DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE LANDS WILLIAMSPORT MAN IN JAIL
Two state troopers were outside Douglas Hofford’s home on Christie Avenue, off of Four Mile Drive, just after 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard glass breaking and a woman screaming according to an affidavit. The troopers took Hofford, 63, into custody. His wife had multiple cuts and bruises, according to SUN Gazette. Arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey on multiple charges, Hofford was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
ACTIVE INVESTIGATION FOR SHOTS FIRED
Williamsport Chief of Police Justin Snyder said an investigation is active into shots allegedly fired yesterday afternoon near Little League Boulevard in Willamsport. Officers taped off areas of Little League Boulevard and Campbell Street. According to reports obtained by northcentralpa.com, a possible suspect was wearing a black ski mask and black hoodie with two possible victims. The investigation continues.
STABBING SUSPECT ARRESTED
On July 13th, 2021 at 1:49 pm Williamsport Bureau of Police Units were emergency dispatched to the area in front of 452 Market St for an alleged stabbing. – KALLIE MAE SHERMAN, was charged with stabbing victim DALTON RAYMOND in the lower left abdomen with a steak knife. RAYMOND was transported to UPMC Williamsport and received emergency surgery. Investigation identified SHERMAN as the actor. SHERMAN was taken into custody and arraigned before MDJ Christian Frey before being committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $175,000.00 bail.
INTEGRATION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
In a unanimous decision, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted to move ahead with combining universities, according to SUN Gazette. The vote, which begins the process of integrating Lock Haven, Mansfield and Bloomsburg universities in the east, came about 2:45 p.m. at the board’s quarterly meeting. All campuses will remain open, with integrated faculty, curriculum and enrollment, but some estimates put job losses at up to 1,500 system-wide with consolidation is to start taking place in the fall of 2022, the meeting continues Today.
AIRPORT LOOKING AT ANOTHER AIRLINE DECISION IN AUGUST
Companies interested in flying to Washington D.C. from the Williamsport Regional Airport, will be responding to surveys during the month of August, according to SUN Gazette. American Airlines, the airport’s sole commercial air service, is pulling out in late September, and as yet no carrier has been found to replace it. Richard Howell, Airport plans on holding a meeting in August, specifically including some interested businesses and the airline that the airport hopes will provide local air service.
NO DEFINITIVE EXPLANATION FOR SATURDAY NIGHT FIRE
The cause of Saturday night’s four-alarm blaze at 435-437 Park Ave at 6:10 pm that extensively damaged two separate properties and left nearly a dozen people homeless remains undetermined, according to city Fire Chief Mark Killian. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting those displaced by the fire. No fire damage estimate has been released.
UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE FREE SUMMER MUSIC F ESTIVAL
The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its annual free Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 24th at Williamsport’s Brandon Park Band Shell. The day’s festivities will begin at 1 pm and include free music performances all day, as well as vendors, raffles, and more. The Collective will be running a raffle for a brand new electric guitar donated by K & S Music in South Williamsport. The primary entertainment will be the school’s summer music showcase, presented by UMC students in full-band configurations.
A new candy store is just one of the commercial property gains for Loyalsock Township Supervisors, who told us about Lycoming Candy, a new store which is opening soon in the Liberty Plaza. It may open as early as next week, according to a media outlet. According to Township Supervisors, building permits were issued for construction of the Texas Roadhouse and for Popeyes. Chipotle builders have scheduled a township planning commission meeting in August and a Tractor Supply is on the table.
CHARGES FILED ON DISCARDED FIREARM INCIDENT
Seeing a city police officer approach him at West Fourth and Diamond streets about 10:40 p.m. Friday, Dennis Prieto Jr. quickly tossed something behind a bush, according to an affidavit. The loaded handgun was immediately retrieved. Prieto, of 845 Poplar St., was brought before Frey early Saturday morning and arraigned on charges of convicted felon not to possess a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license and tampering with evidence. Court records state he was convicted in Florida in 2018 of aggravated battery. He remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.