HUGHESVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
A Hughesville man has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a concealed carry permit, simple assault, and other drug charges According to Norht Central PA dot com, Dustin Michael Zink, 33, allegedly loaded and pointed a Kimber Custom II handgun in the sky after getting into an argument with a man and a woman while at a Race street home on December 2nd. Zink left the area before police arrived and was found in a dollar general parking lot in Wolf Township. Zink has previously been convicted of felony criminal trespass in 2015 and was not allowed to own a gun.
GUILTY PLEA BRINGS CONCURRENT SENTENCE
A Williamsport man will serve 9 to 18 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of aggravated assault from an incident in October 2022. The victim said she was strangled and assaulted by 49 year old Rodney Poust before she was able to escape nd call police. According to the Sun Gazette, Judge Ryan Tira said due to the drawn out nature of the crimes Poust will serve the sentence concurrently. He was remanded to Lycoming County Prison.
FLOOD WARNINGS EXPIRE TODAY
The flood warning brought about by heavy rains from the weekend expired in Danville and Riverside this morning at 4am. According to the National Weather Service, the Susquehanna River crested there at just about 20 feet yesterday afternoon. The crest of 20.8 feet, well below flood stage in Sunbury, is also passed. In Clinton County, they are working to clear part of Route 11 between Creek and Southwick Roads which had to be closed for flood waters. .PennDOT says In Northumberland County, the flood prone section of Shakespeare Road is closed, and several roads in Sullivan County are still closed. Route 61/Hamilton Underpass is open.
NEW STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS GROUNDBREAKING
The groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday for the new Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey yesterday, with design plans unveiled for the world-class training facility. According to the Daily Item, the current academy facility opened in the 1960s and will go under a with state-of-the-art upgrade with facilities totaling 366,000 square feet at the 146-acre site. Facilities will include a new headquarters for the Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations, horse stables for the Mounted Unit, a central supply warehouse , a vehicle garage, and more. Architectural illustrations are available at psp.pa.gov.
MAN WHO JUMPED FROM BRIDGE RESCUED NEAR SUNBURY
Volunteers from several local fire and rescue crews in Northumberland County as well as officers from the state Game Commission worked quickly to rescue a 26 year old man who had allegedly jumped from the Edison Bridge between Sunbury and Packer Island Saturday around 10am. According to state police, the man was reached by swift water rescue officers while he was in the water, and was taken to a medical facility with unknown injuries. The incident is under investigation and no other details were released.
YAW, FLICK, COLLABORATE FOR WATER SYSTEM PROTECTION GRANT
Over 3 million dollars in state funding has been awarded to four projects in Lycoming and Union Counties, thanks to local lawmakers. Senator Gene Yaw and Representative Jamie Flick collaborated to bring about over 3.5 million dollars through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The largest awards went to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority, which received $3,000,000 in H2O funding for its Sanitary Sewer Bloomingrove Road Environmental Protection Project. The grants are funded from multiple sources with the largest being federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money appropriated for recreation and conservation.
CONTRACT FOR NEW VOTER SYSTEM IN PAN CANCELLED
The contract that had been signed in 2020 for an upgrade to Pennsylvania’s system for managing voter rolls has been cancelled. According to Penn Live, the Department of State already decided to keep the older system, Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors, known as SURE, in place for 2024. Administrators say the SURE system that was brought online in 2003 can be unstable and unpredictable. In one instance, Mercer County election officials said the SURE System went down for 24 hours before the 2022 election as they printed poll books. According to the Shapiro Administration, the company has agreed to return all money paid to it, a total of $720,400. The SURE system is not connected to the internet.
AED’S DONATED TO CLINTON AND LYCOMING COUNTIES
First Quality Enterprises, LLC recently donated 100 AED’s or Automated External Defibrillator to UPMC and Susquehanna Health Foundation for use in Clinton and Lycoming counties. According to North Central PA dot com, First Quality manufactures personal care and household paper products in Clinton County and supports UPMC’s Minutes Matter campaign which aims to increase survival rates after cardiac arrest in north central Pennsylvania by increasing community access to AEDs. According to administrators from UPMC after AED’s are distributed, education and training of the basic knowledge required to use and maintain the device will be given.
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Penn State Football head coach James Franklin announced the hiring of Tom Allen as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Allen spent the previous seven seasons as the head coach at Indiana.
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