COMPLAINT AGAINST INTERNET HOBBIES, LLC
Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that the Office of Attorney General has filed a complaint against Internet Hobbies, LLC and Hobby Models, LLC, two online shops operated by co-defendants Dale and Diane Bruner. The complaint alleges that the defendants consistently failed to deliver products and failed to refund consumers’ money, violating the Commonwealth’s Consumer Protection Law. According to Shapiro, Pennsylvanians need to be on alert for scammers this holiday season. With the open lawsuit, Shapiro claims Internet Hobbies won’t make a hobby out of scamming Pennsylvanians.
FLEEING POLICE WITH CHILD IN CAR
A Linden man fled from police with a child in his car. A State Police Corporal stopped Jarod Tedesco, on Wednesday night, as he was weaving in-and-out of his driving lane and traveling well below the posted speed limit. The stop, just outside of Williamsport, was brief because Tedesco took off when a second trooper arrived to assist. The pursuit, winded south on Route 220 and ended in Woodward Township on Stewart Street. He was cooperative until he was searched and then he became belligerent and struggled with troopers. Again, he attempted to flee, this time on foot, until a trooper deployed his Taser. Tedesco was medically cleared by UPMC Williamsport, arraigned in front of District Judge William Solomon on multiple charges, and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $99,000 bail.
RUNNING TO CAPTURE THE PA U.S. SENATE SEAT
The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat in next year’s election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is Sean Parnell – a favorite of Donald Trump, Jr. – who ended his campaign after losing a custody battle in court in which the judge said he believed allegations of abuse made by Parnell’s estranged wife. The high stakes campaign to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey in the battleground state could determine control of the Senate in next year’s election.
CONSTRUCTION MOVES AHEAD IN THE MILTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Construction moves forward in the Milton School District with completion set for 2022. In Milton, the construction includes stadium renovations and a new health complex and it carries a $14.1 million price tag. According to Athletic Director Rod Harris, the hope is to have practices and more in the spring. Although the construction is nearly 65 percent complete, plans are also under construction for allowing community access, according to the Daily Item. The new construction, with only visitor’s bleachers being the final standing portion of the original stadium, has a completing set for 2022.
COVID-19 CASES LOCALLY YESTERDAY
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton C0unty reported five cases. In Centre County 42 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 81, 57 in Northumberland County. There were 26 new infections in Snyder County, 25 in Union and 14 in Montour. Tioga County had 11 new COVID-19 infections reported yesterday.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULED ON STATE POLICE
A motorist rammed two trooper during a pursuit, reaching speeds over 94 mph, on Interstate 180 yesterday. Latrell Warrick from East Stroudsburg was traveling at a high rate of speed just after 9 a.m. A State Trooper attempted to pull over Warrick, who slowed to 45 mph quickly returned to speeds over 100 when other police arrived to assist. State police and local police arrived and the pursuit continued from Loyalsock Township and ended just west of Turbotville in Northumberland County, according to SUN Gazette. The pursuit ended when Warrick’s car left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Warrick was not compliant and had to be forcibly removed from his car, according to court records. He was arraigned in front of District Judge Jon E. Kemp, charged with multiple charges, including felony fleeing police, and committed to the Lycoming County Prison without bail.
FLEEING FROM STATE POLICE ON FRIDAY NIGHT
A Loyalsock Township woman attempted to flee police, as she was driving east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 180, near the Montoursville Boro area, Friday night. Carla Page made a U-turn and failed to stop, traveling eastbound and turned onto Rakestraw Road, where another trooper arrived conducted a rolling roadblock. Carla Page was taken into custody and charged with multiple charges including felony fleeing and eluding. Page was arraigned and incarcerated in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
COAL TOWNSHIP MAN JAILED AFTER KILLING MOTHER
A Coal Township man allegedly struck his mother in the head with a baseball bat, killing her, in their home last weekend. Christopher Depka is charged with killing Sarah Jones and wrapping her body in blankets in her bedroom. According to WNEP, Depka was seen via surveillance video at Rite Aid with her ATM card one day before she was found dead. A search of the property, revealed a bloody aluminum baseball bat in Depka’s bedroom. He was arraigned and commited to Northumberland County Jail with no known bail.
SUNBURY FIREFIGHTERS HAVE A SECOND DAY OF HOUSE FIRES
For the second day, Sunbury firefighters dealt with a house fire in the city. The fire, on Susquehanna Avenue on Friday afternoon, damaged multiple rooms of an apartment complex. It began in a bedroom of the second floor, extended to the attic and out a first floor window, where it lit a neighboring residence on fire. The two alarm blaze brought firefighters from Sunbury, Northumberland, Shamokin Dam, Selinsgrove and 9 other companies. According to an online media outlet, the home is a loss and uninhabitable. Although no injuries were reported, the Red Cross was on scene to help residents. The fire is under investigation.