FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN CLOSES AREA ROADS
The heavy rain came down over the weekend and flooding has affected some roadways in our area. According to PennDOT in Montour County, Route 54 has reopened between Interstate 80 and Route 254 in Washingtonville Borough. Sunbury Road is reopened at Avenue G and Kipps Run Road in Riverside Borough. In Northumberland County, Route 61 or the Hamilton underpass remains closed between Route 890 in Upper Augusta Township and Eleventh Street in the City of Sunbury. Get the details of your commute around Pennsylvania at 511PA dot com.
FORMER PRISON GUARD AND SERIAL RAPIST HAS SENTENCE UPHELD
A former Pennsylvania State prison guard from Shamokin who kidnapped and raped women from 3 counties between 2012 and 2017, has had his conviction and sentence affirmed by the state Superior Court after an appeal. According to Penn Live, attorneys for 47 year old John E. Kurtz argued his sentence from being found guilty on 43 counts in consolidated cases from Northumberland, Columbia, and Montour counties of 59 to 280 years, was excessive, but a court panel rejected the argument over the nature of the crimes in which victims were surprised in their homes and kidnapped prior to the assault. Kurtz has been jailed since he was arrested when he arrived at SCI Coal Township in December 2017.
HOMICIDE CHARGES DROPPED
A Williamsport woman who has been held without bail on homicide charges from a fatal shooting of 27 year old Amir Nobles, on Bridge Street in 2020, has had the charges withdrawn against her. According to Penn Live, 21 year old Shakya Aiyona El had been accused of luring Nobles, of Philadelphia, to the spot in the city where he was ambushed. Lycoming County First Assistant District Attorney Martin Wade said in light of new information, charges against El will be withdrawn and charges will be filed against a new suspect who has not yet been identified.
FUNDING FOR LOCAL GARDENS
American Rescue Plan Funds are heading to historic Way’s Garden along West Fourth and Maynard Streets in Williamsport. According to the SUN Gazette, Williamsport City Council approved the $175,000 investment. Other improvements to the garden are funded by a contribution of $25,000 by Lycoming County and fundraisers by the Way’s Garden Commission. At the Thursday Williamsport City Council Meeting, the Council also moved to transfer $2,500 to revive the community garden at Lose Park in the 900 block of Memorial Avenue.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION IN DANVILLE
There was a suspicious death of a Danville man that has state police continuing an investigation. According to the Daily Item, Stonington State Police say they were called to the scene of 331 Logan Run Road Sunday, April 23rd. to assist the Northumberland County Coroner. The investigation centers around the death of 92 year old Frederick Jones of Danville. No other details have been released.
FORMER STUDENT THREATENS LEWISBURG SCHOOL
Misdemeanor terroristic threat charges have been filed against a former Lewisburg Area High School student who allegedly sent threatening messages through social media saying he intended to harm people at the school. According to the Daily Item, Paul J. Davis, of South Abington Township, allegedly sent direct messages to an unnamed student on March 28 and said he threatened to exact revenge on everyone at Lewisburg. The charges were filed against Davis at District Judge Jeffery A. Rowe’s Lewisburg office.
ACCIDENT REPORT CARD FROM PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that in 2022, statewide traffic deaths decreased in 2021. Reportable crashes were also down in 2022, amounting to the second lowest on record since 1951. However, fatalities in distracted driving crashes and head-on crashes reached a 10-year high, while fatalities in crashes at signalized intersections reached a 20-year high. Pedestrian fatalities reached the second highest number in 20 years, while fatalities in crashes involving 65–74-year-old drivers reached the third highest number in 20 years.
PROTOCOL FOR SCHOOLS’ TREATMENT OF TICK BITES
Pennsylvania has introduced legislation that will ensure schools have standard protocol to follow when removing ticks from a student at school, after the state is among the leaders in the nation in the number of Lyme disease cases. According to the Sun Gazette, the vote passed in the PA Senate 49-1 to require parental notification about a tick’s removal, which would include recommendations to seek medical treatment and for the tick to be preserved for testing. The bill will go to the House for consideration. The CDC says 1 in every 100 residents of PA gets Lyme disease each year.
Red Sox 7 Guardians 1
Marlins 4 Cubs 3National 7 Pirates 2
Mariners 10 Blue Jays 8
Orioles 5 Tigers 3
Angels 3 Brewers 0
Twins 8 Royals 4
White Sox 12 Rays 9
Rangers 15 Yankees 2
Rockies 12 Diamondbacks 4
Padres 6 Giants 4
A’s 5 Reds 4
Dodgers 6 Cardinals 3
Astros 4 Phillies 3
Braves and Mets were postponed due to rain
Heat 108 Knicks 101 Semi Finals Game 1
Warriors 120 Kings 100 Game 7 Golden State wins 4-3
NBA Playoffs Tonight
East Semifinals Game 1
76ers vs Celtics @7:30 TNT
West Semifinals Game 2
Suns and Nuggets @10 TNT
East 1st Round
Panthers 4 Bruins 3 Florida Panthers win 4-3
West 1st Round
Kraken 2 Avalanche 1 Seattle wins 4-3
The Wurth 400 in Dover, Delaware was rained out Sunday afternoon
and will try again @noon today at Dover Motor Speedway @ The Monster Mile on our sister station Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network and WILQ’s HD3.