Local News 5/13/22

News 5-13-22 AK

State police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Wednesday night at a Nittany Minit Mart. Troopers say that two Black males went into the Minit Mart in Coalport just before midnight on April 11, and robbed the store. They held the employees and a customer at gunpoint. One man was described as being 6 feet tall and roughly 300 pounds and the other as 5 foot 7 inches and 150 pounds. Anyone with any information is asked to call PSP Clearfield at 814-857-3800.

 A man who was found overdosed on heroin by police is facing charges after he also had a large amount of drugs on him. Randy Lytle had heroin, crystal meth and a gun in his possession when West Hills police found him unresponsive in his Ford F-250 truck at about 1:39 a.m. on Harshberger Road. Lytle is currently housed in Cambria County Prison.

A Pennsylvania State Representative has introduced a bill to exempt people who are older than 70 from serving jury duty. Currently, seniors can apply for exemptions at age 75. The measure has been recently introduced by State Representative Pam Snyder.

Two Bedford County men are facing charges after police say they admitted to a burglary, but each claims the other person was the ‘mastermind’ behind everything. State police arrested Jimmy Joe Daniel and Brady Justin Wayde May 11 after an anonymous tip led them to over $14,000 worth of stolen merchandise from a man’s cabin back in April. They are currently both facing felony burglary and trespassing charges.

State Senator Jake Corman is dropping out of the race for governor.  Corman made the announcement.  Corman also announced his endorsement of Lou Barletta for the Republican nomination.  He said it was time for him to step aside and support someone who can win the office in the fall.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is asking boat owners to prepare their vessels ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Officials say unpowered boats should have launch permits and powerboats need to be registered.  It’s also recommended that boaters take a safety course either online or in-person.