A one-vehicle weekend crash in Huntingdon County claimed the life of the vehicle’s driver. State Police say the crash occurred Saturday at about 7:25 pm on Old Plank Road in Todd Township. The vehicle failed to negotiate a sharp turn, traveled over an embankment and down a cliff. The victim’s name has not been released.
A State Police investigation into terroristic threats continues in Fayette Township, Juniata County. State Police say Stella-Jones Corporation in McAlisterville was notified of an explosive device on February 5th. The manufacturing process was stopped and employees were evacuated while K-9 units searched the facility. No explosive devices were found. Anyone with information should contact Trooper Hardin at the State Police barracks at 717-320-1010.
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has announced an initiative aimed at providing women with important information about banking, credit, saving and investing, while offering practical resources to navigate their finances. The goal of ‘Investing in Women’ is to evaluate investment habits, stereotypes and obstacles for women, and reduce the gender gap through education, awareness and research. The number of Pennsylvania women saving for retirement or investing is lower than the national average. The initiative will have three important elements, including financial education presentations, a study of the financial capability of women, and a financial capability forum in May. ‘Investing in Women’ also hopes to benefit victims of domestic violence build resources to become financially independent.
Authorities in Juniata County say an area resident lost nearly $4,000 through a scam. State Police received a report January 12th from an individual in Greenwood Township. The victim was contacted by a company called “Lead Europe – U.S. Branch” based in New York. An investigation revealed the company did not exist.