DELAYS FOR SOME SCHOOLS AFTER AREA’S FIRST WEATHER EVENT
Penn DOT has restored speeds on local highways after the weather yesterday slowed traffic in many areas around the state. Temperatures this morning have risen above freezing and there are no more reports of major problems along the secondary roadways or interstates. Some schools implemented a two hour delay this morning in North Central PA.
MONTGOMERY MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
After a domestic incident at a river lot campground in Montgomery, a man was been jailed for allegedly pushing the woman involved, who was holding an infant. According to the Sun Gazette, police say 31 year old Delbert Hayes of 125 S. Main Street was intoxicated and pushed and assaulted his significant other on October 28th, who with the baby, ended up on the floor before fleeing to a vehicle outside. Police say the woman called 911 after being assaulted again outside their camper. Hayes has been charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault and was taken to Lycoming County Prison, but has been released on 25 thousand dollars bail.
TROOPERS JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING OF MASS SHOOTER IN JORDAN TWP
Preliminary findings were released on the fatal shots fired by troopers November 5th in Jordan township after a mass shooting near Unityville, and Distirct Attorney Ryan Gardner deemed the officers justified in firing the shots that killed 54 year old Brian Taylor. Taylor allegedly had shot his wife Linda Taylor, his sister, Andrea Meek who lived nearby, and a friend from Lebanon County who was visiting, 55 year old Jerry Zehring, that Saturday morning before traveling along Route 239 on an ATV and firing shots at cars and other cabins. According to the Sun Gazette, the Lycoming County coroner said he has conducted toxicology tests on Taylor, but results will not be available for a few months.
LOYALSOCK TEACHER NOMINTED FOR GRAMMY
The Fine Arts Coordinator at Loyalsock Township School District has been recognized with a nomination for The Grammy’s 2023 Music Educator Award. According to the Sun Gazette, Ryan Bulgarelli who is a Penn State Graduate teaches instrumental music, guitar, music technology, and directs the school’s bands and ensembles. He has been with Loyalsock Township for 13 years. Bulgarelli was chosen as one of 25 teachers nationwide – and the only educator nominated from Pennsylvania. The finalists will be announced in December.
TWO-STORY SHED BURNS IN PICTURE ROCKS
As a result of a fire that destroyed a shed near Picture Rocks, the woman who rented the property was also injured trying to save animals from the burning structure. According to the Sun Gazette, Picture Rocks and Hughesville firefighters responded to the blaze at 472 Pine Tree Road and got the fire under control in about 20 minutes. The unidentified victim of the fire declined treatment for her hands initially at the scene. Fire officials said they stayed into the afternoon to control hot spots that sprung up. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, and no estimates on the damage done have been released.
THEFTS OF PA SKILL GAMES AT LOCAL LAUNDROMATS
Police are investigating a rash of thefts that have occurred at laundromats in which suspects are breaking into and stealing from Games of Skill machines. According to North Central PA dot com, State police said the most recent theft occurred Monday at Lexie’s Laundry on Route 522 in Snyder Township when the suspects took cash from the machine and used it to obtain cash out tickets. They say similar thefts have occurred in Union and Northumberland counties. If you have information, please call State Police at Selinsgrove 570-374-8145.
PA LIBERTARIANS MAINTIAN PARTY STATUS AFTER MIDTERMS
After the midterm elections in Pennsylvania, the Libertarian party status is set, as the legislative candidates of the party received more votes than any other previous midterm election. According to North Central PA dot com, for the first time in 20 years they received at least 2% of the vote in at least 10 counties and will maintain party status as determined by PA election law. The two most prominent Libertarian candidates running in Pennsylvania were Erik Gerhardt for U.S. Senate and Matt Hackenburg for Governor.
REMAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA WWII SOLDIER IDENTIFIED
The remains of a World War II soldier from Pennsylvania who was killed during an ambush in France in 1945, have been identified. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, scientists did DNA and dental analysis and determined the unidentified body to be that of 25 year old Pfc Francis Martin of Scranton. Martin was killed when German forces attacked a truck convoy he was in, and his along with 37 other sets of remains were disinterred and analyzed for identification. Martin’s name is on the Walls of the Missing at a cemetery in France where a rosette will be placed since Martin is now accounted for.
P I-AA State Semifinals rescheduled from yesterday
Girls Soccer Semifinals
Southern Columbia vs South Williamsport @Milton Area HS 6pm
Wyomissing vs Central Columbia @ Tulpehocken HS 7pm
Boys Soccer Semifinals
Northwestern Lehigh vs Lewisburg @North Schuylkill HS 6pm
Field hockey Semifinals
Central Columbia vs Boiling Springs @ Tulpehocken HS 5pm
Canucks 5 Sabers 4
Panthers 5 Capitals 2
Devils 5 Canadians 1
Maple Leafs 5 Penguins 2
Lightning 5 Stars 4 /OT
Blue Jackets 5 Flyers 4
Predators 2 Wild 1
Ducks 3 Redwings 2
Sharks 5 Golden Knights 2
Pelicans 113 Grizzlies 102
Mavericks 103 Clippers 101
Knicks 118 Jazz 111
Trailblazers 117 Spurs 110
Kings 153 Nets 121
Michigan State 86 Kentucky 77 2/OT
Kansas 69 Duke 64
North Carolina 72 Gardner Webb 66
UConn 84 Buffalo 64