A Nanty Glo woman faces felony drug counts, accused of stealing prescription pills from a Cambria Township Rite-Aid.

Cambria Township police have charged Amy K. Mackanick, 23, with stealing more than $5,000 in pills from the Route 22 drugstore.

She now faces three felonies – theft by unlawful taking, posession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered.

A Jan. 3 preliminary hearing is set before District Judge Fred Creany.

Cresson man  struck and killed

CRESSON – Cresson Township and state police police are investigating the death of a man struck as he walked along Admiral Peary Highway Sunday night.

Township police Chief Chris Sweet in a release identified the pedestrian as Ryan Repko, 33, of Cresson.

Sweet said Repko was struck at the intersection of Fifth Street and Admiral Peary Highway in the area of Cresson Motors, by an unidentified driver.

The incident occurred about 10 p.m. and Repko was later pronounced dead at Altoona Regional Medical Center, Sweet said.

A state police accident reconstruction unit has been brought in to assist in the investigation. Authorities are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, Officer Raymond Closson said Monday.

At least 5 hurt in Reade Twp. wreck

FALLENTIMBER – At least five people were hurt in a Monday evening crash along Route 253 that involved four vehicles.

None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, but the victims included several children, a Reade Township Volunteer Fire Company spokesman said.

Two of the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions along Route 253 between the villages of Hollentown and Van Ormer when they collided. One of the vehicles then struck two cars parked near the Hollentown Assembly of God Church parsonage, Reade Township Deputy Chief Gary Fortney said.

The cars at the parsonage also had people in them, he said. Five people were taken to area hospitals.

Flu shots offered at Mount Aloysius

CRESSON – Free flu shots will be distributed from

2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Cosgrove Center at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson. The event is sponsored by Mount Aloysius College and the Cambria County Department of Emergency Services.

One person hurt in Barr Township crash

NICKTOWN – One person was injured when a vehicle rolled over hortly after 1 a.m. Monday on Oil Tank Hill Road in Barr Township.

Cambria 911 said that the injured person was transported by medical helicopter to Altoona Regional Health Care Hospital.

State police from Ebensburg are investigating

Windber agencies holding open house

Windber Home Health and Windber Hospice are celebrating National Home Health and Hospice Month with an open house from 2:30 to 4 and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at WindberPlace in Windber Medical Center.

The event is being held to help ensure that patients and their families find comfort, dignity and respect in home care.

The open house will include refreshments and raffle prizes.

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