FATAL MOTORCYCLE WRECK IN WILLIAMSPORT
A fatal motorcycle accident yesterday evening at the West Fourth Street entrance to Route 15 South near Bowman field detoured traffic for several hours as police and the Lycoming County Coroner and his chief deputy investigated the accident. According to the Sun Gazette, a pickup truck heading west was turning from Fourth Street to the entrance ramp of Route 15 South just after 6pm when the motorcyclist who was heading east collided with the truck. Coroner Charles Kiessling said the victim died instantly in the accident, but no word on the condition of the pickup truck driver today. A state police reconstructionist may have been called to the scene as police shut down Fourth Street from Arch Street to Bowman Field, as well as the West Fourth Street off-ramp of Route 15.
SECOND ACCIDENT IN SAME AREA AS FATAL MOTORCYCLE WRECK
Several moments before the aforementioned fatal accident occurred on West Fourth Street in Williamsport yesterday, a three car accident happened nearby at Pine Street and Little League Boulevard around 6pm, in which a driver inside one car was trapped. According to the Sun Gazette, city firefighters responding to the accident used an extrication tool to remove the door of the vehicle to rescue the victim who was then transported to UPMC Williamsport.
TUNNEL WORK ALONG ROUTE 54 IN DANVILLE
A portion of Route 54 will be closed Thursday in Danville Borough for inspection and maintenance of the tunnel that carries Route 54 under local roadways. According to PennDOT On, Route 54 will be closed in both directions between Front Street and Mahoning Street, while a maintenance crew performs the necessary work on the tunnel between the hours of 10pm and 6pm, weather permitting. A detour using Route 11, Mill Street and Front Street will be in place while workers are on the site.
GRAND RE-OPENING OF LYCO FIRE TRAINING CENTER
A newly renovated fire training facility in Lycoming County that hasn’t been fully operational since 1998 when it was built, celebrated a grand-re-opening Saturday. According to North Central PA dot com, the Central Area Fire Chiefs Association Emergency Services Training Center at 1750 W. Third Street had lacked funding and couldn’t stay operational for live fire training purposes, but since 150 thousand dollars was allotted by Act 13 monies and a 100 thousand dollar grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA was provided, the CAFCA can fund the final phase for the facility to serve as a regional training facility to firefighters from numerous counties in central PA. The next step is to wired the building fully by PPL, as they use generator power at this time.
MAN HAS BACKPACK FULL OF DRUGS AT ASSISTANCE OFFICE
Police executed a search warrant after an employee at the Lycoming County Assistance Office was suspected to have drugs in a backpack September 28th. According to North Central PA dot com, 44 year old Alex Christophe DeJesus refused a search of the bag he had on the premises of the assistance office at 400 Little League Boulevard, and police then found needles and baggies of methamphetamine and white powder along with other paraphernalia. DeJesus was handed several counts of possession of narcotics and intent to deliver a controlled substance and was released on 50 thousand dollars unsecured bail.
MUNCY VALLEY MAN CITED FOR HARRASSMENT
A man from Muncy Valley has been cited for harassment of his neighbors on Bender Road. According to North Central PA dot com, State police at Laporte say 56 year old Robert Brown had been asked several times to stay off the property of his neighbors but continued to use threatening and obscene language toward a male and female resident at the home. According to court records, Brown was given a citation for harassment and defiant trespass .
UNION COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PASSES AWAY
The Union County District Attorney passed away Saturday at age 68. According to the Daily Item, several judges from the 17th Judicial District Office recently expressed their sorrow over the loss of District Attorney, D. Pete Johnson, who worked in the county office where he served for 28 years. An appointment to fill his position has been deferred since the election is less than a month away. Possible replacements for the DA position could be Union County First Assistant District Attorney Brian Kerstetter or Robyn Zenzinger, the First Assistant District Attorney in Northumberland County.
RECYCLING COMPANY WITHDRAWS CRITICAL PERMIT APPLICATION
After an 11-month review by the DEP, Encina, the Texas-based company that has proposed advanced plastic recycling facility in Point Township, recently withdrew a critical permit application. According to the Daily Item, the Clean Air Council is requiring the permit to prevent potential pollution in the Susquehanna River that could result from construction runoff, and the DEP reported that they found deficiencies in Encina’s design and modeling approach which they called “wholly inadequate”. Encina’s executives said they are fully committed to the safety of the environment and the communities where they plan to operate.
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