WILLIAMSPORT MAN REJECTS PLEA DEAL
A man accused of providing drugs to a woman who overdosed and died in 2021 has rejected a 20 year plea deal and now may face a life sentence if found guilty in federal court. According to Penn Live, 45 year old Daquan Alterki Alford allegedly provided heroin and fentanyl to the woman for payment of a rental car she provided to transport the drugs from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. Police arrested Alford and his son in Williamsport the day they discovered the woman dead in her Montgomery apartment and charged them with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and maintaining drug-involved premises. Both men are now awaiting trial.
BREAK-IN TO IMPOUND LOT AT POLICE BARRACKS
Three men were arrested after they were discovered to have broken into police barracks in Montoursville to allegedly recover contraband inside an impounded vehicle awaiting a search warrant by investigators. According to North Central PA dot com, 47 year old John Easton told police he and two others, including Lance Gingery who owned the impounded vehicle were involved in the break-in and that Gingery and Richard Hunley recovered items that had been seized with the intent to destroy them. Easton, Gingery and Hunley all face several felony charges including criminal conspiracy, conspiracy to commit burglary and more. They were all committed to Lycoming County Prison.
BILL INTRODUCED TO STOP EMISSION INSPECTIONS IN PA
State Rep. Jamie Flick has introduced a bill in the Pennsylvania legislature that seeks to end what he says is the outdated vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program, or the IM Program. According to the Sun Gazette, Flick has asked other lawmakers to co-sponsor the bill that represents a substantial financial burden to citizens struggling with income or small business owners, in the wake of more efficient cars that make the inspections seem unnecessary to check for emissions. If the bill stopping the federally mandated IM program passed, Flick says he would then petition the EPA to exclude Lycoming County from it.
BARREL 135 TO BE FEATURED ON AMERICA’S BEST RESTAURANTS
Williamsport’s own Barrel 135 Restaurant will be featured on America’s Best Restaurants in the coming weeks and owner Joshua Aucker is preparing for the film crew to be on site next week at their West Third Street location. The date the episode will be available to view will be announced soon and the program will be posted extensively on social media channels at a later date. According to North Central PA dot com, Restaurants featured on the ABR Roadshow are found through customer nominations or by a restaurant applying to be featured. Find out more at barrel 135 dot com.
CAR STRIKES SECOND STORY OF HOUSE
A car went airborne and crashed into the second story of a house in Mifflin County Sunday. According to PennLive, the 20-year-old driver, Evan Miller veered off a rural road in Decatur Township, crossed a field, hit an embankment on the property and launched into the home’s second-story bedroom, partially coming to rest on the front porch roof. No one was seriously hurt, but the home owner, Joan Lepley, was present during the crash and said the accident violently shook the house. Police allege that Miller’s act was deliberate and he was transported to Geisinger Lewistown and was charged with aggravated assault, causing injury with extreme indifference, reckless endangerment and other charges.
LEWISBURG CARE FACILITY LOSES COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
The certificate of compliance for a Lewisburg senior care facility has been revoked by the state after new violations came forward in the latest inspection report. According to the Daily Item, the latest inspections conducted at Heritage Springs Memory Care in April, May, and June added 24 other violations from previous months. Another on-site inspection is required to be conducted before August 24th. The most recent violations do not reflect the current criminal investigation where two teen employees were accused of elder abuse after they posed for pictures and videos with patients who were care-dependent.
ROADWORK IN TURBOTVILLE
There will be tar and chip work done on the roads around Turbotville borough this week. According to the Daily Item, when the road work begins, borough workers will notify residents along the roads that will be done so they can move their vehicles from the roadway. Roads affected include Locust Lane; Paradise Street from Main Street to King Street; West Golf Street from Locust Street to King Street; and Ball Street from Main Street to King Street.
BLOOD SHORTFALL MEANS MORE DONATIONS NEEDED
Citizens who want to help the American Red Cross through a shortfall in blood donations this summer are being asked to find a blood drive near you and give! According to the American Red Cross, they most need type O negative, type O positive, type B negative and type A negative blood donors. You can schedule an appointment to give by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org. or call 1-800 Red Cross. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Guardians 1 Blue Jays 0
Phillies 8 Nationals 4 Game 1
Nationals 5 Phillies 4 Game 2
Marlins 3 Reds 2
Tigers 6 Twins 0
Rays 4 Cardinals 2
Astros 7 Orioles 6
Braves 8 Pirates 6
Cubs 3 Mets 2
Royals 9 Red Sox 3
Rockies 7 Brewers 3
Yankees 7 White Sox 1
Angels 7 Giants 5
Dodgers 5 Diamondbacks 4
Mariners 2 Padres 0
Rangers 6 A’s 1
MLB Draft League
State College Spikes 6 Williamsport Crosscutters 2
*Cutters try to stop the Spikes again tonight on the road, but return to Williamsport Thursday Night to host State College for Game 3 6:35pm first pitch
Little League 2023 Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament yesterday
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