An early morning robbery late last week has authorities in Lewistown searching for a suspect. The incident occurred just before 7:00 am Friday at 519 West Fourth Street in the borough. Police say a female victim was approached by an unknown male as she was leaving her residence. She screamed for help, and the suspect fled on foot with the victim’s keys. The suspect is approximately 6-2 with a thin build. He was last seen running on Grove Avenue toward West Sixth Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lewistown Police Department or call the Mifflin County non-emergency number at 717-248-9607.
State lawmakers from Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have joined together to support their Congressman in his effort to make Pennsylvania’s National Guard available to address the crisis on the southern border. U.S. Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) led a group of four Pennsylvania state representatives in a letter to Governor Tom Wolf making the request. Representatives Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Lloyd Smucker (PA-11), Scott Perry (PA-10), and Mike Kelly (PA-16) joined Joyce on the letter. According to his office, Wolf has no plans to send troops to the southern border. The lawmakers issued statements advocating for troops to be sent, and urging Governor Wolf to reconsider his position.
PennDOT has issued an update on the cable median barrier project which includes roadways in Mifflin and Juniata Counties. The project will enhance safety for motorists and reduce the potential for head-on collisions on high-volume traffic routes. This week (week of June 3rd), crews will implement a long-term closure of the left (passing) lane on Route 322 eastbound between Potters Mills and Reedsville. The closure is expected to be lifted by close of business on Tuesday (June 4th). Closures will also take place this week on Route 22 between Lewistown and McVeytown, and possibly between Millerstown and Thompsontown in Juniata County. Some closures will be lifted daily. PennDOT will issue updates on the project as work locations change.