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Local News - November 5, 2022


Both the Juniata and East Juniata Boy's Soccer teams clinched their respective district titles on Thursday night and did it within 15 minutes of each other.

East Juniata, facing #1 Northumberland Christian at Danville, was tied at one after two halves of play. A Jake Brackbill goal in the first overtime period would propel East Juniata to a 2-1 win and a District 4 1A title.

Juniata was facing Cambria Heights at Hollidaysburg Area High School, where a Bryce Rush goal secured a 1-0 win for the Indians and a District 6 2A title.

Both teams advance to the state tournament, with the first round set for Tuesday, November 8.


Pennsylvania State Police at Lewistown have released their October 2022 statistical report for Juniata County.

In total PSP responded to a total of 38 crashes in Juniata County, five of which were hit and run crashes. A total of eight people were injured in those crashes.

They also issued 120 traffic citations, 19 DUI citations, 200 warnings, and assisted 21 motorists.


Pennsylvania State Police at Lewistown were called to the scene of a crash in Walker Township, Juniata County.

Chase Kauffman, 34 of Mifflintown was traveling in the area of 7296 William Penn Highway at around 2:00 on Sunday afternoon when he attempted to pass a horse and buggy.

Kauffman tried to quickly reenter the right lane to avoid and oncoming vehicle, lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee, went off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Nobody was injured in the crash, Kauffman admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash and was determined to be under the influence.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.


State Police at Lewistown are investigating a Theft By Deception incident in Walker Township, Juniata County.

A 65 year old Thompsontown male reported a theft which was determined to have occurred through the mail. Checks valued at $60,000 were stolen in the incident which remains under investigation.


State Police at Lewistown responded to a call about a theft that occurred at the McVeytown Market on October 24.

Upon arrival troopers confirmed a theft had occurred. Stolen was a slot machine ticket valued at $345.

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