LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2019

An area man faces jail time for animal cruelty.  A Huntingdon County jury convicted James Tippett of a felony-three count of aggravated cruelty to animals for killing a beagle puppy last May.  The Pennsylvania State Police were called to the Valley View Trailer Court in the Mount Union area last May to investigate a neighbor’s concern that Tippett was abusing a beagle puppy named Ranger. Evidence produced at trial also showed that Tippett kicked the puppy and threw a collapsible cage at him outside his residence.  Evidence showed that Tippett killed Ranger inside the home by forcefully throwing the puppy at a wall.  Tippett will be sentenced in July.   He faces a maximum sentence of seven years.  District Attorney Dave Smith says the case marks the first time a Huntingdon County jury has heard a prosecution under Pennsylvania’s new animal cruelty law.


Work will begin this week on Route 1023 (Alan Seeger Road) for a bridge replacement project in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County. PennDOT says beginning Thursday (May 16th), the roadway will be detoured.  The 19-mile detour route will follow Route 1023 (Alan Seeger Road), Route 1025 (Weiler Road), Route 305 toward Greenwood Furnace State Park, then to Rag Hollow Road, Seeger Road, and Stone Creek Road.  All work on the project is expected to be completed by late September.


PennDOT also announced location shifts for the cable median barrier project in Mifflin County. This week, (beginning Monday, May 13th), the contractor will implement lane closures on Route 322 east and westbound.  The eastbound lane closure will be between Reedsville and Milroy.  The westbound closure will be between Potters Mills and Reedsville.  There is a potential for a long-term lane closure on Wednesday (May 15th).  Travel delays should be expected.




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