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One killed in Somerset County crash Saturday morning
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Township Saturday morning. Daniel Evans III, 68, of Somerset, was killed just after 7 a.m. after crashing his Chevrolet Equinox into a tree along Short School Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police. According to the release, Evans III was traveling […]
Somerset man fatally injured in accident
A Somerset man was fatally injured in an early morning accident Saturday.Daniel E. Evans III, 68, was traveling east on Gardner Road in Jefferson Township at about 5:18 a.m., and crossed Glades Pike at a high rate of speed, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Somerset.His vehicle went airborne over Glades Pike and landed just south of Short School Road before impacting a tree, police said. Police were called to the scene at 7:12 a.m. Evans was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.
Johnstown man accused of indecent assault, corruption of teen
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A Johnstown man has been accused of indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Anthony Brown, 60, has been accused of touching a 13-year-old inappropriately in July 2021, according to the criminal complaint. The girl told officers that she and her father visited Brown’s […]
4 dead in fully engulfed house fire in Jackson Township
Jackson Township Fire responded to a fully engulfed home off of Everhard Road NW early Sunday morning, according to a news release provided by Jackson Township Fire Department.
Prospect Community Update
It was another move out day for some Prospect Community residents due to “structural issues”. However, so many questions remain about those “structural issues” – even after the Prospect Community meeting with the Johnstown Housing Authority – that was held Wednesday morning. “You’re not...
Moxham homicide suspect back in Cambria County to face charges, new details released
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The teen accused of gunning down a man in the streets of Johnstown has been brought back from Las Vegas and lodged in Cambria County Prison. Michael Cogdell, 18, of Pittsburgh, who is accused of killing 41-year-old Marvin Price, of Johnstown, was extradited from Nevada to Pennsylvania Thursday night. Cogdell […]
Bedford County father sentenced to prison after shaken baby case
BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Bedford County father was sentenced to prison in the 2020 case where his baby nearly died from injuries after being shaken. Jensun Claycomb, 23, was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for charges related to the near death of his then six-month-old baby in September 2020, Attorney […]
Teen charged in assaulting Greater Johnstown High School student enters plea
Mar. 24—EBENSBURG — One of two teenagers accused of assaulting a 16-year-old female student at Greater Johnstown High School in April 2022 entered a guilty plea in Cambria County court on Thursday. Rashya Heather Headen, 18, entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault before Judge David J. Tulowitzki....
Wind advisories until Sunday morning, variable cloudiness on Sunday
We have wind advisories in Cambria, Clearfield, Elk and Somerset counties until 5 a.m. Sunday morning. Wind speeds could reach almost 30 MPH. If you’re driving or outside tonight, watch for falling tree branches and other debris. Also, secure any loose items you may have outside, and charge your...
Gardners Candies plans return to Galleria; roller rink opens, selfie museum slated for summer
Mar. 25—JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Gardners Candies will return to The Johnstown Galleria in the third or fourth quarter of the year, company officials said. The confirmation from Gardners, which had left the mall five years ago, is the latest in a succession of businesses populating the mall at 500 Galleria Drive, Richland Township.
Police seek missing Ligonier man who owns painting company
Ligonier Valley police are asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing man who didn’t return home after leaving for work Wednesday morning. Michael Smidlein, 41, of Ligonier Borough, was last seen when he left home at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to information relayed by the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office.
Johnstown man sentenced for beating Dublin man to death in his home
Both men had been drinking the night 41-year-old William Finnegan beat 40-year-old Seth Hadala to death at Hadala's home in Dublin, according to Franklin County prosecutors. Finnegan, a Johnstown resident, avoided a murder trial last month by pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Our reporting from plea hearing: Two plead guilty...
3 teens caused school lockdown after crashing stolen car on I-99, police say
BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Three teenagers were taken into custody after police said they crashed a stolen car on I-99 and fled into the woods with a handgun, which caused a school to go on lockdown. The accident occurred at mile marker 18.8 on I-99 north in Greenfield Township on Thursday, March 23, around […]
Student-created works of art on display at Bottle Works
Mar. 23—JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The talents of students from across the region will be showcased in an artistic display. The Student Works Juried Exhibition is on display through April 22 in the AmeriServ Activity Center at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Mom facing charges after child threatens Pa. elementary school: report
A Johnstown mother and her child are facing charges following threats made against an elementary school in the Greater Johnstown School District, according to a report from WJAC. District Superintendent Dr. Amy Arcurio told the news outlet that the Johnstown Elementary School got a report about a cyber student threatening...
More new gun owners are seeking permits in Somerset County. Here's why.
Permits to carry a concealed gun in public are climbing in Somerset County, and many of those seeking gun permits have never done so before. "A lot of people are new getting permits," said Somerset County Sheriff Dustin Weir. "They are getting their guns." Recent statistics in Somerset County. In...
Fatal Head-on Accident Rt 271
911 officials in Cambria County say Route 271, otherwise known as Duman Road, in Blacklick Township will be closed for an extended period of time following a fatal crash. Officials say the road will be closed between Route 422 and Duman Lake County Park. Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees also...
Jackson Township Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Aggravated Assault And Assault By Auto
March 24, 2023 TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on March 24, 2023, Charles Sharkey, Jr.,…
Elected officials, agency leaders quit voting roles on Vision Together 2025 board, keep advisory spots
Mar. 25—JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — All of the elected officials and most of the participants in local government agencies who had served on Vision Together 2025's board are no longer official voting members of the nonprofit organization. They have remained in advisory positions, said Robert Forcey, executive director of...
Johnstown Mother Facing Charges
Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer has identified the Johnstown mother who is facing charges following a police investigation into an alleged threat against the Greater Johnstown School District elementary school. Authorities say Reba Bush, 36, faces one count of child endangerment after officials say a firearm was seized from...
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