An early-Tuesday-morning one-vehicle crash in Huntingdon County resulted in injuries for an area woman.   According to State Police, 74-year-old Norene Greenleaf of Huntingdon was the operator of a Buick Encore just after 12:30 am on William Penn Highway in Morris Township.  Greenleaf’s vehicle left the roadway in the area of the Water Street Flea Market and jumped an embankment prior to impacting an unoccupied structure.  Greenleaf had to be extricated from her vehicle.  She was transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment.

 

ATV rollovers will be the focus of Penn State’s Ag Progress Days farm-safety and health demos next month.   There will be six total demonstrations showing how incidents can be avoided, and presenting the best practices for injury prevention for both ATVs and UTVs.  Sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Ag Progress Days will be August 10th through the 12th at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information, visit the Ag Progress Days website.

 

Several people were charged as a result of a physical altercation July 9th in Lewistown.  According to Borough Police, officers were dispatched to East Fourth Street at about 6:45 pm for a fight in progress.  Four people were involved in the incident which resulted in physical injuries.  Police charged Melanie Agney, Krista Day, and Tammy Wagner with simple assault.  Kenneth Queen, Jr. was charged with harassment.

 

The heat and humidity of summer is here.  With real-feel temperatures ranging from the upper-90s to over the 100-drgrees, experts remind us to care for our pets.   Unlike humans, dogs cannot sweat to cool down, and instead rely on panting. So if you see your pet panting a lot, it’s a sign they’re feeling the heat.  Other signs of heat exhaustion in dogs are lowered energy, unwillingness to move or walk, and rising body temperature.  The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University says, “The normal range of temperatures at which dogs and other species can maintain their body temperatures without expending energy to increase heat production or heat loss is called the thermoneutral zone (TNZ), and ranges from 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit for dogs.  Dogs with short snouts, small nostrils and narrow windpipes are more likely to struggle in the heat.  Dogs with heavier hair, or wiry coats could benefit from shorter trims when temperatures rise.