LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 11, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 11, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 11, 2017

Authorities are investigating a weekend burglary in Mifflin County.  Sometime Saturday or Sunday, thieves entered a residence on Juniata Terrace and removed more than $750 in cash and a necklace worth $120.

 

A Juniata County resident has been charged with cruelty to animals.  State Police say a dog was left outside without food and water for several days on Cardinal Lane in Mifflin.  The incident took place between September 25th and 27th.   The investigation also revealed several other dogs at the same location had not received necessary veterinary care.  The owner was cited for neglect of an animal.

 

Every state in the U.S. was required to submit a proposal to the federal government recently on how it will comply with the new federal education law, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Pennsylvania’s plan, released in August, has created a political divide over what to do about chronically low-performing schools.  Under the former federal education law, No Child Left Behind, there were strict mandates for how states should deal with these schools. The new law gives greater leeway in deciding how to intervene with chronic low-performers.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education plans to identify its bottom five percent of schools that receive federal Title I funding.  The schools would have five years to make progress before some of those more drastic consequences seen under NCLB would kick in.  The plan now awaits approval from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Route 1003 (Sugar Grove Hollow) in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County will be closed to through-traffic today (October 11th) through Friday (October 13th) due to road work.  Access will be allowed for school buses and emergency vehicles.

 

The Mifflin County Library will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, October 12th) for staff training.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday (October 13th).  For more information, call 717-242-2391 or visit mifflincountylibrary.org .

 

 

 

 

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