Local News 10/26/22

News for Wed Oct 26, 2022

Tensions are high in Pennsylvania as Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz clashed over key issues in last nights only Senate debate.  Fetterman’s health was at the forefront after he suffered a stroke earlier this year.  On abortion, Oz said access should be up to the states, not the federal government.  Fetterman noted he’d support for women to travel from pro-life states to pro-choice states to get an abortion.  Dr. Oz also defended himself against criticism that he used his show to promote unproven treatments, claiming he never sold fraudulent weight loss products.  Polls show a close race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Election Day is Tues Nov 8th.

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to grow.  The multi-state lottery has gone months without a top-prize winner bringing tonight’s estimated jackpot to 700-million dollars.  Pennsylvania players will learn at 11 o’clock tonight if they’ve become millionaires.

A new listing of the best universities in the world features nine from Pennsylvania — including the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pennsylvania.  The list comes from U.S. News and World Report.  It ranked more than two-thousand schools in countries around the world.  The University of Pennsylvania is ranked 15th on the list and the University of Pittsburgh is listed at Number 45.  Pennsylvania State University is the only other Pennsylvania university that ranked in the top 100.

A Clearfield man who admitted to soliciting sex from minors after being confronted by an online group was sentenced to serve up to two decades in prison on Tuesday.

WJAC TV reports say Glenn Goodrich was charged in April after being approached by the YouTube group “Predator Catchers PA” for inviting two individuals, whom he believed to be underage, to his motel room to engage in sexual acts.

Police say members of the group had reportedly posed as the two teens in order to catch Goodrich in the act.

According to the Clearfield County District Attorney’s office, Goodrich will serve 39 months to 20 years in prison, followed by six years of probation.

Police departments and offices in Blair County will be offering drop-off sites for prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day.

Anyone with a medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or unused medications can dispose of them on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the sites for free. Drop-offs can be made from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

  • Altoona Police: site will be Thomason’s Pharmacy, 600 E. Chestnut Ave. Altoona, Pa. 16601.
  • Blair County Sheriff’s Office: site will be in front of the Blair County Courthouse, 423 Allegheny Street Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648.
  • Penn State University Police-Altoona: site will be PSU Campus (POPLAR BUILDING, 232 Wopsononock Ave, Altoona, PA 16601).
  • Freedom Township Police: collection site, Walmart, 200 Commerce Drive, Duncansville, Pa. 16635.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Police: site will be in parking lot across from main entrance 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA.