Local News 4/1/22

News 4-1-22 AK

An Altoona man is facing charges after he allegedly attacked someone with a knife on March 30. Police said that Michael Daniels attacked a man with a knife at a residence located on 1st Avenue. A witness at the scene told police that the two were arguing when he went upstairs, returned shortly after with a knife and said “I’m going to slit your throat.” Daniels then slashed the man’s hands. The man then managed to flee the residence.

A man is officially behind bars after investigators reported he sold meth to a criminal informant.  Michael Francis Sutton was arraigned Thursday on felony drug charges after an investigation led by Altoona police caught him selling $80 worth of meth to a CI. Sutton was booked at Blair County Prison after failing to post his $40,000 cash bond.

Altoona Police announced the arrest of a man they were looking for in connection to a shooting in the City of Altoona. Tyan Jenkins was arrested Wednesday night in the state of New Jersey for an outstanding felony warrant for his alleged involvement in a shooting that occurred in Altoona March 19. Jenkins is currently in a New Jersey prison awaiting transport back to Blair County to face his charges.

Police say no one was injured Thursday when a car and school bus crashed in Windber.

The crash happened on Cambria Ave. just before 3 p.m. Police say the school bus was carrying 16 students and there were two people in the car when the crash happened. The Windber Borough Police Department is investigating what led to the crash.

Pennsylvania state gas prices are hovering around four dollars and 29 cents for a gallon of regular gas. Triple A reports the national average for a gallon of gas is currently at four dollars and 21 cents. 

The FDA is issuing a voluntary recall for over 161-thousand pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter spreads due to potential foreign contamination.  Skippy Foods LLC is recalling 93-hundred cases of its Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread, and Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein in 40-ounce and 16-point-three ounce jars.  The jars may contain pieces of metal that came off equipment during manufacturing and have best-by dates between May 4th, 2023, and May 10th, 2023.