DEADLY SHOOTING IN WILLIAMSPORT SATURDAY
Williamsport City Police went to the 1000 block of Memorial Avenue early Saturday morning after a call for shots fired at about 3:30am. According to North Central PA dot com, after arrival, police found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the roadway. Emergency crews attempted to revive the man who had been shot, but pronounced him dead at the scene. Police are seeking information surround the shooting and ask you call Agent Ben Hitesman if you can help with the investigation. 570-327-7560 ext. 7595.
WOMAN THREATENED WHILE DRIVING
A man from Cogan Station was arrested for following a woman in her car and threatening her over the phone while driving along Route 45 November 30th. According to North Central PA dot com, 24 year old James Micah Rooker U-turned on the roadway near Lewisburg to follow his accuser until she pulled into a parking lot of Old Turnpike Raod. Police say another tried to help the woman and Rooker also threatened to kill him before he fled the scene. Police later took him into custody and he has a preliminary hearing December 21st.
FIRST READING OF WILLIAMSPORT BUDGET PASSES 1 MIL HIKE
A 1 mil real estate tax hike was passed on the first budget reading by the Williamsport City Council Thursday. According to the SUN Gazette, the first reading included the real estate tax increase due to the city’s responsibility to the debt service, previously funded by River Valley Transit – now River Valley Transit Authority, which is approximately $800,000 a year. Council members say they will continue their research of the updated reduced budget deficit changes as they approach another budget reading date.
WILLIAMSPORT HS SINGERS PERFORM AT WHITE HOUSE
Williamsport Area High School’s Millionaire Singers visited and performed at the White House this past week. As reported by SUN Gazette, the 32 members wore black tuxedos and gowns as they performed in the East Room of the White House. The singers have performed at the White House for every administration starting with President Bill Clinton. Even though the students did not meet the president or first lady, they enjoyed a self-guided tour of one of the most famous sites in the United States. The students are slated to perform their annual holiday concert, at 3 p.m., Dec. 17 at the high school auditorium.
THREE OFFICERS’ TRIAL SET FOR FEBRUARY
The trial for three former Mount Carmel police officers has been scheduled for early next year. According to the Daily Item, jury selection for former officer Kyle Schauer, retired Lt. David Donkochik and former officer Jonathan McHugh, is slated to start on Feb 5th at the Federal Courthouse in Williamsport. All three defendants were arrested in June when a federal indictment alleged all three officers, in upwards of 22 different arrests, used excessive force against arrestees from 2018-2021.
ELECTRONICS THEFT AT SELINSGROVE WALLMART
Thieves stole almost three thousand dollars-worth of electronics from the Best Buy store in Selinsgrove December 2nd. According to State police in Selinsgrove, a black couple in a silver Nissan sedan was seen at the store around 4pm. They allegedly entered the store and stole five PlayStation 5’s and five Playstation controllers. Police say an Hispanic male driving a burgundy Subaru was seen talking with one of the suspects in the parking lot before the theft, but police do not know how or if he is involved in the theft. Call state police with any information you know about the theft or the suspects.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RIVER CANDIDATE
It’s time to vote for your favorite Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2024. According to DCNR, this year’s contestants are the Allegheny River, Lackawaxen River, and Youghiogheny (yacka gainey) River and the competition is here to highlight Pennsylvania’s special waterways and the benefits they bring for conservation, recreation, economic development, and so much more. The 2023 River of the Year designation was awarded to North Branch of the Susquehanna River. Voting will remain open through 5 p.m. Friday, January 19th. Get details at pa watershed .org.
NEW MILK SHAKE FLAVOR COMING TO FARM SHOW FOR 2024
Another fun flavor has been added to the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association milkshake menu for the 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show – salted caramel. The new flavor milkshakes will be available to purchase along with vanilla, chocolate and mixed flavors during this year’s Farm Show, January 6th through 13th in Harrisburg. Dairymen’s Association is partnering with The Giant Company who will host the pop-up tasting stands, at their locations this month in Lancaster, Carlisle and Camp Hill. The organization raises proceeds to support programs including Fill A Glass With Hope, PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Education Lab and PA Dairy Princess and Promotion Program.
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