LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 8, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 8, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 8, 2019

AccuWeather in State College has won the 2018 Tabby Award for Best Weather App for its popular iOS (I-O-S) app.  The Tabby Award is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best apps for tablets and iPads.  AccuWeather apps for iOS and Android are available at no cost and provide the most accurate weather forecasts and warnings in an innovative, advanced mobile experience.  Exclusive industry-leading features include the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast®, as well as AccUcast™.  In addition, AccuWeather was reconfirmed as the most accurate source of forecasts and warnings over the next five favorite weather sources.

 

A larger number of disabled veterans could qualify for a disabled veteran license plate under legislation approved by the State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).  Currently, only veterans who have a 100-percent disability qualify for the special plates.  Senate Bill 62 would change the threshold to a 70-percent disability in order to allow more veterans to qualify.  Disabled veteran plates allow motorists to park in areas reserved for handicapped parking. Ward said her legislation would help improve the mobility and quality of life for many disabled veterans.  Senate Bill 62 was sent to the full Senate for consideration.

 

Authorities in Huntingdon County say an area man escaped injury when his vehicle struck a deer earlier this week.   According to State Police, 59-year-old Jack Rice of Broad Top was the operator of a Ford Fusion on Grange Hall Road early Monday morning in Todd Township.  Rice was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.

 

You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Mifflin County.  The American Red Cross will be at First Baptist Church on East Third Street in Lewistown today from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

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