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Federal Investigation in Blair County Results in Charges Being Filed
Breaking news from Blair County as charges are filed in a high-profile federal investigation. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the case, the charges, and what this could mean for the community. Uncover the truth with us.
Altoona man charged with vehicular homicide following deadly December street race
A 23-year-old Altoona man has been charged with vehicular homicide stemming from a December race that left two people dead. According to a probable-cause affidavit, at about 1:50 a.m. on Dec. 22, Caleb Criste, Grant Avenue, and Collie Brown raced each other in vehicles on 10th Avenue in Altoona. The...
Fire leaves couple without a home in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Wednesday morning fire has left two people without a home in Blair County. The fire broke out at a home on Everett Road in East Freedom, tearing a hole through the structure. While details are limited and the fire marshal is heading to the scene, we were told one […]
Altoona man found in alley with drugs, stolen gun
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man is in jail after he was found in an alley with drugs and a stolen gun. Christopher Castro, 29, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 25 after police said he matched the description of an armed robbery suspect. Police were first sent to the area of the Sheetz store […]
Altoona Parents Charged as Infant Tests Positive for Meth
Kenneth Lampenfeld, 30, and Sarah Sibold, 21, from Altoona have been charged with felonies after their 15-month-old child tested positive for methamphetamine. The baby girl was admitted to UPMC Altoona for seizures. A blood test conducted there detected meth in her system.
Job fair to take place at SCI Huntingdon, SCI Smithfield
HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — SCI Huntingdon and SCI Smithfield will be hosting a job fair for corrections officer trainees and a corrections dentist next week. On Oct. 3 from 2 – 6 p.m., job applicants are welcome to attend the Department of Corrections job fair located at SCI Huntingdon. All attendees are encouraged to […]
Pizza Paradise: Unveiling Tyrone's 3 Best-Kept Secrets
In this article, we're exploring three exciting pizza joints in Tyrone. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Investigation Ongoing in Huntingdon County over Fatal Dog Poisoning Incident
The Pennsylvania State Police are looking into suspected pet poisonings in Huntingdon County which led to a dog’s death. Two dogs from the same home on School House Hollow Road in Henderson Township, have reportedly been the victims. The incident occurred between September 15 and 18.
PSP assisting federal, local authorities with investigation in Bellwood
Blair Co., PA (WJAC) — State police announced Wednesday afternoon that they are assisting local and federal authorities with an ongoing investigation in Antis Township. Officials say a heavy police presence is expected to be in the Bellwood area for an extended period of time. Police say there is...
How to get free coffee at Sheetz this weekend for National Coffee Day
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — National Coffee Day takes place on October 1, but Sheetz is celebrating for an entire weekend. In honor of the national day, Sheetz is offering a free Nitro or cold brew coffee from Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1 at all 700+ Sheetz stores. The deal also includes free add-ons, […]
Central PA firefighter training academy featured by WTAJ
Discover how WTAJ is spotlighting a non-profit dedicated to training Central PA's bravest. This video takes you inside the rigorous training academy, showing how these dedicated firefighters are prepared to serve in times of need. A must-watch for those interested in public safety.
Reports: Hollidaysburg woman found dead inside submerged car at VA lake
Authorities in Pulaski County, Virginia have identified the body of a woman who was found submerged inside a car at a popular lake earlier this month. Last week, officials identified the woman as 79-year-old Jean Lester, of Hollidaysburg, Pa, according to reports from our Sinclair affiliate WSET. According to local...
Distinctive Living Opens Crescent Fields at Huntingdon Valley in Pennsylvania
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — Distinctive Living has opened the doors on Crescent Fields at Huntingdon Valley, located in the northern Philadelphia suburb of Huntingdon Valley. The community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The number of units was not disclosed. Westrum Development Co., a leading residential...
altoona, PA Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around altoona..
Box truck, horse and buggy crash injures two in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon just outside of Martinsburg. According to Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company Chief Randy Acker, a box truck crashed into a horse and buggy with two people on board. Both were taken to UPMC Altoona with serious injuries. The […]
Toys for Tots to host a Stuff the Bus in Huntingdon
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (WTAJ) – The annual Toys for Tots toy drive will kick off the 2023 holiday season on Sunday in Huntingdon. A ‘Stuff the Bus’ to benefit Huntingdon’s Toys for Tots will take place on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Ollie’s in Huntingdon Plaza in Huntingdon, serving as […]
Now Hiring: More than 85 companies join Altoona job fair in October
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — If you’re looking for work, more than 85 companies will be taking part in a job fair in Altoona this fall. PA CareerLink will be taking over the Jaffa Shrine for a large job fair Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., however, the […]
New suicide prevention app being launched across Pennsylvania
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A new app aimed at saving lives in Pennsylvania was introduced Wednesday during a press conference at the Blair County Convention Center. In conjunction with suicide prevention month, the “Columbia Protocol App,” which was created by PS Solutions in Altoona, was first developed in 2018 and has already been making […]
Police search for two suspects after $3,000 in Apple phones, watches stolen
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are searching for two men they said fraudulently bought $3,000 worth of Apple iPhones and watches. The duo allegedly showed up at Boost Mobile Sunday, Sept. 24, and used several credit card numbers to buy approximately $3,000 with of iPhones and Apple Watches. The two manually entered the car numbers […]
Altoona man’s trial for attempted murder canceled
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The trial was canceled for an Altoona man who facing charges for attempted murder during a birthday party, court documents show. Charles Mobley, 34, was charged after an alleged attempted shooting in April 2022 only to be found and arrested in June of that year. Court documents show that Mobley’s trial […]