Wanted: Doralee Rae Thompson - Aggravated Assault & DUI ChargesiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Richland Township Police Seek Info on Boscov's Retail TheftiSkyCreations - News & MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Man in custody after killing mother and allegedly spending her moneyThe Quick HistorianNewsBreak Contributor
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Deadly Cambria County Shooting
Cambria County district attorney Greg Neugebauer tells us one woman was shot and killed, and one man was taken into custody, without incident, in relation to Thursday’s shooting. No names were released regarding the suspect and victim, however, according to online court documents, 69-year-old William Simmons is charged with...
One in custody after Cambria County murder
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 to District […]
Charges dropped against former Cambria County teacher accused of raping student
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — All charges were dropped against a former Westmont Hilltop Elementary school teacher by the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office. Shawn Miller was accused by two students of inappropriately touching and raping them, one claiming it started in kindergarten in 2013 until fourth grade in 2018. Another claimed Miller raped them […]
Johnstown's Pizza Paradise: 6 Delectable Choices You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll be exploring six exceptional pizzerias in Johnstown. Have you had the chance to sample their offerings yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave your comments below!
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 […]
Cambria County bridge renamed in honor of WWII hero
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The formal renaming of a Cambria County bridge in honor of a World War II hero took place on Friday. On Feb. 23, the bridge spanning Route 869 was renamed after Vance Stephan Keslar. The dedication of the Sergeant Vance Stephan Keslar Memorial Bridge took place at 11 a.m. at […]
Valentine's Day party held for former Prospect residents
The Prospect Tenants' Association hosted a Valentine's Day party Friday evening at Little Land Daycare in Johnstown. The former residents of the Prospect homes complex where given a 30-day notice to leave their homes last year after it was determined that there would need to be major repairs done to the complex.
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.
Victim Of Cambria County House Fire Identified
During a press conference Thursday morning, Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees identified the victim of Wednesday’s fatal house fire in Adams Township. Lees said officials identified the victim, via dental records, as 47-year-old April Baxendale. Investigators say Baxendale died as a result of toxic smoke and gas inhalation, as...
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, […]
Highschool Basketball | 26 February Forest Hills Girls Game Notice
The Forest Hills Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Central Cambria(Ebensburg, PA) on 26 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Rangers has won 2 games and lost 7 games, and the winning rate is 0.222.
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging Investigation
This week we learned the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging agreed to pay more than $100,000 following a Federal Investigation. Representative Frank Burns is calling for greater transparency from the agency. Investigators with the US Attorney’s office say they found the agency falsified volunteer hours that led to them...
Local organization to pay over $100K after investigation into falsified volunteer hours
This week it was learned the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging agreed to pay more than $100,000 following a federal investigation and Representative Frank Burns is calling for greater transparency from the agency. Investigators with the U.S. Attorney's Office said they found the agency falsified volunteer hours that led...
Hoops Scoreboard | Big second quarter lifts Central Cambria to playoff win
Ebensburg (WTAJ) — The Red Devils scored 25 second quarter points, taking over the lead as Central Cambria knocks off Huntingdon in its District 6, 3A opener Thursday 63-52. The win comes in the 4-5 matchup, and sends the Red Devils into a meeting top-seeded Forest Hills. The Rangers advanced Thursday after they doubled up […]
Outback Steakhouse in State College abruptly closes
Happy Valley is saying ‘hooroo’, or goodbye, to a favorite Australia-inspired casual dining restaurant.
Richland Township awaiting permit to begin construction at site of new Rutter's
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WJAC) — We are starting to see some movement at the future site of Cambria County's first Rutter's location. It appears a trailer and some equipment have been moved to the work site, located along Scalp Avenue in Richland Township, near Ollies. Last year it was...
Blair County church hands out bags of food to fight hunger
NEWRY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Newry Lutheran Church is working to fight hunger in its community and handed out bags of food Saturday morning. Bags include ingredients to make a meal large enough to feed a whole family. Pastor Marty Jo Irvin-Stellabotte said that the church tries to hand out food once a month since they […]
Truck driver gets only traffic citations for Route 22 crash that killed 2, records show
EBENSBURG, Pa. (WJAC) – The driver of a coal truck that ran a red light on Route 22 near Ebensburg and killed two people is only facing traffic citations, court records show. Leonard Hite, 70, was cited for careless driving resulting in death and running a red light. The...
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.
Spaghetti dinner to benefit displaced victims of Altoona fire
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona church will be hosting a benefit dinner for the families who were displaced after a fire in February. On Feb. 7, crews responded to an apartment building fire on the 100 block of 6th Avenue. Crews worked to battle the fire for an hour and a half, but seven […]