News 8-30-22

Troopers across the region said they’re going to be out and about to enforce safety on the roadways this Labor Day weekend. Pennsylvania State Police Troop A will be specifically watching for distracted, aggressive and intoxicated drivers from Friday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 5. This is part of an ongoing effort to save lives and keep roads and highways safe.

Crews responded to a fire at a Somerset County Inn on Monday, Aug. 29. The fire started sometime in the evening at the Knights Inn. The fire started on the backside of the inn and spread to three rooms. Three rooms were burned, and no injuries were reported. An investigation is ongoing.

The Pennsylvania Department of State says it needs poll workers in all 67 counties ahead of November’s mid-term elections. The Department of State says poll workers can be paid for training sessions and for their work on Election Day.  The Pennsylvania Poll Worker Interest Form can be filled out on the Department of State’s website. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. 

Two Carlisle men face burglary charges after they tried to steal a vehicle out of a towing lot but where stopped by employees. Robert Carper II and Micah Porter jumped over a chain link and pad locked fence and tried to steal a white Toyota vehicle at Halfmoon Towing Storage Lot. The duo faces felony burglary charges along with trespassing, and were both placed in Centre County Prison.

State officials say all PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of Labor Day.  Customers may still access driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online. They can be found at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website.

Governor Tom Wolf wants to legalize the use of recreational marijuana by adults.  Governor Wolf said today that too many Pennsylvanians are locked up for marijuana offenses.  He claims they’re not violent and aren’t a threat to their communities.  Wolf says it’s time to decriminalize the use of marijuana.