WARREN COUNTY PRISON ESCAPEE STILL AT LARGE
The man who escaped from the Warren County Prison is still at large for a 4th day, as federal and local police search areas of the Allegheny National Forest for the homicide suspect and kidnapping defendant who they say is a self-taught survivalist. According to WIBV, police say it’s not clear if 34-year-old Michael C Burham, who is from Russell, PA has firearms, but they think he is hiding out east of Erie County. Burham is wanted in connection with the May 11 fatal shooting of 34 year old Kala Hodgkin, of Jamestown, New York. State police urge those with information to call the state police barracks in Warren (814-728-3600) The U.S. Marshals Service and Warren County Crime Stoppers are both offering cash rewards for information that helps lead to Burham’s capture.
WILLIAMSPORT CITY ENGINEER LEAVES POSITION
Moving on to a new job outside the government sector, Williamsport’s engineer, Jon Sander, has announced he will be leaving his position. According to the Sun Gazette, Sander served the city by completing a handful of important projects, including the continued levee recertification and flood-mitigation on Grafius Run, accessibility and improvements to downtown traffic, as well as seeing the funding through to completion for the bandshell renovations at Brandon Park. City Council President Adam Yoder commended Sander for his service to Williamsport.
SOME AREAS STILL MUST BOIL DRINKING WATER
There is still a boil water advisory in areas of McElhattan after the city of Lock Haven says there is still an increased risk for Microbial Contamination in the drinking water system after a loss of positive water pressure at the filtration plant in June. According to the Lock Haven Express, Residents of Cochise Trail, Geronimo Trail and Hiawatha Trail should not drink the water without boiling for a full minute it first and letting it cool. The city will continue to test the water for safety and will inform the public when it is safe to drink unboiled water again.
SPEEDWAY PARTNERS WITH BREWERY FOR BIG RACE
Cans of beer featuring the Clinton County Speedway and Floating Feathers logo and a picture of Billy Dietrich’s #8 Sprint Car are being produced for the Phil Walter Classic, August 12th, Clinton County Speedway’s largest race of the season. According to the speedway, they are partnering with Floating Feathers brewery so fans can preorder the beverage online at their website or Facebook page and will be able to pick up their orders at the speedway August 12th during the race. The two 410 sprint car events are a hallmark of the 2023 season as the speedway celebrates their 35th anniversary year.
CAR THEFT IN SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT
A 21 year old South Williamsport man was arrested for stealing a car Monday around 11am while the car owners were unloading their aluminum can donation at the 500 block of West Southern Avenue. According to the Sun Gazette, police say that just a few minutes after Brett Kimber Guthrie allegedly took the car, he was stopped on Route 15 north of Route 54 and taken into custody around the Armstrong Clinton Township line. Expressing remorse in court, Guthrie was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 25 thousand dollar bail.
YOUNG MOTHER ARRESTED FOR DUI
A Linthicum Heights woman was charged with DUI and felony reckless endangerment after Hughesville police found her with involuntary body movements and speaking incoherently, while sitting behind the wheel of her running car with a toddler in the back seat. According to the Sun Gazette, police were called to interview 23 year old, Tiffany Lynn Manger about 1pm July 2nd at 1 Main Street in the borough, and as they questioned her, they determined she was allegedly impaired. Her two-year old son was in the car without a safety seat, and was picked up by Children and Youth Services before Manger was arrested, after which she refused to give a blood sample. She is incarcerated in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.
PENNDOT MANTAINENCE TODAY IN NORRY, UNION COUNTIES
There will be a lane closure tomorrow on Route 147 SB, the CSVT River Bridge in Union and Northumberland Counties for maintenance work. According to PennDOT a contractor will be performing maintenance work today on the camera system along the bridge taking up the right lane. Motorists can expect the restriction between 9 and 2. In addition, PennDOT says Windstream will be working today on utility wires from White Deer Township to Watsontown Borough, closing White Deer Pike, Watsontown River Bridge and West Brimmer Avenue between Harbeson Road and Canal Street for about 3 hours.
CITY, LYCOMING COLLEGE SIGN BRANDON PARK LEASE
Williamsport City Council approved a lease by resolution last week after the city and Lycoming College cemented a 25 year lease for the senior field at Brandon Park, and the college is planning on creating a new field there. According to the Sun Gazette, Mayor Slaughter says the college is investing 2.5 million dollars of capital in a home field for its baseball team, as well as for a facility the public can use with prior approval from the college. There are plans for upgrades to two other ballparks in Brandon Park, with the hopes that all three can be in use once again to draw softball and baseball attention to the area, for little league, organizational play and collegiate games.
National vs American League tonight in Seattle – 8pm on FOX
The 93rd edition of the All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park is tonight, with the American League looking to take home a 10th consecutive win over the National League.
MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters are at home tonight at Historic Bowman Field, hosting Trenton Thunder. 6:35pm first pitch.
Last night in Lamade Stadium, Keystone came back to score 6 runs in the top of the sixth and held on to an 8-6 win over Loyalsock to claim the Little League Baseball District 12 Majors Championship.
Wimbledon Men’s Singles
*Novak Djokovic defeated Hubert Hurkacz returning Monday and sealing a 7-6,7-6,5-7,6-4 victory after being stopped Sunday night by the 11pm curfew
*27 year old American, Christopher Eubanks upset Stefano Tsitsipas of Greece, 3-6,7-6,3-6, 6-4,6-4, in three hours on Monday reaching the quarterfinals for his Wimbledon debut.
The Wimbledon debut of Russia’s Mirra Andreeva ended after the 16-year-old was beaten 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 by American Madison Keys, who won the fourth-round Monday.