The operator of a motorcycle sustained injuries earlier this week after a vehicle collision in Juniata County.  According to State Police, the crash occurred late Tuesday morning on Route 35 near the intersection of Melvin Lane in Milford Township.  A 10-year-old boy on a Kawasaki attempted to cross the highway in front of a Chevy Silverado driven by 18-year-old Kyle Hartzler of Mifflintown.  The boy was taken to Hershey Medical Center.  Hartzler was not injured.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has approved a six percent toll increase in 2019 for both for E-ZPass and cash customers.  The increase is set to begin January 6th. The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since 2016.  The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.30 to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.10 to $2.25 for cash customers.


Now might be a good time to purchase your 2018-19 Pennsylvania hunting license.  The new license year began July 1st, so only 2018-19 licenses are valid when hunting or using Game Commission shooting ranges.  With the sale of 2018-19 antlerless deer licenses about to begin, only hunters holding valid general licenses may apply.  Pennsylvania resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless license beginning Monday, July 9th.  Nonresidents may submit their first applications a week later, beginning Monday, July 16th.


The Mifflin County Regional Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 235 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from July 9th to August 26th.  As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the Commonwealth.  Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.   The enforcement wave will focus on running red lights, the “steer clear” or “move over” law, tailgating and speeding, and there will be zero tolerance for seat belt violations.  Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.  For more information, visit penndot.gov/safety.


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