LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 25, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 25, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 25, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate approved legislation yesterday aimed at improving police training and reducing deadly force incidents in Commonwealth communities.  The action followed two days of public hearings held last week on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.  The Senate approved Senate Bill 459, which provides law enforcement agencies with record keeping and reporting requirements regarding the use of force and deadly force by law enforcement officers. It also requires a statewide report to be compiled annually on use-of-force incidents.


Following approval by the Boards of Directors and the Penn State Board of Trustees, an agreement was reached for Penn State Health to replace Geisinger as the sole corporate member of Holy Spirit Health System.  Formal agreements will be finalized in the coming days. The acquisition will include Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, its affiliated outpatient practices and urgent care centers in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York counties, as well as the Ortenzio Heart Center and the assets of West Shore EMS.  Once the transition is complete, Holy Spirit Hospital’s name will change to Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center.  The planned acquisition is Penn State Health’s latest step to expand access to high quality care in the Capital Region.


Authorities say a cat in Armagh Township was shot with an air-powered gun.  According to State Police, the incident took place June 18th on 2nd Street in Milroy.  The cat had to be put down as a result of injuries.  Anyone with information should contact State Police at 717-320-1010.


You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Juniata County.  The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Community Building on West 4th Street in Port Royal today from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.



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