Local News 10/25/22

News for Tuesday October 25, 2022

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will square off with his Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz tonight in the first and only debate in the race for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat.  The debate is set to take place in Harrisburg.  Recent polls are showing a tightening race, as Oz has hammered Fetterman on his handling of crime as the state’s lieutenant governor.  The race is key in determining which party controls the Senate. Locally the televised debate can we watched on WTAJ. The debate will begin at 8pm.

State police in Bedford County are investigating a homicide attempt at at home in Monroe Township Monday morning.

WTAJ TV reports that police arrived on the scene after 6:30am…they made entry and freed five children within the home. Two of them had been shot and were sent to the hospital. Three were uninjured.

The alleged shooter was located a short time later in Fulton County and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Superintendent for the Everett Area school district says they will have counselors available this week for students affected by the shooting.

Seven people have been charged in connection with kidnapping and the death of a missing Indiana County teen whose body was found over the weekend.

WJAC TV reports 19 year old Hayden Garreffa went missing on Thurs Oct 20th.

His body was found Saturday around 4am in a remote wooded area of Brush Valley Township.

A missing Indiana County teen was found dead over the weekend and his death is ruled a homicide, according to state police.

The Indiana County Coroner was called and ruled Garreffa’s death a homicide.

Seven people from Johnstown ranging in ages from 18-21 have been charged and are currently in Indiana County Prison after being denied bail.

All have been charged by state police with kidnapping to facilitate a felony. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for November 11.

Unilever is recalling various aerosol dry shampoos as they may contain the cancer-causing chemical, benzene.  The products were manufactured prior to October of last year under the Dove, Suave, and Nexxus brand names, and distributed nationwide.  The FDA says exposure to benzene can cause leukemia and other blood cancers.  Consumers can visit unilever-recall-dot-com for specifics on the affected products and information on reimbursements.