LOCAL NEWS | MAY 15, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 15, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 15, 2018

Pennsylvanians will go to the polls today to cast ballots in the Primary Election.   Voters will select party nominations for several statewide and national seats.  For the PA House of Representatives, parties will choose candidates for the 81st, 82nd, and the 171st Districts.   In the State Senate, Democrats will select a nominee to oppose Jake Corman in the 34th District.  Republicans will vote on a candidate to oppose Governor Tom Wolf in November.   Republicans will select opposition to face U.S. Senator Bob Casey in November.  Republican Incumbent Tom Marino faces party opposition for his U.S. House Seat from the 12th Legislative District.  Fayette Township in Juniata County will vote on an alcohol referendum.


Authorities are searching for the origin of a fire that caused major damage to the interior of a building in Watts Township, Perry County.  The blaze broke out in the early morning hours Saturday on Ramp Road.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at Newport at 717-249-2121.


Pennsylvania State Police Troop G has released the statistical report for April.  The Lewistown Barracks responded to 511 incidents total, making 64 criminal arrests combined in Mifflin and Juniata Counties.  There were 42 vehicle crashes investigated by State Police in the two-county region.  In Huntingdon County, troopers responded to 570 incidents last month, and made 69 criminal arrests.  State Police investigated 37 vehicle crashes in Huntingdon County.  There was one fatality reported.


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