Local News 4/20/22

News 4-20-22 AK

State troopers are searching for answers after someone called about an abandoned ATV they found on state game lands in Bedford. State police were called on March 19 for the ATV being found along Reservoir Road in Bedford Township, Bedford County. If you have any information you’re asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 814-623-6133.

State Police are searching for a New Paris man who reportedly went missing just before Easter. Jeffrey Taurianen was reported missing from Grasshopper Road in New Paris Borough as he was walking on April 16 around 4:30 p.m. Jeffrey is described as being a 5 foot 6 inches and 110 pounds Black male. He has black eyes and a shaved head. Anyone with any information is asked to call State Police out of Bedford at 814-623-6133.

State officials say that Pennsylvania reached a new high in revenue from gambling last month.  The PA Gaming Control Board says March 2022 saw over 460-million-dollar generated from gambling.  The money was collected from several gambling sources, including slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports betting, and fantasy contests and leagues.  Last month’s number topped the previous high by more than 30-million-dollars.

One woman was killed in a Centre County crash on April 19 involving a vehicle and a UTV. Anjelica Miele died in the crash Tuesday afternoon. Miele was driving a vehicle in Walker Township when a UTV came out of a side road and collided with her vehicle. Miele’s vehicle went off the roadway and rolled in a field. She died at the scene.

A Clearfield man has been charged with assaulting a woman and threatening her with a gun. Nickolas James Eddy allegedly assaulted a woman by striking her in the face and head with his fist and a sheathed knife. This happened after Eddy shoved the woman against a wall and put her in a chokehold according to the victim. After striking her, the victim told police Eddy grabbed a shotgun, cocked it, held it to her head and then told her to run. Eddy is currently being held in Clearfield County Prison.

The state is introducing a new program to tamp down the number of black flies.  The Department of Environmental Protection demonstrated its tools to combat the summer insects at a media event Tuesday.  The program involves aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 17-hundred stream miles in 36 counties. An organic material called b-t-i is used in the sprays to suppress the fly population.