Local News 6/6/22

News 6-6-22 AK

State police are investigating after three catalytic converters were stolen Thursday, June 2 from a residence in Clearfield County. State police got a call about a suspicious vehicle on Donahue Road in Brady Township at about 4 p.m. It was discovered that three catalytic converters were taken sometime from vehicles at a residence. The three vehicles were a Chevy Monte Carlo and two Toyota vans. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP DuBois at (814)-371-4652.

A West Mifflin man is dead and another person was flown to the hospital after an ATV crash occurred early Saturday morning in Somerset County. Ethan Leskovitz was driving his Polaris Sportsman 570 in Elk Lick Township when he lost control and went off road hitting a tree. Leskovitz was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

A state House panel has narrowly approved a bill to end the requirement that mandates businesses pay estimated sales taxes in advance. Instead, the bill would allow businesses to pay sales taxes after they are collected.

An elderly Centre Hall woman is facing charges after state police said that she neglected 19 horses, with two of them having to be euthanatized. Police located 19 horses total on her property, with one mare dead, 14 in a poorly sanitized muddy fencing without any clean water, food or shelter. The other four were found in a small barn. Torsell has unsecured bail set at $50,000.

Gas prices are continuing to climb in the region and are close to breaking all-time records. The average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is four-dollars and 94-cents. The Commonwealth’s gas prices are about ten cents higher than the national average.

Former reality TV star and celebrity television Doctor Mehmet Oz will face Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman in the November Governor’s race.  The news comes after Oz’s primary rival Dave McCormick conceded the race following a lengthy, post-primary election recount.