AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Jade Michael Brennan was charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault after he became involved in an argument wijth another person over a vehicle. During the argument Brennan pulled out a knife and threatened the individual before throwing at him. Brennan then threw a rock at the residence of the victim, damaging a window. He fled on foot but was later apprehended  by officers of the Lock Haven Police Department. Brennan was remanded to the Clinton County Correctional Facility after he could not post bail.

FATAL ACCIDENT

A fatal early morning crash claimed the lives of two young residents. According to State Police in Montoursville, the crash occurred on the Miller Run Bridge on East Third Street in Loyalsock Township just before 2 a.m. on Monday. Investigators have released the identities of the driver, Sierra Jacobs, 24, and the passenger, Travis Mosteller, 24. According to the Lycoming County Coroner’s Office, a ruling on the cause of death was “multiple blunt force trauma and burns.” According to police, the vehicle was traveling east and the driver was unable to negotiate the right curve, by under-compensating, thereby causing the vehicle to leave its lane of travel and jump the sidewalk. The vehicle struck the bridge abutment and fell approximately 12 feet to the creek bed. Police report wet roads and alcohol were possible contributing factors.

HELMET GIVEAWAY WITH EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY  HOSPITAL

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness wants kids and parents to understand the importance of wearing a helmet while biking. Today from 4 – 6 p.m., a free bike helmet giveaway event for children 12 and under is at The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness outdoor play area, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Valley in Lewisburg, Inc, according to northcentralpa.com. If your helmet is more than five years old, or has sustained a major impact,  you should consider attending. For more information, call Evangelical Community Health and Wellness at (570) 768-3200.

LYCOMING COUNTY CONTROLLER KRISTA ROGERS ADDITIONAL LAWYERS

Lycoming County Controller Krista Rogers will now have more lawyers in her case following action by commissioners at their meeting. Following two days of testimony, Potter County Senior Judge John Leete on May 17 made no ruling, but instead, gave attorneys 20 days to submit post-hearing briefs. Commissioners took legal action against Rogers for not handing over functions from her office to the budget and finance department. Rogers has contended commissioners illegally directed such action and of engaging in a power grab. Commissioners indicated they had no choice but to approve funding for Rogers’ request for additional legal counsel. Attorneys from Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, Bloomsburg, will be paid $150 per hour with paralegals from the firm receiving $125 per hour. Commissioner Scott Metzger indicated a decision in the case should be forthcoming before the end of this month. in addition, Mya Toon, chief procurement officer, reported that the Lycoming County is seeking bids for emergency repairs to a streambank stabilization project along Muncy Creek in Hughesville. Work on the project is set for this summer.

STATE POLICE STATS FROM HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Pennsylvania State Police report 8 people were killed in memorial day holiday crashes investigated by state police. In fact the state police investigated 844 traffic crashes during the four day memorial day holiday driving period from may 28 through may 31. Alcohol was a factor in 63 of the crashes. Troopers made 596 arrests for driving under the influence,  issued 9,624 speeding citations and cited 1,025 for not wearing seat belts and 144 for not securing children in safety seats.

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