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WATCH VIDEO: ‘American Pickers’ episode to feature Johnstown stylist/collector

Since the moment Beatlemania prompted him to clip his hair into a mop top in 1963, Jack Roscetti changed with the times – much like the hairstyles he’s shaped over the past 55 years.


Johnstown budget passes at contentious meeting

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Johnstown has a 2019 budget, but not without a lot of back and forth arguments over city law and interpersonal politics coming to a head. Council passed the $14.5 million budget 5 to 2 Wednesday night. The two against, Charlene Stanton, and Jack Williams, brought up several i


Veteran town halls continue throughout the area

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — There was a town hall for veterans in Johnstown Thursday. These town halls are held throughout Cambria County to help connect veterans to the services that are available to them.


Government shutdown not expected to affect your tax returns

Johnstown, PA (WJAC) — Tax season is right around the corner. For those of you who like to file early, you may be worrying about how the government shutdown could affect the filing process and your refund.


Large flag reroutes Richland air traffic

The aircraft navigation network is being updated to improve safety around a giant flag in Richland Township. Airport Manager Thomas Keyes said the changes have been adjusted after the Federal Aviation Administration reviewed an R.L. Kimball survey of the 130-foot flagpole outside Gander Outdoors.


Study: Pa. ranked among top 10 best states to retire in

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Pennsylvania was named among the top 10 best states to retire in 2019, according to a study released by personal finance siteWalletHub.com. The site compared the 50 states across 46 key indicators of what they call retirement-friendliness.


Hope 4 Johnstown: Change needed to end violence

The entire community must embrace change in order to end violent crime here. That was the message Hope 4 Johnstown leaders wanted to share with their neighbors Tuesday at a community forum in Greater Johnstown Middle School.


Look at what's happening this weekend!

The 24th annual Fire & Ice Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in Uptown Somerset. The event will feature ice and wood carvings, fireworks, entertainment, food, vendors, several contests, indoor marketplace, 5K race and activities for children.


Man wanted for strangulation turns himself in

Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pa. - A man is in custody after turning himself in to State Police. James Selders, 26, was wanted for strangulation and related charges in Nanty Glo. He turned himself in to police on January 14.


WTAJ WEB 1ST: Non-Profit Making Big Move

Johnstown, Pa. - A local non-profit that helps raise money for dozens of charities across Cambria, Somerset, Bedford and Indiana Counties is making a big move. Nearly 30 years, 700 charitable funds, $72 million raised and 11 employees later, Mike Kane says the Community Foundation for the Alleghenie


Pennsylvania State Police at Kane reports

Troopers found a 34-year-old male of Kane to be in possession of marijuana after observing him commit summary traffic violations at 12:12 a.m. on Jan. 10 on Hacker Street in Kane, according to a police report. Charges will be filed through MDJ David R. Engman.


Greater Johnstown tops rival Bishop McCort to stay perfect

Greater Johnstown coach Ryan Durham knows his undefeated Trojans bring out the best in opponents hoping to end a double-digit winning streak. Durham also realizes city rival Bishop McCort Catholic is one of those teams that will play Greater Johnstown tough regardless of either team’s record or any


Pennsylvania man charged in iPhone scam

Gabriel Evangelista Rosario — FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Rosario, a 33-year-old man from Hazleton, Pa., was charged with identity theft after allegedly scamming a local resident. On Jan. 13, a Fairfield resident reported they had been a victim of identity theft when they provided an individual impersonatin


Annual ball will benefit Windber Area Community Kitchen

An upcoming fundraiser will ensure that an area kitchen stays open. The 10th annual Red Rose Charity Ball will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Windber Community Building, 1605 Graham Ave.


Police: 2 men charged after items purchased with unauthorized credit card

STONEYCREEK TWP, Pa. (WJAC) — Two men are facing charges after police said they used an unauthorized credit card to purchase three generators from a Cambria County store. Police said the owner of Pristow’s Sales and Service in Stoney Creek township told authorities someone had purchased three genera


Local food pantries offer help to federal workers and SNAP recipients

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — With the longest government shutdown in U.S. history still going, many who are directly impacted might be concerned about their next trip to the grocery store.


Sentencing delayed for former doctor

Sentencing for an Indiana physician who pleaded guilty to charges connected to an opioid treatment facility in Johnstown has been pushed back to May 15. A sentencing hearing originally was scheduled for today in Pittsburgh for Dr. Michael Cash, 50, but a federal court judge rescheduled it, according


Man, 21, arrested after shots fired in Indiana

A Lancaster man is lodged in the Indiana County Jail after being accused of firing shots Wednesday night after demanding drugs and money at an apartment complex in Indiana. Olajuwon Kadeem Ali Lewis, 21, was arraigned this morning before Homer City Magisterial District Judge Susanne V. Steffee. He w


First Commonwealth Bank closing downtown branch

First Commonwealth Bank officials plan to close their downtown Johnstown branch this spring. A company spokesman confirmed the decision, saying customers were notified by letter that the office will close April 5.


Free legal clinic in Johnstown

Johnstown, Cambria County, PA - What if you could wipe your criminal record clean? A free legal clinic will help folks in Johnstown get a second chance and get back on their feet.