Local News 8/3/22

News 8-3-22 AK

One person is in custody and another was rushed to Mt. Nittany Medical Center for treatment after a reported shooting. On Tuesday, August 2 state police responded to a shooting in Hopewell Township at around 8 p.m. The shooting took place on Douglass Road. One person has been arrested and another was taken to the hospital. State police said that there is no danger to the public.

Charges have been filed against a man for threatening to kill troopers and assaulting a woman at his trailer in Julian. Samuel Connor III faces charges of assault, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and harassment. Connor is currently in Centre County Prison.

An Altoona man is facing charges after police say an argument over bed sheets led to him being accused of strangling and cutting a woman. Hunter Grossman is facing aggravated assault and strangulation charges. Grossman was placed in Blair County Prison.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the state’s mail-in voting law. The justices ruled five to two Tuesday that there should be no restrictions on mail-in voting per the state constitution. Two republican justices voted against the idea. The ruling makes it very likely that expanded voting-by-mail will be in place for the November elections.

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will go up next year.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted to increase tolls by five percent for E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers.  The most-common toll for passenger vehicles will increase from a dollar-70 to a dollar-80 for E-ZPass customers and from four-dollars-and-ten-cents to four-dollars-and-40-cents for By Plate customers.  The new rates go into effect on January 8th.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Pennsylvania is currently four dollars and 45 cents, while the national average is four dollars and 16 cents.