Local News 1/6/22

News 1-6-22 AK

A family in Saxton will be displaced after flames erupted in their home late Wednesday night. It happened while everyone in the home was asleep, but they were woken up by their smoke detector. The Saxton Fire Chief said that the home is not a total loss, but extensive repairs will need to be done. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A Blair County man has been charged with multiple aggravated assault felonies after throwing a stainless steel water pitcher at officers during his trial for drug-related charges. Darwin Herring was on trial for multiple drug charges and threw the water pitcher after standing to leave the courtroom following a guilty verdict for drug charges. Herring is being held at Blair County Prison as he was unable to post bail.

An approaching storm is expected to bring the area 1 to 3 inches of snow late this afternoon into early Friday morning. The snow is expected to begin falling between 5 and 9 p.m. today and will be winding down by daybreak Friday morning. There is a possibility of flurries lingering throughout the day Friday. This snow won’t be the melting kind as temperatures are expected to be below freezing. The roads could be slick, especially untreated surfaces.

State police are looking for answers after a 37-foot camper went missing from the owner’s campground in December. The camper was taken from the owner’s campground on Dark Hollow Road in Lincoln Township sometime between Dec. 5 and Dec. 26. The early ’80s model Spartan camper is 37-foot and white with brown trim. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police out of Bedford at 814-623-6133.

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested when troopers say they found them at a youth baseball field trying to break into the concession area just before New Year’s Eve. State Police were called to the Milesburg Youth Baseball field for a burglary in progress. After arriving at the scene, they report that two 14-year-old boys were found trying to force their way into the concession area. According to the report, both teens were taken into custody at the field.

Pennsylvania is becoming an increasingly unpopular place to live, according to one report.  The state fell seven spots on U-Haul’s Growth Index to number 48th in the nation.  The company calculates the gains based on one-way trucks entering the state verse leaving it.