Local News 5/26/22

News 5-26-22 AK

State police are investigating after a local convenience store was broken into and hundreds of dollars of cigarettes were stolen. Police were called to Sandy Ridge Market on Sandy Ridge Station in Orbisonia for the burglary that happened in the early hours of May 23, at approximately 4:30 a.m. An unknown suspect(s) broke into the building and caused $2,000 worth of damage to a glass door before loading up with $400 worth of cigarettes. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in Huntingdon at 814-627-3161.

An Altoona man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened to shoot another man in a Sheetz parking lot Tuesday night and also tried to run him off the road when he fled. Tracy Bey faces numerous charges and he is lodged in Blair County Prison.

The primary race for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat is officially heading for a recount.  The state’s top election official said today that the margin between former hedge fund CEO David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount. The race isn’t expected to be decided until next month.

An employee from ABC Review Preschool was jailed Wednesday after she was caught with 12 stamp bags while supervising 10 children. Shannon Marie Berkebile was arrested and charged with 10 felony counts of endangering the welfare of children in addition to two drug charges. Berkebile is lodged in Somerset County Prison.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is warning residents that many of their utility bills will soon rise. The increase set for June 1st could see price hikes that range from between six and 45 percent, depending on their electric utility.   The commission is urging residents to carefully review their electric bills to understand the rates they will be paying.

PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, dmv.pa.gov.