SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER LIFTED IN SUNBURY
Sunbury police have now lifted a shelter in place warning again after two separate bomb threats in a four-block area Saturday. According to the Daily item, police deemed the threats credible and first reported there were threats against police, a bomb threat at a fast food restaurant, making them close and evacuate multiple streets near North 4th and North 5th streets. Sunbury Police say another bomb threat came in after 7 Saturday and the second shelter in place warning was active through Sunday morning. A bomb-detecting dog from Geisinger Medical Center, from Danville was in Sunbury twice Saturday to clear the area of any explosives . An investigation continues, and authorities ask that if you have information about the weekend incidents, to call Sunbury police or Northumberland County 911.
SHAMOKIN MOTHER CHARGED FOR ENDANGERMENT
A Shamokin woman has been charged with child endangerment after a caseworker from Northumberland County Children and Youth Services asked for police assistance October 18 for a home visit that uncovered filthy conditions in the home. According to North Central PA dot com, 31-year-old Tara Baker was in the process of cleaning up dog feces and suspected dog urine from the floor with roaches and bugs on the walls, when police and the landlord arrived to investigate. The child was not in the home at the time, and in addition to felony child endangerment, was charged with misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and public nuisance. Her preliminary hearing is December 5th.
WORK THIS WEEK ON I-180
Interstate 180 east and westbound in Montoursville Borough, and Loyalsock, Fairfield, and Muncy townships will see work continue tomorrow and Wednesday. According to PennDOT, a contractor will be removing the lighting/poles from both structures carrying Interstate 180 over the Loyalsock Creek between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Work on this project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024, with a winter shutdown before the new year.
STATE POLICE LOOKING FOR NEW RECRUITS
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has opened anew cadet application cycle with no college credit requirement for those seeking careers as state troopers. At the direction of Governor Shapiro, the PSP suspended the educational requirement of 60 college credits on August 28, when it opened a two-month hiring cycle that resulted in 1,545 eligible cadet applications received. Applications for the current cycle remain open through this January 31st.
MAN THREATENS EMPLOYEES AT SHAMOKIN DOCTORS OFFICE
A man claiming to be having a psychiatric episode threatened to kill staff and the doctors at a local medical office after the employees there found the man wasn’t a patient and recommended he go to the closest emergency room for help. According to North Central PA dot com, 36 year old Robert Louis Villari Jr caused alarm when he locked himself in a bathroom October 25th at a Shamokin doctor’s office where employees suspected he had a weapon. The office was evacuated by local police and Villari was handcuffed and searched. He was charged with a felony terroristic threats and more, and committed to Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
HOUSE FIRE REIGNITES SATURDAY NIGHT
A State fire marshal is expected to be on the scene of a house fire in Woodward Township that reignited late Saturday night after an initial fire was reported Saturday at 1656 Queneshaque Road earlier that afternoon around 3:15. According to the Sun Gazette, firefighters knocked out the first blaze just after 4pm, which already was a total loss of the home, but a passerby noticed flames again later around 1am Sunday. There were no reports of injuries. It took about two hours for firefighters to extinguish the second fire.
OPEN HOUSE SOON AT CU-CLEARFIELD
Commonwealth University-Clearfield will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. in Founder’s Hall. Prospective students are encouraged to attend to learn more about what CU-Clearfield has to offer. While on campus for the program, students will learn about the admissions process, meet individually or in groups with faculty experts, take a tour of campus with current students, enjoy light refreshments and get some Clearfield SWAG. Space is limited so register at commonwealthu.edu/Clearfield or call 814-765-0559.
LYCO SPECIAL OLYMPIC SEEKING ATHLETES
Lycoming County Special Olympics are looking for new members, specifically to join up with fellow athletes for their local soccer team. According to the Sun Gazette, students with qualifying special needs age 8 and older can participate for the program for free with all uniforms and equipment provided thanks to community donations. Special Olympics coordinators say winter sports begins soon and athletes can participate in 13 different sports throughout the year. Get information on events, sign-ups and registration at S O LYCO dot org.
Steelers 23 Packers 19
Buccaneers 20 Titans 6
Vikings 27 Saints 19
Browns 33 Ravens 31
Cowboys 49 Giants 17
Seahawks 29 Commanders 26
Raiders 16 Jets 12
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*Penn State fired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on Sunday, a day after they struggled in a high-profile loss for the second time this season, scoring only 15 points with just 238 yards of offense in Saturday’s 24-15 loss to Michigan. The team’s offense also struggled in a 20-12 loss to Ohio State on Oct. 21st.
Knicks 129 Hornets 107
Nets 102 Wizards 94
76’ers 137 Pacers 126
Timberwolves 116 Warriors 110
Lakers 116 Trail Blazers 110
PIAA State Soccer Quarterfinals Saturday
Class 2A Boys Central Columbia 2 General McLane 1
Class 1A Girls – South Williamsport lost to Moravian Academy 2-1
Class 2A Girls Central Columbia 3 Wyomissing 0
Class 3A Girls Shikellamy 2 Red Land 0
Class 1A Field Hockey Quarterfinals Saturday
Lewisburg 2 Susquenita 1