Local News 7/5/22

News 7-5-22 AK

A 20-year-old was placed in Jefferson County prison after state police said he led them on a 20-mile chase. Logan Wells was driving an Eclipse Spyder on Route 36 when police attempted to stop him on July 2 at around 6:54 p.m. Wells led police on the 20-mile chase before crashing the Spyder into a guard rail. State police report he was then taken into custody.

 Police are searching for three teens that reportedly fled the scene of a crash after a pursuit with state police on Sunday. The teens are described by police to be African American males, last seen in the area of Hoovers Lane and also wearing blue jeans and white shirts. Police report that one of the teens was wearing dark colored jeans. Police say to use caution and to not confront or detain them, and call 911 if you have any information.

Revenue for Pennsylvania’s casinos continues to decline.  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports nearly 448-million dollars in revenue was generated by the state’s casinos in May.  That’s a nearly 14-million-dollar decline from April.  Revenues have been declining since March.

Hollidaysburg police are investigating a weekend fire at the Blair Senior Services’ vehicle storage facility, located along Loop Road. Over half-a-dozen departments were dispatched to the blaze around 5 a.m. Sunday., where crews found six of the company’s transportation vans on fire. The fire destroyed all six of the vehicles. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Insiders expect the U.S. Senate race between Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman to be one of the most expensive ever in the state in terms of political advertising. A Post-Gazette survey of various political advertisers found that Democratic and Republican organizations have already booked at least 67-million-dollars in advertising spots for the November election.

A new Pennsylvania House bill has been proposed that would prohibit balloon releases and implement penalties for violators. House Bill 2614, as proposed, would apply to all balloons, including those made from latex or mylar. The proposed bill would also impose a fine of $100 for an entity that releases any number of balloons and for any individual who releases 10 or more balloons intentionally.