An area woman was life-flighted from the scene of a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon in Mifflin County.  According to State Police, 60-year-old Cathy Richardson of McVeytown was the operator of a Nissan Kicks on Route 522 in Oliver Township at about 4:40 pm yesterday.  Richardson’s Nissan traveled into the oncoming lane and was struck by a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Brandon Nolt of New Holland.  Richardson was flown to UPMC Altoona for treatment of injuries.  Nolt and a passenger in his auto were not injured.

 

State Representative Paul Schemel and State Senator Judy Ward have joined more than two dozen lawmakers in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.  The brief asks the Court to hear a case filed by U.S. Representative Mike Kelly relating to mail-in ballots, and the state court’s “extra-constitutional” intervention into state election law. Act 77 of 2019 was approved by a bipartisan majority of lawmakers last year. The bill was intended to strike an appropriate balance between expanding voting opportunities and ensuring only legal votes were cast. However, many of the law’s critical ballot security measures were removed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Department of State in the days and weeks leading up to the November 2020 election.  The amicus brief is intended to educate judges on potentially relevant facts from the legislators who passed the statute and best understood its intent.

 

Authorities say a 78-year-old Armagh Township man died of natural causes.  State Police responded to Mountain Laurel Lane on November 23rd for a report of a deceased individual.