MAN KILLED BY HIS OWN TRUCK
A Bradford County man was killed earlier this month when his water tanker truck rolled over him at a fill site in Cascade Township, and the Lycoming County Coroner has completed the investigation into the incident. According to the Sun Gazette, County Coroner Charles Kiessling, Jr. said 74 year old Donald Maus of Troy was struck by his tanker truck that had not had the emergency brake applied on an incline about 6:30am December 9th after Maus left the cab to secure the gate at the site off of Rose Valley Road. Kiessling said Maus was killed instantly by the impact and the truck continued another 100 yards crashing into a power pole and going off the roadway. There were no witnesses, but a neighbor called 911 after hearing the crash. Stae police and Trout Run volunteer firefighters responded.
COUPLE WRITES BAD CHECK FOR NEW TRUCK
A Mifflinburg woman who recently pleaded no contest to access device fraud charges for allegedly using her employers credit card in August to charge more than $26,000 in personal expenses, has been charged with felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor writing bad checks. According to North Central PA dot com, 39 year old Tonya Marie Struble along with 36 year old Casey Jay Zimmerman wrote a 15 thousand dollar check to a car dealership for a down payment on a new truck knowing they didn’t have the money. After the dealership sent several certified letters and the couple claimed they would deposit the money, they could not cover the check. They said they would not return the truck worth over 52 thousand dollars. Both Struble and Zimmerman were arraigned December 1st under 15 thousand dollars unsecured bail.
UTILITY WORK IN WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP TODAY
A portion of White Deer Pike and West Brimmer Avenue will be closed today in White Deer Township, Union County and Watsontown, Northumberland County for a utility project. According to PennDOT, White Deer Pike will be closed between Old Route 15 in White Deer Township and Route 405 in Watsontown, while Windstream replaces wires across the roadway. A detour using local roadways will be in place while work is being performed between the hours of 7:30am and 2:00pm, weather permitting. Get the details of PA roadways at 511pa.com
MORGAN MILES INVITED TO PERFORM AT THE RYMAN
Native Williamsport musician Morgan Miles, who was a recent finalist on the national music contest, NBC’s “The Voice”, has been invited to perform on the Grand Old Opry Stage at The Ryman next month in Nashville. According to the Sun Gazette, Miles will play her original music at the event, her next performance following directly after the finals of the TV show recently filmed in Los Angeles. While a student at Loyalsock Township High School 20 years ago, Miles studied at the Uptown Music Collective and performed in school musical productions. You can get tickets to Morgan Mile’s performance for Friday January 6th at opry dot com.
AUTHORITIES DETERMINE DEATH OF DANVILLE MAN A HOMICIDE
After an investigation into the death of a 27 year old dependent man from Danville, by the Danville Police Department, PA State Police and the Montour County District Attorney’s Office, as well as an autopsy by the Montour County Coroner’s Office, they determined it to be a homicide due to the man being physically restrained. According to North Central PA dot com, Adam Kortes died July 21st while under the care of his parents, 67 year old Richard Kortes and 59 year old Kristine Kortes, and they were arrested for involuntary manslaughter, unlawful restraint, tampering with physical evidence, and other charges. They are incarcerated in lieu of 10 thousand dollars bail each with a preliminary hearing on December 29th.
SELINSGROVE OFFICER SUSPENDED FOR TEXT MESSAGES
The employment status of a veteran Selinsgrove police officer will be discussed at tonight’s Borough Council meeting, after he allegedly sent threatening text messages and emails to newly hired Chief Shanee Mitchell. According to local media outlets, Officer Scott Grove is now off the job with pay for sending messages such as “Walk Away” or “Leave Selinsgrove” that may or may not be racially motivated. Mitchell said she hadn’t noticed any negative interactions with Grove before the messages were sent. Mitchell is the Valley’s first black and female police chief .
RENT REBATE PROGRAM DEADLINE DECEMBER 31
Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers aged 50 and older, and people with disabilities who are at least 18 have until December 31st to apply for Pennsylvania’s rent and property tax rebate program, which saw a recent increase from lawmakers in the latest state budget. It aims to help older and disabled Pennsylvanians with annual income limit of $35,000 per year for homeowners and $15,000 per year for renters. The funding boost signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf for a one-time bonus rebate from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. According to the Record online, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and representatives from the he Department of Revenue can help with the MYPath or paper application.
E-BIKES APPROVED FOR STATE PARKS
The Department of Natural Resources has approved E-bikes for use on lands around state parks and forests with some safety guidelines in place for riders. According to the DCNR website, bikes that weigh less than 100 pounds, have motors that do not exceed 20 miles per hour or 750 watts, and have operable pedals are ok for use. Other lands open to the public in Pennsylvania (such as federal lands, local parks, gamelands, and preserves) have different requirements related to e-bikes. Users should check the guidelines before they travel to their destination. Designated hiking trails are not open for e-bikes.
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World Cup 2022
Argentina’s World Cup team had to abandon an open-top bus parade yesterday as an estimated over 4 million ecstatic fans flooded onto the streets and brought the city to a standstill. Lionel Messi and his teammates were whisked into helicopters to complete the planned celebrations.
The victory made the country world champions for the first time since 1986
Carlos Correa, has now agreed on a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets, backing away from a previous 13-year agreement with the San Francisco Giants. Correa agreed to terms last week with the Giants on a historic 13-year, $350 million contract, tying Bryce Harper for the longest free-agent deal in baseball history.