FIRE IN MILL HALL TUESDAY MORNING
There was a structure fire in Mill Hall yesterday that had multiple crews on the scene. According to the Lock Haven Express, a fire at 119 Dewey Street broke out about 7:45 am according to police reports. Main Street was shut down around 8am and traffic diverted around the area, including Central Mountain School buses and other vehicles directed with traffic control around Pennsylvania Avenue. Crews working the blaze reported it under control just before 8:30am and officials from the Suburban Water Authority were also called to the area. No reports on what caused the blaze.
FORMER EMPLOYEES WANT INVESTIGATION INTO DEA HAZARDS
The Lycoming County District Attorney has been asked to open an investigation into the criminal allegations by former employees that the Eureka Resources Oil & Gas Wastewater Treatment Co. in Williamsport committed environmental violations. According to the Sun Gazette, the request also includes an internal audit by OSHA and a probe into the willful neglect of the matter by the company. The request was made during a recent press briefing held by several former employees who allege they were exposed to dangerous chemicals while working and three democratic State Senators who are looking for District Attorney Ryan Gardner to open the criminal investigation.
SHOE BANK OPEN THIS WEEKEND
The Lock Haven area Shoe bank will be open this Saturday for eligible teens and kids to choose two pairs of shoes free by appointment. Those who have students attending in Clinton County or at the Liberty Curtin School is invited to book a time-slot by calling Diahann at 814-571-5324. The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank is inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main Street, and is generally open one Saturday a month. Funding is provided by the Clinton County Community Foundation, the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation, civic groups, churches and individual donors. Go to “Lock Haven Shoe Bank” on Facebook.
NEW POLICE CHIEF IN SUNBURY
Sunbury Mayor Josh Brosius swore in the city’s new police chief Monday night, with city council voting unanimously for Travis Bremigen to officially take the post. According to the Daily Item, Bremigen, who has been with the department for 22 years, has been serving as interim chief since former police Chief Brad Hare stepped down in the midst of charges of stealing money from the Americus Hose Company in October. Chief Bremigan signed a three year contract with the city and says he plans to have an open-door policy with city residents.
MAN BACK IN CUSTODY AFTER ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
A Cogan Station man who had been accused of shaking a 5-month old baby was released inadvertently from the Northumberland County Jail through a clerical error, but voluntarily turned himself in December 7th after being released in November through no fault of his own. According to the Daily Item, 33 year old Owen Moore is facing felony aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children charges after being arrested last May when emergency responders were dispatched to his Court Drive home, in Gregg Township, Union County for an unresponsive infant, where they found the 5-month old that hospital officials said suffered from a traumatic brain injury consistent with shaking.
THEFT AT WEGMANS CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Williamsport police say officers nabbed two people October 30th at Wegmans in Williamsport when they tried to leave the store with a cart full of items without paying. According to North Central PA dot com, 34 year old Patrick Brian Haught and 24 year old Kimberly Bella Rhee were seen on video surveillance by officers when they tried to exit an east side exit of the store near Williams Street. Police stopped the pair just after they left the store. Haught and Rhee were charged with theft misdemeanors, and have preliminary hearings later this month.
KEYSTONE CENTRAL STATEMENT ON ACTIVE INVESTIGATION
The Keystone Central School District has released a statement about the active investigation that began in early November over inappropriate activity between a Central Mountain student and adult female staff members at Central Mountain Middle School. According to school officials, the alleged inappropriate contact between the parties did not happen on school property, and all those involved, except for one person who is no longer employed by the school, have been placed on leave. Administrators from the school said they will make further statements upon the conclusion of the investigation.
PA TEACHER OF THE YEAR NAMED
A Mifflin County High School Grade 10 English teacher has been chosen as the 2024 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. According to the PA Education Secretary, Susquehanna University graduate, Ashlie Crosson was recognized at the PA Department of Education’s annual professional development conference Monday. Stephanie Machmer of Jersey Shore Area school district was also a finalist of 12 teachers statewide. Crosson will travel the state next year to meet and collaborate with other educators. She will represent the state in next year’s National Teacher of the Year competition.
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