LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

A weekend head-on collision in Juniata County resulted in injuries for two Richfield teens.  According to State Police, the crash occurred early Saturday morning on Route 35 North near Happy Hollow Road in Fermanagh Township.  Forty-nine-year-old Zachary Ferry of Mount Pleasant Mills was the driver of a Ford F-450 that attempted to pass another vehicle.  Ferry’s vehicle struck a Mitsubishi Endeavor that was approaching in the oncoming lane.  The driver of the Endeavor, 19-year-old Bryanna Stacey, and a passenger, 19-year-old Shaun Neill, were transported to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital.

 

Two previously deported aliens found in Pennsylvania have been charged with illegal re-entry.  The Justice Department says both men were deported to Mexico and are alleged to have illegally reentered the United States.  Saldivar Tapia was previously deported in June 2013. He was found in Lackawanna County.  Marin Ortiz was previously deported in October 2017. He was found in York County. Both cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

 

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enable Penn State researchers to study the potential for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 to infect and spread among livestock.  USDA’s Agricultural and Food Research Initiative awarded the nearly $1 million grant to a veterinary and biomedical team in the College of Agricultural Sciences.  The COVID-19 pandemic remains the most significant public health crisis in the modern era, and the global spread of the virus could pose a significant risk to livestock.

 

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