Local News | January 30, 2017

Local News | January 30, 2017

Local News | January 30, 2017

More than 50 men, women and children, spent Saturday morning packing bags of a rice, soy flour and dehydrated vegetable blend at the Mifflintown Firehall for the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger organization, which will ship the bags to nations in need.

The project involved a $3,000 up front cost for materials.

It is impossible to determine exactly where the 10,000 meals packaged will be sent, but the aid distribution that is coordinated out of the Philadelphia office generally sends boxes to Haiti, the Philippines, Mozambique and Zambia.


On February 5 there will be a Super Bowl wing sale from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Beaver Springs Fire Company on Center Street in Beaver Springs.

Flavors include: firehouse bacon, plain, hot, honey barbecue, Singapore and bacon ranch. Cost: $7.50 per dozen to pickup.

To place an order or get more information, call (570) 658-2311, email beaverspringsfire@yahoo.com

All proceeds benefit the Beaver Springs Fire Co.


Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania is joining 16 other states in condemning President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations.

Wolf appeared in Philadelphia on Sunday with members of an Allentown family who said their relatives from Syria were denied entrance on Saturday at the Philadelphia International Airport although they had immigration visas, they were sent back to the war zone.

Wolf, Attorney General and the 16 other attorneys general consider the action “unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful” and vowed to “use all of the tools of our offices to fight” it.


Huntingdon County District Attorney David Smith said that the investigations into the shooting death of Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon Weaver last month and the Dec. 31 officer-involved shooting death of suspect Jason Robison are ongoing.

But Smith said that based on a preliminary review of the evidence, he believes that the actions taken by a member of the state police were justified in the shooting death of Robison.

The scenes have been photographed, mapped and processed. Witnesses and other parties have been interviewed, and investigators will brief the District Attorney’s Office once the investigations have been completed.”

Weaver, who was 23, had been on the job for about a year.


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