LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 7, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 7, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 7, 2017

Two people are dead following a fatal house fire Friday morning in Juniata County.  State Police at Lewistown assisted at the scene with local fire personnel in Mifflin Borough just after 7:00 am Friday.  No further information is available at this time.  The State Police Fire Marshal is currently investigating the cause of the blaze.

 

If you’re planning to view the solar eclipse later this month, make sure you’ve got the right safety gear.  Phony eclipse glasses are currently flooding the marketplace, according to the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The counterfeit equipment falsely claims to meet the international standard for safe solar viewing.  So how do you know that your eclipse glasses or handheld viewers are safe? You can’t really check them yourself – doing so requires high-tech lab equipment. The AAS has done the legwork and identified a number of reputable suppliers. You can also trust retailers that sell gear made by these companies, including Wal-Mart, Lowes and Toys R Us.  For a list of reputable vendors, visit eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters. On August 21st, the moon will completely blot out the solar disk in 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina.

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

 

Authorities are searching for a Mount Union man who is wanted on an active warrant.  Forty-nine-year-old Timothy Atherton is accused of operating a methamphetamine lab and other charges.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call State Police at 717-320-1010.

 

Pennsylvania has 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, which flow through farms and backyards, cities and towns, forests and fields.  No matter where Pennsylvanians live, virtually all citizens have a role to play in protecting the state’s critical water resources.  Visitors to Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, August 15th through the 17th, can learn how they can contribute to keeping water clean, safe and abundant. Through educational displays and presentations, Penn State Extension educators and faculty specialists will cover a variety of water-related topics of interest to a broad spectrum of audiences.  Water quality is a prominent issue in Pennsylvania, especially for agriculture.

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