LOCAL NEWS | DECEMBER 7, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | DECEMBER 7, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | DECEMBER 7, 2017

On this day in 1941, Americans on the mainland awoke to sobering news of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.  Just before 8:00 am on that Sunday morning, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on the base, where they managed to destroy or damage nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and over 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack, including civilians, and another 1,000 people were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan, as the United States entered World War II.

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-only-live-news-report-from-the-attack-on_1/

 

Join the Pennsylvania Military Museum and local veteran’s organizations for the “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute,” today at 12:45 pm.  The tribute will commence beneath the guns of the Battleship “Pennsylvania.”  Light snacks and a review of a period documentary film will be offered in the museum theater. The Pennsylvania Military Museum is located at 51 Boal Avenue in Boalsburg, three miles east of State College.

 

Authorities arrested an area man after a brief foot chase earlier this week in Lewistown.  Borough Police responded to the Sheetz store on Juniata Street to assist Mifflin County Probation just after 7:00 pm Monday.  Officers had encountered 23-year-old Jeremy Taylor at the store.  He was wanted on several active warrants.  Taylor threw two small bags containing crack cocaine and fled on foot.  He was taken into custody and charged with flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.

 

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