Tristan Klinefelter, WKBN 27 First News

Tristan Klinefelter

WKBN 27 First News

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Past articles by Tristan:

At 137 years old, Punxsutawney Phil has a secret to living forever

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WTAJ) — For being 137 years old, Punxsutawney Phil looks great! How can this famous groundhog live for so long? Here's his secret. → Read More

Punxsutawney Phil to be inducted as final hall of fame member

Punxsutawney Phil has taken on many nicknames over the years, and now he can add “Hall of Famer,” after this year’s Groundhog Day. → Read More

Punxsy high school principal sentenced on DUI, PFA charges

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A co-principal at Punxsutawney Area High School has been sentenced on charges stemming from a DUI and for violating a protection from abuse order (PFA). → Read More

75-year-old Clearfield resident fights ovarian cancer

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and in Clearfield, one resident is fighting the disease. Karen Lucas is 75-year-old and was was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer back in March of 2022. When Lucas first went to the hospital, doctors thought it was a heart attack and decided to check her […] → Read More

Clearfield County to host auction for injured fire chief

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – In late April, Windburne Fire Chief, Harold David, and his family lost their home to a structure fire. On top of losing their home, David tried to extinguish his home himself and it resulted in him having to be flown to Mercy Trauma. He ended up in the the Burn […] → Read More

Megabus and Fullington partner to expand services

Megabus recently announced a partnership with Fullington that will add 22 new destinations from Pittsburgh, Central Pennsylvania, and Southern New York. → Read More

First annual glow golf tournament for first responders

The Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League (WPAL), Director Workforce Care, and the Pennsylvania National Guard are teaming up to bring a community event to honor and celebrate the lives taken on September 11, 2001, at the DuBois Country Club. → Read More

Pa drivers urged to drive sober or get pulled over

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Labor day weekend can cause many people to get behind the wheel of a car while impaired. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania DUI Association (PA DUI), Penn Highlands Healthcare, the City of St. Marys Police Department, and the Highway Safety Network (HSN) warned drivers that each year […] → Read More

Fire breaks out at Jefferson County golf club

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – A fire broke out in the maintenance supplies storage area in the Scottish Heights Golf & Lodge. On Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m. a fire started in the storage area at the golf club. The building, all maintenance supplies and equipment were destroyed. The fire caused the golf course […] → Read More

2022 Elk Country Alliance Elk Expo ready to kickoff

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The 2022 Elk Country Alliance Annual Elk Expo is set for Saturday, August 20th, and Sunday, August 21st. The annual Elk Expo is one of the largest elk celebrations in the Northeast. This year at the expo there will be over 100 different vendors. Each brings something new to the […] → Read More

Dr. Oz stops in DuBois on US Senate campaign trail

DuBois, Pa. (WTAJ) — As November inches closer, Pennsylvania candidates are out on the campaign trail, including Dr. Oz who stopped in DuBois Friday morning to hear from locals. Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for US Senate spent some time at Logan’s Quick Lunch in Downtown DuBois to hear from the community about inflation […] → Read More

New store offering former inmates a chance at employment coming to Reynoldsville

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A new store is coming to the Reynoldsville community that allows individuals freshly coming out of the prison system a chance at employment. Second Chance Boutique is a second-hand clothing store on 410 E. Main Street, in the old Wine and Spirits building. Co-owner, Angel Lutcher, is planning for a […] → Read More

55th Annual Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The 55th Annual Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival will be going on from Sunday, August 14th until Saturday, August 20th. Various vendors, kids’ activities, live bands, and magic shows will be happening throughout the week. Sheila Schreckengost is the chairman of the Groundhog Festival and she is looking forward to all the events […] → Read More

Confusion builds over Presqueisle Street bridge

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Confusion over a Chester Hill bridge continues as officials are unsure what will happen to the historic bridge. Built in the 1940s, the Presqueisle Street bridge has been closed for the past three years due to safety concerns. Previously the bridge was used by community members to travel between Chester […] → Read More

Invictus Nightfall bar opens in DuBois

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A new bar is open in DuBois that gives a nightclub atmosphere. Invictus Nightfall has been in the works for over a year now. The new bar is a part of the already existing, Invictus Weapon Throwing. The most difficult part for the owners of the bar was obtaining their […] → Read More

Cameron County Fair in full swing

CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Cameron County Fair is back and in full swing. The fair began Monday, August 8th, and runs until Saturday, August 13th. With many events for kids as well as a celebrity goat milking contest, it is a family fun event. “This year we’re offering a nerf battle in the […] → Read More

Centre County coroner called after person was electrocuted

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A Centre County corners office member was called to the scene after an individual was electrocuted Wednesday. According to a member of the Gregg Township Fire Company, one individual was working along Tressler Lane, in Gregg Township, when they were electrocuted. It is unknown to WTAJ at this time what […] → Read More

Spitzer Honda hosting a blood drive in DuBois

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Spitzer Honda is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 10th. The blood drive will take place at BDI Industrial Drive Parkway in DuBois from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Along with the blood drive, participants can also receive a free car wash. “The Red […] → Read More

Historic farm forced to sell dairy cows

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A Clearfield County farm is no longer producing milk after 180 years of farming. Knob Farm located in Grampian Pennsylvania will no longer produce milk commercially for local communities. Earlier this year with the rising rates of inflation the farm was put in a pinch, like many other Americans. However, […] → Read More

“Read with a Dog Days” in Punxsutawney

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Punxsutawney Memorial Library is holding a free event that allows children to read to a dog. The event is called “Read with a Dog days” and it will be happening Friday, August 5th, and Saturday, August 6th, as well as Friday, August 12th, and Saturday, August 13th. Anyone 18 and […] → Read More