One man was taken into custody after an attempted homicide late last week in Juniata County. According to State Police, 39-year-old Hector Diaz of Mifflin was arrested Thursday night after firing a .40 caliber firearm at a vehicle on Parker Street in Mifflin. Diaz was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
State lawmakers in Harrisburg are renewing the fight against Opioids. Republican leaders in the House and Senate informed Governor Wolf of their continued commitment to fight back against the scourge of opioid abuse in the Commonwealth, but those efforts do not require an additional emergency declaration. In a letter to the governor, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre) highlight the collaboration with medical professionals, first responders, and many others that have resulted in numerous laws aimed at saving lives. In addition, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) noted that addressing the opioid crisis will be a top legislative priority for both majority caucuses in the fall.
Items valued at more than $2,500 were taken from a camp in Mifflin County. State Police investigated a burglary at a camp on Treaster Valley Road in Armagh Township on August 1st. Items taken include a Honda generator, ten deep cell batteries, and a wheelbarrow. Anyone with information should contact State Police at Lewistown.
Overnight Work on the Route 22 Business Project in Lewistown Borough and Granville Township is expected to wrap later this week. PennDOT says the contractor plans to complete overnight paving operations by 7:00 am Thursday (August 12th). The contractor expects to complete all remaining work during daylight hours. Workers will keep two lanes open to traffic whenever possible, but single lane closures with flaggers will be necessary. PennDOT urges drivers to anticipate delays and exercise caution while traveling through the work zone. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.