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  1. Green Party asks for recountRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Green Party-backed lawyers asked a federal judge on Monday to order a recount of the state's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump. A federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia called for a recount and a forensic examination of the aging electronic voting machines used in most Pennsylvania counties, saying both are necessary to determine whether the election results were manipulated by hackers.


  2. John W. ZeiglerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | Lewistown Sentinel

    He was born in Reedsville, a son of the late George Robert and Maria Zeigler. His wife, Betty M. Zeigler, preceded him in death on April 6, 2008.


  3. Cops: Man sold drugs to pay college tuitionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 8 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Police say a student charged with selling marijuana at his Pennsylvania community college campus told them he was using the money to pay his tuition. The Express-Times reports 20-year-old Zachary Santiago, of Philadelphia, was arrested after Bethlehem Township police searched his room at Northampton Community College on Friday and found more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.


  4. Tomahawk-wielding warriors terrorize settlementsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The long peace that William Penn and the Indians established near Philadelphia in 1683 ended abruptly along the Penns Creek on Oct. 16, 1755, in what eventually became Union and Snyder counties. That's the day Indian warriors from Western Pennsylvania emerged from the forest and attacked European settlers who had established homesteads along the creek near present-day New Berlin.


  5. Harry Hawke BenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Harry Hawke Bender was released from his long and hard-fought battle with lung and brain cancer early afternoon Oct. 31, 2016, at VNA Hospice, East Falls Campus, Philadelphia. His mother and sister were at his side in his final moments.


  6. Sowcik joins general surgery practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Sowcik earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Rosemont College in Rosemont, and a master's degree from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


  7. Bill to authorize ride-hailing services passes HouseRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Approval for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide is nearing final approval in the Pennsylvania Legislature before temporary regulatory authority to operate in most counties runs out early next year. The bumpy ride for Uber and Lyft in Pennsylvania has included clashing with Philadelphia regulators and a record-setting $11.4 million state fine imposed on Uber.


  8. Cosby loses latest effort to get charges thrown outRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Cosby's lawyers argue that accuser Andrea Constand should have testified at a preliminary trial so they could confront his accuser. Pennsylvania law allows prosecutors to use hearsay testimony from police at pretrial hearings, and the state Superior Court on Wednesday denied Cosby's appeal.


  9. The Latest: Biden rips Trump over remarks about veteransRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Vice President Joe Biden is assailing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for remarks suggesting that soldiers who suffer from mental health issues might not be as strong as those who don't. Biden says, "How can he be so out of touch."


  10. Grocery store owner gets prison term for food stamp schemeRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Federal prosecutors say a grocery store owner who stole more than $1.2 million through a food stamp scheme has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kaher Abdullah also must serve three years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Monday.


  11. Republican fall banquet to rally support for TrumpRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The Mifflin County Republican Committee is pulling out all the stops to rally support for presidential candidate Donald Trump at its upcoming fall banquet. "Make America Great Again!" is the theme for the event, scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Union Township Community Center in Belleville.


  12. Police: Man hit alleged robber with car at drive-up ATMRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Authorities say man robbed at gunpoint after withdrawing money from a drive-up ATM in northeast Philadelphia struck the alleged perpetrator with his car. reports that police allege that the suspect approached the driver's-side window with a gun and grabbed the cash Monday before taking off.


  13. Judge says Pennsylvania inmate's decades in solitary to endRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered prison officials to end a convicted murderer's stay in solitary confinement after 36 years, saying any concerns he might try to escape were outweighed by arguments he has endured cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher Conner gave prison officials and lawyers for 64-year-old Arthur Johnson a week to develop a plan for mental health monitoring and to continually increase contact with other inmates and visitors.


  14. The Latest: Judge: End inmate's decades in solitaryRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The Latest on a federal judge directing Pennsylvania prison officials to end an inmate's more than three decades in solitary confinement : A federal judge is directing Pennsylvania prison officials to end an inmate's stay in solitary confinement after 36 years. U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher Conner on Tuesday ruled that any concerns 64-year-old convicted murderer Arthur Johnson might escape are outweighed by arguments he should be housed with the general population.


  15. Philadelphia sergeant wounded in rampage leaves hospitalRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Both Philadelphia police officers wounded in a gunman's shooting rampage that killed a woman and wounded several other people have been discharged from the hospital. Dozens of uniformed police officers saluted Sgt.


  16. Philadelphia officers fired upon 2nd night in a rowRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    For a second night in a row, Philadelphia police officers came under fire, although this time no one was injured. Officers patrolling a central city district packed with restaurants, shops and clubs shortly before midnight Saturday said they detected a strong odor of marijuana from a passing group.


  17. Police: Anti-cop note found at scene of deadly rampageRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    A "rambling" note expressing hatred for police was found after a man opened fire on a Philadelphia police officer then went on a shooting rampage, injuring a second officer, killing a woman and wounding three other people before he was shot and killed by police in an alley, authorities said Saturday. Police Commissioner Richard Ross identified the gunman in the Friday overnight attack as 25-year-old Nicholas Glenn, who was "well-known" to police and has a criminal record.


  18. The Latest: Deadly shooting among city's 'most violent acts'Read the original story

    Sep 17, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The Latest on a Friday night shooting rampage in Philadelphia that left two police officers wounded, one woman dead, and three other people injured. The suspect was later killed by police.


  19. US-based cleric condemns Turkish crackdown on supportersRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    A Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Turkey accuses of masterminding July's abortive coup is again condemning a Turkish government crackdown on his supporters. Fethullah Gulen says his "heart is aching" over Turkey's roundup of tens of thousands of his supporters.


  20. Lemuel J. Haines Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Lemuel J. Haines Jr., 83, of Honey Grove, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at his home.


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