Authorities investigated an Instagram incident involving a potential threat against Mifflin County High School.  A student at the school received the threat Wednesday afternoon from an unknown individual.  Police and Instagram officials determined the threat was not credible.

A report from the Mifflin County Coroner shows fourteen deaths from COVID-19 in the county in the last two weeks.  Since November 8th, there have been 146 COVID-19 deaths in Mifflin County. 

Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) has been named to five committees for his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Hershey’s assignments are the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Government Oversight, Health, and Judiciary committees.  Hershey said he wants to continue to do what he can to promote a rural way of life as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. Agriculture is the leading industry in the 82nd District and the Commonwealth as a whole.  The Health Committee will give Hershey an opportunity to fight for the rights of the unborn and help Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 recovery.  The Judiciary Committee reviews issues that include gun rights and support of law enforcement. 

Pennsylvania will see a coordinated statewide effort to expand highspeed internet access thanks to a $600,000 grant made possible by strong legislative support in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The grant bolsters SEDA-COG’s broadband expansion project in the Snow Shoe Township area of Centre County.  The Keystone Communities grant was awarded to the seven Local Development Districts (LDDs) that serve 52 Pennsylvania counties. The grant complements a previous grant to undertake broadband expansion throughout the state. The LDDs will coordinate to identify areas of Pennsylvania that need broadband, and then expand coverage by either providing it or incentivizing internet service providers to expand service throughout regions of the state.