Local News 6/7/22

News 6-7-22 AK

An Altoona man was locked up after police said he tried to use a knife to break into a marijuana dispensary and threatened employees. Altoona police were called to Curaleaf on E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard on June 4 for a report of a man with a knife. After arriving, they found Joshua, Clabaugh with what they said was a 12-inch knife. Clabaugh now faces felony aggravated assault and attempted burglary charges as well as various others. He was placed in Blair County Prison.

State College police are searching for a man they say assaulted a woman at Target over the weekend. He allegedly struck a woman in the face at Target on W. Beaver Avenue on Saturday, June 4 at around 2:50 p.m.  Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150.

Dr. Mehmet Oz is gearing up for his showdown with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman for an open U.S. Senate Seat in Pennsylvania. Oz and Fetterman will face-off in November in what is one of the more pivotal midterm contests.

Bridge replacement work will soon be taking place in Blair County. Work will begin on Monday, June 13 on West Loop Road in Frankstown Township. An 8.1-mile detour will be implemented following Reservoir Road, Tel-Power Road, Locke Mountain Road, and West Loop Road. All work on the project is expected to finish by October of this year.

A Duncansville man is facing felony charges after being accused of handcuffing, punching and strangling a woman over the weekend. Jordan Albarano faces felony aggravated assault and strangulation charges as well as other lesser charges. He was placed in Blair County Prison.

Officers of the Blair DUI Task Force said they will make their presence known on local roadways to ensure Blair County roadways are as safe as possible. The task force will conduct checkpoints, roving patrols and/or mobile awareness.