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GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — A legislative panel on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans’ anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court. The ...

Democrat takes Senate seat after Republicans sued to undo election

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HARRISBURG (AP) — A Democratic state senator in Pennsylvania was sworn in Wednesday to his third full term, a week after the chamber’s Republican majority blocked him from taking his Pittsburgh-area seat amid a lawsuit seeking to disqualify ballots that helped him win. Sen. Jim Brewster, ...

No open ICU beds in Mifflin County

Local News

From staff reports There are no adult intensive care unit beds currently available in Mifflin County, according to data released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. According to the health department, there are 43 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Mifflin County with eight ...

Juniata Co. approves housing service contract

Local News

MIFFINTOWN — Tuesday the Juniata County Commissioners unanimously carried a motion to approve an agreement between the Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and the county on behalf of Mifflin-Juniata Human Services to provide housing navigation services. The contract is ...

Democrat gets Pa. Senate seat after GOP loses in court

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania’s state Senate said they will stop blocking a Democrat from taking his seat in the chamber after his unsuccessful GOP challenger lost another bid in court Tuesday to overturn the results of the close race. U.S. District Judge J. ...

US shifts to speed virus shots as cases, deaths rise

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a slower-than-hoped coronavirus vaccine rollout, the Trump administration abruptly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots to more people. The move came as cases and deaths surged to alarming new highs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ...

Police Reports 1

Local News

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown ¯Theft of Motor Vehicle - At 3:45 AM on Dec. 31st, police said a 15 year old male from Granville stole a 1986 blue Chevrolet truck from Granville Fire Company and drove it to Pheasant Valley Rd in Decatur Township where he crashed. ¯Harass ...

Calendar

Local News

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 ...

Cancellations and postponements

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Editor’s note: Cancellations and postponements that are made due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will be listed as a service to our readers. Listings are from the first date of postponement or cancellation. When you submit an item for this listing, please include whether it was previously ...

Police Reports 2

Local News

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown ¯Crash - On Dec. 14th, at 7:49 a.m., a crash occured at the intersection of Industrial Park road and William Penn Highway in Walker Township. 72 year old, Linda Beatty, from McAlisterville was turning left from Industrial Park Road onto William Penn ...