LOCAL NEWS | MAY 3, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 3, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 3, 2019

The State Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has announced grants to be used in improving school safety and security as well as preventing violence in communities.  Grant recipients within Pennsylvania’s 82nd District include the Mifflin County School District for more than $530,000 ($530,550), and the Juniata County School District for more than $169,000 ($169,825).  The Juniata County Violence Prevention and Reduction program was also awarded more than $165,000 ($165,606).  The grants are part of Act 44, which allows for school safety and security assessments.


A Juniata County woman was charged Wednesday in an ongoing death investigation.  State Police arrested 32-year-old Monica Nipple of Mexico on charges of possession with intent to deliver narcotics and criminal use of a communication device in relation to a December 8th, 2018 death on Main Street in Mifflin Borough.  Nipple was arraigned with bail set at $50,000.  She was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.


The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee says revenue collections for the month of April were more than $4.4 billion, which is $465 million more than the Department of Revenue’s official estimate. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, general fund collections total more than $29-billion ($29.16 billion). Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin) said the good fiscal news for the Commonwealth is the direct result of Republican leadership in efforts to control the growth of state spending and to stand up for taxpayers while the governor has called for tax increases.


The Pennsylvania State Police honored the sacrifice of fallen troopers at a memorial ceremony yesterday.  Hundreds of active-duty and retired troopers from throughout the commonwealth gathered with friends, family, and community members Thursday at the State Police Academy in Hershey to remember those who died in the line of duty.



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