Philipsburg man faces weapons charge

A Philipsburg man was charged after being found in possession of a loaded weapon.

State Police at Philipsburg said that Michael R. Hampton, 21, was charged with carrying a loaded weapon other than a firearm.

The police report said that during a traffic stop at Hemlock Street in Rush Township on Friday night, police found that Hampton had a loaded .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire rifle in the back seat of his vehicle.