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Past articles by Kelsey:

Teens charged with arson after Altoona fire

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two teens face arson charges for their alleged involvement in an Altoona fire on May 10. The fire was in a wooded area next to Garfield Park on the 1100 block of 25th Street. A state parole agent who was in the area saw the start of the fire and saw […] → Read More

One sent to hospital after seven-vehicle crash in State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — One person was transported to the hospital following a seven-vehicle crash in State College on May 9. The crash happened at 1:51 p.m. on the 1100 block of North Atherton Street near West Cherry Lane. Police say an 86-year-old woman drove between both northbound travel lanes and hit several vehicles, […] → Read More

Recall issued for pierogies made in Pa.

(WTAJ) — A Pennsylvania company that makes pierogies has recalled multiple products due to an allergy alert. Dymski Pierogies dba Grandma’s Cuisine, based in East Stroudsburg, is recalling multiple varieties of its frozen products for undeclared milk. The products were distributed to stores in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey between April 2021 and April […] → Read More

‘This can’t become the new normal’ 2 people, 1 dog killed in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Johnstown officials provided updates on a homicide over the weekend, where two people and a dog were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. → Read More

‘One of a kind’ Mayfest to take place in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Mayfest of Huntingdon is the only festival of its kind in Pennsylvania. It will take place on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in downtown Huntingdon. This is the 18th year for the unique festival, where four blocks feature historically-themed events: Colonial Times, Back to the 50s, the […] → Read More

Route 64 closed after fatal crash in Centre County

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The coroner has been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Centre County. Two vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 64 between Hublersburg Road and Hubler Ridge Road, according to state police. As of 4:30 p.m., Route 64 is closed in this area in both directions. […] → Read More

Altoona police search for attempted homicide suspect

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are searching for an Altoona man who allegedly pistol-whipped a man and pointed a gun at his face on April 23. Charles Mobley, 33, also known as “Zaheer Shareef” allegedly pistol-whipped the man 20-30 times. The man who was struck told police Mobley pulled the trigger three times, but the […] → Read More

Ways to celebrate Earth Day in Central PA

(WTAJ) — Earth Day falls on April 22, with this year’s theme focusing on investing in our planet. Earth Day was implemented in 1970 to bring attention to environmental concerns. Over one billion people celebrate each year to raise awareness and give back to the planet, according to Typically, people celebrate by participating in […] → Read More

1 killed in Centre County crash, police investigate

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One woman was killed in a Centre County crash on April 19 involving a vehicle and a UTV. Anjelica Miele, 28, of Mingoville died in the crash Tuesday afternoon. Miele was driving a vehicle on Nittany Valley Drive in Walker Township when a UTV came out of a side road […] → Read More

Tickets available for Pa. homebrew competition

(WTAJ) — Tickets are now available for the first-ever homebrew competition in Pennsylvania, spanning five different locations this summer. Homebrewers can sign up for any of the regional events below. The top three winners from each region will compete in the finale at Rusty Rail Brewing in Mifflinburg on Oct. 16. The winner from each […] → Read More

Temporary ban ordered on poultry, egg exhibits at Pa. fairs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has ordered a temporary ban on the exhibition of poultry and eggs at local and county fairs, effective April 16. → Read More

Police search for Clearfield man accused of child sexual assault

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police in Lawrence Township are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a child. Charges are pending for Michael Guy, 58 after he allegedly touched a child inappropriately. Guy is 5’0″ and 140 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. His photo is below: Anyone with information on Guy’s […] → Read More

Police: Jefferson County man threatens officer with sword

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Brookville man is behind bars after he allegedly waved a Japanese sword at a police officer. Raymond D. Phillips, 25, is accused of waving the sword at a home on Sandra Drive in Punxsutawney on April 4. Police were originally called because Phillips allegedly hit a family member in […] → Read More

UPDATE: Missing boys in Lock Haven found safe

UPDATE: Wyatt and Jaxton Hendershot were found and are safe as of 4:53 p.m., according to state police. The original story is below. CLINTON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police are currently searching for two young boys who were last seen in Lock Haven on April 5. Wyatt Hendershot, 6, and Jaxton Hendershot, 2, were last […] → Read More

‘I lit it brother’ Huntingdon County man charged with arson following standoff

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Huntingdon County man is behind bars after he allegedly set his trailer on fire. Jonathan W. Copenhaver, 36, of Shirleysburg is accused of lighting plastic to set fire to his trailer on Extract Road in Shirley Township on April 5. Police interviewed a man who was asked by Copenhaver […] → Read More

Coroner: Investigation underway following death of 14-month-old in Johnstown

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials in Cambria County are currently investigating the death of a 14-month old in Moxham. The death was confirmed by Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees. Details are limited at this time and the identity of the 14-month-old has not been released. WTAJ expects to learn more once the autopsy is […] → Read More

Police: Baby tests positive for meth, 3 adults charged

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) —Three Altoona residents face charges for endangering the welfare of children after a 15-month-old in their home ingested methamphetamine last July. → Read More

Children’s Book Festival comes to Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A special event for young readers is on the horizon: the Children’s Book Festival will be held in Johnstown on April 2 and 3 at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center. This year’s festival will host several award-winning children’s authors and illustrators. Guests will also have a chance to participate in […] → Read More

Teens, man charged with shooting Orbeez at children in park

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police have charged two Blair County teens and an Altoona man after they allegedly shot at several people, including children, with "orb shooters" on March 19. → Read More

Crews sent to multi-vehicle crash in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Altoona Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred on 17th Street near the off-ramp to Interstate 99 South and heading towards the Logan Town Centre. Details surrounding the cause of the crash and the condition of the drivers involved remain unknown […] → Read More