Charges are pending following an attempted home invasion earlier this week in Lewistown.  According to Borough Police, Gregory Allenbaugh of Reedsville, Cody Hummel of Burnham, and Melissa Nale of Milroy were involved in a dispute Sunday with Chad Fetterman at his home on West Fifth Street.  When Fetterman refused entry, the three forced their way inside and assaulted him.  Fetterman discharged a firearm during the altercation, injuring Hummel, Nale, and himself.  All were taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for treatment.  The incident is still under investigation.


The House of Representatives has passed Resolution 1114, designating October as “Employee Ownership Month” in Pennsylvania.  The resolution, sponsored annually by Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), aims to bring awareness to the positive impact employee-owned businesses have on the state’s economy and local communities.  Employee ownership is a powerful incentive for hard-working Pennsylvanians, according to Benninghoff.  Employee stock ownership plans have been established in approximately 11,500 companies throughout the United States, employing over 10 million working men and women.


A Shade Gap woman was treated for injuries after her vehicle struck a fallen tree early Tuesday morning on Route 522 in Huntingdon County.  According to State Police, 44-year-old Ellen Rife was the operator of a Nissan Sentra shortly before 4:00 am on Croghan Pike in Dublin Township.  Rife’s vehicle collided with a tree that was blocking both lanes of travel.  She was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment.


Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has updated details about the latest Facebook data breach – a hack that occurred last week that could have compromised user data and information from 50-million Facebook profiles. The breach, which occurred on September 25th, was the largest in the company’s 14-year history. The hackers reportedly exploited a feature in Facebook’s code to gain access to user accounts and potentially take control of them.  To protect yourself from identity theft or other harm related to this type of hack, do not give money, financial or personal information to anyone through Facebook or any online social media platform;  always log out of Facebook when not in use; and change your password often.


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