'Very scary' experience for people who were near alleged homicide at Cambria County home, is the public in danger?
Cambria County, PA — Investigators, including the secret service, the Cambria County District Attorney’s office, plus State and Adams Township Police say 53-year-old David Comar died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning on Poling lane. Authorities say they are requesting assistance from the secret service. They say his alleged killer is among us.
Two plead guilty in 2020 Altoona double homicide case
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man and woman who were charged in an Altoona double homicide in 2020 pleaded guilty Tuesday. According to Blair County District Attorney Pete Weeks, Isiah Payne, 35, pleaded guilty to all counts in the three-year-old case except charges for a 2019 drug delivery. Prosecutors determined Payne was not involved in […]
Johnstown man pleads guilty for attempting to get cocaine using USPS parcel
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Johnstown man pleaded guilty in federal court for conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. United States Attorney Eric Olshan announced Tuesday Clinton Dudley, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of the indictment before Senior United States District Judge Kim Gibson. Dudley attempted to obtain a U.S. Postal Service […]
Tunnel Town: The Historical Heart of Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania reverberates with the historical echoes of its famous moniker, 'Tunnel Town'. This small borough, nestled in the rugged topography of western Pennsylvania, is synonymous with a triumvirate of railroad tunnels that cleaved through the Allegheny Mountains. The Allegheny, Gallitzin, and New Portage Tunnels represent a formidable chapter in the history of railroads and industrial engineering, attracting aficionados and curiosity-seekers to their storied tracks.
Moxham homicide suspect pleads guilty to third-degree murder
Johnstown, PA (WJAC) — Authorities in Cambria County say the Pittsburgh man accused of shooting and killing a 41-year-old man in late January in the Moxham-section of Johnstown has pleaded guilty in the case. Officials say Michael Cogdell pleaded guilty to third-degree murder earlier this month in the death...
Echoes of the Past: The Haunted Viaduct of Cassandra Railroad Overlook
The Cassandra Railroad Overlook, perched in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, between Altoona and Johnstown, is more than just a railfan's dream. It is a place where the beauty of engineering and the echoes of the past converge. The overlook presents over a mile of straight track, offering a striking view of trains as they navigate the challenging Alleghenies' grades.
Arrest made after car with Christmas gifts stolen from Altoona Sheetz
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona police arrested a man they said stole a car full of Christmas presents from a Sheetz parking lot over the weekend. Kenneth Duncan Jr., 41, currently with no fixed address, was taken into custody over a car theft Saturday morning, Nov. 25, after a woman left it running while she […]
Giving Tuesday: Cambria County 1st responder nonprofit receives funds
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — It’s Giving Tuesday, a nationwide movement that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and one car dealership is giving back. Wood Chevrolet is giving back to those who help people every day. On Tuesday, Nov. 28 they presented a check to Cambria County Box 11. The organization raises money […]
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Portage as of 2023-11-28. Find the available 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 Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
State to provide oversight to Blair County CYF as it struggles with case and reporting backlogs
Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services says it is providing oversight for the Blair County Children, Youth and Families office because it is not meeting state regulations and is struggling with a major backlog of cases. DHS says Blair County CYF office has an “extraordinary and unprecedented volume of uncompleted...
Samaritan stopped assault in Altoona Plasma Bank parking lot
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Jerome man was arrested after a good samaritan was able to stop him from allegedly assaulting a woman in a car in an Altoona parking lot. Ian Carr, 27, is facing multiple felony charges after police were called to the parking lot of Ked Plasma (5901 6th Avenue) in Altoona […]
Single vehicle accident leaves one dead, one injured in Cambria County
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – An early morning car accident has left one dead and one injured in Cambria County. Just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, crews from the Adams Township Police and Fire Departments and East Hills Ambulance were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Weigh Station Road in Adams […]
The Haunting Legacy of St. Joseph's House in Carrolltown
Carrolltown may appear to be a typical serene town, yet it conceals a spine-chilling history within the walls of the St. Joseph's House for Homeless and Industrious Boys. Constructed in 1902, this striking edifice was a beacon of hope for the needy. However, its Romanesque, Italianate, and Tudor Revival architecture also veils a darker past, one that attracts ghost hunters and historians to its haunting grounds.
Blair County House fire
We’re following a fire that happened in Blair County earlier on Sunday. The East Freedom home can be seen here with windows broken, but not much else from the outside it happened along the 160 block of East Benton Street. First responders say their original call came in just...
‘I’m going to stab you:’ Altoona man arrested at Sheetz for making threats
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Sheetz near UPMC Altoona after allegedly threatening to stab multiple people. Brian McCathern, 42, was taken into custody around 2 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Sheetz on Chestnut Avenue, according to Altoona police. McCathern was allegedly seen in the store with […]
This City in Pennsylvania Was Named One of the Snowiest Places in the Entire State
Throughout the winter, Pennsylvania is graced with snow, which creates a tranquil tapestry across the state's varied landscapes. With an average of yearly snowfall, the state serves as a blank canvas for the delicate artistic expression of snow, bringing moments of beauty and tranquility to both urban centers and rural getaways.
Pennsylvania Lottery ticket worth $50k sold at Rutter’s in Blair County
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Lottery announced the winning raffle ticket numbers for the two $50,000 weekly drawings, and they were sold in Blair and Luzerne counties. The New Year’s Millionaire Raffle features eight weekly drawings that each award two prizes of $50,000. One was sold at Rutter’s on Plank Road in Duncansville. […]
Echoes of the Past: Unearthing Jackson Township's Haunting History
Delve into the shadowy corners of Jackson Township, where ghostly whispers from a bygone era linger in the air. For over a century, this locale has been a nexus of paranormal lore, with tales of the dead refusing to rest in peace. The infamous Crouch murders of 1883 and the heart-wrenching story of 'Little Mary' McNaughton, who was said to be buried alive, are but two of the chilling accounts that have cemented the township's eerie reputation.
Man who broke into Pa. baseball stadium found hiding in golf club toilet: reports
A Blair County man is now in jail after breaking into the Peoples Natural Gas Field and stealing multiple items from the Altoona Curve office Thursday. Logan Township authorities said they received a report of a burglary at the Altoona Curve stadium at around 11:52 a.m., after staff came across broken glass and an open office door.
State awards grant for installation of natural gas service in Cambria County
The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Pipeline Investment Program recently awarded a $1.2 million grant to Jackson Township and Peoples Natural Gas to provide natural gas service to the Jackson Township Business Park in Cambria County and to nearby residents. The township and Peoples Natural Gas will install a line station and extend the natural gas line […] The post State awards grant for installation of natural gas service in Cambria County appeared first on Pennsylvania Business Report.