Eight hour standoff in Altoona ends with arrest
UPDATE ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – An Altoona man has been arrested after engaging in an eight hour long standoff with police Saturday morning on the 1000 block of Rosehill Drive. Tershar Lamonte Miller, 28, is facing three felony charges, including aggravated assault and prohibited possession of a firearm after police said he threatened to engage […]
FIREFIGHTERS ANSWER SATURDAY NIGHT ALARMS FOR FIRES, CRASH
Indiana County firefighters had an active Saturday night, answering two alarms for structure fires and another for a crash. The fires were in West Wheatfield Township and Cambria County. At 9:34 PM, firefighters from Clymer, Commodore, and Cherry Tree were dispatched to Double Dam Road, northeast of Northern Cambria. Then shortly before 10:30 PM, Clyde firefighters were summoned to join Bolivar, New Florence, and Fairfield Township fire companies for a structure fire along Harrison Avenue in Robinson.
Police presence in Altoona prompts road closures
State police say this incident has been resolved, and are thanking 'the public for their cooperation.'. Police are asking the public to avoid the area of Rosehill Drive and E Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona at this time due to an active police presence in the area. While details are...
CAMBRIA COUNTY WOMAN CHARGED WITH HARASSMENT
Indiana Borough Police have charged a woman from Cambria County with harassment for an incident that happened last weekend. Police say that on February 25th at 2:25 PM, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Oakland Avenue for a physical altercation that just happened. During the investigation, police determined that 22-year-old Sara Patrick of Mineral Point was found to have harassed an unidentified woman. Details on the incident were not released.
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...
Bentworth’s Chris Vargo pulls huge upset at 2A wrestling Southwest Regional
ALTOONA — Ask Bentworth senior Chris Vargo what it means to win four regional wrestling championships, and the response might seem surprising. Even after a convincing decision Saturday against a nationally ranked opponent. “Right now, it doesn’t mean (anything),” Vargo said. On a night when Frazier standout...
Suspect who fled police outside Philadelphia hospital gets arrested more than 200 miles away
The U.S. Marshals announced Alleem Bordan was taken back into custody more than 200 miles away from where he fled from police outside Temple University Episcopal Hospital in Kensington.
Bellwood-Antis High School raises over $24k to fight childhood cancer
Bellwood-Antis High School raises over $24k to fight childhood cancer. 3/1/24.
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...
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 […]
Fans show excitement for 2024 season at CurveFest
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Fans had the chance to purchase Altoona Curve season tickets early on Saturday at CurveFest. “We had some fans in the parking lot at 8:00 this morning, 2 hours before we even started,” Nate Bowen, general manager of the Altoona Curve, said. CurveFest is not limited to just ticket sales; local […]
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.
UPMC Altoona welcomed six newborns on Leap Day 2024
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Six local families welcomed their newborns into the world on a very special day this year. These little leaplings, babies whose birthday is on Leap Day or Feb. 29, were all born at UPMC Magee-Womens at UPMC Altoona on Thursday. There is only a one in 1,461 chance of being born […]
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.
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.
Superintendents voice education concerns at CIU10 meeting
Superintendents voice education concerns at CIU10 meeting.
Local wrestlers are one step away from state tournament
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – Local wrestlers are just one step closer to wrestling inside the Giant Center for the 2024 PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships. This weekend, the Southwest Regional Championships are taking place at Altoona Area High School, where the top six finishers in each weight class will head to Hershey. The tournament wraps up […]
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 […]
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 […]
'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...