Allison Gens, WTAJ News

Allison Gens

WTAJ News

Mankato, MN, United States

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Elk Co. Humane Society overcrowded after 40+ animals rescued from ‘poor living conditions’

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Elk County Humane Society is asking for help after more than 40 animals were surrendered to the shelter. 28 kittens, 15 cats, and three small dogs were rescued from poor living conditions. The animals are doing well but it has caused overcrowding at the shelter. The Humane Society is […] → Read More

St. Marys middle school students hold Mini THON

ST. MARYS, Pa. (WTAJ)– And students in Elk County are joining in the THON fundraising effort by hosting their own Mini THON. St. Marys Area Middle School students will be dancing and playing the night away to raise money for four diamonds. Their Mini THON kicked off at 3 p.m. and will go until 9 […] → Read More

Wisconsin man hopes to break speed records in the snow

(WBAY) — The midwest may be in the middle of a deep freeze, but that’s not stopping one man from attempting to break speed records in the snow. Attendees at the Snodeo in Manawa, Wisconsin, saw the rocket-powered snow machine first-hand. It’s not every day you see someone like Kurt Anderson, with a rocket-powered snow […] → Read More

Phone companies team up to fight robocalls

(CBS) — Sprint and T-Mobile have teamed up to fight robocalls on their customers’ phones. Both companies will now be able to verify the authenticity of calls coming from each other’s networks. The latest safeguard uses a system called shaken-stir, which sends the call receiver an alert that verifies the call is real. The process […] → Read More

Popular drink makes its comeback

(CNN) — McDonald’s has many fan-favorite items that come and go, and the Shamrock Shake is about to make its comeback! On February 19, the popular drink will be returning nationwide to McDonald’s store. Sales from the shake’s first year helped build the first Ronald McDonald House for families of children fighting serious illnesses. They’re […] → Read More

Eat ‘N Park preps for Groundhog Day with special cookies

DUBOIS, Pa. (WTAJ) — Eat ‘N Park is pareparing for Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction with special Smiley Cookies. The cookies are available at the DuBois, Indiana, and Clarion locations. You can buy just one cookie or a dozen. The cookies are available until February 2, or until sold out. → Read More

Mountain Fest underway in Ridgway

RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Ridgway is celebrating life in the mountains this weekend. The second annual Mountain Fest is underway at the old Motion Control Building on Gillis Avenue in Ridgway. The event features local food vendors, wineries, breweries, chainsaw carvers and more. You can even try your hand at axe throwing. Organizers put […] → Read More

Marshalls launches a website

(WTAJ/CNN) — More opportunities to bargain hunt are coming to a computer screen near you. Discount store “Marshalls” is launching a website for the first time. The store’s rotating inventory and slashed prices on name-brand apparel and home products, have kept it a popular location for shoppers. Marshalls hopes to duplicate their treasure-hunting-experience online with […] → Read More

New study suggests vegans have higher risk of stroke

(WTAJ/CNN) — A new study shows vegetarians are at lower risk of heart disease than meat-eaters but at higher risk of stroke. Researchers found vegetarians and vegans increase their risk of stroke 20% by not eating meat. It is thought that may be due to either very low cholesterol levels or certain nutritional deficiencies. Vegetarians, […] → Read More

New school library focuses on collaboration

HOUTZDALE, CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A new library at Moshannon Valley High School combines technology and collaborative learning. The school revealed its Collaboration Center Thursday evening. Not only is it a library, it’s a instructional and learning space. The room is divided into five zones to allow multiple classes to be held at the same […] → Read More

Crews battling fire at manufacturing plant in Emporium

EMPORIUM, CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews are battling a structure fire at a manufacturing plant in Emporium. Crews were called out shortly after 2 p.m. to Emporium Forging in the 200-block of East Second Street for reports of flames. Crews say the flames are in the roof of the building and that the fire […] → Read More

Pizza Hut to close hundreds of dine-in locations

(WTAJ/CNN) — Pizza Hut is expecting to close as many as 500 of its dine-in restaurants. The chain will instead on focus on delivery and takeout. Pizza hut, which is owned by yum brands, currently operates nearly 7,500 restaurants across the US. Yum CEO David Gibbs says that number would drop to seven-thousand in the […] → Read More

It’s National Book Lovers Day

(WTAJ/CNN) — Today is your special day if you love to read because It’s National Book Lover’s Day. So feel free to take some time to curl up with your favorite book, or visit the bookstore and pick up something new. Maybe relaunch a book club with your friends. Check with your local library as […] → Read More

Police: Teens charged with shooting and robbery

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two Johnstown teens are facing charges after police say they shot a car and robbed an area resident. Police say they were on a traffic stop around 2 a.m Thursday morning when a woman reported her car was shot at the intersection of Fairfield Avenu and D Street. Officers found […] → Read More

Panda Birthday Party

(WTAJ/CNN) — This is a birthday party you’re going to wish you’d been invited to. It’s a panda party!! Folks at a nature reserve in Southwest China threw a huge birthday party for 18 panda cubs all turning one this year. They chowed down on a fancy fruit birthday cake Well one of them looks […] → Read More

Hospital fights put Pennsylvania emergency room on lockdown

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say people seeking treatment after three fights in a small Pennsylvania town began fighting again at the hospital, prompting the emergency room to be locked down until the situation was diffused. Chambersburg Police said people went to Chambersburg Hospital after the first round of fights occurred Wednesday afternoon in the […] → Read More

Man injured after train hits farm tractor

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A man is injured after he was hit by a train while crossing railroad tracks on a tractor. Crews were called around 11 a.m. to Neal Road off of Miller Road between the Perry Township, Jefferson County and North Mahoning Township, Indiana County line. Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company Chief Tim […] → Read More

Summer educational programs planned at Parker Dam

Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County has a lineup of educational activities for kids this summer. → Read More

Dubois students learn how to fish

A group of Dubois middle schoolers spent Friday morning learning how to fish → Read More

Grandstand acts announced for Clearfield County Fair

The lineup for the 2019 Clearfield County Fair was announced Thursday. → Read More