The Pennsylvania Game Commission has filed charges against two Brookville teenagers who recorded social-media videos of themselves holding down and repeatedly kicking an immobile white-tailed deer. Charges were filed on Friday against 18-year-old Alexander Smith, and a 17-year-old juvenile male. Both face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated animal cruelty, as well as several other misdemeanor and summary counts. The November 30th incident for which Smith and his accomplice were charged has been seen by thousands of people worldwide who viewed the videos. The Game Commission became aware of the incident soon after the videos were posted, when one viewer shared a video to the agency’s Facebook page. The agency immediately launched an investigation.
A weekend shooting in Huntingdon County has been ruled accidental. State Police say 32-year-old Dallas Runk of James Creek sustained non-life threatening injuries late Saturday afternoon on Redstone Ridge Road in Penn Township.
You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Perry County. The American Red Cross will be at American Legion Post #364 on North Pine Street in Liverpool from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The Red Cross is in urgent need of all blood types.
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has achieved a 4-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital previously had a 3-Star rating. Inpatient hospitals across the nation are required to submit specified quality and performance data throughout the year. This data is then calculated to produce a single star rating for each hospital. The seven areas that are measured include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imagining. Star ratings are based on 5 Stars and assessed annually.