LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 12, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 12, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 12, 2018

Two people sustained minor injuries when a motorcycle struck a dear Friday night in Huntingdon County.  According to State Police, 35-year-old Jean Gilbert of Mount Union was the operator of a Kawasaki on Route 655 in Brady Township when a dear ran onto the roadway.  A passenger, 38-year-old Jennifer Gilbert, was ejected from the bike upon impact.  Both Gilberts were wearing their helmets.  Jean was transported to UPMC Altoona.  Jennifer was taken to JC Blair Hospital.


State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday and Sunday on William Penn Highway in Walker Township, Juniata County.  Troopers stopped a total of 108 vehicles and issued 18 traffic citations.  During the two-day checkpoint, there were two arrests for DUI, and two drug arrests.  State Police will conduct additional checkpoints in the coming weeks.


For only the second time since the Battle of Gettysburg was fought, cannons will be fired on the grounds of General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters during ceremonies commemorating the battle’s 155th anniversary.  The American Battlefield Trust will host artillery demonstrations at the site for the public on June 30th and July 1st, and again on July 6th, 7th and 8th.  The house and grounds, which served as Lee’s command center during the Battle of Gettysburg, were preserved by the Trust in 2016 as part of a $6 million restoration project.  Lee’s Headquarters is located at 401 Buford Avenue.  The property was the scene of brutal fighting on the battle’s first day as Union forces tried to check the Confederate advance on the town of Gettysburg.  It then served as Lee’s command post until Confederate forces withdrew from Gettysburg on July 4th, 1863.


The Pennsylvania State Police will conduct child safety seat inspections tomorrow in Perry County.  Inspections will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Wednesday (June 13th) at 155 Red Hill Road in Newport.  Call 717-567-3110 to schedule an appointment.



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