Local News 8/5/22

News 8-5-22 AK

A Bellwood man who lived after shooting himself pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges. Trevor Snowberger pleaded guilty to terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault for an incident that took place on November 2021. Sentencing for Snowberger is set for Sept. 13.

A man pleaded guilty in federal court and could face a max of life in prison or a $10 million fine for his involvement in drug trafficking. Logan Mactavish pleaded guilty to Count Two of the Superseding. He was one of 38 arrested in a massive meth bust across multiple counties in 2020. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Pennsylvania schools can now apply for funding to support mental health programs and improve security.  Governor Tom Wolf says nearly 100-million-dollars is available for School Mental Health Grants.  Another 95-million can be used for Physical School Safety and Security Grants. The funds could pay for security enhancements such as security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems and exterior lighting.

Somerset County Coroner, Cullen Swank confirmed one man died after being struck by a vehicle on Tayman Road. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. State Police are investigating the crash.

Today marks the new dawn of Pennsylvania’s minimum wage laws, mostly for workers who earn tips. The change will increase the amount of tip money an employee must receive before their hourly rate can be reduced from 7-dollars 25-cents to as low as 2-dollars, 83 cents per hour. Employers also will not be allowed to deduct any credit card or other payment processing fees from employees’ tips.

Lottery officials are waiting for the winner of the 202-million-dollar Powerball jackpot to come forward. They say someone in Pennsylvania is holding a winning ticket for Wednesday’s drawing, with an estimated lump sum payment estimated to be 119-million-dollars. The jackpot will reset to 20 million for Saturday’s drawing.