A Lewistown man has been arrested after an incident Monday evening on West Fifth Street in the Borough.  The Lewistown Police Department charged 33-year-old Dante Lamont Scott on numerous counts after he held two females at knifepoint inside his residence.  After the females escaped, Scott entered a neighboring residence armed with a knife and what was believed to be a handgun, and made threatening statements to harm the residents and himself.  A standoff with police ensued, and Scott continued to issue threats.  He was eventually taken into custody with no injuries reported.  Scott was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person and several other charges.


You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Mifflin County.  The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the Belleville Community Hall from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.


Work begins this week at the site of a new Penn State Health acute care hospital in Cumberland County that will bring more local health care choice and hundreds of high-quality jobs to the region.  An official groundbreaking event is slated for late March for Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, which will sit at the intersection of Good Hope and Wertzville roads near Interstate 81.  The new facility will give residents of Cumberland and Perry counties, access to comprehensive, primary and specialty care services.  The $200 million facility will feature 108 private inpatient beds and an emergency department, along with imaging and lab services and complete medical and surgical capabilities.  The construction process is expected to bring about 600 jobs, and once operational, the hospital will initially employ 650 people, with a planned increase over the first three years to about 1,000 employees.


The 21st annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) continues through Saturday.  NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their rights while giving them access to free educational materials.  During NCPW, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) joins its partners to provide consumers with information and advice on scams, identity theft, and other fraudulent business practices. Partners and hundreds of community groups across the country host events to promote general consumer education. For more information on National Consumer Protection Week, visit FTC.gov/NCPW and subscribe to Consumer Alerts.


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