An accidental shooting is under investigation in Huntingdon County. According to State Police, a seven-year-old girl was the victim of the October 25th shooting on North Jefferson Street in Mount Union.
A ceremony was held in Mount Union this past weekend for the dedication of the Captain Joseph S. Giacobello Memorial Bridge. Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) authored the legislation for the bridge dedication, which was signed into law as a part of Act 59 of 2019. Giacobello, a lifelong Mount Union resident, was drafted into the Army in 1942. He arrived in Normandy on July 5th, 1944. Giacobello is one of the most highly decorated soldiers in central Pennsylvania, earning the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts and the Combat Infantry Badge, while fighting in the European Theater. After returning home, he became highly active in his Mount Union community, helping both veterans and area youth sports organizations.
The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a bill to strengthen the review process for government regulations, and provide for better oversight by lawmakers. Senate Bill 398 would ensure state agencies deliver proposed regulations to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and to lawmakers in a timely manner to ensure a thorough review. The bill would also extend the time period for review to coincide with days the General Assembly is in session. Similar legislation was approved during a previous Legislative Session, but was vetoed by the Governor. The current bill was sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Two Lewistown men face charges of possessing drug paraphernalia after authorities investigated a trespassing complaint. Lewistown Police responded to a call on the 300 block of Bridge Street on October 18th. Officers discovered a tent with evidence of permanent occupants. A search produced drug paraphernalia. The occupants later returned and admitted to owning the evidence. Police arrested 37-year-old Joseph Berrier and 35-year-old Dustin Stahl. Stahl was also wanted on an active warrant from Clinton County.