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Past articles by John:

Holiday light show

ALTOONA Pa. (WTAJ) — An annual tradition is about to begin again in Altoona. Lakemont park announced it’s holiday lights on the lake event is set to open this Friday, November 15th. The 51-acre drive-through tour will feature thousands of lights and animations. After driving through, you can also visit Santa’s village — which includes […] → Read More

WATCH: President Trump reacts to the Mueller hearings

President Trump: “Mueller had no material to work with and he did a horrible job.” President Trump reacted to the testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Muller after two hearings in the House. → Read More

Larry the Cable Guy to visit area

Indiana, Pa. - Larry the Cable Guy is making a stop in Indiana. The Billboard award-winner and one of the top comedians in the country will be performing at the Kovalchick Convention and athletic complex Friday, October 4th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. They start at $38. You can find more information by clicking here to see the Kovalchick Center's website. → Read More

State Patty's Day

This past weekend in State College was the student-created drinking holiday known as State Patty's day. Students created the event in 2007 because they would be out of town for St. Patrick's Day. Emergency calls have dropped in recent years and Centre Life Link Ems reports another decrease in call volume this year. Between 6p.m. Friday and 6a.m. Sunday, LifeLink handled 34 calls. Most... → Read More

WTAJ Originals: Veterans display art for competition

Nationwide, Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities use the creative arts as a form of rehabilitative treatment. The programs helping veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. And there's a national competition to get some appreciation for that artwork. → Read More

Local businessman faces drug and fraud charges

In Cambria County, the owner of a drug treatment clinic has been indicted on drug charges. According to the Department of Justice, 69 year old Stephen Shaner conspired with two doctors to submit and fill illegal prescriptions of buprenorphine. That's an opioid more powerful than morphine. → Read More

Store to close in Logan Valley Mall

The owner of a long time store in the Logan Valley Mall has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing its doors. Clothing retailer Charlotte Russe made the announcement Monday. → Read More

Four dead, one injured in State College shooting

Our John Clay lead our team coverage tonight on the details of the State College shooting. → Read More

Del Monte corn recalled

Del Monte is recalling more than 64,000 cans of "fiesta" corn seasoned with red and green peppers. → Read More

Facebook photo breech

A Facebook bug has exposed nearly seven million users' private photos without their permission. → Read More

Feds erase student debt

The Department of Education is set to erase $150 million worth of student debt. → Read More

State College District changes school hours

Monday night the State College School Board voted to change school hours starting next year. The elementary school day will start at 8:10 a.m. and see an extension of about 39 minutes for... → Read More

Response to closure of Rathskeller and Spats

Two landmarks of State College will close their doors soon. The All-American Rathskeller and Spats Café will be serving their last customers after 85 and 30 years... → Read More

PSU raises ticket prices for football

Penn State is raising ticket prices for football games. → Read More

Johnstown City Council changes

Four of six seats for Johnstown City Council were up for grabs.First-time candidates Reverend Sylvia King and Ricky Britt, plus incumbents Marie Mock and David Vitovich win those seats Tuesday night. All four candidates are Democrats. → Read More

Altoona City Council election results

In Blair County, just days before the election Altoona City Councilman Dave Butterbaugh found himself in a war of words with the Altoona Fire Department. This over a text and accusations of arson. ... → Read More

Two arrested following armed robbery

Two Altoona residents have been arrested following an armed robbery in Bellwood, Blair County. → Read More

Historic Blair Building on fire

Wednesday around 4:30, firefighters were called to Highland Hall in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Hollidaysburg. Flames were showing at the roof of the structure. There were no details of injuries or who was inside as the fire got underway but it was in the middle of renovations. → Read More

Centre D.A. refutes contempt allegations

Today a former Penn State fraternity asked a judge to find the Centre County district attorney guilty of contempt. → Read More

Doctors of tomorrow at PSU

Penn State University is trying to do something that no other medical school is doing. They are changing the way they're teaching students. For a small group, they are breaking away from a system that's been in place since 1910. They hope it does more than produce better doctors. → Read More