Local News 4/29/22

News 4-29-22 AK

A DuBois man is facing charges after allegedly taking over $7,600 to install an HVAC system but never returning to do the work. Joseph Manners allegedly agreed to help a Reynoldsville man and install an HVAC system in June 2021. Manners then took $7,681.73 from the man and never returned to do the work. Manners is now facing a felony theft charge.

The identities of two people who died in a multi-vehicle crash in Centre County Wednesday have been released. Samuel Keller and Brandy Butler, 29 were pronounced dead at the scene by Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers. Both reportedly died of blunt force trauma and the crash has been ruled accidental. Both were not properly wearing their seatbelts.

Pennsylvania leaders are discussing ways to implement and fund a new electric car- charging station network in the state. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the network plan last year at a cost of about five billion dollars. State officials say Pennsylvania will be getting just under 26-million in federal dollars for electric voltage infrastructure. 

State College Police are looking for the community’s help to find two men suspected of damaging someone’s car over the weekend. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday night into Saturday morning, April 23. The car was parked on East Foster Avenue at the time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150.

Owners of several coal plants are suing the governor’s administration over his plans to charge for emissions from coal-powered-facilities.  The policy would require fossil fuel-fired power plants to pay a price for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit. The court action began this past weekend, making Pennsylvania the first state in the country to adopt a carbon-charging policy. The commonwealth is also the third-largest coal-mining state in the country.  

COVID-19 cases are rising again at the highest rates in two months.  Yesterday, the state recorded more than 21-hundred-70 new cases, the largest case increase since late February.  On Wednesday, 13 new fatalities due to COVID were registered.