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Snow storm tests new Huntingdon Co 911 center

Before, police, fire and other personnel each used several radios to communicate. The 40-year-old analog radio system offered limited range, especially in rural areas.

WJAC TV - 2018-11-15 18:59:22

Drug rings connected to Huntingdon indicted, 24 of 33 suspects in police custody

Huntingdon, Pa- Tuesday, police in Huntingdon County announced charges against 33 suspects in two drug rings. Currently 24 of the 33 suspects in the case are now in police custody after a grand jury indicted them last month.


Man accused of killing puppy punches responding officer in the face: police

While interviewing Jukes about the incident, he punched an officer in the face, police said.

WJAC TV - 2018-11-16 05:01:13

BREAKING: Holiday Lights on the Lake postponed

Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - The Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park has been postponed to Monday.Due to unexpected problems caused by the recent snowstorm, the Holiday Lights on the Lake will not be open until Monday, November 19.The annual holiday light display will then be open nightly fr

WTAJ - 2018-11-16 17:27:02

Avoiding falls on the ice

Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - It's not even winter yet, but we're already dealing with snow, ice, and the possibility of falls. To protect yourself, the first tip would be to make sure you've got the right kind of footwear on---like boots or shoes with good treads

WTAJ - 2018-11-16 19:45:36

UPDATE: Portion of State Route 322 back open

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WTAJ - 2018-11-16 02:45:57

Wednesday Afternoon Weather Forecast, Nov 14th, 2018

Thursday we will have clouds thicken with a wintry mix by evening. We are keeping an eye out for how this develops on Thursday. At this time it looks like rain will switch to freezing rain then to snow. We could have ice accumulations and even some snow accumulations. We will have specific details a


What Makes a Blizzard?

You've heard about the legendary blizzards like the one in '93, but do you know what makes it a blizzard?

WTAJ - 2018-11-16 02:35:43

BREAKING: Avoid 17th Street in Altoona

Altoona, Pa. - BREAKING: Please avoid 17th Street in Altoona. Police have said that it is impassible in both directions, and emergency vehicles are not able to pass and reach those in need due to cars stuck on the road.

WTAJ - 2018-11-15 21:42:36

BREAKING: Speed limits restored on major roads

JUST IN: From PennDOT - Speed limits have been RESTORED on these major roadways:• Interstate 80 in Clinton, Centre, and Clearfield counties• Interstate 99 in Centre County• U.S. Route 322 in Mifflin, Centre, and Clearfield counties• U.S. Route 22/322 in Juniata County• U.S. Route 220 in Clinton Coun

WTAJ - 2018-11-16 17:00:56

Police make arrest in multiple bar burglaries

On Monday, police arrested one of the suspects accused of burglarizing several bars in Altoona.Altoona and State Police arrested Jordan Ramsey at the Antis Township Days Inn on drug charges.Ramsey was already wanted on charges connected to a 2-month-long burglary spree that stole from 9 bars in Alto


Speed limits reduced in our area

• I-80 in Clinton, Centre and Clearfield counties• I-99 in Centre County• I-99 from the Turnpike in Bedford County to the Centre County Line• U.S. Route 322 in Juniata, Mifflin, Centre, and Clearfield counties• I-70 from Maryland to Breezewood• Route 22 from the I-99 Interchange in Blair County to t

WTAJ - 2018-11-15 19:41:22

Investigators announce $4.6 million drug bust

Huntingdon County District Attorney David Smith announced the arrests Tuesday, explaining they were the result of a lengthy investigation by state police, the state Attorney General’s Office and the Huntingdon County Drug Task Force.


Chicken house deemed total loss

Crews from McVeytown, West Granville, Granville, Junction, Newton Wayne and Mount Union fire departments were called to 164 Mountain Lane in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, at approximately 9:35 p.m. Monday. Firefighters reportedly had to be shuttled in to the location, due to the confined locatio


A car crashed into a local church

Geeseytown, Pa. - A local church on Route 22 has minor damage after a crash earlier Wednesday morning.It happened when a two-car collision at an intersection, sent one vehicle into the side of the Blair County Church.The pastor at the Geeseytown Evangelical Lutheran Church said the building sustaine


Man arrested for stepping on puppy’s head

Richard P. Jukes Jr., 25, was arrested on Tuesday night after Altoona police were called to his home at 1526 Fifth St. and learned that Jukes had stood on the head of a Chihuahua puppy named Popcorn and then fought with police when the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society attempted to take remaining

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Two area artists’ designs chosen for Sheetz trucks

Vogel, 27, a Bellwood native who studied art at Liberty University and now owns the Clay Cup in Altoona, jumped at the opportunity to enter the design contest.

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

St. Petersburg Man Accused of Punching Woman, Slamming Her Head Off Ground Held for Court

ST. PETERSBURG, Pa. (EYT)– Charges against a St. Petersburg man who allegedly struck a woman, grabbed her by the throat, and slammed her head off the ground during a domestic dispute were held for court on Tuesday.


Vehicle crashes into Frankstown Township church

FRANKSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) —Authorities are responding to a crash in Blair County where a vehicle crashed into a church.According to county dispatchers, a the crash happened Wednesday morning along Juniata Valley Road and Route 22 in Frankstown Township.Authorities have not said how many vehicl


Child sexual assault case moves forward

Drue S. Burd sat in silence, his bouncing knee jingling the chain of his ankle shackles, as prosecutors and his defense attorney laid out their arguments before Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio on Wednesday during the 20-year-old’s preliminary hearing on three aggravated indecent assault

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-11-15 00:00:00