Local News 3/28/22

News 3-28-22 AK

A male was rushed to the hospital after being hit by an SUV on Interstate 99 by the Plank Road exit Saturday evening. A Chevrolet Suburban was going south on I-99 near the Plank Road exit in Logan Township. The vehicle reportedly hit a man who was allegedly also standing in the left lane at the time of the impact. He was transported to UPMC Altoona for suspected serious injuries.

An Altoona man told police he was on meth when he tried to enter someone’s home and was attacked by a dog. Robert Burke is accused of trying to enter a home Altoona on March 24 and trying to punch a male resident. The resident was able to fend off Burke and detain him until police arrived. His charges include burglary, assault, criminal trespass, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crews were called Friday morning to a Bedford house fire that they say spread when the residents tried to put it out. Officials said that the residents were cooking when the fire started and they tried to put it out with water, but the fire continued to spread. The residents were able to get out safely. Significant damage was reported to the single-story home.

State police are looking for answers after finding an abandoned Polaris side-by-side in Huntingdon County. The side-by-side UTV was found on March 15 in Cass Township abandoned on Smith Valley Road. Police said it was found to be stolen from a cabin on Shirleys Knob Road sometime on March 11. Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with any information to call PSP Huntingdon at 814-627-3161.

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a wanted man that is reportedly living in Altoona and has ties to Philadelphia. Tyan T. Jenkins, 19, is being sought after by the sheriff’s office that holds a felony warrant for his arrest. It is urged by law enforcement to NOT try and apprehend him if you see him. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyan Jenkins is asked to call the Blair County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Tip Line (814) 330-1466.

Twenty-eight deaths are reported as state health officials logged 726 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. Total case count in Pennsylvania for COVID-19 now stands at 2,302,867.