As Geisinger resumes operations at clinics, hospitals and outpatient centers, they are updating the visitation policy. The health and safety of patients, visitors and employees remains the top priority during the COVID-19 situation. Geisinger is temporarily modifying routine, in-person visits to hospitalized patients. They continue to encourage alternative ways of interacting, including phone calls, Facetime, Skype and other means, if possible. More details on the updated Geisinger visitation policy can be found at
State Police say a recent Huntingdon County shooting was accidental. The incident occurred Tuesday night on Warm Springs Avenue in the Borough of Huntingdon. A 28-year-old man was treated at Penn Highland Huntingdon for a self-inflicted gunshot wound on his hand.
Authorities are investigating a Lewistown burglary. Someone removed a welding kit, an acetylene tank, an oxygen tank, and hoses from a shed on the 600 block of Valley Street sometime in the last two weeks. Anyone with information should contact the Lewistown Police Department at 717-248-6716.
The Mifflin County Regional Police Department conducted one hundred and sixty-six (166) traffic stops during a recent “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization which ran from May 18th through June 3rd. Officers issued one hundred and twenty-nine (129) speeding citations, four (4) citations for driving while operator’s license was under suspension, and three (3) citations for violation of the Commonwealth’s seat belt law. Pennsylvania law requires any occupant younger than 18 to buckle up when riding in a vehicle, as well as drivers and front-seat passengers. Children under the age of two must be secured in a rear-facing car seat, and children under the age of four must be restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children must ride in a booster seat until their eighth birthday. For more information on seat belt safety, visit PennDOT.gov/safety.
Local church leaders and pastors will host a statewide Prayer Gathering open to the public on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg Saturday (June 6th) at 11:00 am. The Prayer Gathering seeks to unite believers in a call for justice, mercy and humility.