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Headlines April 17, 2014

BELLEVILLE BANK ROBBED; SUSPECT ARRESTED

 

A Lewistown man has been arrested following the armed robbery of a Mifflin County bank.  Mifflin County Regional Police have charged Neftaly Santiago-Gonzalez, 28, after he allegedly brandished a knife toward the employees of the Kish Bank in Belleville just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, and made off with cash.  Officers say their investigation led them to Santiago-Gonzalez’s home in Lewistown where he was arrested without incident later in the day.  Police allege they found clothing in the home matching the suspect’s description, plus cash which matched the bank’s record of the missing currency.  Authorities did not disclose the amount of cash that was taken.  Police will continue to investigate the theft.  Mifflin County Regional Police were assisted by State Police officers from Lewistown and Huntingdon, as well as the police departments of Lewistown, Armagh Township, and Granville Township. 

 

BLOOMSBURG MAN APPREHENDED FOLLOWING EARLY APRIL CHASE

 

A Bloomsburg man who led police on a chase through Snyder and Northumberland counties has been taken into custody.  State Police at Selinsgrove say Charles F. Horrax, Jr., 44, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the incident of April 3rd.  On that date, Horrax avoided a traffic stop, and led police on a chase through Shamokin Dam and Northumberland.  At the time, police called off the chase for safety concerns.  Horrax was apprehended Tuesday in Middleburg, and has been charged with fleeing police, reckless endangerment, escape, and other offenses.  He is in Snyder County Prison in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

 

COMPUTER SCAM INVESTIGASTED IN McALISTERVILLE

 

State Police at Lewistown are investigating a phone scam in McAlisterville.  Officers say a 69-year old woman told them she recently received a phone call from a person claiming that the woman’s computer was no longer protected and that she would need to pay $133.00 to secure her computer.  Police say they are continuing to investigate the fraud incident.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:07
 

Headlines April 16 2015

TWO BELLEVILLE WOMEN DEAD IN HEAD-ON CRASH

 

Two Belleville women died Tuesday after in a head-on collision on Route 655.  Mifflin County Regional Police identified the victims as Janet C. White, 85, and 19-year old Ciera J. Knode.  Officers say the crash occurred on Route 655 near Coffee Run Road at 1:47 p.m. when Knode’s car crossed the center line of the highway and hit White’s car.  Knode was pronounced dead at the scene.  White had to be extricated from her car, and was taken to Altoona Regional Trauma Center where she died later in the afternoon.  Both cars were severely damaged.  Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

 

TWO McALISTERVILLE MEN INJURED IN PERRY COUNTY WRECK

 

Two McAlisterville men were injured in a one-car crash Tuesday morning in Howe Township, Perry County.  State Police at Newport say Jeremy R. Miller, 20, was driving east on Route 322 near the Newport exit around 8:45 a.m. when his car hydroplaned on the wet road surface. The car left the highway and overturned several times.  Miller and his passenger, Justin Miller, 20, were both wearing seatbelts and sustained minor injuries.  The car was towed from the scene.  The driver will be cited with driving too fast for conditions.

 

ALTERNATIVE TO PRIVATIZATION INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

 

Many members of the same chamber that passed liquor privatization a year ago now appear to be embracing an alternative plan while the issue has been stalled in the senate. Representative Gene DiGirolamo has introduced his alternative to privatization, and House Bill 2184 has over 90 co-signers from both parties. DiGirolamo is among Republicans who oppose privatization and says his bill would give the Liquor Control Board flexibility in pricing, hours and locating stores. He believes the changes would enhance customer convenience and boost profits by 185 million in the first year. The bill has also garnered the support of UFCW Local 1776, which represents state st

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:04
 



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