Local News 7/8/22

News 7-8-22 AK

State police in Huntingdon County say a Hollidaysburg man was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash along Route 22 in Smithfield Township. Troopers say Eric Turner was traveling eastbound, around 5:30 a.m., when he crossed into the westbound lane of travel and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. Investigators say Turner was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.

Two men who escaped from the Clearfield County Jail on Memorial Day were in court for preliminary hearings on Wednesday.  Robert Lee Miller and Donald John White both waived their rights to preliminary hearings on escape charges during centralized court Wednesday. They are being held without bail.

Governor Tom Wolf is sounding the alarm on climate change.  Governor Wolf posted to social media today, saying storms are becoming more frequent and the state must invest in communities and emissions-cutting efforts to help prevent loss.  Wolf said in recent years, 90 percent of floods happened outside of high-risk zones.

A Grampian man will stand trial on felony charges for walking into a Bigler Township home with a gun. Jesse Ryan Wall entered the residence through an unlocked door on June 12. Wall is charged with criminal trespass.

Emergency officials in Blair County have confirmed that the coroner was called to the scene of a vehicle vs motorcycle crash on Route 764. Officials have not confirmed the extent of any other injuries and no further details have been released.

Pennsylvania State Police are reporting fewer deadly crashes happened this past July 4th weekend than last year.  Fatality wrecks were down by nearly half compared to 2021. Troopers say they investigated four deadly crashes between Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th.  None involved alcohol.