Local News 5/6/22

News 5-6-22 AK

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a stabbing that took place in Reade Township. One person was sent to Altoona hospital following the stabbing that occurred around 5 p.m. May 4. The incident remains under investigation, and state police said they would release more information as more details become available.

Five people were saved during an incident on the Frankstown branch of the Juniata River after multiple crews came to their aid. The rescue took place along East Loop Road and Allis Lane in Frankstown Township where two adults, two teenagers and a toddler were removed from the water. The group was reportedly floating on the river in two rafts when they got stuck on debris blocking the river. No one was injured in the incident but crews say they were not wearing life jackets.

The governor of Pennsylvania says if the state legislature were to take action to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, more than 600-thousand women would get a direct pay increase. Governor Tom Wolf says he supports the efforts of small businesses that want to pay their workers at least 15-dollars an hour.  His plan proposes raising the state’s minimum wage to 12-dollars per hour by July of this year.

A Hollidaysburg man was stopped at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport with a loaded handgun Thursday as he tried to board his plane. The man, who was not identified, was caught with a 9mm handgun loaded with six bullets. He told officials that the gun belonged to his wife, with whom he was traveling. After being spotted in the checkpoint x-ray machine, police were alerted, preventing the couple from boarding with the gun.

A Cambria County man was arrested after using knives and even a chainsaw to threaten another man over not feeding his pet gecko. A witness told police that an argument started over the victim being asked by Trevor Layton to feed his pet gecko while he was in the mental ward of the hospital but Layton believes the man never did. Layton was placed in the Cambria County Prison.

The May 17th primary may be less than two weeks away, but recent polls have continued to show the Republican race is still a toss-up. At least 40 percent of GOP voters reportedly are still undecided. Respondents say they are most focused on frontrunners Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick, though results also show good growth for Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos and Carla Sands