Local News 11/10/22

News for Thursday November 10, 2022

A Wednesday morning school bus crash sent three children and the driver to local hospitals.

WJAC TV reports a Bellefonte Area School District bus reportedly crashed into a tree, trapping the driver inside just before 8 a.m. yesterday morning on the 2900 block of Greens Valley Rd.

Police stated eight children were on the bus and were able to free themselves before emergency crews arrived. Those first responders had to rescue the driver, which took a while. The front and driver’s side of the bus were heavily damaged.

Three children were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center with “non-life-threatening injuries.” The driver was flown by helicopter to UPMC Altoona.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

For two weeks, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman will be acting Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.

WTAJ TV reports the temporary move is to accommodate the gap between outgoing Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s swearing-in to the United States Senate and incoming Lieutenant Governor-elect Austin Davis’s swearing-in.

Governor Tom Wolf’s office confirmed that Lt. Governor-elect Davis and Governor-elect Josh Shapiro will be sworn in on January 17, 2023. That will be two weeks after Fetterman is expected to be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s next U.S. Senator on January 3, 2023.

Corman served as acting Lieutenant Governor in May when Fetterman was hospitalized for a stroke.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), is reminding motorists that aggressive driving behaviors are significant contributing factors to crashes and fatalities on our roadways.

WTAJ reports PennDot is working with police around conduct high visibility enforcement details each year to curb these behaviors and reduce the number of crashes on Pennsylvania roadways.

This educational push Monday, October 24, and continues through Sunday, November 13.

Approximately 300 municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police are participating in these enforcement efforts, and they are concentrating efforts on roadways known to have high numbers of aggressive driving crashes.

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign begins Monday and runs through Christmas Eve at several Blair County locations.

The Altoona Mirror Reports this year’s Red Kettle Campaign goal is $95,000.  Officials say the donations stay in the 16601 and 16602 zip codes for residents who need food, financial assistance, disaster relief and youth and older adult ministries.

If you would like to volunteer, they can do so by making a call to the Salvation Army office