TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO TERRORISTIC THREATS
The 18 year old charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, who threatened to “shoot” a Loyalsock Township school during a conference call with students, recently plead guilty in Lycoming County Court. According to the Sun Gazette, Dejuan Rivera faces the charges from the December incident. A charge against Rivera for possession with intent to deliver was addressed in court along with one other charge. According to Penn Live, a sentencing hearing will be held at a later date.
BOARD TO DECIDE FATE OF SALLADASBURG SCHOOL
The Jersey Shore School Board will take 30 days before they vote on a decision to close Salladasburg Elementary School. According to the Sun Gazette, Board President Mary Thomas said the discussions about the school has gone on for a while with final costs about transportation identified so they can make an informed decision about costs and how they relate to the rearranging of students in the district. There are three scenarios the board will consider for taxpayers. Some district parents making statements at the meeting urged residents to consider the costs the school pays to charter schools – up to 3 million dollars a year – and to ask state legislators to change charter school legislation; this to possibly offset costs. The next board meeting is March 27th at 7pm.
THIRD ARREST FOR LOCK HAVEN WOMAN
For the third time in less than a year, a Lock Haven woman was arrested for assault and harassment charges Sunday. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 23 year old Desirea Anna Jordan allegedly assaulted two people before 8:30pm close to the 40 block of Lenape Trail, and when interviewed by responding officers after the incident, made more verbal threats toward the victims which brought on the charges. Police records say Jordan was previously charged after striking a customer at a local convenience store last summer, and for allegedly stealing items from a gas station September 22nd.
DOORLESS DRIVING COULD COME TO PA
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a bill this week that would allow doorless driving on Pennsylvania roads, a act now that is only legal while off-roading in the commonwealth. According to North Central PA dot com, Senator Devlin Robinson introduced the bill that will bring our state in alignment with every other state that allows driving doorless. The new legislation, Senate Bill 298, will now be presented to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a vote.
NORTHUMBERLAND DA FILING INJUNCTION OVER ELECTION PETITION
An immediate injunction is being sought by the Northumberland County District Attorney, Tony Matulewicz, following his election petitions being accepted in the office but being ultimately denied last week for allegedly being late. According to the Daily Item, Matulewicz’s attorney said his client only heard of the rejection of his petition through media reports and has not received any written notification from the board of elections about the incident. According to the petition filed yesterday, the time of filing is in question after the office was allegedly to be open until 5pm according communication from Chief Registrar Lindsay Phillips, who later said state officials said the office closed at 4:30pm. A court date has yet to be scheduled.
WOMAN WHO DROVE INTO MUSEUM GETS NEW ATTORNEY
Theresa Salazar, the woman charged for driving a van into the Little League Museum July 3rd 2022, wants police body cam footage of the incident, and is asking for a new lawyer and says she plans to challenge the attempted murder charge in Lycoming County Court. According to North Central PA dot com, Salazar was given access to video from the museum that day, but claims the police video will show that a different woman was handcuffed after the crash – inconsistent with the court record of events. Police told the defense that footage was not preserved for the preliminary hearing. Salazar requested and was assigned a new public defender, saying she could not communicate with her current counsel. Attorney Nicole Spring has withdrawn from the case.
RAPE CHARGES AGAINST PHILADELPHIA MAN DROPPED
The Lycoming County DA’s Office has dropped rape and assault charges against a Philadelphia man who was accused by a woman who told a local hospital security guard that the man walking into the facility behind her committed the crime in Loyalsock Township home. According to the Sun Gazette, all criminal charges against 49 year old Kenneth D. Lyles Jr., were dropped after the woman told police the incident did not happen. No word if charges will be filed against the woman, or if the two were acquaintances.
ROTATING PARKING BAN IN SUNBURY TIL NOVEMBER
The rotating parking ban ordinance in the City of Sunbury begins today in the city and will run through November. According to the City of Sunbury the parking ban provides an opportunity for the city and contractors to provide a variety of services to the city’s residents, such as utility repairs, street repairs, maintenance, weed spraying, street sweeping, painting, tree maintenance, and more.The schedule for where and when parking is prohibited is online at sunburypa.org.
PIAA State HS Basketball Championships – 2nd Round Tuesday night
Chester Charter School 56 Northumberland Christian 38
Sacred Heart Academy 42 Line Mountain 40
Mount Carmel 48 West Catholic Prep 38
Faith Christian 35 South Williamsport 28
PIAA State HS Basketball 2nd Round Tonight
Muncy vs Holy Cross at Hazelton Area HS 7 PM
Loyalsock vs Deer Lakes at Altoona HS 7pm
Lourdes Regional vs Shade – Cumberland Valley HS at Mechanicsburg 6pm
Jersey shore vs Lansdale Catholic – at Minersville HS 7pm
NCAA Men’s Basketball First Four
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi 75 Southeast Missouri State 71
Pittsburgh 60 Mississippi State 59
First Four Tonight
(16s) – Fairleigh Dickinson vs Texas Southern at 6:40
(11s) – Nevada vs Arizona State at 9:10
Cavaliers 120 Hornets 104
Wizards 117 Pistons 97
Raptors 125 Nuggets 110
Lakers 123 Pelicans 108
Thunder 121 Nets 107
Spurs 132 Magic 114
Bucks 116 Suns 104
Knicks 123 Trailblazers 107
Hurricanes 5 Jets 3
Rangers 5 Capitals 3
Lightning 4 Devils 1
Golden Knights 5 Flyers 3
Canadian 6 Penguins 4
Predators 2 Red Wings 1
Blackhawk 6 Bruins 3
Oilers 6 Senators 3
Coyotes 4 Flames 3
Canucks 5 Stars 2
Kings 5 Islanders 2
Blue Jackets 6 Sharks 5