State lawmakers and county transportation officials recently spoke in support of bipartisan legislation to delay upcoming changes to Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). The program provides shared rides to medical appointments for recipients when other means are unavailable. At a press conference held Tuesday in Harrisburg, Representative John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin), the prime sponsor of the bill, said delayed implementation would allow for a thorough review of the plan to determine if rural transportation needs will be met in a cost-effective manner.
An incident late last month in Huntingdon County has resulted in charges against a Waterfall man. According to State Police, 48-year-old Willis Wible punched a 9-year-old male juvenile in the chest and threatened to shoot the boy in the face with a hunting rifle. Wible also punched a 7-year-old female on the leg. Both incidents took place March 30th on Old Plank Road in Todd Township. Wible was taken into custody. Charges of terroristic threats were filed through District Court.