LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 12, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 12, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 12, 2018

A Lewistown woman is under investigation for statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors.  According to State Police, 20-year-old Teralyn Nicole Foltz is accused of having a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old male victim.  The incident occurred August 16th at a residence on South Wayne Street in Lewistown.  Foltz was charged October 2nd and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.

 

Huntingdon State Police are investing a theft that occurred in Orbisonia. On October 2, three people entered a market and milled around, looking for items. They approached the costumer service desk. While standing there, one of the men stole $180. He then purchased a pack of gum. While at the register making his purchase, he asked for change for $800 in small bills. After being given the money, he removed half the stack, handed it back to the cashier, indicating he changed his mind. The cashier gave him the $800 back and all 3 men exited the store. They fled the scene in a red Dodge or Chrysler minivan traveling North of SR 522. This investigation is ongoing.

 

State Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is praising the passage of Senate Bill 1090, which gained unanimous support earlier this week in the House of Representatives.  The bill increases penalties for those involved in hazing; requires schools to have policies and reporting procedures in place to stop hazing; and ensures that parents and students are provided with information related to the issue.  It also establishes clear-cut restrictions on hazing for organizations such as fraternities and sororities.  The Timothy J. Piazza law is named in memory of Tim Piazza, who died after a February 2017 fraternity pledge event at Penn State. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), the bill is now headed to the governor’s desk.

 

PennDOT is issuing an update for its resurfacing project on Route 22 in Juniata County. The work zone stretches approximately two miles of roadway, beginning east of Thompsontown and continues to the Perry County Line. Today crews will lift the lane restrictions for the weekend. Starting Monday, October 15 the lane closures will be return with both the westbound left passing lane and eastbound right travel lane being closed. The restrictions will stay in place through next Friday, the 19th. Drivers are advised to remain alert for sudden stops as workers will be present in the roadway. Trucks will be delivering materials into the job site and PennDOT would like to remind motorists they should not follow the tractor trailers into the closed lanes.

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