Patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. That’s why this February, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to “Give Blood to Give Time,” ensuring loved ones have the strength and support to battle cancer. According to the Cancer Society, one in three people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes, and more than 80,000 (80,240) new cases will be diagnosed in Pennsylvania this year. Many will likely have a need for blood. The Red Cross bloodmobile will make two stops in Mifflin County today. You can give blood at the American Legion on East Ohio Street in McClure from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and at the McVeytown Fire Hall on Route 522 South from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
A Lewistown man has been charged with making terroristic threats after an incident last week on Shaw Avenue in Lewistown. Borough Police say 29-year-old Curtis Rattanavongsa repeatedly sent threatening texts to a 25-year-old female on February 5th. The suspect threatened to kill the victim and her daughter. Rattanavongsa was located with assistance from Ferguson Township Police. He was taken into custody and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
The State Police Statistical Report for the month of January has been released by Troop H at the Newport barracks. Troopers made 104 criminal arrests last month after responding to 920 incidents. State Police issued 518 traffic citations last month in Perry County. There were 18 traffic-related injuries, including one fatality.