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Past articles by Evan:

Huntingdon County jail shut down after display of COVID-19 symptoms

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — All inmates at the Huntingdon County Jail have been transferred to an out-of-county facility in response to individuals at the jail displaying symptoms of COVID-19, according to county commissioners. The testing of all inmates is currently in process and corrections officers are in quarantine until testing is completed. County commissioners […] → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 5: State College High blanks Cumberland Valley in first game at renovated Memorial Field

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ)– The State College Little Lions blanked Cumberland Valley, winning 31-0 in what may have been State High’s only home game of the year–at the newly renovated Memorial Field. The Little Lions were up 24-0 at halftime. In their first possession of the third quarter, senior quarterback Conrad Moore faked a hand-off […] → Read More

Sportsbeat Week 5: Tyrone stays unbeaten in 27-21 win against Penns Valley

SPRING MILLS, CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)–The Tyrone Golden Eagles remained unbeaten–taking down the Penns Valley Rams 27-21. The first score of the game though came from PV, on a special teams play. The Three Rams broke through when rushing the Golden Eagle’s punter (who was punting from his own end zone). The Ram’s Tanner Ilgen […] → Read More

PSU fraternity member charged with rape

UNIVERSITY PARK, CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A New Jersey man is charged with raping a woman at a Penn State fraternity house party. According to police, Ben Flynn, 20, raped the woman at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity house along Beaver Avenue in November of 2019. Police filed charges of rape and sexual assault […] → Read More

Google Maps rolls out COVID-19 tracking feature

(WIVB) – Google Maps is rolling out a new feature that allows users to see how prevalent cases of COVID-19 are in a given area. When you open the app, if you click on the upper right hand corner of the screen, you will get an option that says “COVID-19 info”. The data will then show a seven-day average of new cases, along with a label indicating if cases are trending lower or higher. → Read More

Bellefonte man charged after driving motorcycle while intoxicated, hitting car

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police have charged a Bellefonte man for driving his motorcycle while he was intoxicated and seriously injuring a woman in a crash. Police said Jeremy Gardner, 42, hit a car on Turnpike Street in Milesburg in June of 2019. Gardner and his passenger were life-flighted to the hospital, where the passenger […] → Read More

Geisinger looks to build new primary care clinic in State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Geisinger Health System is looking to expand in State College by planning to build a new primary care clinic. The clinic would be built in a field at the intersection of South Atherton Street and Scenery Drive in College Township, which is across the street from Geisinger’s existing complex at […] → Read More

Centre County woman steals nearly $111k from employer

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Centre County woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $111k from her employer. Renee Glunt, 45, of Snow Shoe, allegedly used her company credit card 528 times between May of 2018 and October of 2019 for personal purchases such as airplane tickets, insurance and retail items. Glunt also allegedly […] → Read More

Area Walmart now offers COVID-19 testing

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (WTAJ) – Five Walmart stores in North Central Pennsylvania started offering COVID-19 testing on Monday. This includes the Clearfield location. Anyone 18 or older who has coronavirus symptoms can be tested but, you will need to make an appointment through an online portal. Once on-site, you’ll have to wear a mask and can […] → Read More

Centre County man charged after pushing woman into a fire

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Centre County man ins being charged with assault after police say he pushed a woman into a fire. Police say the incident happened on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at a family owned campground in Snow Shoe Township. Sunday night, police pulled over 24-year-old Tyler Baney who was driving a […] → Read More

Amazon Prime offering free kids’ movies and TV shows, no membership required

Amazon is making some of its family-friendly programming available for free on Prime Video as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The content is available to all Amazon customers — no Prime membership is required. The U.S. version of the free service includes “Arthur,” “Caillou,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Reading Rainbow,” “Wild Kratts,” and […] → Read More

Bellefonte Borough will pay for less than half the cost of police body cams

BELLEFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)–Police across Central PA, especially in Centre County, continue to implement body cameras. However, one hurdle many departments face is the overall cost of the tech. Municipalities that have a smaller tax base, including Bellefonte Borough (according to county officials) struggle to find room in their budget’s for body cameras. This […] → Read More

Local school board member faces DUI charges

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Centre County man, new to the Bald Eagle Area School Board is facing DUI charges State Police report they found Gary Heverly, 49, from Bellefonte asleep in his car with a can of beer in the cup holder and two-open 12-packs in the back seat just two days after […] → Read More

New chicken restaurant coming to our region

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Signs outside a building on the 300-block of Calder Way say an eatery called “Pablo’s Chicken” will occupy the space, which has seen three different restaurants in three years. Freshly cooked chicken is advertised as marquee menu item, but no other dishes are listed. No exact opening date is given for the restaurant. → Read More

Penn State fraternity suspension lifted after death of teenager

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Penn State fraternity’s suspension has been lifted after the death of a teenager in October. The Chi Phi fraternity was temporarily suspended after the death of a teenager visiting State College from Erie last month. It happened on the night of the Penn State home game against Michigan. Since […] → Read More

Sandusky Attorney: ‘We’re going to continue fighting’

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Jerry Sandusky received the exact same sentence Friday of 30-60 years and he has the same outlook on the case. “Do you maintain your innocence?” “Absolutely.” Friday, Sandusky didn’t have much new to say, nor did anyone else involved with both sides of the case. “This is the worst injustice in […] → Read More

Soldier return surpises kindergarten daughter at school

OSCEOLA MILLS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Thursday’s assembly at Osceola Mills Elementary School started like any other. With plenty of excitement as kids were let out of class and funneled into the gym. Among them, kindergartener Sophie Zeigler who’s dad as far as she knew, was abroad serving in Afghanistan. The last time she […] → Read More

A grand jury is being started in Centre County

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- The State Attorney General is forming a new grand jury in Centre County. → Read More

New proposal could charge businesses that use single-use plastic bags

In Centre County, Ferguson Township is moving forward with an initiative to charge businesses that use plastic bags. → Read More

WEB EXTRA: Full interview with 12th Congressional District candidate Marc Friedenberg

Our Evan Hinkley sat down with two candidates running in the special election for the 12th Congressional District. → Read More