Local News 9/30/22

News for  9-30-22

Police say a Johnstown stealing more prescription narcotics from a local pharmacy where he worked.

WJAC TV Reports that 48 year old Matthew Miller, was recently fired from his job at Martella’s Pharmacy after multiple staff members reported “discrepancies” in the number of available pills that the pharmacy had in its inventory.

Police say the value of the total number of pills stolen was estimated at over $31,000.  Miller’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 10.man is facing numerous felonies after admitting to

United States Postal Service customers across the nation can expect to pay more to ship packages during the upcoming holiday season.  The postal service is raising prices effective this Sunday.  The price hike is designed to keep USPS competitive with other delivery options..  The postal service says the price increase is temporary and will expire January 22nd.

Blair County Authorities say an Altoona man is facing charges after being accused of repeatedly molesting a 10-year-old girl.

WTAJ –TV Reports that 32-year-old Christopher Roberts allegedly admitted to assaulting the girl approximately 5 to 6 times.  Roberts was arraigned to the Blair County Prison on Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors. Roberts posted bail and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Altoona Area School District faculty and staff will take part in an Active Shooter presentation in the High School Auditorium today from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. as part of in-service training.  This presentation will be led by the Blair County Sheriff’s Department. 

District officials say the more training that they can be provide to faculty and staff, the better equipped they will be to deal with emergency situations.” A number of volunteers from Pennsylvania are lending a hand in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.  The Salvation Army is providing meals, cleaning kits, and volunteers in the Southeast.  Dean Hannah with the Salvation Army says the organization brings hope t