A Schuylkill County man has been convicted of threatening the president, and numerous other charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo was convicted by a federal jury November 26th on twelve counts involving threats against the President of the United States. Other charges include interstate transportation of stolen firearms and possession of a firearm as a fugitive and convicted felon. While a fugitive from Schuylkill and Northampton Counties in 2018, Christy posted threats to kill President Trump. Christy was apprehended in Ohio on September 21st, 2018, after a three-month manhunt by U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, Secret Service, and law enforcement from six states.
The Juniata River Valley’s 23rd annual Festival of Ice begins today in Downtown Lewistown. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” For information, visit www.juniatarivervalley.org.
The Christmas Season is a time of giving. With the U.S. ranked as the most generous country over the past 10 years by the World Giving Index, WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Most Charitable States. The 50 states were compared based on 19 key indicators of charitable behavior. The data ranges from volunteer rate to share of income donated to share of sheltered homeless. Pennsylvania ranked 6th on the list. Minnesota was first, followed by Utah, Maryland, Oregon, and Ohio.
The Lewistown Police Department and Kiwanis Club will collect non-perishable food items next week. “Fill-A-Cruiser” 2019 will be Friday, December 13th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Giant Store on Dorcas Street in Lewistown. Donations will be delivered to the Lumina Center and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.