Local News 10/17/22

News for Monday October 17, 2022

Two Johnstown homes were destroyed by a massive overnight fire, officials say.  WJAC TV reports firefighters were dispatched to a fire on the 100 block of D Street in the West End Sunday morning.

According to officials, they received multiple calls and reports about an individual trapped on the first floor of one of the houses.

Officials also say no injuries were reported and nearby houses received minor heat damage, but the two houses involved are a total loss. Johnstown fire officials and the state fire marshal are investigating what caused the blaze.

You could start your day with savingsProgressive InsuranceGet QuoteJohnstown fire officials and the state fire marshal are investigating what caused the blaze.

A fire destroyed the Hardee’s restaurant in Breezewood Saturday.

WTAJ TV reports Breezewood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Toby Colledge said the broiler caught fire, and flames went through the ventilation equipment and up to the roof.

Fire officials say by the time enough manpower was able to arrive on the scene, much of the roof was already ablaze. It took about an hour to get the fire under control, and crews were on scene for several hours putting out hot spots. A state police fire marshall is investigating the official cause.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk took place at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Sunday.

Each year, Making Strides Central Pa holds a fundraiser walk to raise money to help with education, awareness, research and cancer prevention programs.

The goal of the 2022 walk was to raise $40,000 and $49,000 was raised by the walkers.

The Powerball jackpot is now up to nearly half-a-billion dollars.  Lottery officials say the top prize is four-hundred-80-million dollars after no winners were selected Saturday.  It has been over two months since a player has taken home a Powerball jackpot.  The next drawing is tonight.

Potential snowfall early tomorrow morning could result in a three-way tie for the earliest on record.  The National Weather Service says there is a chance southwestern Pennsylvania could see some flakes falling beginning around 2 o’clock Tuesday morning.  Nearly two inches of snow fell on October 18th in 1972 and a little under an inch came down on the same date in 1992.  Temperatures on roads should remain warm enough to melt off any possible accumulation.