WILLIAMSPORT MAN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES
A Williamsport man who police say punched another man in the face last July on Maynard Street is facing simple assault and harassment charges, but failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. According to the Sun Gazette, 30 year old Deandre Bently and William Overbay got into an argument after a traffic incident during which Bently allegedly punched Overbay and fled before police arrived at the scene. A warrant for Bently’s arrest is expected to be issued in District Court.
NORTHUMBERLAND MAN PUSHED WOMAN OUT OF MOVING CAR
A man who pushed a woman out of a moving car is being charged in Northumberland County court. According to Northumberland Police, 25 year old Issac Tylor of Northumberland was taken into custody Friday after he allegedly picked up the victim while intoxicated and drove at a high rate of speed through the borough January 2nd. Police say Tyler wouldn’t let the woman out of the car at first but then pushed her out. He faces charges of unlawful restraint, making terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and false imprisonment.
SOUTHSIDE WILL ENFORCE PROPERTY CODE VIOLATIONS
South Williamsport borough Council authorized a way to enforce property maintenance codes last week and will utilize the manpower of the Susquehanna Mutual Aid Regional Team or SMART, to identify code violations across the three wards and give notice to responsible parties to correct the violations; which could include high grass, accumulated trash, broken windows or structural issues of homes. SMART was created in 2022 to coordinate costs for fire and emergency medical response with the South Williamsport Fire Department. No additional compensation will be given to the five SMART members for the anticipated daily patrols in the borough.
WATCH INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR SHAPIRO
A live stream of the inauguration of Governor Elect Josh Shapiro will be available today beginning at 10am on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. According to the Daily Item the celebration for the 48th Governor of Pennsylvania will include Lincoln University Choir, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Choir, the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, and the Hazleton Area High School Marching Cougars. The transition of power from the Wolf Administration marks the first time Democrats held the office for three consecutive terms in the party’s modern history. https://pacast.com/live/gov.
INMATE ASSAULTS OFFICER, FACES NEW CHARGES
A Sunbury woman who is incarcerated at SCI-Muncy faces new charges after police allege she threw coffee in the face of an officer and punched him last October. According to the Sun Gazette, during the incident, another officer attempted to get control of 37 year old Sheila Lee Ramos, when she bit him. In addition to her original charges, she also faces two counts of felony aggravated assault and will remain in jail in lieu of 50 thousand more dollars bail.
NEW YORK MAN SENTERNCED IN BRADFORD COUNTY COURT
A man from Owego New York who was arrested with large quantities of drugs at a Sayre, Pennsylvania hotel in January of 2022 was sentenced in Bradford County Court last Thursday after pleading guilty to the crimes in November. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 36 year old Tuan Vo and a female companion were found with fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Best Western last year and taken into custody by the Sayre Borough Police Department and the Bradford County Drug Task Force. Vo was given a 17 to 36 year sentence and is not eligible for the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program.
CENTURY FARM NAMED IN MONTOUR COUNTY
Eight Pennsylvania Farms, including one in Montour County, were named as Century Farms by the State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding last Friday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. According to the Daily Item, the Danville farm of Curtis and Stephanie Bower that had been established in 1861 qualifies for the recognition and embodies the theme of this year’s Farm Show, “Rooted in Progress”. A Century Farm is owned by the same family for at least 100 years, with a family member living there, with at least 10 acres of the original holding maintained , or gross more than $1,000 annually from products cultivated there. The Century Farm program, started in 1977 and recognizes more than 23 hundred farms across PA.
FREE ADMISSION TO DREAM WEEK BASKETBALL GAME AT LHU
It’s free admission at the Bald Eagles basketball game at Lock Haven University tomorrow night for a Community Night Event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week. Both the men’s and women’s LHU basketball teams and others will participate in a Day of Service including visiting local schools to interact with area school-aged children. Albert Jones, chief officer of diversity, equity and inclusion at Lock Haven University said the engagement between student-athletes and community members enriches relationships and networks in a positive way.
PIAA District 4
North Penn-Mansfield 60 Sayre 30
Loyalsock 72 Montoursville 49
North Penn-Liberty 53 Cowanesque Val. 27
Warrior Run 59 Jersey Shore 57
Shamokin 52 Troy 41
Montgomery 60 CMVT 36
Marian Catholic 60 S. Columbia 52
Williamsport 48 Towanda 34
Canton 17 Montgomery 11
Northwest 59 Wyalusing 23
Northern Potter 44 Galeton 16
Marian Catholic 59 Lourdes Regional 38
NFL Monday Night Football
Cowboys 31 Buccaneers 14
Saturday, January 21
AFC: 4:30 PM Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs NBC
NFC: 8:15 PM New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles FOX
Sunday, January 22
AFC: 3:00 PM Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills CBS
NFC: 6:30 PM Dallas at San Francisco 49ers FOX
Celtics 130 Hornets 118
Pacers 119 Bucks 132
Cavaliers 113 Pelicans 103
Raptors 123 Knicks 121
Warriors 127 Wizards 118
Hawks 121 Heat 113
Jazz 126 Timberwolves 125
Grizzlies 136 Suns 106
Lakers 140 Rockets 132
Bruins 6 Flyers 0
Penguins 4 Ducks 3
Panthers 4 Sabres 1
Avalanche 6 Red Wings 3
Devils 4 Sharks 3
Lightning 4 Kraken 1
Stars 4 Golden Knights 0
Rangers 3 Blue Jackets 1
Capitals 4 Islanders 3
Predators 2 Flames 1
Blues 2 Senators 1
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Purdue 64 Michigan State 63
Miami 82 Syracuse 78
Charleston 82 William & Mary 54
Florida Atlantic 76 Western Kentucky 62