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Headlines April 18, 2014

TEACHERS PICKET IN DANVILLE

 

Students and teachers in the Danville School District are off Friday and Monday for the Easter holiday, but they will be off next week as well. Tuesday will mark the second day of a five-day teachers’ strike.  Negotiations between the Danville Education and the school district broke down Wednesday night, and the teachers walked off the job Thursday.  The impasse is over salaries.  The strike will be limited to five days in order to complete a full instruction year by June 30th.  No new negotiations are scheduled in the dispute.

 

JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES READING PLAN

 

The Juniata County School Board has approved the purchase of professional development services, books, shelves, bins, and carts to implement a district-wide reading program.  The plan is priced at just over $219,000.00.  The new plan will help instructors teach reading on a more individualized basis.  The board also approved meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year.  Lunch for full-paying students will be $2.20 at the elementary level and $2.45 for secondary students.  Adult lunches will cost $3.45.  The board also rehired Metz Culinary Management to run district cafeterias in the next school year, at a guaranteed profit of not less than $10,000.00.

 

SNYDER COUNTY MAN INJURED IN CAR AND HORSE COLLISION

 

A Mount Pleasant Mills man sustained major injuries Thursday when his car hit a horse-drawn manure spreader in Union Township, Snyder County.  State Police at Selinsgrove say Daniel Kantz, 50, struck the implement being drawn by the horses of Clarence Martin, 60, of Selinsgrove.  Kantz was flown to Geisinger Medical Center fro treatment of major injuries.  Martin was not injured.  The horses were killed in the collision.  Officers say Kantz will be charged with driving at an unsafe speed in the 11:15 a.m. collision.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 07:44
 

Headlines April 17, 2014

BELLEVILLE BANK ROBBED; SUSPECT ARRESTED

 

A Lewistown man has been arrested following the armed robbery of a Mifflin County bank.  Mifflin County Regional Police have charged Neftaly Santiago-Gonzalez, 28, after he allegedly brandished a knife toward the employees of the Kish Bank in Belleville just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, and made off with cash.  Officers say their investigation led them to Santiago-Gonzalez’s home in Lewistown where he was arrested without incident later in the day.  Police allege they found clothing in the home matching the suspect’s description, plus cash which matched the bank’s record of the missing currency.  Authorities did not disclose the amount of cash that was taken.  Police will continue to investigate the theft.  Mifflin County Regional Police were assisted by State Police officers from Lewistown and Huntingdon, as well as the police departments of Lewistown, Armagh Township, and Granville Township. 

 

BLOOMSBURG MAN APPREHENDED FOLLOWING EARLY APRIL CHASE

 

A Bloomsburg man who led police on a chase through Snyder and Northumberland counties has been taken into custody.  State Police at Selinsgrove say Charles F. Horrax, Jr., 44, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the incident of April 3rd.  On that date, Horrax avoided a traffic stop, and led police on a chase through Shamokin Dam and Northumberland.  At the time, police called off the chase for safety concerns.  Horrax was apprehended Tuesday in Middleburg, and has been charged with fleeing police, reckless endangerment, escape, and other offenses.  He is in Snyder County Prison in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

 

COMPUTER SCAM INVESTIGASTED IN McALISTERVILLE

 

State Police at Lewistown are investigating a phone scam in McAlisterville.  Officers say a 69-year old woman told them she recently received a phone call from a person claiming that the woman’s computer was no longer protected and that she would need to pay $133.00 to secure her computer.  Police say they are continuing to investigate the fraud incident.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:07
 

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