Local News 9/20/22

News 9-20-22

New data from PennDOT suggests roundabouts improve traffic safety.  The department studied 36 intersections across the state where stop signs and signals were replaced with roundabouts.  Results show accidents and fatalities decreased at 31 of the locations.  Suspected serious injuries also fell by around 76 percent.

A group advocating for a new law that would expand access to human donor milk is is working to get the law passed at the state capital.  The Protect Sick Babies Coalition gathered in Harrisburg Monday, promoting the passage of Owen’s Law.  The law works to ensure medically compromised newborns have affordable access to pasteurized donor milk.  Owen’s Law is named after a young boy who died days after he was born back in 2018 when donor milk could have potentially saved him.

State police say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash Sunday night in Blair County. WJAC TV reports a car was turning onto Stadium Drive in Antis Township around  8pm when police say it struck a motorcycle being driven by 38-year-old Christopher Cowfer.  Police report Cowfer was pronounced dead at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing.

AMED will be hosting a third emergency medical technician class next month.  According to the Altoona Mirror the EMT course is about 240 hours of training in a 6 week session.  AMED says they need to hire EMTS and Paramedics. If you are interested please visit the AMED website.

Healthy Choice frozen meals are being recalled due to an allergen risk.  The USDA says the brand’s Korean-Style Beef Power Bowls, contain milk but do not indicate that on the label.  The affected items include a “best by” date of April 18th, 2023.  Anyone with questions can contact the ConAgra Foods consumer care line.