LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 16, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 16, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 16, 2018

A Mercersburg man is dead following a three-vehicle accident yesterday in Huntingdon County.  The crash occurred at 7:35 am Sunday on William Penn Highway near Adenheim Cottage Road in Henderson Township.  State Police say 19-year-old Carter Brown was the driver of a Honda Civic that crossed into the westbound lane and struck a Toyota Camry driven by Brian Medellin of Harrisburg.  Brown’s vehicle struck several mailboxes before rolling over and striking another vehicle head on.  Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.  Medellin was not injured in the crash.  The operator of the third vehicle, 62-year-old Deborah Lukens of Lewistown, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to JC Blair Hospital.

 

The House State Government Committee has convened a meeting to amend partisan congressional redistricting legislation.  According to Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), House Bill 722, if un-amended, would create an unaccountable, bureaucratic commission which would not be representative of all Pennsylvanians, and would remain susceptible to more partisan manipulation by an activist Supreme Court. The amended bill would ensure that neutral, locally focused criteria would remain the only standard by which a map could be judged.   House Bill 722 now reinforces existing constitutional provisions, which requires a court to return a redistricting plan it finds unconstitutional to the commission for revision.

 

The American Red Cross will be in Mifflin County today for a blood drive.  The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the McVeytown Fire Hall on Route 522, from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

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