Stoystown man killed when pickup overturns

FAIRHOPE – A Stoystown man was killed when his pickup crashed around 10 a.m. Thursday on Glades Pike, Route 31, in Allegheny Township.

Harold Harmon, 75, was pronounced dead a short time later at Somerset Hospital, state police said.

The victim was traveling east about seven miles north of Fairhope when his pickup went out of control on the snow-covered road, struck an embankment and overturned, police said.

Harmon was wearing a seat belt.

Poultry thief caught at Somerset grocery

SOMERSET – A chicken thief was nabbed at a Somerset grocery before he could make off with the poultry, authorities said.

Borough police said Mark A. Bockes, 29, reportedly stuffed two packs of Gold Label Premium Chicken into his coat Tuesday morning and walked out of the BiLo store on Plank Road. A customer reported seeing Bockes shoving $30 worth of chicken into his coat and alerted store employees who caught him in the parking lot, police said.

Bockes was charged with retail theft before District Judge Arthur Cook of Somerset.

Sheetz cited for selling beer to a minor

ALTOONA – The Sheetz at 1900 Valley View Boulevard – the first convenience store in the state to sell beer – has been cited by the state police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for selling alcoholic beverages to a minor.

Police said that on Nov. 16, the sale was made to a 19-year-old woman during an age-compliance check.

Panel OKs free tuition for residents over 60

HARRISBURG – A bill to allow Pennsylvanians aged 60 or older to enroll tuition-free in higher education courses – sponsored by state Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana – has cleared a House panel.

The House Education Committee passed the bill Wednesday. If the measure becomes law, colleges would have the option to participate and offer seats on a space-available basis.

Colleges and universities would establish their own rules for those who participate.

Pregnant woman taken to hospital after crash

STOYSTOWN – State police in Somerset are investigating a one-vehicle crash near Stoystown that sent a pregnant woman to the hospital.

The crashed happened around 6 p.m. Thursday on Route 281 north of Somerset near Marts Mini Mart, Somerset 911 officials said.

The woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution, officials said.

Her name was not available.

Westmont man sought for alleged assault

Authorities are searching for a Westmont man who allegedly assaulted a state constable serving a felony warrant at the man’s home Wednesday morning.

John Arthur Barnes, 38, of the 700 block of Drexel Avenue, fled the scene after assaulting the constable, according to the West Hills Regional Police.

Police said Barnes already had been served with an arrest warrant for a theft charge filed by the Cambria Township police. The constable was serving another warrant on Barnes Wednesday because he failed to comply with the first one, police said.

When the constable arrived, police said, Barnes started to fight with him. Police said there were signs of a violent struggle with Barnes stepping on the constable’s head after the two wrestled each other to the floor.

Police said Barnes then fled the residence.

Police filed charges against Barnes before District Judge John Barron, of Upper Yoder Township, that include aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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