Local News 5/10/22

News 5-10-22 AK

Two sisters are facing charges after they allegedly used their dying father’s debit card to pay rent, pawn fees, buy food, and order items from Amazon. Terri Rogers and Doreen Hamlett stole more than $3,000 after taking their father’s new bank debit card while he was in the hospital in early November 2021. One of the family members called police saying the father was on his death bed and wasn’t coherent to give permission for anyone to use his card. Charges of theft and financial exploitation were filed for both sisters.

An Altoona man is facing charges after police responded to an overdose that led to the man resisting and biting an officer. Christopher McGarvey Jr. is facing charges including aggravated assault and resisting law enforcement. He was placed in Blair County Prison.

A Huntingdon man is behind bars after allegedly forcing himself into a home and threatening to kill a woman with a gun. Shawn Williams faces charges including burglary, terroristic threats, and criminal trespassing. He was placed in Huntingdon County Prison.

One person was transported to the hospital following a seven-vehicle crash in State College on May 9.
The crash happened at 1:51 p.m. on North Atherton Street near West Cherry Lane. Police say an 86-year-old woman drove between both northbound travel lanes and hit several vehicles, which in turn caused them to hit other vehicles. The 86-year-old was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for injuries. No other major injuries were reported and the crash is under investigation.

The price of gas in Pennsylvania is at an all-time high. The average price for a gallon of gas in the state is four-dollars-and-51-cents. That’s a 15-cent increase from last week. It’s up a dollar-42 a gallon from the same time last year.

The push is on by candidates for public office ahead of the May primary. Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for governor. He said if elected to the governor’s office, his administration will be accountable to Pennsylvanians.