Local News 5/11/22

News 5-11-22 AK

Police were sent to a two vehicle crash in Clearfield County Monday that took place behind a stopped school bus. The accident occurred at 3:08 p.m. at a rail road crossing in Lawrence Township. A 19-year-old man driving an orange Subaru Outback rear ended a black Toyota Outlander that was being driven by a 44-year-old woman with an 8-year-old passenger. The woman was taken to Penn Highlands Clearfield by EMS with minor injuries as a precaution. The man had also received minor injures but was not transported. The 8-year-old was not injured.

An Altoona couple is facing insurance fraud charges after the Attorney Generals office said they tried to file multiple claims for damage to their car that occurred in 2018. Holly Funkhouser and her fiancé Lenny Brumbaugh face two counts of felony insurance fraud and one count of misdemeanor theft by deception.

Two teens face arson charges for their alleged involvement in an Altoona fire on May 10.

The fire was in a wooded area next to Garfield Park. The fire burnt an area approximately the size of a football field. A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old male were taken into custody.

A DuBois man is behind bars he beat a man with a baseball bat and sent him to the hospital. Police arrested Kevin Shirey, 64 for allegedly hitting a man with a baseball bat 8 -10 times. The victim told police he’d been hit by Shirey with an aluminum baseball bat in the head, fingers, left elbow and forearm. He’s been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two charges of simple assault.

Dave McCormick will get some help in his final push to gain support in the Pennsylvania primary Senate race.  McCormick will be joined by Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Lancaster County on Friday. McCormick and Cruz will also appear together in Allegheny County on Thursday.

The price of diesel fuel isn’t helping supply-chain problems in Pennsylvania.  Diesel is the primary fuel used to ship goods across the state and the country.  The national average for a gallon of diesel is five-dollars-and-55 cents.  It’s even higher in Pennsylvania at six-dollars-and-23 cents.