LOCAL NEWS | May 20, 2016

LOCAL NEWS | May 20, 2016

LOCAL NEWS | May 20, 2016

The Mifflin County School District Board of Directors passed a 74-point-4-million dollar budget that calls for no tax increase. Superintendent James Estep pointed out that the spending plan was passed ahead of schedule.

A Lewistown man was found not guilty of the rape of a child. James Carson was accused of sexually assaulting a child in late 2013. The girl’s attorney said the alleged victim’s testimony was unsubstantiated by credible evidence.

Federal agents are investigating after a Centre Hall house exploded late Wednesday night. Agents are trying to determine the cause of the explosion and whether or not it was an accident. They will try to determine whether arson was involved and whether there was illegal firearms being trafficked. Neighbors said there were four loud bombs and their homes shook when the house exploded. The house was destroyed. No one was home at the time of the explosion.

A battle is brewing over plans to develop land near the Gettysburg battlefield. Those plans include more than a dozen commercial plots that border the site of the largest field hospital in the Civil War. There are also concerns about how the development will change the view for tourists visiting the area.

A new report shows funding for Pennsylvania public colleges and universities has been cut 33 percent since 2008. At the same time, tuition has risen about 20 percent. That translates to about 2,234 dollars per student.


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