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Amanda Kenney


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Past articles by Amanda:

WTAJ’s Amanda Kenney reads to local kindergarten class

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Students in State College are celebrating Read Across America week, early. Thursday, WTAJ’s Amanda Kenney got the chance to read to Miss Wortman’s kindergarten class at the Young Scholars of Central PA. Members of the WTAJ News team have been visiting Miss Wortman’s class all month long! Read Across America […] → Read More

A local organization does its 5th annual ”Day of Service.”

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and his legacy is celebrated across the country with a day of service. In Blair County, The United Way went to the YMCA for its 5th annual Day of Service. The United Way enlisted a number of volunteers to help spruce up the place […] → Read More

Claysburg Education Foundation pays off school district’s outstanding lunch debt

CLAYSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — One-hundred Blair County families got a very unexpected Christmas gift today! This morning, the Claysburg Education Foundation decided to pay off all outstanding lunch debts at the Claysburg-Kimmel School District! The Claysburg-Kimmel School District Business Manager Michelle Smithmyer says 100 students have negative accounts, totaling up to a little more than […] → Read More

Earth Day celebration at Logan Valley Mall

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, how about hitting the mall for an Earth Day celebration?! → Read More

Local coffee shop lets kids create drinks for Blair County nonprofit

Monday was barista night at Greenbean Coffee House in Altoona! → Read More

You can visit a "Twilight Zone" Escape in Upstate New York

The hit show "The Twilight Zone" is getting a reboot next Monday and no one is more excited about it than the owner of a New York business. → Read More

Lost Texas dog found in Pennsylvania

For one man in Texas, losing his best friend when she ran off was heart-wrenching. → Read More

Millennials can now go to "Adulting School"

The classes are geared toward teaching Millennials skills that adults need to know. → Read More

Conemaugh Health System breaks ground on outpatient center

The first dig marks the beginning of construction which is made possible by a nearly $10 million investment from Duke LifePoint Healthcare. → Read More

FDA approved possible breakthrough cancer drug

The FDA has approved what could be a breakthrough drug in treating some cancers. → Read More

Indiana Registered Nurses Association strike is over

The Indiana Regional Medical Center is not allowing all members to return to work until Saturday. → Read More

Three siblings killed boarding bus in Indiana

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school district said it will relocate a bus stop where a pickup truck hit four students boarding a bus this week, killing three siblings and badly injuring a fourth child. → Read More

Local STEM Lending Centers receives new STEM tools for students

AIU8 says so far this year, they've had 4,500 students engaged in the STEM center. → Read More

Construction on New PSU Recital Hall almost complete

Construction started in June of 2017. → Read More

Extra rewards points towards a free turkey are back at GIANT/MARTIN'S

You can earn rewards points for a free turkey certificate from Friday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 22 → Read More

Fire destroys Gardner Memorial Theatre in Bedford County

“This is an important part of the community, it's a big part of the entertainment system here and this is something we cannot lose,” says Dave Cubbison with the Bedford County EMA. → Read More

The gig economy could be the new path to middle class

Intuit, the owner of Turbotax, says the gig economy makes up about 34% of the workforce and it's expected to jump up to 43% by 2020. → Read More

Prescribed burn blows out of control in Clearfield County

A prescribed burn blew out of control Tuesday afternoon in Burnside Township, Clearfield County. → Read More

Liquid nicotine poses dangerous threat to children

A new study finds that four children per day, most of them younger than four-years-old, are exposed to liquid nicotine. → Read More

Greenbean Coffee House to feature drink created by local non-profit

When you purchase the drink, 50% it's proceeds will go to Evolution Expressions. → Read More