The investigation continues in the death of a 7-year-old Huntingdon County boy.  The youngster was found dead just after 7:00 am yesterday at a bus stop near his residence on Huntingdon Furnace Road in Franklin Township.  According to State Police, the boy was discovered by a bus driver from the Tyrone School District.  Investigators have determined the boy was struck by a vehicle.  Anyone with information should call 814-627-3161.


Authorities in Lewistown are asking for help locating the driver of a hit-and-run vehicle.  On Tuesday at about 8:30 pm, a Borough Fire Police Officer was struck by a car while assisting at the scene of an accident near West Fourth Street and Rosewood Avenue.  The car was a maroon four-door passenger vehicle with possible damage to the driver side headlight and windshield.  The driver was a white male, approximately 55-years-old, with a mustache and blonde or brown hair. The officer who was struck was not injured.  Anyone with information should contact Lewistown Borough Police.


We “fall back” one hour this weekend.  Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday (November 4th).  Standard time begins Sunday at 2:00 am.  Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.


With deer becoming increasingly active, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert on area roadways.  Deer become more active in autumn with the lead-up to their fall breeding season, commonly referred to as the “rut.” Around this time, many yearling bucks disperse from the areas where they were born and travel to find new ranges.  Adult bucks cruise their home ranges in search of does, and sometimes chase the ones they encounter.  Each year, State Farm Insurance compiles a report on the likelihood drivers in each state will collide with a deer or other large animal, and Pennsylvania is near the top of list on a regular basis.  According to the report, Commonwealth drivers have a 1-in-63 chance of experiencing a collision with a deer or other large animal.


PennDOT has announced the winners of the District 9 “Paint the Plow” contest which wrapped up Wednesday. Each county has a “Fan Favorite” and Judges Pick winner.  The judges pick was chosen by a panel of judges in each county.  The “Fan Favorite” was chosen by Facebook users by “liking” their favorite in the contest photo albums on the PennDOT Facebook page. Huntingdon County’s high school category went to Southern Huntingdon High School for the Judges Pick, and also the Facebook “Fan Favorite.”  Southside Elementary School was the Elementary Judges Pick.  Stone Valley Community Charter School was the Elementary Facebook “Fan Favorite.”  The plows will be mounted to a plow truck in the areas of the respective school districts for the upcoming winter season.



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