Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed the comprehensive findings yesterday of a statewide investigative grand jury looking into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The grand jury spent two years uncovering abuse of children by priests, and a systematic cover up spanning decades by senior church leaders in Pennsylvania and the Vatican. The investigation captured widespread sexual abuse and institutional cover up across the entire state, including 301 Catholic priests identified as predator priests who sexually abused children while serving in active ministry in the church. There are detailed accounts of over 1,000 children victimized sexually by predator priests. The grand jury recommended reforming the criminal and civil statutes of limitations on sexual abuse in the Commonwealth.
U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will host a listening session today at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days with the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook and PA Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert will join Representative Thompson in a discussion of agricultural issues and the developing 2018 Farm Bill beginning at 2:30 pm at the College Exhibit Theatre. The listening session is open to the public.
The State Police Crime Unit in Newport is investigating a possible suicide in Perry County. Authorities say a 58-year-old Duncannon woman was found by family members on North Market Street on August 7th.
New Student Orientation for Mifflin County High School is today at 6:30 pm. There will be a brief introductory meeting (approximately 10 minutes) in the auditorium prior to self-guided tours.