Accused Bedford County rapist charged after two more women come forward
Accused Bedford County rapist charged after two more women come forward.
Everett man to spend nearly 4 years in prison following drug conviction
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Everett man was sentenced in federal court to spend nearly four years in prison after he was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute drugs. United States District Judge Stephanie L. Haines sentenced Jeffrey Sheeder to a total of 45 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. […]
Portion of PA Turnpike reopens after multi-vehicle accident
UPDATE: As of 12:54 p.m., the crash has been cleaned up and all lanes have reopened. Below is the original story. FULTON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Traffic has been stopped on a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. The accident happened around 10:29 a.m. on I-70/I-76 East at mile marker […]
Bedford County entrepreneur unveils new food truck
Bedford County, PA (WJAC) — Jackie’s Groovy Cheese Truck unveiled a brand-new truck at an official ribbon cutting Tuesday morning in Bedford County. Owner Jackie Lacroix says that the idea for her business was brought on during the beginning of COVID-19 shutdowns, when curbside food pickups were the only dining option outside of the house.
Health officials seeing a concerning number of norovirus cases in Central Pennsylvania
Local health officials want you to be aware of a highly contagious illness called the norovirus. It’s sweeping specifically across the Northeast and Central Pennsylvania is no stranger to it. The virus leads to diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus...
Update: Weather alert issued for strong thunderstorms in part of Pennsylvania Wednesday morning
An updated report from the National Weather Service was issued on Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. for strong thunderstorms until 10:30 a.m. for Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties. Residents can expect wind gusts of up to 50 mph. "At 9:50 a.m., Doppler radar tracked strong thunderstorms along a...
Claysburg Education Foundation announces hydroponics facility
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Claysburg Education Foundation announced plans for a hydroponics educational facility. The facility, funded by Mark and Karen Barnhart, aims to benefit students and communities within the Claysburg-Kimmel School District and beyond. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil by utilizing a water-based nutrient solution. This technique has […]
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...
A Toast to Bedford: Exploring the 4 Finest Pubs
This piece presents an exploration of four notable pubs located in Bedford. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
A strong cold front brings a messy midweek
**HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING** for Cambria, Blair, Somerset, Bedford, and Fulton Counties. A strong cold front will deliver west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be […]
Taste the Town: Four Roaring Spring Sandwiches You Can't Miss
This piece presents four delightful sandwiches found in Roaring Spring. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of them? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Somerset County Commissioners approve change in sheriff department chain of command
SOMERSET ― Somerset County Commissioners and the salary board Tuesday approved requested changes in the Somerset County Sheriff's Department. The board approved the promotion of Nicholas McKenzie from sergeant to lieutenant, at an annual salary of $52,000, effective March 2. McKenzie was making $46,405 as a sergeant in the department.
Free wellness retreat offered to first responders
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – First responders and those who work in health care can often face stressful situations in their daily lives. Now, the Outdoor Odyssey offers emergency service workers in Cambria and Somerset counties a way to come together, take a break, and reflect on their own mental health, all for free. The […]
Thunderstorms, winds, big temperature drop: Central Pa. weather has it all
It’s still winter but it’ll feel like spring — for only a few hours — in central Pennsylvania on Wednesday. After a night of rain in most of the region, thunderstorms have moved through this morning, startling people and pets who were just getting used to the soft sounds of snowfall again.
Power outages reported across Central Pennsylvania due to windy weather
(WHTM) — Many people across the area have been dealing with rain, thunderstorms, and wind this morning. Wind gusts of nearly 30 miles per hour are expected throughout the day. This wind is causing some power outages around the region. PPL is reporting that over 680 customers are without...
National Weather Service issues wind advisory in South-Central Pennsylvania
A cold front that moved through South-Central Pennsylvania will send temperatures plummeting from the 60s into the 30s, bring high winds and maybe even a few snow showers. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Susquehanna Valley, which will be in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
Basketball Game Preview: Windber Ramblers vs. Everett Warriors
The Windber Ramblers will challenge the Everett Warriors at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Both squads will be entering this one on the heels of a big victory. Two teams were on the hunt for playoff glory, but only Windber walked away with it. Everything went their way against the Titans on Friday as they made off with a 52-32 victory. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Windber.
Pennsylvania home is the entrance to a cave that’s been closed for 70 years
Have you ever seen something in a movie or online and thought, "That's totally fake," only to find out it's absolutely a real thing? That's sort of how this house in Pennsylvania comes across. It just seems too fantastical to be real, and yet somehow it actually exists. The home sits between Greencastle and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and houses a pretty unique public secret. There's a cave in the basement. Not a man cave or a basement that makes you feel like you're in a cave, but an actual cave that you can't get to unless you go through the house. Turns out the cave was discovered in the 1830s on the land of John Coffey, according to Uncovering PA, but the story of how it was found is unclear. People would climb down into the cave to explore occasionally until the land was leased about 100 years later and a small structure was built over the cave opening.
Berlin Brothersvalley dispatches Southern Fulton in District 5-1A semifinal
BERLIN — Craig Jarvis scored 24 points, while teammate Pace Prosser netted 20, sending top seeded Berlin Brothersvalley back to the District 5 Class 1A boys basketball championship game after a 73-42 victory over Southern Fulton on Tuesday. For both Jarvis and Prosser, this was a special night playing...
Indulge in Bedford: Discovering the Top 5 Pizzas
In this article, we explore five exceptional pizzerias in Bedford. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!