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Local woman charged with aggravated assault

MIFFLINTOWN — A 45-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with two counts of assault, including one felony count aggravated assault, after pushing her mother and, subsequently, breaking her mother’s leg, court documents indicate. Documents state that Catherine L. Rogers, of Mifflintown, was ...

Local man charged with burglary, criminal trespass

MIFFLINTOWN — A 42-year-old man was charged Tuesday with felony counts burglary and criminal trespass after kicking over a neighbor’s flower pots, then unlawfully entering a local convenience store and taking merchandise without paying for it, court documents indicate. Documents state ...

Man released after Rule 600 hearing

LEWISTOWN — Alan G. Bedlyon, 38, of Lewistown, was released Friday on nominal bail, following a Rule 600 hearing. According to 234 Pennsylvania Code Rule 600, a criminal defendant is not to be held in pre-trial incarceration for more than 180 days from the date the complaint is filed. ...

Reminder: Bridge work now underway in Juniata County

MIFFLINTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued a reminder Friday to area drivers that work to repair a bridge along Pumping Station Road in Juniata County got underway on May 16 and a detour will go into effect early next week. The bridge spans Lick Run, two miles north of ...

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Mifflin County School District talks budget

LEWISTOWN — Controversy over the possible elimination of nine paraprofessional positions put a crimp in discussing the Mifflin County School District’s 2019-20 preliminary budget Thursday evening. During the school district’s board of directors monthly committee of the whole meeting, ...

Commissioners recognize logo contest winner

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Commissioners’ search for a revamped county logo has come to an end. Even though the official county seal will remain the same, Commissioner Kevin Kodish says the current logo is “a bit muddied and complicated. We were looking for something new to use on the ...

Juniata County School Board narrowly approves early budget

MIFFLINTOWN — After initially being shot down, the Juniata County School District Board of Directors approved a proposed $39.2 million budget Thursday night that reflects a one-third mill increase. The proposed budget, approved in a 5-3 vote during the board’s meeting, contains a real ...

Lopez-Melara charged with child rape counts

THOMPSONTOWN — A Mifflintown man was charged Thursday with 55 counts, including child rape, after police received a report that he had been engaging in unwanted sexual encounters with a minor. Court documents indicate 37-year-old Milton A. Lopez-Melara repeatedly raped a minor over a period ...