STABBING IN WILLIAMSPORT
Emergency crews in the city of Williamsport responded last night just before 9pm for a report of a stabbing. Police and emergency medical providers received a report of an active domestic disturbance, leading to a violent attack with a claw hammer. As reported by SUN Gazette, the victim was in the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue. With the known suspect being sought by police, this investigation into these reports continues.
RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL
One of the victims from the Friday night crash in Snyder County has been released from the hospital. A one-year-old child who was in the vehicle that landed on the roof of Golden Chopsticks in Shamokin Dam has been released from Geisinger Medical Center early Sunday morning. According to reports from an online news media source, the child originally entered the hospital in fair condition. Geisinger reported the child’s mother, Theresa Risso of Selinsgrove and a victim from a separate vehicle, James Haught of Shamokin Dam remain in critical condition.
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES, LANDING ON RESTAURANT ROOF
Shamokin Dam police say a total of five people were transported to the hospital following the incidents related to a vehicle crash reported just before 6 p.m. Friday – one of them was a Golden Chopsticks employee. Theresa Rizzo not only struck multiple other vehicles as she traveled erratically south on Routes 11 & 15, but her vehicle sheared off a utility pole, hit a median barrier, went airborne, and landed on the roof of Golden Chopsticks. In addition, officers reported the vehicle’s engine dropped out of the car and skidded into the restaurant. A fire was ignited when the engine crashed into the building, but fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly. Police are still investigating.
DEATH OF AN INMATE
An Allenwood inmate died Friday while he was in his cell, shortly after 12:30 p.m. As reported by an online media source, Tulio Lopez was an inmate at the medium security prison, where he was found unresponsive. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. The death remains under investigation. Lopez was serving a 120-month sentence at the time of his passing for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Import Cocaine since August 2021.
FIRE COMPANY COLLABORATION
It started on Friday at 6pm. The Williamsport Bureau of Fire will be responding, in conjunction, with the South Williamsport Fire Department. The Bureau will be responding to all emergency calls in South Williamsport, therein increasing response times and amount of staff responding to those incidents in South Williamsport.
21ST ANNUAL EDUCTION CELEBRATION
It was a night of celebration and appreciation for students from nine area high schools, as they were honored at a celebration promoting students and their efforts. The Williamsport/Lycoming Area Chamber of Commerce held the 21st Annual Education Celebration on Thursday evening. As reported by SUN Gazette, Willow Perakovich of Muncy High School was chosen as the Outstanding Senior at the event. Other schools and their brightest students were honored, including but not limited to; Brennah Kennedy, Hughesville High School, Dustin Stoetzel, Jersey Shore Area High School and Allyia Kennedy, Loyalsock Township High School. In addition, the educators received honors and the business Partner in Education award was given to PPL Electric Utilities.
RESCUE ASSIGNMENT AT WORLDS END STATE PARK
It took a rescue assignment, upwards of 50 responders and much of the day, Saturday, to retrieve five women from the trails in Worlds End State Park. As reported by Sun Gazette, the women required assistance when one of them fell on the ice. Although no one was seriously injured, the rescue was an intensive effort and risky for all involved. The one fall victim was taken by ambulance to the Geisinger facility at the Pennsdale interchange.
PA SYSTEM OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENT EXAMS
Student scores on Pennsylvania standardized tests fell sharply last year in most categories, although state education officials cautioned the numbers were so distorted by pandemic conditions that they are of limited use for comparison to previous years — particularly regarding statewide trends. The Education Department on Friday released results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams for grades three to eight that showed broad declines in both math and English language arts. The Keystone Exams that assess algebra, literature and biology for high school students had more mixed results.