FORMER LOCAL MAN CONFESSES TO COLD CASE MURDER
Authorities in Philadelphia have said in a statement that they expect Lycoming County to file charges against former Montoursville resident Jade Babcock for the 2003 murder of Brenda Jacobs in Williamsport. Working from a tip, Pennsylvania State police discovered skeletal remains in a storage locker in a Philadelphia neighborhood this week. Police arrested Babcock, who reportedly offered a confession to the murder of Jacobs. According to the Sun Gazette, Jacobs was only reported missing in 2013. Babcock has been charged by the Philadelphia District Attorney with abusing a corpse, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence. He is incarcerated there without bail.
CITY SETTLES WITH FORMER ASSISTANT CHIEF
The City of Williamsport has reached a settlement with Former Assistant Chief Timothy Miller who will receive 115 thousand dollars for being forced to resign after facing a pattern of harassment by the previous administration, a current member of council and a local police lodge. The Sun Gazette reports the payment will be paid to Miller by a combination of insurance payouts and 30 thousand in payments from the city and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29. Miller agreed under terms of the settlement that he will not appeal a pension board disability decision, and will never return to the bureau.
CHIROPRACTOR OFFERS SERVICES FOR MUNCY FOOTBALL PLAYERS
The Muncy School Board heard from a local Chiropractor Monday who has offered to provide chiropractic maintenance to the high school football players for free. Dr. Brandon Cotner proposed that he would volunteer to provide weekly sessions with football team members over 18, or with younger students’ parents’ permission. According to the Sun Gazette, Cotner told the board he was a player and had a passion for the sport, they did not vote on the subject.
AIRPORT PLANS OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN OCTOBER
There will be an open house at the Williamsport Municipal Airport in conjunction with the 90th Anniversary of the facility and to celebrate the new passenger terminal building October 6th. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at noon during the event from 10am until 4pm where the public will be able to take tours and see locally owned aircraft, including Geisinger’s Life Flight Helicopter.
HEROIN DEALER SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS
In a case where a Bellefonte man died of a tainted heroin overdose, the dealer who carelessly sold the drug laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Tarron Dennis was sentenced yesterday by US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann for selling the drugs to 24 year old Joshua Robert Breon, who died at UPMC Susquehanna in December of 2016. The Sun Gazette reports that Dennis formerly of Philadelphia was driven by his own opioid addiction and sold the drug in Lycoming County even when he knew it was deadly. Dennis must also pay 17 thousand dollars in restitution while he’s serving his sentence in federal prison.
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES REPAIRS FOR ATHLETIC CENTER
The Montgomery Area school board unanimously approved the financing of repairs that will bring the Montgomery Athletic center up to code with handicapped accessibility requirements, and repairs to the heating system. The Sun Gazette reports that board members say L&K concrete will add to previous work done there for 78-hundred dollars including steps off the back entrance of the MACC and a sidewalk from the tennis courts to the baseball fields.
FLOOD MITIGATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED
Pennsylvania legislators have announced about a million dollars in grants for 2 flood mitigation projects. One along Little Shamokin Creek in Northumberland County for $469,000 which will involve removal of debris from the flood plain, deflectors, and stream bank stabilization. In Middleburg Borough, repairs will be made to the Stumps Run flood protection system. The grant for that project is just over $348,000. The grants are through SEDA Council of Governments.
MISCOMMUNICATION CAUSES GRANT TO BE REVOKED
The NFL Vice President of Youth and High School Football Roman Oben, had to tell the Midd-West football program officials that a grant they were expecting was no longer available to them. According to the Daily item, a staffer at the NFL wrongly told the Midd-West School District Superintendent that they were receiving a three year grant worth about 100 thousand dollars for support and equipment. It turns out there was a miscommunication at the NFL and the terms changed as a result, the NFL has told Midd-West they will still help the program with about 35 thousand dollars for this season and next for support and transportation costs.
Cardinals beat the Nationals 5-1, Mets over the Rockies 7-4, A’s blanked the Royals 1-nothing, Diamondbacks over the Marlins 5-4, Angels bumped the Yankees 3-2, Mariners over the Pirates 4-1, Blue Jays edged the Orioles 11-10, Indians over the Tigers 2-1, Giants bumped the Red Sox 11-3, Phillies over the Braves 4-1, Padres beat the Brewers 2-1, White Sox beat the Twins 3-1, Reds over the Cubs 3-2, Rays beat the Dodgers 8-7, and Astros over the Rangers 3-2
HS Girls Soccer
Muncy beat Montgomery 4-1, Hughesville over Bloomsburg 3-2 in OT, Loyalsock beat Mount Carmel 4-2, Wellsboro blanked Williamson 3-0, Montoursville over Central Mountain 3-0, and Southern Columbia beat South Williamsport 3-2, Milton beat Selinsgrove 3-2, Williamsport over Mifflinburg 5-3
Millersville beat Lock Haven 5-nothing
Lycoming over Dickinson 2-nothing, Millersville beat Lock Haven 3-0
HS Girls Tennis
South Williamsport beat Central Columbia 4-1, Williamsport over Jersey Shore 3-2, Montoursville beat Lewisburg 3-2 , Loyalsock over Bloomsburg3-2, and Hughesville also beating Danville 3-2.
NFL football tonight Tennessee and Jacksonville with an 820 kick off