Local News 7/7/22

News 7-7-22 AK

State Police out of Rockview are searching for a missing Centre Hall man. Paul Milan Sepich was reported missing on July 5. He’s 26 years old and is described as being 5 foot 10 inches tall and roughly weighing 160 pounds. He’s said to have a scruffy beard. Sepich is possibly driving a red 2017 Toyota Prius with a plate reading “LMJ4769.” If you have any information on the whereabouts of Paul Sepich, you’re asked to call PSP Rockview at 814-355-7545.

A heavy state police presence in Snyder Township shut down a road for some time Wednesday evening. Troopers were on scene at South Eagle Valley Road in Vail for what they are saying was a barricade situation. They say no hostages were involved and flash bangs were also reportedly heard around 10 p.m. Details continue to remain limited at this time.

Six days past the official deadline, Pennsylvania state lawmakers are still working on a deal to pass a roughly $42 billion budget. Leaders in both parties have not talked about specific negotiations, but a House Republican spokesperson says they hoped to pass the budget later today.

A reported argument over heroin use led to a high-speed chase with Altoona police that saw two innocent bystanders sent to UPMC and the driver they were chasing sent to jail. Ryan Termin Termin is now facing various charges including fleeing and reckless endangerment as well as numerous moving violations including for the stop signs he ran during the chase. He was placed in Blair County Prison.

A woman is in jail on a felony charge after police said they caught her damaging a Somerset County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle. On July 3, police received multiple calls that Justin Lee Manly, also known as Samantha Manly, was causing extensive damage to a sheriff’s patrol car by throwing rocks at it. Manly was arraigned on a felony count of criminal mischief. She is lodged in Somerset County Prison.

Pennsylvania’s average gas price is again below five dollars. The state average is now at four-dollars and 94 cents. Petroleum analysts say even though gas prices are seeing a temporary decrease, drivers should expect them to jump again later in the summer.