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Local woman pleads not guilty to 8 counts

LEWISTOWN — Rebecca M. Palmer, 25, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to eight criminal counts, including aggravated assault, with charges stemming from three separate incidents. Palmer, of Lewistown, was charged in September after reportedly assaulting a direct care worker, injuring another ...

Chicken house deemed total loss

McVEYTOWN — A 400-foot long chicken house was deemed a total loss following a structure fire on Monday night in McVeytown. Crews from McVeytown, West Granville, Granville, Junction, Newton Wayne and Mount Union fire departments were called to 164 Mountain Lane in Bratton Township, Mifflin ...

Board ratifies routine expenses

MIFFLINTOWN — During a brief business meeting on Tuesday, the Juniata County Commissioners took the following action: ¯ Approved a purchase of service agreement between Juniata County Children and Youth Services and the Juniata County Probation Department with Pathways Adolescent Center of ...

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Winter storm watch issued for area through Friday morning

LEWISTOWN — A winter storm watch has been issued for most of central Pennsylvania through 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow to fall in the Juniata Valley from Thursday morning until Friday morning, with one-tenth to ...

Author to speak in Belleville

LEWISTOWN—As part of the “Choose Optimism” campaign, several local organizations have partnered to host performer and author Dar Williams Wednesday evening at Brookmere Winery in Belleville. According to her website, Williams is a singer/songwriter as well as the author of several ...

Crews respond to chicken house fire near McVeytown

From staff reports MCVEYTOWN — At approximately 9:35 p.m. Monday night crews were called to 164 Mountain Lane in Bratton Township, near McVeytown, in response to a fully involved chicken house fire. According to scanner reports, due to the confined location, crews were being shuttled in. ...

Police: Mount Union man attempts purchase with counterfeit $50 bill

MOUNT UNION — Javon L. Hamman, 20, of Mount Union, was charged Tuesday with two counts forgery after attempting to use a counterfeit $50 bill in an August retail transaction, according to court documents. Documents state Hamman received the bill from Destiny M. Walker, 20, of Mount Union ...

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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 ...

Police report

Lewistown Police Department ¯Public drunkenness—One man was arrested for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at approximately 1:28 a.m. in the 100 block of South Pine Street in Lewistown. According to the report, Lance Andrew Wray, 39, was intoxicated to the point ...