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Past articles by Alyssa:

PA opera singer breaks world record at age seven

Not only was she a finalist on America’s Got Talent, but she also broke the Guinness World Record for the youngest opera singer at just seven years, 314 days old. → Read More

6-year-old starts tie dye business to donate to charity, save for Lamborghini

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – At just six-years-old, Tuukka has some big plans. Mondays through Fridays, he’s a full time first-grader, but on the weekends, he’s running his new tie dye business, called Tie Dye by Tuukka. The custom t-shirt orders have been pouring in, as the little designer has already made close to 150 […] → Read More

Mailman delivers act of kindness after snow storm

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Terri Halliday could’ve never imagined that her Facebook post would blow up the way it did. Likes and shares started pouring in, after she uploaded a picture of city carrier LeRon Britt shoveling her steps and deck after Saturday’s snow storm. “I was just watching T.V. and my doorbell alarm […] → Read More

Remarkable Women- Sister dedicates life to inspire good, be kind, and #LivRed

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) - In life, friends come and go, but sisters are meant to be forever; although Stephanie Urban's was taken away all too soon. → Read More

WATCH: Honoring Black History Special

WTAJ — Making a difference in our community is a monumental part of Black History. Take a deep dive into The Bellefonte Art Museum, the life of Donald Witherspoon, a Blair County African American history blogger, and more to see Central Pennsylvania’s rich history in this Honoring Black History special. For example, the Bellefonte Art […] → Read More

Honoring Black History: Remembering the late NAACP President Donald Witherspoon

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – When asked what was the late President of Blair County’s NAACP Donald Witherspoon like, everyone described him the same, as quiet. “A quiet strength I would call it,” explained his sister Patricia Witherspoon-Curry further, “his actions though, were loud.” Witherspoon served in the position for over three decades, which is […] → Read More

Danville video game streamer raises over $80,000 for children’s foundation

Paying it forward can come in all kinds of fashions, but one Central Pa man paid it forward by streaming video games and raising over $80,000 for hospitalized kids. → Read More

Kettle Inn owner’s last wish puts toys under the tree for hundreds

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A final wish is to thank for over $5,000 of toys going to 1200 families in Blair County this Christmas. The owner of Kettle Inn Bar & Grill in Altoona Scott Grace Sr. passed away in October due to complications of COVID-19. “The whole thing with Toys for Toys that […] → Read More

Child, teen killed in Johnstown house fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two people died as a result of a Wednesday morning house fire in Johnstown. Officials said a child and a teenager were killed in the fire, which started on the 700 block of Highland Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees will conduct an autopsy Wednesday afternoon. The names […] → Read More

‘Chasing Butterflies:’ A daughter’s love letter to late father after 9/11

Ashley Bisman was just 16 years old when she lost her dad on Sept. 11, 2001, which led her to write a book in his memory. → Read More

Senator Bob Casey visits kids at early learning site, discusses Five Freedoms for America’s Children agenda

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) –Step by Step School for Early Learning in State College welcomed a special visitor through their doors. On Aug. 18, Senator Bob Casey stopped by for a tour, story time and even a science experiment with the kids. According to Casey investing in our youth is crucial, which is why he’s […] → Read More

Skip’s Hometown Store holds second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ tomorrow

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Skip’s Hometown Store in Petersburg will be giving back to the community through its second annual Stuff the Bus. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 31, a school bus will be parked outside the local convenience store on Washington Street, to not only be filled, but stuffed with […] → Read More

Juniper Village at Brookline to hold first ever ‘Pop-Up Shop on the Lawn’

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Juniper Village at Brookline will be holding their first ever Pop-Up Shop on the Lawn on Friday, July 30. From 11 a.m-6 p.m. on 610 W Whitehall Road, the senior living home will be playing host to over 20 booths featuring local makers, artists, food vendors and businesses. Residents, their […] → Read More

Two Centre County police officers receive ‘Officer of the Year Award’

Two Centre County law enforcement officers were presented with the 2021 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. → Read More

Local hearing dog needs community’s help to make history

A local Huntingdon County hearing dog could soon make history after being nominated for a national award. But to win she needs the community’s help! And time is → Read More

Senate Transportation Committee outraged at PennDot’s announcement to toll bridges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Senate Transportation Committee is outraged after the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that its accepting bids for tolling existing bridges on the interstate system. Senator Wayne Langerholc says they were blindsided, especially after spending the entire month of June negotiating a responsible budget with the Wolf Administration. “The ink is […] → Read More

Pollinator and Bird Garden opens at The Arboretum at Penn State

After two years in the making, the Pollinator and Bird Garden in The Arboretum at Penn State is finally open. → Read More

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau announces over $461,000 in tourism grants

CENTRE COUNTY Pa. (WTAJ) – The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau revealed their 2021 Tourism Grant recipients at the Bellefonte Train Station, Monday. $461,300 will benefit 45 different organizations events and projects throughout Happy Valley. Commissioner Steven Dershem says the funding will allow for Centre County to make an economic comeback from the pandemic. “Whether you […] → Read More

Happy Valley Restaurant Week kicks off June 21

Foodies, get your taste buds ready! It's officially Happy Valley Restaurant Week, which means all week long, restaurants throughout Happy Valley will be serving up mouth-watering dishes. → Read More

Altoona native takes on Miss Pennsylvania title

After a three-day competition involving 22 contestants from across the state, Altoona native Meghan Sinisi won the right to be called Miss Pennsylvania. → Read More