LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 5, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 5, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | OCTOBER 5, 2018

One person was killed yesterday as a result of a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Perry County.  State Police at Newport are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of family.  The mishap occurred Thursday on Route 11 (Susquehanna Trail) in Watts Township.

 

A former Huntingdon County school bus driver has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on indecent assault and other charges.  According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, 65-year-old David Kim Gardner of Shirleysburg was arrested last week and charged with indecent assault, harassment and other offenses related to the inappropriate touching of female students.  He also verbally harassed students, commented on their physical appearances, and in one instance, asked a 15-year-old female student to sit on his lap. The incidents occurred on the bus Gardner drove for the Mount Union Area Junior/Senior High School.  The investigation began when the State Police received a tip from the Huntingdon County Office of Children’s Services.  Authorities later learned that the stepmother of one of the victims contacted the school directly to complain about Gardner’s behavior.

 

The State Senate has approved legislation that protects victims of domestic violence by bringing consistency to the process by which someone is required to relinquish a firearm due to a domestic violence conviction or judge’s order.  Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) says the bill goes a long way to protect victims of domestic violence.  Under House Bill 2060, firearms would be relinquished in the case of a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence when the defendant has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Pennsylvania is joining today’s (October 5th) celebration for National Manufacturing Day to help promote career opportunities offered by the PA manufacturing industry. As part of the PAsmart Initiative, the Department of Labor and Industry is conducting a user survey to help create a workforce training and career website.  Pa.gov/smart is dedicated to helping people get information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

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