MIFFLINBURG MAN CHARGED IN 1986 CASE
A man from Mifflinburg has been charged with obstruction for admitting he lied about information he knew about the disappearance of 2-year-old Corey James Edkin from Union County over 35 years ago. According to North Central PA dot com, state police say a state grand jury determined that 54 year old Henry Gust Bush be charged after reviewing the case and that in 2022, new evidence pointed to a family member being involved in the disappearance of the boy who disappeared from his mother’s Second Street bedroom in New Columbia the night of Oct. 13, 1986.
COAL TOWNSHIP MAN SENTENCED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT
A man from Coal Township was sentenced to state prison for 9 to 20 years after being sentenced for felony aggravated indecent assault. According to the Daily Item, 35 year old Christopher Allen Biddinger, was found guilty by a jury in May after being incarcerated for the past three years for alleged sex crimes that occurred in Delaware Township in Milton. There was a four hour deliberation by the jury in the Northumberland County Courtroom before they convicted Biddinger, who court records say had several outbursts in front of Judge Hugh Jones and was found in contempt of court and escorted from the courtroom before closing arguments
COUNCIL TO TAKE TWO WEEKS TO DECIDE ON CITY HALL BID
After a special public meeting to discuss the bids submitted for Williamsport’s City Hall Building on West Fourth Street, council will take two weeks to decide on whether to accept the highest bid for the sale of the building or reject the offer altogether. According to the Sun Gazette, the highest bid was 555 thousand, five hundred, submitted by JBAS Realty of Jessup, whose owner said at the meeting, their plan for the building is retail on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors. Council has requested Mayor Derek Slaughter draft a resolution on the bid so they can vote to accept or reject the offer at their meeting in two weeks.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND DUI CHECKPOINTS PLANNED
Lycoming County motorists should be aware that Pennsylvania State police will be conducting roving DUI patrols and checkpoints in Lycoming County during the Labor Day weekend. According to a media release from state police at Milton, troopers will be centering their enforcement campaign around areas that are traditionally known for DUI-related crashes. Drivers should also remember the “Duty of Driver in Emergency Response Area” law, that requires cars to slow down and move to an open travel lane as they approach an emergency vehicle with flashers activated.
OUT–OF-CONTROL PATIENT AT UPMC ARRESTED
Williamsport police were called to UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Hospital for an out-of-control patient who was threatening nurses and police staff last month. According to North Central PA dot com, 18 year old Ryan Lucio Hernandez of Muncy allegedly forced his way into a nurses station and charged at hospital police when they responded to the scene and was handcuffed to a chair before city police arrived. According to court records, Hernandez was charged with harassment and aggravated and simple assault, was unable to post 15 thousand dollars bail and remains in Lycoming County Prison.
NEW VOTING LOCATIONS IN JERSEY SHORE
The Jersey Shore Borough has two new 3rd & 4th ward polling places pending approval by the Lycoming County Board of Elections so they can be accessible and ADA compliant. According to the SUN Gazette, the tentative locations for the Third ward will be at the Jersey Shore Area School District Administration Building on 175 A&P Drive. The Fourth ward will vote at the Jersey Shore Borough Building at 232 Smith St. The First United Methodist Church in Muncy and the Muncy Historical Society building are currently the polling places for the first and second precincts.
ENROLLMENT UP AT COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
First year undergraduate enrollment is up at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania following the integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities there. Enrollment has gone up across the university by more than 10% since last fall, and graduate enrollment up more than 25%. According to a statement from the president of Commonwealth University, the incoming first-year class includes students from throughout Pennsylvania as well as students from as far away as Arizona, Oregon and Washington. A complete census of fall enrollment numbers will be shared by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in the coming weeks.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR SUICIDE VICTIMS
There will be a candlelight vigil hosted by the Behavioral Health team at UPMC Williamsport is hosting for community members wishing to honor those affected by suicide on Friday, Sept. 8, on UPMC Williamsport’s front lawn, at High St., Williamsport. According to a press release, September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and organizers hope the vigil gives everyone who wants to a chance to pay homage to those lost to suicide. If you or a loved one is considering suicide, dial 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Guardians 4 Twins 2
Phillies 12 Angels7
Yankees 4 Tigers 2
Rays 11 Marlins 2
Orioles 9 White Sox 3
Nationals 5 Blue Jays 4
Astros 6 Red Sox 2
Rangers 2 Mets 1
Cardinals 6 Padres 5
Cubs 1 Brewers 0
Pirates 6 Royals 3
Braves 3 Rockies 1
A’s 3 Mariners 1
Giants 6 Reds 1
Dodgers 9 Diamondbacks 1
MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters 5 State College Spikes 4
* Williamsport Crosscutters back tonight hosting the State College Spikes with a 6:35pm first pitch at Historic Bowman Field, and if the Cutters win the game tonight everyone in attendance gets a free ticket voucher to the season finale game on September 2!
*Last two home games of the season are Friday night (6:35pm) and a Saturday afternoon game (1:05pm) against Trenton Thunder.
The 143rd US Open continues through Sept. 10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
*Defending champion Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz cruised into the second round of the US Open yesterday after his opponent, Dominik Koepfer of Germany, retired because of an injury during their prime-time match in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
*Alcaraz will play Lloyd Harris of South Africa in the second round.
* Venus Williams was eliminated 6-1, 6-1 by Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen in the first round.