WILLIAMSPORT MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ONLY LESSER CHARGES
25 year old Unique Robinson of Williamsport who was on trial this week for an attack near 943 Memorial Avenue last January, was found guilty yesterday on some assault charges but not on the more serious accusation of attempted homicide. According to the Sun Gazette, the second day of the trial for Robinson was under tight security and his defense attorney argued that the jury should convict only if the testimony of the victim in the crime was found credible, after court record said she changed her story of the circumstances several times. The prosecution said Robinson also changed his story and by fleeing the scene, showed his alleged guilt. Robinson has a sentencing hearing April 9th.
THREE TEENS CONCEALED CAR ACCIDENT
Three teens involved in an accident in Snyder County on January 15th fled the scene and did not report the crash to authorities. According to police, the crash took place on Bucksey Road in Center Township when the operator of the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and overturned multiple times They allegedly drove the vehicle to private property where they stored the crashed car. Two of the teens were injured and taken to Evangelical Community Hospital for treatment, the passenger in the back seat was not injured.
SNYDER COUNTY OFFICIALS HOLD MMP WORKSHOP IN MARCH
Farmers, Livestock owners and show farmers are invited to an upcoming free workshop on March 12, 2024, at the Snyder Conservation District Office to learn how to write a customized Manure Management plan or MMPs. According to the Snyder County Conservation District MMPs are required by any person who raises or boards animals, produces or receives animal manure, regardless of animal type. Register by emailing ([email protected]), by Friday, March 8.
RAISE THE REGION SIGN UP TIL FEBRUARY 16
The opportunity to help your favorite non-profit organization in your community is back again this year with Raise the Region arriving on March 13th and 14th. The 24 hour fundraiser presented by a collaboration between First Community Foundation Partnership and Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships is set up to help multiple non-profit organizations that pre-register for the event by Friday, February 16th . During Raise the Region 2023, three hundred and thirty three organizations received donations totaling 2.3 million dollars. Any 501c3 organization can register if they serve one of seven participating counties including Columbia, Montour, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, or Union. Go to Raise the region.org .
OUT OF CONTROL PATIENT CHARGED, RELEASED ON BAIL
A patient from Montgomery who was out of control and attacked a nurse at UPMC Williamsport has been charged with felony assault. According to the Sun Gazette, police say Travis A. Bashista allegedly became combative on January 7th and trapped a nurse in a headlock who was trying to catch him, after he had pulled all the medical lines from his body and fell toward the floor. A male nurse had to break the grip Bashista had around the woman, and several other security and police came to the room and assisted to restrain the man. He allegedly assaulted one officer and tried to remove a service revolver from the holster of another officer. Bashista was charged with four counts of assault and terroristic threats and released on 75 thousand dollars bail.
SUSPECT THREATENS WITNESS, CHARGED WITH INTIMIDATION
A Williamsport man who took to social media after a confidential informant testified against him in a drug case in District court, was charged for several more felonies including intimidation of a witness. According to the Sun Gazette, 25 year old Eric Hakeem Locke implicated the informant and the detective who filed the charges in a video angrily using profanity and threatening language. Locke was arrested, arraigned and incarcerated in lieu of 75 thousand dollars bail.
WESTERN PA RIVER NAMED PA RIVER OF THE YEAR
After a public vote, the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been selected as the state’s 2024 River of the Year. According to DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, they commend Three Rivers Waterkeeper for nominating the river to earn the honor. The historic 325-mile Allegheny River starts as a stream in Potter County, crosses briefly through New York and then goes through six counties in western Pennsylvania. Three Rivers Waterkeeper will receive a $10,000 Leadership Grant to help fund a slate of year-long 2024 River of the Year activities.
ENCORE UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE FEBRUARY 10
A performance of the Uptown Music Collective’s It Came From the ’80s: Again, is being presented at Commonwealth University-Lock Haven Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Price Performance Center on the Lock Haven campus. A portion of the proceeds will support the Clinton County Arts Council scholarships and programming throughout the year. The event is sponsored by CU-Lock Haven, The Station Gallery and Schlesinger Communications.
St John Neumann 53 Montgomery 36
Loyalsock 82 Mount Carmel 42
Hughesville 44 Bloomsburg 39
Mifflinburg 64 Montoursville 61
Central Mountain 67 Jersey Shore 40
Lewisburg 52 Midd-West 41
Danville 41 Central Columbia 37
Selinsgrove 70 Shamokin 54
Troy 70 Mansfield 59
Wellsboro 40 Towanda 37
Hawks 138 Lakers 122
Celtics 129 Pacers 124
Knicks 118 Jazz 103
Raptors 118 Bulls 107
Warriors 119 76ers 107
Phoenix vs Brooklyn 8:30pm ABC
Milwaukee vs Portland 10pm ESPN
Blue Jackets 1 Blues 0
Sharks 2 Kraken 0
Senators vs Red Wings 7pm
Kings vs Predators 7:30pm TNT
Sharks vs Duck 10:30 pm
John Angelos is set to sell the Baltimore Orioles to a group led by David Rubenstein for an approximate $1.725 billion. Rubenstein is a Baltimore native.
Major League Baseball still must approve the sale. Owners are scheduled to meet next week in Orlando, Florida. A sale must be approved in a vote of at least 75% by the 30 major league teams.