Local News 7/22/22

News 7-22-22 AK

A large amount of drugs were found in Logan Township following an early morning drug bust. On Tuesday, July 19 at around 2:30 a.m. a vehicle was spotted by a Logan Patrol officer. The vehicle looked suspicious, and a search warrant was obtained. 12 and a half bricks of heroin, 11 grams of meth, $1869 cash, suboxone pills, packaging material and scales were located in the car. The individual in the car was taken to Blair County Prison.

State police in Ridgway say DNA evidence, including strands of hair, led to the arrest of a DuBois woman accused of burglarizing an Elk County camp in December of 2020.  30 model trains, valued at $500 each, a pistol, a laptop and an assortment of comic books were among the stolen items. Tori Shaffer is being held at the Elk County Prison.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirms just over 20-thousand news positive COVID cases over the past week. State officials say that amounts to a little under 29-hundred new cases ever per day. Also, there were 98 new deaths for the week.

St. Marys police are warning business owners of fake $100 bills that have been circulating in the community. Police said the bills are marked “for motion picture purposes” on the front and back of the bills and have been used to make purchases throughout Elk County. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police department.

Officials in Cambria County say one person has been taken to Conemaugh Hospital following a two-vehicle crash with entrapment along the D Street extension. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. yesterday and that one of the drivers was transported with suspected serious injuries. West Hills police are investigating the crash

Governor Tom Wolf is asking state lawmakers to come up with thoughtful gun legislation.  Governor Wolf posted to social media today saying he wants legislators to close background check loopholes, enact red flag laws, pass secure storage laws, and help increase reports of lost and stolen guns.