MAN ACCUSED OF LOYALSOCK STABBING FOUND GUILTY
The Williamsport man on trial for the stabbing and assault of a Quick Mart employee was found guilty yesterday in Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas. According to North Central PA dot com, the defense for 23 year old Tajhea Nyree Shuler claimed he was suffering from a mental illness, the prosecution argued that Shuler knew he had done something wrong after leaving the scene, throwing away soiled clothes, and the weapon, as well as requesting a lawyer before being questioned by police. According to court records, Shuler’s bail was revoked and was committed to Lycoming County Prison for first-degree felony aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person with a sentencing hearing December 19th.
CONTACT RATIFIED BY LYCOMING ENGINE’S UNION
A contract has been ratified at Lycoming Engines after almost 370 members of the UAW 787 Union approved the contract that is effective immediately. According to the Sun Gazette, the 5-year contract for the company that specializes in engineering manufacturing, service and support of piston aircraft engine came about after the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America worked without one since July. The negotiations began in April for the Oliver Street plant that is a subsidiary of AVCO Corp, a Textron Company.
GRANT WILL ALLOW FLIGHTS FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO FLORIDA
A 500 thousand dollar federal grant is going to allow the public around the region to fly to Florida from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport again. According to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation the funds will restore and support non-stop passenger air service to and from Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota and/or Tampa in a new agreement with Avelo Airlines. The grants are possible under the Small Community Air Service Development Program that assists with air service improvements in 16 states.
OPEN HOUSE SOON AT CU-LOCK HAVEN
Prospective students of Commonwealth University-Lock Haven are encouraged to attend an open house next Saturday, October 14th in the Student Recreation Center. According to the school, the interactive program starts at 9am with registration and continues until 1pm. The program helps students get more familiar about what The Haven has to offer as well as hear from the admissions team, current students, faculty, and others, plus find out more about financial aid and scholarships, student life, housing, dining, downtown Lock Haven, and more. Space is limited and registration is required by Oct. 13. Visit lockhaven.edu/visit or call 570-484-2027.
DETAILS ABOUT HOMICIDE SUSPECT IN KNOXVILLE
Mansfield State police have released information about the alleged homicide of a Knoxville, PA woman at a South Water Street apartment Friday morning. According to the Sun Gazette, 21 year old Brendan T. York is in custody after he allegedly shot 19 year old Layanah Griffin with an AR-style rifle that he left at the scene before fleeing. Witnesses who heard shouting and the single gunshot, told police they saw York wipe his hands on the grass at about 2:40am. York is now incarcerated without bail on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime.
POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING BODY FOUND IN RIVER
A body was found in the Susquehanna River on Saturday in Bradford County, and State police are asking for help from the public identifying the man. According to state police, the man’s remains were discovered around 1pm in the area of Rummerfield Creek Road. Authorities say the cause of death is considered drowning and not suspicious at this time. The man is approximately 5’8”, 40 years old wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. If you have any information call the Towanda Criminal Investigation Unit (570-265-2186).
NEW HELLBENDER LICENSE PLATE
DCNR and PennDOT, the Fish and Boat Commission and Chesapeake Bay Foundation have announced a new Eastern Hellbender license plate. According to Senator Gen Yaw, who sponsored the bill to designate the Eastern Hellbender as the first official State Amphibian in 2019, the Wild Resource Conservation Program allows citizens to help support the management of Pennsylvania’s wild resources with tax deductible donations through the state license plate program. Eastern hellbenders are the largest salamanders in the U.S., with some reaching a weight of over two pounds and reaching two feet long, and the species is a symbol for water quality and conservation in the Commonwealth.
RIDE SUNDAY TO FUND HAILEY BILBAY SCHOLARSHIP
The first annual ride to raise funds for a new Loyalsock High School scholarship is set to take place this Sunday, October 8th for a local student who died in an automobile accident on Northway Road on January 6th of this year. Friends and family of Hailey Bilbay will host the event that will start at the Hepburn Lycoming Ballfield in Cogan Station and travel to the Hepburn Volunteer fire company, where activities along with a meal, auction, and 50/50 drawing will take place. Register Sunday morning at 9am at the ballfield with kickstands up at 11am.
MLB – Wild Card Game 1
Rangers 4 Rays 0
Twins 3 Blue Jays 1
D’backs 6 Brewers 3
Phillies 4 Marlins 1
MLB Wild Card Game 2 Schedule
Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays 3pm ABC
Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins 4:30pm ESPN
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers 7pm ESPN2
Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies 8pm ESPN
NFL This Thursday
Chicago Bears @ Washington Commanders 8:15 Prime Video
PIAA HS Soccer
South Williamsport 7 Sullivan County 0
Muncy 3 Millville 1
Montoursville 2 Selinsgrove 1
Lewisburg 5 Williamsport 1
Bloomsburg 4 Loyalsock 1
Milton 5 Midd-West 0
Wyalusing 6 NP Mansfield 1
Central Columbia 1 Warrior Run 0
Southern Columbia 3 Mifflinburg 1
Shamokin 3 Central Mountain 0
Shikellamy 5 Danville 0
Montoursville 7 Bloomsburg 0
Selinsgrove 4 Midd-West 1