LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 26, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 26, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Authorities say three suspects are wanted for a home invasion – burglary over the weekend in Lewistown.  According to Granville Township Police, three black males broke into a home and assaulted the residents Saturday at about 6:30 pm.  The incident occurred along Route 522 South near the West Granville Fire Company.  The suspects were wearing dark clothing, and fled on foot toward McVeytown.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Granville Township Police (717-953-9713 Ext. 40) or the Mifflin County Communications Center (717-248-9607).

 

Today is the first day of Buck Season in Pennsylvania.  This season looks as promising as ever to hundreds of thousands of hunters.  Deer hunters have seen the statewide buck harvest increase over each of the past three years, and more than a million whitetails have been taken by hunters over the same period.

 

You have two chances to give the “Gift of Life” today.  The American Red Cross will be in Juniata County for a blood drive at Richfield UMC on Church Street from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  In Perry County, the blood mobile will be at the Perry Mennonite Reception Center on Route 233 in Elliottsburg from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

 

With the Christmas shopping season officially underway, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a major victory in the continuing effort to prevent gift card scams.  Following more than a year of collaboration with the AG’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and the New York Bureau of Consumer Frauds & Protection, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy have agreed to make major changes to their gift card policies.  The policies are intended to prevent gift cards sold in those stores from being used for payment by victims of scams.  The most common scams include the Grandparent Scam, IRS Scam, and Tech Support Scam.  Since 2017, the Bureau of Consumer Protection has received complaints from at least 54 consumers about gift card scams, with victims losing about $411,000.

 

The 22nd Annual Festival of Ice is later this week in Downtown Lewistown.  The Festival is Thursday and Friday.  This year’s theme is “Toyland.”  For more information, contact the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau at 717-248-6713, or visit www.juniatarivervalley.org.  Hours for the McCoy House Museum will change during the event.  The McCoy House will be open November 29th and 30th from 3:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Lewistown Kiwanis Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 pm. The Rain Date is Sunday, December 2nd.

 

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