Local News 7/12/22

News for 7-12-22 AK

On Thursday, July 7 officers responded to a suspected domestic violence assault at a DuBois apartment. Ashlee Bennett has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, and harassment. She was placed in Clearfield County Jail.

Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field is being renamed.  The home of the Steelers will be renamed Acrisure(Ack-rah-sure) Stadium ahead of the 2022 NFL season.  The team sold the naming rights to the Michigan-based insurance firm after the stadium had been known as Heinz Field for over 20 years.  It’s not clear how much the deal is worth.

Governor Tom Wolf has signed a measure that would give nursing homes 20 percent more funding for Medicaid reimbursements. The governor’s office says the 300-million-dollars could be used to increase worker salaries, which would hopefully result in stabilizing nursing homes’ finances and improve the quality of care.  The measure also provides for a slight increase in direct care hours – up to nearly three hours per day per patient. 

An 18-year-old from Chester County in eastern Pennsylvania has been accused of assaulting and strangling his girlfriend in her Penn State dorm room. Preston Julian Brindle is facing felony charges after witnesses were able to get into the woman’s dorm and force him to leave. Brindle was placed in Centre County Prison.

Three people are now behind bars in Bedford County after state police activated their SERT when they went to serve a felony warrant at a home. Eileen and Dana Grabill face charges of hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of children and also recklessly endangering another person. Both are in Bedford County prison. Matthew Lehman faces charges of flight to avoid apprehension endangering the welfare of children and also recklessly endangering another person. He is also in Bedford County Prison.

The 45-billion-dollar 2022-23 state budget passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly last week has become law. Governor Tom Wolfe signed the budget Friday.  It includes nearly two-billion dollars for state schools, 140 million in direct property tax relief and 135 million for law enforcement.