Local News 7/13/22

News 7-13-22 AK

The Altoona Police Department is investigating a burglary and stolen vehicle and are turning to the public for help. Police said it happened on 22nd Street between Broad and Beale Avenue. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to call Detective Stickel at 814-949-2517.

A child riding a bike Tuesday evening was struck by a vehicle in Altoona. the accident occurred around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Third Avenue and First street. The 10-year-old girl rode her bicycle through a stop sign and was then hit by the vehicle. She was reported to be in stable condition and was conscious at the hospital.

Two men are being charged after reportedly breaking into an unoccupied Altoona house with two juveniles. Daniel Farber and Joseph Yeomans are now both facing charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, corruption of minors and more. Both were placed in Blair County Prison unable to pay bail.

Charges have been filed after two people broke into a home with a taser and stole a pair of Jordan sneakers along with a PlayStation 5 in Centre County. Dominy Arias faces felony burglary and other similar charges. He is currently in Centre County Prison. There are other charges currently being filed in the burglary.

A man from Patton is behind bars after police were told he lit his house on fire and threatened to kill himself and a woman in a murder-suicide. Justin Morri Cunningham was hit with many charges, including unlawful restraint, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, simple assault, strangulation, arson, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was lodged in Cambria County Prison.

A measure adopted at a recent Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners meeting eliminates the use of many single-projectile firearms for hunting turkeys. Those include muzzle-loading rifles, handguns, and slug guns. The commissioners say the change makes for simpler regulations. Once the measure takes effect in about six weeks, only shotguns and archery gear will be lawful for fall turkey hunting.