Some residents in Lewistown lost power early yesterday morning as a result of a hit-and-run crash in the borough. Police say what is believed to be a silver GMC Envoy struck a utility pole on the 100 block of Spring Street yesterday at about 3:45 am. The collision caused major damage and a power outage. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Anyone with information should contact Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716 or Mifflin County non-emergency at 717-248-9607.
A jury has convicted an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon of felony aggravated assault. Ryan Brock was convicted for an incident that occurred at SCI Huntingdon in 2017. Brock was serving a sentence from Lancaster County when he assaulted a corrections officer on November 22nd of that year. He is scheduled for sentencing August 30th.
Motorists traveling through Beale Township in Juniata County are reminded to obey the posted speed limit. PennDOT has announced the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign on Route 35 between Cider Press Road (Route 4004) and Cross Road. Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania. Aggressive driving was listed as a crash cause in 41-percent of Juniata County crashes in 2017. The posted speed limit in the area of Route 35 is 45 miles per hour.
State Police Troop G will conduct DUI sobriety checkpoints in Mifflin and Juniata Counties throughout the month of June. The checkpoints will focus on removing impaired drivers from area roadways.
America is full of stories about our shared history. Many of the stories are well-known, but some are not as famous. Greenwood Furnace State Park will present a program on 7 little-known and fun stories from American History, Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 pm at the Campground Amphitheatre. For more information, call the Park Office at 814-667-1800.