News 9-2-22

Blair-Bedford Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 in Downtown Altoona. The parade route includes Chestnut Avenue from 11th to Ninth Street, Green Avenue from Ninth to 12th Street and 11th Avenue from 12th to 15th Street.

A Tyrone man died from his injuries after police said he crashed his ATV in Centre County Sunday afternoon. John Markel was riding a 2019 Can-Am side by side in Rush Township in the area of Pump Station Lane around 4:30 P.M. on August 28th. He reportedly left the trail and crashed the 4-wheeler. His death has been ruled accidental.

A man pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court on Tuesday to felony charges for not completing a construction project. Philip Zendek agreed in December 2019 to install stone siding on the victim’s residence in Beccaria Township. She gave him a check for $2,882. She also paid him an additional $1,615 to install new gutters and shutters on her home. He cashed both checks, and failed to complete either job. He was sentenced to serve 90 days to one year in the county jail with 18 months’ concurrent probation.

A slow-speed pursuit through the city has a local man facing charges of fleeing police and DUI. Leonzor Dell Jones faces a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer; misdemeanor charges of DUI-controlled substance, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia; and a few summary charges. He was released on unsecured $15,000 bail.

A Mount Union woman is behind bars after she reportedly crashed her SUV on Interstate 99 with two children inside the vehicle. Arielle McClellan faces charges of DUI and endangering the welfare of children. The crash happened along Interstate 99 northbound in Huston Township. Police say the children were uninjured in the crash. McClellan has since been arraigned to the Centre County Prison.

Governor Tom Wolf is offering more pardons to people convicted of what he calls “minor, non-violent marijuana offenses.”  Governor Wolf said today his administration is accepting applications through the PA Marijuana Pardon Project.  Applications must be received by September 30th.