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A residence at 2 Oakland Ave. was the scene of a police-involved shooting Wednesday evening in Lewistown.

Shooting investigation ongoing

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County District Attorney Christopher Torquato made a statement Thursday regarding the investigation into the Wednesday, officer-involved shooting death of Charles A. Bossinger. At 5:24 p.m. April 26, multiple policing agencies were dispatched to 2 ...

Murder trial topic of concern

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday addressed concerns from some county residents about the 2017 tax increase and the Travis White murder trial. During the meeting, Commissioner Kevin Kodish issued a statement. “As commissioners, we have begun to receive questions ...

Police car crashes on way to call

LEWISTOWN — A Mifflin County Regional Police Department officer suffered minor injuries following a crash Wednesday. According to an email news release from the MCRPD, officers were dispatched at 5:22 p.m. to assist Lewistown Borough Police Department with a high-priority incident on ...

White bench trial to reconvene in July

LEWISTOWN — The bench trial for a man charged in a double homicide will resume July 31. Travis White, 37, allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife Carol D. White and mother-in-law, Floris C. Lewis on July 13, 2015. The trial is scheduled to last five days.

Applications coming in for open seat

LEWISTOWN — Applications are still being accepted from residents interested in filling the vacated Mifflin County Commissioner seat, which became open Thursday, April 20 following the resignation of Lisa Nancollas. During a workshop meeting of the commissioners on Thursday, solicitor ...

Asphalt plant proposed for Armagh Township

LEWISTOWN — A proposed asphalt plant is again being discussed and the plans were brought before the Mifflin County Planning Commission Thursday afternoon. The Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. is proposing to locate an asphalt plant and rock crushing facility in Armagh Township. The facility will ...

MC school district budget will not seek tax increase

LEWISTOWN — It appears as though local taxpayers will be spared a tax increase with regard to the 2017-18 Mifflin County School District general fund budget. During the regular monthly meeting of the district’s board of directors, Superintendent James Estep said he and Chief Financial ...

Calendar

Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...