Local News 11/9/22

News for Wednesday November 9

Lieutenant Governor and former Braddock mayor John Fetterman will be the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.  Polling showed a close race throughout the contest for the seat being vacated by Pat Toomey with the Democrat, Fetterman, and his Republican challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, battling for the chance to go to Washington.  Unofficial results from Tuesday night show the lieutenant governor edging out the doctor and former TV host by about 2 points.

Voters on Tuesday elected Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to be the Commonwealth’s next governor.  Shapiro beat Republican nominee Doug Mastriano by more than 10 points.  Following Tom Wolf in the office, Shapiro’s election will mean a 3rd straight term of Democratic rule in the governor’s mansion., 2022

An Altoona woman is facing 16 felony charges for possession of prohibited firearms according to a complaint filed on Tuesday.

WJAC TV reports Officers with the Altoona Police Department say they were called to a home in Altoona for a report that the caller’s house contained possibly stolen firearms and she did not want them there any longer.

Police also discovered that 55-year-old Sue Ann Stewart had a  criminal history that showed she had previously plead guilty to a felony was therefore prohibited from possessing any firearms.

After obtaining a search warrant, the complaint says police located a total of 16 firearms in her house.

According to the report, Stewart is being held in Blair County Prison on $50,000 bail.

State police and the Indiana County District Attorney announced Tuesday that all seven adult defendants charged with the kidnapping 19 year old Hayden Robert Garreffao of  Ebensburg have now been charged with Criminal Homicide.

The Altoona Mirror Reports the criminal complaints were amended in court Tuesday to include an additional count of Criminal Homicide and in each case bail was denied.

The eighth defendant who is 14-years-old remains charged as a juvenile with Kidnapping and is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility