LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 10, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 10, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | AUGUST 10, 2018

Penn State University police and the FBI are looking into a mass shooting threat that was posted to Twitter Wednesday night. PSUPD stated on their social media platforms that they, along with the FBI, are investigating the tweet to determine its credibility. They said there is no immediate danger to the community. The threat was originally posted at approximately 11PM Wednesday with the user claiming he would commit the biggest mass shooting in the history of the world, killing fans in Beaver Stadium during a game next year. The user tagged various Penn State related accounts, including the football program and State College Police. The original tweet was taken down and the account no longer exists. PSUPD has stated they takes all their threats very seriously, and suggests if you see something, say something.

 

Lewistown officers charged an area woman after receiving a report of a stolen vehicle Wednesday. Police located the car on Logan Street and found the driver, Jessica Wagner, wanted on an active warrant and driving with a suspended license.  Wagner was in possession of crack cocaine, needles, a crack pipe and other drug paraphernalia.  She was arrested and incarcerated.

 

Several Lewistown residents were charged with interference with Borough Officers Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to the home of 29 year old Heather Neely around 7AM for a 911 hang up. This was the 6th hang up from the home since April. Neely had been warned in the past about leaving her phone in areas accessible to children and was therefore issued a citation. Later around 2PM, Lewistown police went to a Valley Street apartment in an attempt to speak with 23 year old Felicia Britt in regards to an ongoing neighbor issue. After knocking on the door, officers were able to hear Britt instructing 64 year old Patrick Britt to lie to the police about her whereabouts. Patrick opened the door and told officers she was not home. After being confronted with the fact the police heard the conversation, both were issued citations.

 

A McClure man has been charged for failure to comply with Megan’s Law registration requirements.  State Police arrested 62-year-old Steven Bick, Sr. on August 3rd.  He was living at a different address than the one provided to authorities.  Bick was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

 

Cases of Lyme disease have spiked significantly between the last two years and according to a new report, the tick-borne illness has now been detected in all 50 states. Topping the list for the most positive cases in 2017 is Pennsylvania. Quest Diagnostics released its new report recently and says Lyme disease is a bigger risk to more people in the US than ever before, with results both increasing in number and even occurring in areas not historically associated with the disease. Pennsylvania tops the nation in cases with 10,001 last year. That’s nearly as many cases as the New England states combined, who had just over 11,500. Outside of the northeast, states with the largest increases of positive test results included California and Florida.

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