an Indiana man, has been sentenced to a significant prison term following a deadly shooting incident that occurred in June at the Davis-Linden Building, a large commercial structure in Dayton. The event triggered a massive law enforcement response, highlighting the dangers of active shooter situations.
POLICE REPORTS: SIMPLE ASSAULT, UNDERAGE DRINKING
Indiana Borough Police have charged an Indiana man with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment for an incident last Saturday night. Police say at 7:56 PM on February 24th, officers were called out for a disturbance at a home in the 400 block of School Street. Police identified Charles Steiner, Jr. of Indiana as a suspect as he reportedly threatened to hurt his partner and caused some recent injuries to that person. He was taken into custody and placed in Indiana County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 11th.
DA: Trial delayed again for Johnstown man Brian Giles, who is accused of killing his wife
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities with the Cambria County District Attorney's office say the trial for Johnstown man Brian Giles, who is accused of killing his wife, has once again been delayed. Following a previous delay in the case, Giles was initially scheduled to go to trial next month.
Accidental Shooting In Jackson Township
Police have released more details regarding a shooting that occurred at MorGainz Fitness Sunday morning. According to officers with the Jackson Township Police Department, the shooting involved one juvenile who accidentally shot himself in a car in the parking lot of the business around 11:30 a.m. Officials said the juvenile...
Teenager in Cambria County Recovering from Accidental Gunshot
Authorities in Cambria County report that a 13-year-old boy is expected to fully recover from an accidental gunshot wound sustained in what appears to be an unintended incident.
High wind watch affecting part of Pennsylvania Wednesday and Thursday
The National Weather Service issued a high wind watch at 2:47 p.m. on Tuesday valid from Wednesday 1 p.m. until Thursday 7 a.m. for Cambria, Blair, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties. The weather service describes, "West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible." "Damaging winds...
Woman pleads guilty in catalytic converter theft ring targeting Westmoreland, Indiana counties
An Indiana County woman pleaded guilty Monday to involvement in a catalytic converter theft ring, and attorneys indicated another suspect may do the same. Debbra Lynn McAdams, 56, of Homer City entered a general plea to theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and criminal use of a communication facility. Two...
Cambria County house fire prompts county-wide emergency response
Johnstown, Pa — A house fire in Cambria County was reported just after midnight Monday morning. According to Cambria County dispatch, multiple emergency crews from across the county responded to the scene on the 300 block of 3rd street in Cambria Township. Dispatch reported no one was transported from...
Fired Toms River Engineer’s Firm Hired by Jackson Municipal Utilities Authority
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority has hired the firm of Van Cleef Engineering Associates, LLC, where former Toms River Township Engineer Robert Chankalian serves as…
ROAD RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE IN INDIANA BOROUGH, WHITE TOWNSHIP
Some roads in Indiana Borough and White Township are seeing some restrictions this morning. Some traffic complications were reported in the area of South 6th Street near Memorial Park in Indiana Borough as crews are reportedly working on water line installation. And White Township reports that lane restrictions will continue...
Cambria County fire dept. asking for donations of bottled water
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Firefighters at the Upper Yoder Township Volunteer Fire Department are asking the community for help. The station just opened its last case of water and are in need of community help to restock, the department said in a recent Facebook post. Firefighters said that water is pivotal for them, because it can […]
Lottery winners donates $18k to Bishop Carroll
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One lottery winner is giving back to his community and his alma mater. In January, John Fresh bought a $20 scratch-off and much to his surprise he won $1,000,000. Fresh and his wife decided to pay it forward and used a portion of their winnings to make a contribution to […]
White Township to repair damage to recreation fields caused by snowmobiles
WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – White Township officials are working to repair damage made to their recreation fields after it appeared to be caused by snowmobiles earlier this month, White Township Mayor Arnold G. Hyndman told RNJ. The incident took place sometime after the Feb. 13 snowfall at...
Somerset County basket raffle to benefit EMS, donations needed
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Conemaugh Township Emergency Medical Services needs your help to have a successful basket party on Saturday, March 2. Coordinators for the event said that they need more than 75 baskets to reach their goal. “A lot of people don’t understand the work that goes into an event, especially what […]
These Kentucky, Indiana counties will be hit by strong storms | First Alert Stormteam
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana are expected to see strong thunderstorms starting late Tuesday night. A few storms moving through out area have the potential to become very severe and there's even a chance for isolated tornados to pop up. Timing. Severe weather is...
Local women's help center awarded $200K grant from 1889 Foundation
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Officials announced Monday that $200,000 has been granted to the Cambria County Women’s Help Center. Earlier this year, the 1889 Foundation, which seeks to award health and wellness organizations in Somerset and Cambria counties with grants, allocated funds to the Women’s Help Center in Johnstown.