HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN WILLIAMSPORT
In a press conference Saturday, Lycoming County District Attorney Tom Marino addressed the double homicide reported at 1700 block of Terrace Place in Williamsport early Friday. According to the Sun Gazette, Marino said a person of interest in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alisha Seese and Ronald Dailey has been identified but not named publicly, and there is no danger at this time to the public. Court records show that one person was arraigned in District court Friday for violating a PFA, but no information about the identity of that person is public at this time. Police say the shooting victims were both employees of Lycoming Engines. If you have information about the shooting please call Williamsport police, or submit tips to Lycoming.crimewatchpa.com.
MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING STORE EMPLOYEE
A Shamokin man is in custody after he threatened a local convenience store employee January 3rd. According to North Central PA dot com, 33 year old Francis Effa allegedly became irate and caused a scene when he threatened the clerk and store manager when they asked him for identification to buy cigars at the 140 West Lincoln Street Turkey Hill. When police arrived, Effa wouldn’t initially identify himself, and police discovered stolen cigars on his person as well. He was charged with several misdemeanors, including terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, summary retail theft and more, with a preliminary hearing February 27th.
POWER LINES DOWN AFTER WEEKEND WINDS
PennDOT has reported some roads in Lycoming County are affected by downed trees or utility wires this morning, after windy conditions yesterday across Central Pennsylvania. Watch for lane restrictions this morning in Penn Township on Beaver Lake Road between Poust Road and Bever Lake Road, and in Limestone Township on Route 44 between Little League Road and Middle Road. In Northumberland County, an area of Route 405 between Ridge Road in Point Township and Route 45 in West Chillisquaque Township is reopened after closures there last night. Check road conditions 24/7 at 511PA dot com.
FARM SHOW BUTTER SCULPTURE TO BE RECYCLED
The famous butter sculpture at the 2024 farm show was dismantled after the close of the expo yesterday, to be turned into renewable energy. According to KDKA, The 1,000-pound sculpture was designed and crafted by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton of Conshohocken, Pa., and reflected the theme of the 2024 Farm Show, “Connecting Our Communities”. Sunday, crews scraped all the butter used for the sculpture into bags to be transported to a farm in Mifflinville to go through the recycling process.
LEWSIBURG MAN FACES SEVERAL FELONIES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
After a police investigation, a 26 year old man from Lewisburg is facing several felonies for his role in a sexual assault against two teenage girls that allegedly occurred between December of 2022 and July of 2023. According to the Standard Journal Caleb Reedy was discovered to be communicating inappropriately online with minors after two girls reported to be victims of an indecent assault in Kelly Township, Union County. The Pennsylvania State Police Milton Criminal Investigation Unit was involved in the investigation. Reedy was taken to Union County Jail in lieu of 100 thousand dollars bail, with a preliminary hearing January 25th.
SHOOTING CASE HELD OVER FOR NORTHUMBERLAND COURT
A plea deal was not reached for a 33-year-old Shamokin resident, charged with attempted homicide. According to the Daily Item, Akeem Tyree Gregory appeared on video in front of Judge Hugh Jones Friday, who ruled the case to be held over for trial in Northumberland County Court. In February 2020, Gregory was accused by Shamokin City Police of allegedly barricading himself in a Mount Carmel home after he shot another man more than four times. A court date has not been released.
CLINTON COUNTY TOURISM GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN
An opportunity to apply for a Clinton County Tourism Grant is open until February 29th at 5pm and candidates are encouraged this year to use the online application process at clintoncounypa.gov on the county planning page. According to the Lock Haven Express, the announcement was provided at Thursday’s Clinton County Commissioners’ meeting for the grant that is designated to help recipients promote overnight stays and entice visitors beyond a 50 mile radius to come explore Clinton County. If you have questions about the process, email [email protected].
ACTIVITIES FOR MLK, JR WEEK IN WILLIAMSPORT
Events to commemorate the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are coming up in Williamsport. STEP AmeriCorps is partnering with other organizations in Williamsport in activities across the city all week, including the annual Peace Walk at noon today, which will step off from the corner of Third and Market streets. Take advantage of service opportunities through Friday, or participate in the Poverty Simulation with the PA food bank and Penn College on Wednesday. Get details about registration, volunteering opportunities and a full Dream Week schedule at stepcorps.org/mlk.
Packers 48 Cowboys 32
Lions 24 Rams 23
The Detroit Lions won their first home playoff since 1991; Scoring 24-23 over the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field yesterday. The Lions will play the winner of tonight’s matchup between the Eagles and Buccaneers in the divisional round next weekend.
NFL Wild Card Playoffs Today
AFC – Steelers vs Bills 4:30pm CBS – Rescheduled from Saturday for extreme weather in western NY
NFC – Eagles vs Buccaneers 8:15pm ABC/ESPN
Heat 104 Hornets 87
Nuggets 117 Pacers 109
Bucks 143 Kings 142
Timberwolves 109 Clippers 105
Bucks 143 Kings 142
Suns 127 Trail Blazers 116
Houston vs 76ers 1pm NBA TV
Detroit vs Washington 3pm
Orlando vs Knicks 3pm
San Antonio vs Atlanta 3:30pm TNT
Golden State vs Memphis 6pm TNT
Miami vs Brooklyn 7:30pm
Oklahoma City vs LA Lakers 10:30 NBATV
Rangers 2 Capitals 1
Red Wings 4 Maple Leafs 2
San Jose vs Buffalo 12pm
New Jersey vs Boston 1pm
Seattle vs Pittsburgh 1pm
NY Islanders vs Minnesota 5pm
Flyers vs St Louis 8pm