Residents throughout Pennsylvania are without power after severe thunderstorms with high winds took out wires, utility poles and trees across the state. The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings throughout Sunday afternoon and evening as the storm with up to 60 mph gusts hit different parts of the state. According to the outage map, over 100,000 customers were without power as of 7:30PM Sunday. Over 1,600 of those outages were reported in Juniata County.
A Lewistown teenager has been charged after a shooting incident occurred in the Borough Friday night. Lewistown police were dispatched to Chestnut Street just after midnight. 20 year old Travis Taylor was found with severe injuries and transported to Geisinger in Danville for treatment. 19 year old Eric Joseph Wilson was quickly apprehended at his resident on Logan Street shortly after the event took place. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person and Discharge of a Fireman into an Occupied Structure. Despite extensive searches, the firearm used in the crime has not been located. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Lewistown Police at 717-248-9607.
PennDOT and The Federal Railroad Administration invite rail stakeholders and the public to provide input on the draft Pennsylvania State Rail plan during two virtual meetings today and tomorrow. Through this plan, the commonwealth will identify a clear vision for the future of rail transportation, set goals and objectives for achieving that vision and document and evaluate passenger and freight rail needs over the course of the next 25 years to guide investments. Today’s meeting will start at 4:00 and tomorrow’s will run from 6 to 7PM. To register, visit the Pennsylvania State Rail Plan website. Interested individuals will be able to view and comment on the draft plan through December 2.
With rising COVID case numbers, local grocery stores are bringing back limits on some products. It’s out of an abundance of caution due to the panic buying that occurred back at the start of the pandemic in March. Many are concerned about another possible lockdown or more restrictions, so stores are preparing. With the second wave of COVID-19, there is a concern for a second wave of stockpiling. But there’s a difference between stocking up and panic buying. It’s a problem facing retailers across the country. Staples including toilet paper and paper towels now have limits. With the holidays upon us, retailers are suggesting make a list and shop early for shelf stable items.