The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 25, 2013

Local Briefs | 3/26/2013

City man faces drug charges

A Johnstown man was arrested on several criminal counts stemming from an incident at 3 Reds Tavern along Horner Street on Saturday night.

Malachi Jinks, 38, of the 300 block of Wood Street, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and public drunkenness.

City police arrived at the bar in response to reports of a fight.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Bill Killinger, Jinks’ girlfriend was reportedly fighting with another woman.

Jinks was first arrested on a public drunkenness charge. Police said he was then found to be in possession of a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana and 79 packets of suspected crack cocaine.

Bail was set at $75,000.

Community dinner planned in Windber

WINDBER – A free community dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The meal will be prepared by St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of St. Michael and REACH members. The menu will include chicken soup, sandwiches, assorted desserts and coffee or punch.

Windber Area Community Kitchen, a nonprofit, nondenominational community organization, provides healthy, home-cooked meals.

Family care nonprofit receives two grants

Professional Family Care Services Inc. of Johnstown has been awarded a $5,025 grant by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Penn Region Inc.

The money will be used to enhance agency programs that assist families in crisis and promote the welfare of children in the area.

The organization also was awarded $100 from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The funds were made available through the Cuddles for Kids program.

Professional Family Care Services is a Johnstown-based private nonprofit child welfare agency that offers foster care, adoption, family group decision making, early intervention and early Head Start services.

The agency strives to assure the safety and welfare of children and build strong family connections.

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