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Here’s what’s closed Wednesday as Centre County prepares for more winter weather

One week after icy road conditions shut down Centre County school districts and businesses, another bout of winter weather is expected to hit the area with the same effect. With a winter weather advisory in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, Penn State canceled class for its University


Centre Co. middle school may see innovative changes in education programs

State College, Pa- The State College Area School District (SCASD) is making plans that could see updates to middle school education. Right now, no specific plans for change have been made. But, district officials told WTAJ some of the main points of emphasis they're looking to include in any/all pla


Bennett to run for recorder in Centre County

CENTRE HALL — Georgi Bennett has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Centre County Recorder of Deeds. Bennett has worked in both the private and public sector in finance, budgeting and customer service.


Centre County to be hit with another ‘wintry mix.’ Here’s what it could mean for your commute

Snow, sleet freezing rain. That forecast is starting to sound familiar to Centre County residents, who just last week experienced a “smorgasbord” of wintry precipitation, which closed area schools and Penn State.


High School Roundup February 19: District Playoffs Roll On

STATE COLLEGE, PA (WTAJ) - You can find highlights from the following playoff games from Tuesday's slate in the video above. Bellefonte 46 Hollidaysburg 34 (F/OT)


A ‘snapshot’ of homelessness in Centre County: Many get help, but some still struggle

On one night in Centre County, staff from the county’s Department of Human Services and housing nonprofits counted 129 homeless individuals on the streets and in shelters. The data comes from the 2019 Point-in-Time count, a requirement from the federal office of Housing and Urban Development for all


CHASE: Police round up over a dozen cows in Pleasant Gap; more still on the run

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — Centre County authorities said over two dozen cows were spotted running into Pleasant Gap Wednesday morning. According to Spring Township police, around 15 of the cows have been captured and are on their way home.


Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence.


Speed reductions and traffic disruptions: What’s happening on Centre County roads

As snow continues to fall throughout Centre County at a rate of about 1-2 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service State College, Wednesday afternoon, travel conditions remain hazardous.


College Township declared snow emergency

College Township, Centre County, Pa. - College Township has declared a snow emergency, starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. While the snow emergency is in effect, NO street parking is allowed. All cars must be removed from public streets so that College Township crews can safely clear the roads. Parking on


Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions Possible for Slippery Conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. (February 20) to 7 a.m. (February 21) for all of the Twin Tiers, Central New York and stretching north past Syracuse, west toward the western Southern Tier and south through Central Pennsylvania.


State College police prepare for State Patty's Day

State College, Centre County, Pa. - By Bret Pallotto. An event the State College Police chief has called a “major problem” is set to return this weekend. State Patty’s Day, a Penn State student-created drinking holiday that started in 2007, is Saturday. On Monday, State College police sent a letter


Penn State, Borough Again Look to Curb State Patty's Day Problems

Penn State and State College officials are once again looking to diminish the problems that have typically come on the weekend between THON and the university's spring break. For more than a decade, "State Patty's Day," the student-invented drinking holiday, has brought a weekend of parties and booz


Only 18% in Centre County use emergency alert system

Those that work in Centre County Emergency Communications 911 want people to know about an emergency alert system they say most residents aren't aware of. Centre County Emergency Communicaitons 911 say out of the 162,000 people in the county, only about 9,000 are signed up for the code red emergency


Pennsylvania Man Buys Everything At OC Brewing Co. Public Auction

OCEAN CITY, Md. - After over an hour of bidding for individual lots at the Ocean City Brewing Company's public auction on Tuesday, one Pennsylvania man bought everything in an absolute sale.


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


PennDOT imposes speeding restrictions on roadways across region

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials have imposed speeding restrictions on some roadways across the region. Officials say drivers should avoid traveling at all if they can, but those who must go out on the roads are urged to use caution.


Former DA's fake Facebook page, intended to 'snoop' bath salt sales, cited in suspension

A former Pennsylvania district attorney has been suspended from law practice partly because she created a fake Facebook page to investigate banned sales of bath salts being used as drugs.


Elbridge mom and son continue to recover from ‘flying wheel’ accident in Pennsylvania

An Elbridge mother and son hurt in a freak accident driving in Pennsylvania continue to recover in the hospital. Michael Griswold, 36, his wife Heather and their three children were driving from Elbridge to Pennsylvania to see friends last Friday when a tire and partial axle flew through their winds


Serious Crash In West Baltimore Along MLK, Pennsylvania Avenue

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Crews are on the scene of a serious crash in West Baltimore. The vehicle is on its side, along MLK and Pennsylvania Avenue. Southbound MLK is currently shut down and there are delays on the other side.