Local News 8/16/22

News 8-16-22 AK

A corrections officer was injured after an inmate assaulted them on Sunday morning. Siddeeq Henry assaulted a corrections officer who then had to go to the hospital for the injuries they received. Henry remains lodged in Cambria County Prison.

Blair County DUI Task Force officers will be hitting area roadways over the next few days and weeks to help deter and prevent drunk or drugged driving. The task force will be making themselves known through check points, roving patrols and/or mobile awareness in an effort to make roadways safer.

A new state program will set aside millions of dollars for affordable housing and home repairs. The “Whole-Home Repairs Program” allocates 375 million in new investments.  Lawmakers say the money will spend 125 million for homeowners and landlords to use for renovations. The program also provides support staff and funds training programs to build local workforces for completing the repairs and construction.  

Authorities in Clearfield County are investigating after a body was pulled from the Susquehanna River in Curwensville over the weekend. Clearfield County Coroner Kim Shaffer-Snyder confirmed that the body, which was discovered Friday, was that of a juvenile male. Further details, including the name of the victim, have not yet been released. State police Clearfield barracks is investigating the incident.

Parents are being reminded that school lunches are no longer free as students start the new school year.  Pennsylvania school officials say parents who need assistance providing their students with lunches will now need to apply for assistance, as was required prior to COVID.  Federal waivers to provide free school lunches ended on June 30th.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Pennsylvania is currently four dollars and 28 cents, while the national average is three dollars and 94 cents.