Local News 12/17/21

News 12-17-21 AK

Law enforcement and schools are taking extra precautions amid an apparent TikTok trend threatening violence nationwide today. The trend is reportedly telling school kids to bring weapons to school today. Secretary of Education Noe Ortega said in a press release that The Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania State Police are aware of messages, primarily on TikTok, that warn of possible school shootings and bomb threats. People are asked to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behavior to Safe2Say at (844)-723-2729.

A Martinsburg man faces charges after police reported he hit a row of hedges and then a front porch of someone’s home. Brent Kreider was along Cove Mountain Road, Taylor Township, when he left the roadway and struck the home. His Mitsubishi Mirage was severely damaged and left parts on the scene, which is what ultimately later identified Kreider. Police said they met with Kreider who admitted to driving and crashing his car before fleeing the area.

A State College man accused of raping six women, over a period of nine years, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Kevin Mullen is accused of sexually assaulting six different women at his Patton Township home. Police say the first alleged rape occurred in 2012. Authorities allege that Mullen met his victims through social media.

An Osceola man is facing felony charges for allegedly fighting and trying to disarm a state trooper before attempting to escape. Clinton Joseph Rosselli was seen sitting in a vehicle at a convenience store wearing sunglasses with his head down. The driver’s side door was open. After Rosselli went into the store, the trooper checked the registration of the vehicle and discovered the owner, Rosselli, had warrants for his arrest. He resisted arrest and after being taken to a hospital, he attempted to escape, but was caught on top of a hill.

A Johnstown man was sentenced to 5 years in prison after being convicted of distributing drugs. Clarence M. Cosby was sentenced in federal court and will see those 5 years in prison as well as 6 years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine. Cosby distributed less than 28 grams of cocaine base.

Cocktails on-the-go are closer to becoming a reality in Pennsylvania.  The state Senate passed a measure that adds pre-packaged cocktails to a list of alcoholic beverages that can be sold outside of state-run liquor stores.  The controversial measure now heads to the state House, where a similar proposal stalled this summer.  If passed, ready-to-go cocktails can be sold for off-premise use at bars, taverns and grocery stores.