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Past articles by Jack:

Giant donates $10,000, lends helping hand to Huntingdon food pantry

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- In honor of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month this September, the Huntingdon Giant food store lent a helping hand to a local food pantry. → Read More

Demand for COVID-19 boosters on the rise at Altoona Public Library

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Demand for COVID boosters increased this month at the Altoona Area Public Library’s vaccination clinic. The library, in partnership with Mainline Pharmacy, had 32 people get booster shots at its clinic on Monday, Sept. 19 after just 12 got the vaccine in August. September’s clinic lasted only two hours, while August’s […] → Read More

Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show returns Tuesday

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The 85th Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 19 with its doors opening to the public at 4 p.m. Adults and young farmers will show off their crops, produce, things to wear, and more at the Hollidaysburg Senior High School Sports Building. There will also be cornhole, pie-eating […] → Read More

Langerholc hosts roundtable to discuss Johnstown funding

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ )- Johnstown is looking to update its reputation from an old steel town into a destination. It’s hoping to achieve this through a federal grant. Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Langerholc Junior’s largest goal with Johnstown’s grant is driving more economic activity. “That’s what we’re really focusing on here, bringing more individuals […] → Read More

Huntingdon County feed store closing after nearly a century in business

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Laney’s Feed Mill, a Huntingdon staple since its inception in 1930, is closing at the end of next month. The store’s last day is Saturday, October 29, after current owner John Rader said it’s time to finally close up. “I said I was going to retire from here,” Rader said. […] → Read More

Giant and Martin’s hosting food donation event at all stores

In honor of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, Giant and Martin's food stores are hosting their annual Donate to Fill a Plate event at all their nearly 200 stores until stores close on Sunday, September 18. → Read More

Governor Wolf announces new investment for State College skate park, more PA parks and recreation

PENNSYLVANIA (WTAJ) — $90 million is on its way to improve Pennsylvania parks, rivers, hiking trails and recreation. The Wolf Administration made the announcement about the investment on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) said the historic investment is funding over 330 projects in the commonwealth, including many in […] → Read More

Antique Car Cruise back in Altoona this weekend

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — This weekend antique cars will rev up their engines and shut down downtown Altoona all for a good cause. The annual Downtown Altoona Cruise-In from the Blair County Antique Auto Club is back on Saturday at Heritage Plaza from 2:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to bring their antique cars […] → Read More

Officials pushing to expand internet services in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — Congressman John Joyce (R-PA) visited Bedford County Thursday to discuss expanding broadband internet in the area. Joyce, along with a roundtable of Bedford County leaders and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner, Brendan Carr, spoke about ways to do so, including visiting a nearby tower. The tower had recently expanded […] → Read More

Bedford Turkey in America’s Favorite Pet contest

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A pet turkey is in America’s Favorite Pet contest after being entered by his owner. Preston, who’s just about one year old, was kept as a pet by Susanne Way after the farmer said he stood out from other turkeys by being much more friendly and preferring people to other […] → Read More

Blair County Miracle League dedicates statue to all players, five who passed away

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Miracle League of Blair County unveiled a statue outside its field over the weekend at a ceremony to wrap up the season. The sculpture, a stone structure showing three baseball bats making a pyramid with a cap on top and a glove in the middle, is dedicated to all the […] → Read More

Altoona Area School District emphasizing walking safety before school year starts

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona Area School District is highlighting safety tips for students, parents, and drivers. The tips focus on students who walk to and from school rather than taking a bus. The new school year starts Wednesday. The district says students who live within a mile and a half of their school are […] → Read More

Altoona Fire Department uses flashover fire simulator for the first time

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Altoona Fire Department brought a new tool the Jaffa Shrine on Friday to allow its members to hone their skills. The flashover simulator, a mobile unit developed by the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Lewistown, allowed Altoona firefighters to experience flashover situations in a realistic scenario. “It allows [our members] […] → Read More

Volunteer fire company lends another department a fire engine

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A volunteer fire department is lending a helping hand to another volunteer company by lending a fire engine. Last week, Mount Union Fire Company in Huntingdon County lent Listie Fire Department in Somerset County its reserve engine. Listie’s fire engine stopped running after a fire call and was left with […] → Read More

Cambria County camp that teaches teens criminal justice, teamwork ends with obstacle course

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Camp Cadet at Mount Aloysius College wraps up Saturday, August 6 with graduation after the campers’ final test. The week-long sleepaway camp introduced 12-to-15-year-old Cambria County kids to the criminal justice system and law enforcement while teaching strength, grit and determination. The cadets passed the camp by completing an obstacle […] → Read More

Altoona bar owner says new PA tipping rules won’t affect his business, employees

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Despite Pennsylvania's first change in laws for tipped workers since 1977 taking affect on Friday, an Altoona restaurant owner says it won't change anything at his bar. → Read More

Blair County Commissioners set vote for CYF staffing assistance

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- At its weekly public meeting on Tuesday, the Blair County Commissioners announced a vote on Thursday to hire a recruiting firm to fill several open and important job positions at the Blair County Children, Youth and Family services. → Read More

Kitten dumped out of truck window in Tyrone adopted, highlights available resources

The kitten who was dropped out of a man's truck window in the middle of the street on Sunday, July 23 as it was caught on a homeowner's security camera was adopted by the homeowner's grandchild and is showcasing the help and resources available for stray cats. → Read More

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Austin Davis kicks off canvassing in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Austin Davis kicked off his canvassing campaign Saturday by making an appearance in Johnstown. → Read More

Man dies after jumping off cliff at Raystown Lake

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man died Saturday afternoon after jumping off a cliff near Weaver Falls, Saxton Volunteer Fire Company confirmed. Saxton Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Jenkins confirmed the death of an out-of-state man that he described to be about 35 years old. His body was transported to the coroner at Penn Highlands […] → Read More