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Johnstown, PA, United States

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Past articles by Alexis:

Last week to apply for mail-in, absentee ballots: Here’s what to know

(WTAJ) — The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for mail-in or absentee ballots ahead of Election Day in Pennsylvania. Applications for a mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by your county’s election board by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, just one week before Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 8. You can apply […] → Read More

Pennsylvania State Police investigating people allegedly jumping off wind turbines

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident in which people were allegedly jumping off a wind turbine. On Sept. 3 around 6:30 a.m., individuals are said to have been base jumping off of a wind turbine in Stonycreek Township. Specifically, they were jumping off of the wind turbine located at […] → Read More

Ford pickup stolen out of Somerset County, search continues

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police in Somerset are asking anyone with information on a stolen inoperable Ford truck to come forward to help solve the case. State police were told the theft took place sometime between Aug. 18 at 10 p.m. to Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the 14700 block of Main […] → Read More

Boat, trailer stolen from Bedford County business

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police are investigating a theft of a boat and trailer from Snake Spring Township. The boat and trailer were stolen from a business on Bedford Plaza Road in Snake Spring Township, according to state police in Bedford. The incident is believed to have occurred Aug. 18 around 1:30 p.m. […] → Read More

Blair County DUI Task Force cracking down on drunk drivers this week

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- The DUI Task Force of Blair County announced they are conducting one or more events - sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and cops in shops - this week to deter impaired driving. → Read More

Altoona man busted selling heroin to police informant, report says

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- An Altoona man is sitting in jail on felony charges after police said he sold heroin to their confidential informant (CI). → Read More

Blair County farm market invites community to fall festival

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- This Saturday, head to the Leighty's Farm Market to celebrate the "Fall of the Leaves" festival with a whole line-up of food, dessert and craft vendors. → Read More

Police: Robber holds man at knifepoint, steals truck in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- An Ohio man is sitting in jail after police were told he held another man at knifepoint for several hours before stealing his truck. → Read More

Crews on scene of apartment building fire in Hollidaysburg

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews are fighting a fire that broke out at a building in Hollidaysburg Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out at an apartment building at the 200 block of Walnut Street. As of 2 p.m., fire crews are still working on scene and have the street in the area closed off. […] → Read More

Ebensburg Interchange on Route 22 closing for construction

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A detour will be implemented Monday as workers begin work on the West Ebensburg Interchange of Route 22, PennDOT announced. → Read More

Search continues for missing Pennsylvania sisters, mother

Two years later, investigators are still searching for two girls believed to have been kidnapped by their mother and are asking the public to remain vigilant. → Read More

Protesters gathered in Johnstown for abortion rights

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — On Sunday, a "Rally for Our Rights" event took place in Johnstown as community members marched for women's reproductive rights. → Read More

Kevin Hart to perform at Bryce Jordan Center in October

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- The Bryce Jordan Center just announced that Kevin Hart will be making a stop at State College during his live standup "Reality Check" comedy tour. → Read More

Man jumps, dies after brake failure in Somerset County, police report

Update: A man died after he jumped from his vehicle after he experienced brake failure, according to state police out of Somerset County. The man was identified by police as 42-year-old Alexander Johnson, of Mississippi. Johnson was traveling along Cumberland Highway (SR 160) when his vehicle suffered a “mechanical failure with its breaking system” just […] → Read More

Johnstown man accused of raping woman in her sleep

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A Johnstown man faces felony charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in February and a rape kit finding his DNA. → Read More

Centre County Suicide Prevention Rally underway

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An event that raises awareness for suicide prevention will take place Tuesday at the Bellefonte Courthouse. On Sept. 6 from 12 to 12:30 p.m., the Centre County Suicide Prevention Task Force will host a suicide prevention rally at the Bellefonte Courthouse stairs. The event will feature speakers, proclamations and remembrance. […] → Read More

Four wanted for criminal charges in Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Authorities in Somerset County are looking for four people who are wanted on warrants as of Sept. 2. Somerset County Department of Emergency Services along with the Somerset County PA Sheriff’s Office are searching for the following four people: Timothy Taylor, 35, of the Somerset area — wanted for tampering with evidence Matthew […] → Read More

Duo wanted in Cambria County for repeated counterfeit cash use

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Richland Township Police Department is looking for two people they’re alleging used counterfeit money in stores throughout the area. Police uploaded pictures of the suspects online here. The suspects are reported to be driving a dark-colored sedan. The alleged incidents happened on Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Richland Township […] → Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Rhonda Russell

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A wrongful death federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Estate of fallen Blair County Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell Tuesday. On Aug. 30, a lawsuit was filed against Blair County, the City of Altoona, employees from the Blair County Prison and other officials, as well as the estate of […] → Read More

Ebensburg man accused of sending nudes to teenagers via Snapchat

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A 42-year-old man faces felony charges after police were told he sent sexually explicit pictures to two teenage girls multiple times knowing how young they are. → Read More