Local News 5/2/22

News 5-2-22 AK

 A 9-year-old boy from Everett was killed Saturday afternoon when he drove a Kawasaki into oncoming traffic. The crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. in Hopewell Township on April 30. The child was reportedly on a Kawasaki and pulling out of a private driveway to cross over Plank Road. A Nissan was traveling south on Plank Road when it was unable to stop in time and hit the boy. The 9-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

 A Somerset man is facing charges after police say he used the self-checkout at Walmart to steal various items on three different occasions. Jarrad Tall would use the self-checkout at Walmart and scan items after replacing their price tag with a tag from a lower priced item. Police say he put a lower price tag on a $179 Ninja Foodie,  $62 pair of seat covers and a $289 Bissell rug scrubber. He was placed in Somerset County Prison.

Governor Tom Wolf is taking action on ‘ghost guns.’  The announcement reportedly follows new rules from Washington, D.C. that require gun kit makers to include a serial number on firearm components.  Those sellers must also perform a background check before completing the sale.

A duo in Somerset County are facing charges after police say they were caught on camera trying to make off with $600 worth of merchandise from a NAPA Auto Parts store. Denise Glover and Trevor Gillingham attempted to steal more than $600 in merchandise including jumper cables, work lamps and tire inflator. State police said both were caught on the store’s security camera.

The Johnstown Police Department and Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees are currently investigating the deaths of two people and a dog at a house in Johnstown. The cause of death is still being investigated, however, the individuals appeared to have gunshot wounds and autopsies were performed yesterday.

Gasoline prices remain slightly above the national average in Pennsylvania.  The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Keystone State is four dollars and twenty-seven cents.