Local News 12/28/21

News 12-28-21 AK

U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine. CDC officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.

A man is facing multiple theft-related charges as he is accused of taking a tote containing $100,000 worth of medication on Christmas Eve from a pharmacy delivery truck. Eric Sutter, 36, is being charged with two felony and two misdemeanor theft-related charges. Shutter first denied taking the medication to police but was eventually seen taking off when he saw a police vehicle near a car wash. Police later found Shutter hiding under a pine tree in a residential yard behind the car wash where he admitted to taking the medication.

A city man faces charges after he allegedly stole valuables from numerous vehicles throughout Blair County. Anthony Joseph Gottlieb faces eight counts of theft from a motor vehicle and other charges. Gottlieb allegedly took items from several vehicles and was caught in the act by police about 5 a.m. Friday.

A Clearfield County man is facing charges after police say they found him and another person with 10 bricks of suspected heroin in their car. State police report they pulled over Jason Mildrew and what started as a traffic stop turned into a vehicle search. Police noted there were 10 bricks of suspected heroin found in the car. Mildrew is facing charges including felony possession with intent to deliver.

Dole Fresh Vegetables has announced a voluntary recall for all Dole brand packaged salads due to a possible risk of listeria. Products being recalled are identified by a product lot code beginning with either the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package and will have a “Best if Used By” date between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says anyone who still has any of these products is urged not to consume them and to discard them immediately.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 10,506 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Sunday, bringing the state total to1,964,994 known cases since the start of the pandemic. Our central region shows 144 new cases since Sunday, bringing our total to 130,751 known COVID-19 cases.