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State College school hosts active shooter training

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A local prep school is helping its staff, churches, and non-profits prepare for an active shooter situation. Survival Mindset is a training program that teaches everyday people how to respond to high-pressure scenarios.


3 Pa. Men Accused Having Sex With Dogs, Horses, Cow & Goat Sentenced To Prison

MUNSON, Pa. (KDKA) — Three Pennsylvania men accused of having sex with 12 animals have been sentenced to prison. CBS affiliate WTAJ reports 32-year-old Matthew Brubaker, 41-year-old Terry Wallace and 34-year-old Marc Measnikoff have all been sentenced to 20 to 41 years in state prison with additiona


Taste of the Month: Little Food Court Offers Variety of Chinese Specialties – and Don’t Forget to Try the Bubble Tea

The Taiwanese bubble tea craze has finally arrived in State College at Tea Time, located downstairs from its adjoining Chinese restaurant Little Food Court at 250 East Calder Way. The milk- or fruit-based tea beverage gained popularity because of the fun and chewy texture of the sweet tapioca balls


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Local Professionals Offer Spring Car Care Tips

Winter can be tough on vehicles, and after a long cold winter it is a good idea to give vehicles a thorough inspection to make sure they are performing at optimal levels. After all, with the warm weather comes summer road trips and if you keep your vehicle running smooth, who knows how far it will t


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f


Latest PSU draft class prepares for big night

STATE COLLEGE, PA (WTAJ) - Penn State's latest group of NFL-bound ballers hope to hear their names early when the festivities get started. The NFL draft starts Thursday night. Who will be the first Nittany Lion off the board?


Man injured in high speed chase early Sunday morning

LOCK HAVEN — A 22-year-old Estill, South Carolina man was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after crashing his vehicle during a high speed chase early Sunday morning.


Fiber project will connect 911 centers in seven counties

A $2.5 million fiber-optic project will enhance 911 dispatch centers in seven counties. On Monday a ribbon-cutting marked the official start of the collaboration. During a press event, officials from Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Fulton, Cambria and Centre counties joined their counterparts from Somer


Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH—Six-year-old Madelina DeLuca was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 23 months old.


Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


First Commonwealth to enter central Pennsylvania with Santander branch deal

First Commonwealth Financial in Indiana, Pa., has agreed to buy 14 Pennsylvania branches from Santander Bank. The $7.8 billion-asset First Commonwealth said in a press release Monday that it will gain branches in State College, Lock Haven, Williamsport and Lewisburg, along with $525 million in depos


Mound Visit: Bell’s revival is, uh, breaking news

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Josh Bell is certainly off to a great start in silencing doubters who pointed to an up-and-down 2018 serving as a barometer for his future as a middle of the lineup bat.


Craft Beverage Expo, Beatlemania Coming to Bellefonte

With the annual Bellefonte Cruise drawing thousands of visitors, Father's Day weekend is already a busy one each year in downtown Bellefonte. This year there will be even more to add to the festivities.


Here's How Pennsylvania Ranked In Voter Turnout Last Year

Pennsylvania ranked dead in the middle — 25th in the country — in voter turnout last year amid historically high totals nationwide. Support and opposition for President Donald Trump, as well as Obamacare, turned voters out in droves during the 2018 midterm elections. More than 118 million ballots we


Easter egg hunt in Bellefonte a success!

Above, Frankie McDermott, of Bellefonte, poses with a stuffed Easter Bunny on Saturday following the Easter egg hunt. Several hundred children took part in the annual event. To the right, Cam Chavanic, of Bellefonte, hugs the Easter Bunny during the egg hunt. Below,a young girl runs with her Easter


No. 19 Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse falls to No. 1 Penn State, 20-9, drops to 6-6

The top-ranked Penn State men's lacrosse team knocked off visiting No. 19 Johns Hopkins, 20-9, at Panzer Stadium in State College, Pa., on Sunday. The win is the eighth straight for the Nittany Lions, who improved to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten.


Earth Day Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

Monday marks Earth Day 2019, a day to celebrate the planet. Back in 1993, Mike Stevens traveled to Sullivan County and checked out the beauty that this day is aimed at guarding for this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.