CAREGIVER ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AGAINST TODDLER
A Montoursville woman who cared for children in her home has been charged with aggravated assault of a child less than 6, after the victim’s parents observed an injury to the 15-month old’s face that was consistent with an open handed slap November 9th. According to the Sun Gazette, a Childline report shows that 44 year old Erin Moon told police the child had fallen and struck their face on a toy, but a specialist at Geisinger medical center identified the pattern of injury to be a slap, a mark that allegedly remained on the child’s face for 3 weeks. Moon cared for 5 children in her Chilton Point home. State police said she was remanded to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail.
KITCHEN FIRE IN WILLIAMSPORT
There was a kitchen fire in a third floor apartment at 700 block of West Edwin Street in Williamsport Monday. According to the Sun Gazette, the location of the fire was close to the fire headquarters on Walnut Street which allowed about a dozen firefighters to respond quickly to the smoke pouring from the windows of the building. City firefighters carried a hose to the scene and extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes. Police say the one occupant of the apartment with the fire was displaced and will be staying with relatives until the apartment can be restored. Other tenants on the third floor of the building were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but were allowed to remain in their homes. The fire is under investigation.
NARCAN GIVEAWAY IN BLOOMSBURG DECEMBER 15
The Susquehanna Valley United Way is distributing NARCAN at several locations this month. According to United in Recovery there is an event at the Bloomsburg Town Hall on East Second Street December 15th from 9am til 10am. Narcan is a potential life-saving drug that reverses the impact of an opioid overdose, it’s available over the counter but can be expensive to purchase. The Mount Carmel Police also remind the public of the NARCAN Box available on a pole across the street from the police station at 34 W. Third St. in the borough.
NATURAL GAS PRICES GOING DOWN
UGI customers may see a decrease in prices this month. According to North Central PA dot com, UGI’s supply costs dropped more than 40%, and those savings will be passed directly on to home and business customers – the largest decrease in gas costs in more than a decade. Customers can check the segment of the bill called “Commodity Charge”, where they will see the lower rate. However, the distribution portion of the UGI bill is not impacted by the change in costs. Get details about natural gas usage at ugi.com.
SUNBURY MAN IN CUSTODY FOR THREATENING WOMAN WITH A GUN
Police have taken a Sunbury man into custody after he threatened a woman with a gun to her head if she didn’t help him look for keys that were lost outside a home on Catawissa Avenue early Saturday morning. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 21 year old Jahmiere Artis shot the gun near the victim as he was threatening her, and during the incident, she was able to use the light on her phone to search for the keys but called 911. Artis was arrested for multiple felonies, including aggravated assault and is in Northumberland County Jail in lieu of 150 thousand dollars bail.
MOTHER NOW CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY
A Shamokin woman who had been the subject of a CYS check in October at her South Shamokin Street home, is now facing neglect and cruelty to animals after police and the landlord found two dead dogs from starvation, and a third dog left for dead in the woman’s vacated apartment. According to North Central PA dot com, 31 year old Tara Jane Baker had been evicted in November after the welfare check that brought about child endangerment charges from the deplorable conditions police found in Baker’s home with her young child living there. Baker answers to the animal cruelty charges at a preliminary hearing today in Northumberland County Court.
SNYDER COUNTY DMV TO REOPEN TODAY
The Snyder County Driver’s license center will reopen today after the significant energy efficiency upgrades and renovations initiated by PennDOT and the Department of General Services were started in mid-September. According to PennDOT, the Selinsgrove Driver License Center, 1015 Route 522, now resumes their normal operating hours; Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. for all services. Driver and Photo License Centers that were operating with modified hours during the Selinsgrove closure in Shamokin, Schukyll Haven and Lewisburg will resume normal operation this week as well. Get details at www.dmv.pa.gov.
FUNDRAISER FOR CU STUDENTS TRAVELING TO LONDON
The Commonwealth University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be raising funds this month to offset costs for 69 students and alumni who are traveling to perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade and other celebrations from December 28th until January 4th. According to the university, performers from Mansfield, Lock Haven and Bloomsburg have already paid for their portion of the trip, but the online fundraising is an opportunity to help the students a little more during the journey. During the trip, the students will visit the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Music Hall, museums, Buckingham Palace and more. There is a 12 thousand dollar goal and those interested in donating in any amount can find the link to the fundraiser at cup.meritpages.com.
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