MAN ASSAULTS WOMAN WITH LOADED RIFLE
A man from Middleburg was charged with reckless endangerment after he hit a woman over the head with a loaded rifle. According to State police, 75-year-old Terry Shambach was arguing with the victim Saturday which started the altercation. The PA Game Commission assisted on the Snyder County call, while Troopers investigated the incident and the multiple misdemeanor charges were sent to magistrate court against Shambach.
LOYALSOCK WOMAN JAILED AFTER THREATS
A Loyalsock Township woman who allegedly threatened a family member with a screwdriver was jailed earlier this month after being arraigned on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and more. According to the Sun Gazette, State police say 20 year old Cielo Jo Stenibacher threatened the family member, demanding to know where her firearm was, because she wanted to kill people. Steinbacher was arrested and committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 20 thousand dollars bail and an additional 5 thousand dollars bail for possession of marijuana charges discovered during prior domestic disturbance incidents at her address along Saint Davids Road in Williamsport.
TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN KELLY TOWNSHIP
A dump truck and a vehicle were involved in an accident Monday before 11am in Kelly Township which closed the roadway for about an hour. According to the Daily Item, the wreck happened at the intersection of Col. John Kelly and JPM roads in Union County near Den-Ann Farm. The truck ended up in a nearby field and the maroon Ford Escape was disabled in the roadway. Firefighters from the William Cameron Engine Company cleaned up the wreck and an ambulance was also on the scene, but there was no word on whether anyone was injured in the crash. Col John Kelly Drive reopened after noon on Monday.
PENN COLLEGE FALL COMMENCEMENT IN DECEMBER
Penn College has scheduled their Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony next month at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. More than 350 students have petitioned to graduate with more than 240 students expected to march in the proceedings. Samir Khalid Pringle, of Philadelphia, will receive an Associate of Applied Science in business management, and is the student speaker for the ceremony. He is also expected to receive the President’s Award for leadership and service to the college. The event which will be livestreamed will take place at 11am on Saturday December 16th . Get information at pct.edu/commencement.
WOMAN FACING FELONY THEFT FOR FRAUDULENT WITHDRAWALS
State Police say a Williamsport woman is at least the third person to be charged in a bogus check deposit/money withdrawal scheme that occurred at Lycoming County and other PA ATMs as well as ATMs in North Carolina. According to the Sun Gazette, 40 year old Holly Rebecca Probst allegedly withdrew around eight thousand dollars through fraudulent ATM deposits and withdrawals in June of 2022. Her case has recently been held for court for three felony theft charges and is free on 15 thousand dollars bail.
WOMAN HELD CAPTIVE IN ONLINE ACQUAINTENCE’S HOME
A Briar Creek man who met a woman after talking together online and keeping her locked in his home for a short time was charged with false imprisonment and other charges last month. According to North Central PA dot com, the victim managed to call police while she was trapped inside 40-year-old Joseph H. McBratney IV’s mobile home October 14th along the 6 thousand block of Park Road. She said she was assaulted after she asked to leave once she discovered the door to the outside deadbolted with a key. McBratney released the woman when he learned police had been called. The man was picked up on an unrelated mental health warrant the next day and charged. He has a preliminary hearing December 4th.
GROUP SEEKS UNSUNG HEROES
A local group in Lycoming County is seeking nominees for an Unsung Hero award. According to the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance they are asking the public to nominate humble individuals in our communities who make an impact while living a life of service to others without compensation. Send submissions via mail to the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance, P O Box 1884, Williamsport 17701, or emailed to [email protected] with “unsung hero award” as the subject, postmarked or received by January 1st, 2024.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT BUCKNELL NEXT MONTH
The annual Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols at Bucknell University is coming up several nights in December. According to the university, the event is free, but the public must get a complimentary ticket to attend. The University’s Department of Music and Office of Religious & Spiritual Life invites you to the Rooke Chapel Friday December 1st, Sunday December 3rd and Tuesday December 5th – each show at 7:30pm service that has been modeled from the Kings College Christmas Eve Service. Rev. Kurt Nelson, chaplain for the Protestant community, will preside over the service. Get tickets by calling 570-577-1000 or at Bucknell Campus Box Office locations.
PIAA HS Football State Semifinals Friday 7pm
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Double A Southern Columbia vs Dunmore @ Harman-Geist Mem. Field, Hazelton
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Maple Leafs 2 Panthers 1
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