LOCAL NEWS | MAY 2, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 2, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 2, 2019

A bill that would exempt milk haulers from travel bans imposed during an emergency declaration was approved by the State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday.  According to the bill’s sponsors, Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Senate Bill 588 would allow a licensed milk hauler to transport milk on highways even during commercial travel bans during inclement weather. The legislation is necessary due to the highly perishable nature of raw milk.  A recent USDA report indicated that more than 2,700 dairy farms closed in the U.S. during 2018, including 370 in Pennsylvania alone.  The legislation is part of the Farming First package of bills that are designed to support Pennsylvania’s top industry.

 

State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout Huntingdon County in the upcoming weeks.  Motorists encountering the checkpoints will be stopped briefly.  Drivers and vehicle occupants may be detained for further investigation if there is any indication of alcohol consumption, use of controlled substances, or any other violation of the law.

 

State Police at Newport will conduct child safety seat inspections next week at the barracks on Red Hill Road.  Inspections will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8th.  For more information, call 717-567-3110.

 

The statewide technical issue that affected PennDOT services at Driver License and Photo Centers on Tuesday has been resolved.  While all photo licensing services are available statewide, in some cases customers processed may have received a driver’s license or identification card displaying the word “interim.” The interim product is valid for 15 days and can be used like all other identification cards within the valid period.  To protect against identity theft, PennDOT uses the 15-day period to ensure that a customer’s photograph does not match another photograph in its database under a different name. Customers should expect to receive their permanent product in the mail within 15 business days.

 

May is Older Americans Month, and Mifflin-Juniata Regional Services Corporation is celebrating with a Spring Open House and Photography Contest.  The Open House is Wednesday, May 22nd from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at M-J Regional Services on West Third Street in Lewistown.  Local seniors can submit up to three of their photos in an 8×10 print for the contest.  All entries must include the names and ages of contributors, a phone number, and a description of the photo.  All entries are due by Friday, May 17th.

 

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