HOLIDAY DECORATION THEFT ON THE RISE
Police in South Williamsport, Duboistown and Montoursville are continuing to deal with thieves who steal holiday blow mold figurines. According to North Central PA dot com, thievery of local favorite holiday displays has become a scourge this holiday season where residents are choosing not to decorate at all due to the risk. Police say the man who once hosted Christmas Corner at East Mountain Ave on the South side of Williamsport had Halloween decorations stolen that have still not been recovered, and a resident had 15 figurines stolen just this Monday. Montoursville police say they posted on Facebook, ring doorbell camera footage of a man stealing figurines there. If you have any information call Williamsport City Police 570-327-7560 or Montoursville Police 570-368-2488.
I-180 SHUT DOWN FOR MORE THAN SIX HOURS AFTER CRASH
There was a crash last night along I-180 involving a van with multiple occupants and a truck. According to the Sun Gazette, the accident happened around 9:30 last night near Montoursville. Police say a van carrying nine people and a tractor trailer collided between the Third Street and Loyalsock exits. Emergency crews had the road shut down for about six hours – just re-opening at 3 this morning. We’ll continue to check on the details of the victims in the crash as they become available.
WOMAN RETURNS TO NEIGHBORHOOD TO THREATEN AGAIN
The Williamsport woman who was charged with misdemeanors including terroristic threats after a road rage incident on Wilson Street in October has been charged in a new incident. According to North Central Pa dot com, Ameerah Yasmine Blackwell who nearly hit children playing on the sidewalk when she was yelled at to slow down in the neighborhood last month, came back November 6th seeking the person who turned her in for the first incident. Police say Blackwell barricaded the road preventing a woman from leaving the area of the 500 block of Wilson Street, and threatened to shoot her. New charges for Blackwell include first-degree misdemeanor terroristic threats and simple assault. Her preliminary hearing is January 12, with no bail listed.
THANKSGIVING 2022 HAD LESS DEADLY CRASHES
State police say the Thanksgiving holiday on PA roadways brought about less deadly crashes this year as compared to other years, but there were more citations written during the enforcement period. According to the Daily Item, between November 23rd and November 27th there were 970 accidents, two of which were fatal. Forty eight of those crashes involved alcohol, including one of the fatal accidents. Statewide, troopers issued 26,365 citations – just a few hundred more than last year – with just over 9 thousand of them for speeding.
WARRANT FOR MAN WHO DIDN’T SURRENDER THIS WEEK
A 33 year old man is being sought by the Old Lycoming Police department after he did not arrive for a scheduled self-surrender this week. According to North Central PA dot com, Bryon Vance has two warrants for PFA violations and police say he was due to turn himself in. Now there’s a warrant out for Vance’s arrest, and if you have information, please call Officer Michael Engel Old Lycoming Police Department 570-323-4987 ext. 229
SERIOUS CRASH IN BEECH CREEK
Two drivers involved in a crash in Beech Creek yesterday morning were treated at area hospitals with serious injuries. According to the Lock Haven Express, the wreck happened at the Main Street UniMart in Beech Creek near Monument Orviston Road. Emergency crews were on the scene and extracted both drivers from their vehicles. Officials on the scene say a dark blue Chevrolet pickup made a left turn into the path of a black Ford pickup, which slowed traffic as police cleaned up the scene. No word on the identity or condition of either driver.
POLICE SEEK PITTSBURGH MAN WHO SHOT THEN ABANDONED WIFE
There is a warrant out for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot his wife in the leg and then abandoned her at Pittsburgh rest-stop along I-579. According to KDKA, 37 year old Kevin Crew and his wife were traveling to work Monday afternoon when they got into an argument, causing Crew to pull a gun and shoot his wife, who he then ordered to continue driving. Police say Shauntorria Crew pulled the car to the side of the road and got out and her husband got in the driver’s seat and left. Mrs. Crew, who had a PFA against her husband that has since expired, was treated at nearby hospital. If you have information about Crew, call state police.
WINDMILL PARTS COULD SLOW TRAFFIC ON I-80
People traveling through Clearfield County may see slow traffic again on I-80 for a few mornings due to two transportation companies moving several loads of oversized windmill parts from Port of Erie through Clearfield County again today and tomorrow. The caravan will include blades and tower parts. According to PennDOT, Wolfe House and Building Movers, LLC and Lone Star Transportation LLC will transport the parts and additionally perform some wrong way maneuvers with State Police assistance this week on I-80 from the Falls Creek on-ramp at Interchange 97 to Clearfield at Exit 120 which could significantly delay traffic.
PIAA Football State Semifinals this weekend
Canton Warriors vs. Steelton-Highspire Rollers @ Shamokin, Friday at 7pm.
Winner advances to state championship game at Cumberland Valley High School on Thursday, December 8th at 1pm.
Southern Columbia Tigers vs. Trinity Shamrocks @Selinsgrove, Friday at 7pm.
Winner advances to state championship game at Cumberland Valley High School on Friday, December 9th at 1pm.
Thursday Buffalo is in New England 8:15 on Prime Video
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USA Men’s Soccer at the World Cup
United States beat Iran 1-0 to advance in the round of 16
Team USA plays the Netherlands Saturday at 10 AM on Fox for their chance to reach the Quarterfinals for the first time since 2002
NCAA Football News
Penn State third string quarterback, Christian Veilleux is entering the transfer portal. He threw for three touchdowns last year against Rutgers in a 28-0 win and this season, played in three games, but found himself lost in the mix behind Drew Allar