Local News 10/12/22

News for Wednesday October 12, 2022

WTAJ reports that 40 year old Leslie Scott of Bellefonte made more than 20 threatening phone calls with a fake number to 911 and Advance Auto Parts along Benner Pike since Sept. 13. Scott was a former employee of the store who was fired for allegedly stealing money.

Scott currently faces 15 felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility along with 17 misdemeanor charges of terrorist threats with the intent to terrorize another for threatening wokers at the store.

Scott is now in the Centre County Prison with bail set at $40,000, He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 19.

A Huntingdon County man is in jail for allegedly threatening a woman with a crossbow.  Travis Wilson is accused of loading a crossbow and making threats during an argument with a woman last week.  At one point, the victim claims Wilson pointed the weapon at her and threatened to kill her.  The victim says she thinks Wilson was under the influence of methamphetamine. 

The Altoona Police Department is looking to identify three black men for their alleged involvement in a shooting that took place outside of The Palace strip club in Altoona.

The fight reportedly broke out inside the club on August 28th, which police said led to a larger disturbance in the parking lot were there are reports of multiple shots fired.

Altoona Police have photos of the three men on their facebook page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating detective or send a private message to the department’s Facebook page.

WTAJ TV reports the Galleria Mall in Johnstown is ready to be revitalized thanks to the help of a new owner.

Lee Karruli purchased the mall for over three million dollars within the past week. He said it’s his goal to bring more stores and traffic to the mall.

Karruli said he’s currently working on bringing a national brand store to the mall. He hopes to also bring more restaurants and franchises to the food court area.