SOUTHSIDE MAN FIRES WEAPON INSIDE HOME
A South Williamsport man was jailed for firing a gun within an occupied structure Sunday night at about 9pm. According to the Sun Gazette, borough police say 48 year old Chad Armond was intoxicated inside his home, handling two guns and waving them around threatening to harm himself. When his wife and two children left the home, he shot the weapon inside the house on Mountain Avenue. Two people were still in the home when Armond shot the weapon, but no one was injured. Armond was taken into custody at Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.
MOBILE HOME FIRE IN HUGHESVILLE
Five fire companies responded to a mobile home fire last night around 8:30pm when witnesses in Hughesville say an explosion was heard. According to the Sun Gazette, the home along Boak Ave in Wolf Township was heavily damaged and there was one alleged injury when an ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but no word on whether it was a resident or first responder who required treatment. Hughesville, Picture Rocks, Muncy Area, Pennsdale and Montgomery firefighters were on the scene and got the fire under control just before 9pm. AN investigation continues into the cause of the fire.
CITY COUNCIL PREPARING TO VOTE ON APPROVING 2019 AUDIT
After a disclaimer of opinion came with information preceding the results of the 2019 audit for the City of Williamsport, there was a discussion with the city finance committee this week on future steps to get accurate numbers for the end of 2022 and focus on the correct start to 2023 as they get ready for an upcoming vote on the 2019 audit itself. According to the Sun Gazette the most recent audit results do not include those audits underway at River Valley Transit and Williamsport Parking Authority that are ongoing. Representatives of Government Finance Solutions are working to correct accounting for the prior city administration, with the 2019 results expected to assist in budget decisions next month.
SUSTAINABILITY FUNDRAISER IN MIDDLEBURG
A Middleburg farm and students from Bucknell University are working together to prepare for a fundraiser that will focus on sustainability. According to the Daily Item, students from the Freeman College of Management at Bucknell, known as Company B are partnering with Walnut Farms on Keene Lane in Middleburg to build signs, picnic tables and fire pits as they get ready for their Fall Festival coming up the evening of November 12th. There will be a free bonfire and live music, with donations encouraged, all in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the farm. Get information at Bucknell.edu.
MARIJUANA FOUND IN TRUNK DURING TRAFFIC STOP
A man from Woodhaven, New York, was stopped by police earlier this month and was found to have 15 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car. According to PA State Police, 29 year old Jerich Magno was pulled over on I-80 October 11th and denied a search of the car. Once a search warrant was obtained by an on-call judge, and a K-9 unit arrived on the scene alerting at the trunk of the vehicle, they found 15 parcels of the drug packaged in vacuum sealed bags. Magno was charged with possession with intent to deliver and posted 20 thousand dollars monetary bail in Clinton County court. His preliminary hearing is November 6th.
MISSING PAXINOS BOWHUNTER FOUND DECEASED
An autopsy has been scheduled by the Northumberland County Coroner’s Office after a missing Paxinos bowhunter was found Tuesday during a search for him. According to Northumberland County Communications a search in rural Paxinos for 61-year-old Robert Plasters went missing Monday and a search began overnight, ending around 2pm Tuesday. The hunter’s Toyota Tacoma truck was located along a grassy path off Irish Valley Road and after Plasters was found, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner, no word on the nature of his death.
CENTRE COUNTY ROAD WORK
The right lane of I-80 eastbound and westbound in Centre County will be closed starting today between mile markers 165 and 168 during daylight hours. According to PennDOT, a contractor will mill and pave the right shoulder as part of a larger project to replace four bridges along I-80. The work is expected to be completed in one day. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $22 million project that will continue through the 2026 construction season.
BUS SAFETY POSTER CONTEST RESULTS
PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates honored PA students for communicating important school bus safety messages through their submissions to this year’s School Bus Safety Poster Contest recently in coordination with School bus Safety Week, the 16th through the 20th of this month. Bald Eagle area middle school student Alexionna Kephart, of Wingate, Centre County was the one local entrant recognized in the results. This year’s winners were chosen from 127 student entries from schools across Pennsylvania. The first-place entries will move on to the national competition, which will be judged at the end of this month.
PIAA Girls Soccer Championships
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Milton 7 Williamson 2
Bloomsburg 1 (5) Danville 1 (4) (2OT)
Midd-West 3 Troy 1
Celtics 108 Knicks 104
Cavaliers 114 Nets 113
Maverick’s 126 Spurs 119
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World Series Game 1 Tomorrow
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