The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 123 additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania since last year, and Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded again as a result. With CWD testing from the 2018 deer seasons now complete, there now have been a total of 250 known cases in free-ranging deer in the Commonwealth since 2012. New CWD cases were detected in ten counties, including Huntingdon (4), Juniata (1), and Perry (1) Counties. CWD is a fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk and moose. To date, the disease has not been found to infect humans, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people avoid eating meat from infected animals.
Two people have been arrested after a weekend break-in in Huntingdon County. State Police say 26-year-old Tiffany Detwiler of Shade Gap and 34-year-old Jonathan Fahrnow of Mount Union forced their way into an apartment on Cromwell Street in Orbisonia Saturday morning. Detwiler passed out while taking a bath, causing water to overflow and leak into another apartment. The landlord found both suspects passed out in the bathroom and called police. Charges include burglary, criminal trespass and drug charges.