Local News 12/9/21

News 12-9-21 AK

A 34-year-old was arrested after police say he admitted to snorting meth before setting his mother’s house on fire because he “hates that house, according to WTAJ. Brent Archer is currently in Cambria County Prison on a probation bench warrant. Damages to his mother’s house that he set on fire are estimated to be $35,000. Archer is now facing eight different felony charges from just this incident including arson and burglary.

A Johnstown man is behind bars after officials were told a toddler had consistent bruising every time she was in his care. Richland police began a child abuse investigation after the toddler’s mother reported that every time Brandon Morgan had the care of the child, they returned with more bruising. Morgan faces felony charges including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children as well as simple assault and harassment.

Justices in Pennsylvania are keeping the mask mandate in schools as the Pa Supreme Court continues to hear arguments about the mandate and have yet to make an official decision. This comes as the Commonwealth court voided the order by ruling that the Secretary of Health does not have the authority to mandate the masks in schools.

 A State College man is behind bars for an alleged assault of a woman that he threatened to set on fire. Todd Badeau and the woman were arguing then it got violent. Eventually, Badeau began to punch her and shoved her into the bathroom where she hit her head on the toilet and tub. He continued to shove her, then he started breaking the woman’s personal items and other items before grabbing lighter fluid and dousing it on her telling her he was going to set her on fire.

The Pennsylvania Dairyman’s Association is whipping up a brand new treat for the upcoming 2022 PA Farm Show.  The association announced Wednesday the new Black Raspberry flavored milkshake for next year’s event.  The Black Raspberry will be served up alongside the traditional Vanilla, Chocolate, and mixed flavors.  In addition to the sweet treats, the Dairymen will be serving mozzarella cheese cubes with marinara, grilled cheese sandwiches, locally produced white and chocolate milk, and so much more.     

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 8,723 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Tuesday, bringing the state total to 1,799,753 known cases since the start of the pandemic. Our central region shows 580 new cases since Tuesday, bringing our total to 122,360 known COVID-19 cases.