LOCAL NEWS | JULY 13, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | JULY 13, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | JULY 13, 2017

A McVeytown man has been arrested for assaulting a family member. Lewistown police responded to the report of a domestic assault in Bratton Township on Monday, July 10. Upon arrival, officers found 30-year-old David Robert Mallery had beaten his 73-year-old grandfather. Mallery was taken to Mifflin County Correctional Facility where charges have been filed.


The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is reminding residents and businesses across Central PA served by the 717 area code of the upcoming switch to 10-digit dialing for all local calls. The new mandatory 223 overlay area will begin on August 26. Starting on that date, if callers only dial a seven-digit number, they will reach a recorded announcement instructing them to hang up and redial the number using the area code plus the local number. The overlay area code was approved based on forecasts that the remaining supply of available telephone numbers in the 717 area code was close to exhaustion. The Commission’s Order approving the plan specifies that any new numbers for the overlay will not be released until mid-September.


Huntingdon police are searching for someone who broke into a Cromwell Township home. Between December 2016 and May 2017, an individual forced entry into a cottage. The thief removed and took window screens and damaged the oil line. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Dunsmore of the Huntingdon State Police at 814-627-3161.


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission may change a rule that say anglers have to display their fishing licenses on a hat, vest, or other clothing. A proposal adopted Tuesday would instead require fishermen to have their license in their possession when fishing and show it to a waterways conservation officer when asked. Anglers could keep a copy of their fishing license on a mobile device. Pennsylvania ended a similar rule that required the public display of hunting license in 2012.


PAWS and The Dogs’ Den will hold a low-cost vaccine clinic for cats and dogs this Sunday, July 16 from 11AM to 1PM at PAWS in Grantville. Distemper and Rabies vaccinations will be provided as well as a three-year rabies shot. Owners must provide proof of previous rabies vaccination with certificate. Most vaccines will cost $10 each. Microchips will also be available for $25 each. This is a first-com, first-served clinic. For more information, call Denise at 717-648-0773.


You can enjoy some live music out on the water Saturday night. Grain will be performing at Whipple Dam State Park from 7 to 9PM. Grain is a local band that plays a variety of genres ranging from grunge, bluegrass, jazz and the blues. This event is part of their summer concert series. A $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds go to the Friends group for future park projects. You can find more information about the show at www.visitPAparks.com.


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