Pennsylvania State Police Troop G is offering an Internship Program that will introduce college students to opportunities and disciplines within the law enforcement field.  The four to five-week program starts June 8th, 2020.  Interns will be exposed to effective problem solving and partnership building skills to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of the State Police.  Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s program and have completed 60 credits.  The application process opens December 1st, and runs through February 1st, 2020.  Apply on the Commonwealth’s Employment website at https://www.employment.pa.gov.


A Lewistown man was arrested late last week after multiple reports of strange behavior.  Officers from the Lewistown Police Department were dispatched to 9 East Third Street on November 22nd after a report of armed men trying to force their way into an apartment.  Police found no evidence to support the claim, and say the caller, 48-year-old Jose De Jesus Perez, was apparently hallucinating.  Perez made a similar call to 911 shortly afterward.  Officers were given consent to search the apartment and found drug paraphernalia.  After several neighbors complained of Perez’ behavior, Police had to use a taser to arrest him.  He was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility on numerous charges including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, and communications with 911.


Rates of autism are rising in the United States.  Data from the Centers for Disease Control has increased the estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children.  Classrooms across the country face the challenge of identifying and cultivating the unique talents these students bring to the learning environment.  Lewistown native and special educator Brooke Kodish Rutledge has seen firsthand the impact that a unique student can have on those around her.  For Rutledge, her student, Clara, became a special inspiration. She decided to share Clara’s story with the world in her first book for children, entitled “A Rainbow Shines Through Clara.” The book not only sheds light on the challenges of autism, but also emphasizes how hope and perseverance can change a child’s life.  East End Coffee Company, on East Market Street in Lewistown, will host a book signing on Saturday (November 30th) from 10:00 am to noon.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the signing.  For more information, visit www.brookekrutledge.wordpress.com. “A Rainbow Shines Through Clara” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million.




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