MILTON WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI WITH CHILDREN IN CAR
A woman from Milton who crashed her car with young children inside while allegedly high on drugs August 18th was recently charged in Northumberland County court. According to Stonington State Police, an adult passenger who was also in the car said 31 year old Marissa Auman was driving, and stopped for a few minutes at a friend’s house while the passenger stayed in the car with the children, until Auman returned and started driving, passing out and crashing moments later into a guide rail on Route 61 in Shamokin Township. Police say Narcan was administered and the woman was later found to have several drugs in her system, including fentanyl. She faces felony charges of endangering the welfare of children, DUI and other charges. Her preliminary hearing is November 14th.
COUPLE SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN UNION COUNTY
A man and his wife charged in Union County court for drug trafficking two years ago, have both been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 35 year old Bryce and his wife, 33 year old Tanya Stanger were arrested when state police pulled them over in August of 2021 and searched the vehicle, seizing 30 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and one kilo of fentanyl that were en route from California to Hazelton. The Stangers were both sentenced last week in separate hearings.
COUNTY AGENCIES WANT PUBLIC INPUT ON DEVELOPMENT
As county agencies work on an update of the county’s two main types of development regulations: zoning ordinances and a subdivision and land development ordinance, or SALDO, they are looking for input from residents next week. According to North Central PA dot com, the Lycoming County Planning Commission and County Department of Planning and Development will hold a public meeting October 5th in Williamsport to compile opinions from the public on updates for ordinances and development regulations that apply to many areas of Lycoming County. The County Zoning Ordinance applies to 19 municipalities that have not enacted their own Zoning Ordinance. The meeting will be next Thursday at Third Street Plaza, the 3rd Floor Conference Room at 6:30pm.
CAC TO SCREEN ICONIC 1930’S HORROR FILM IN OCTOBER
A spooky Halloween screening of the iconic “Bride of Frankenstein” is coming back to the Community Arts Center for one night only, Monday, October 30th. According to the CAC, the evening will not only be a showing of the classic film, but will also feature a guest appearance of Sara Karloff, Boris Karloff’s daughter and academy award winning special effects artist Tom Woodruff, Jr., will be on hand to discuss the film – which was one of the first psychological Horror films of the 1930s. Get tickets and information at caclive.com/the bride of Frankenstein or by calling the box office 570 326-2424.
SHAMOKIN MAN INCARCERATED IN PHILLY MISSES NORRY TRIAL
The attorney for a man unable to attend his attempted homicide trial in Northumberland County because he is currently incarcerated in a Philadelphia prison filed for a continuance of his case. According to the Daily Item, 32 year old Akeem Tyree Gregory of Shamokin was to face trial after he allegedly shot a man over 160 dollars in marijuana and then barricaded himself in a Mount Carmel home for six hours in early 2020. Gregory is in jail in Philly after he was picked up on an arrest warrant for the criminal homicide and several other felonies. Gregory will now appear in Northumberland court at a later date.
SCAMMER STEALS THOUSANDS FROM BUFFALO TOWNSHIP MAN
A 59 year old man from Buffalo Township was caught by surprise after he lost thousands of dollars in a phone scam August 25th. According to State police at Milton a person the victim believed to a be a clerk from a bank, used persuasion to get the man to share personal information and took over 16 thousand dollars from his accounts. Police say scammers may use spoofer technology to disguise the number on your caller ID, and may know personal information from using internet searches or social media information. Scammers will typically say there’s been suspicious activity on your account, but never share personal information such as social security, access code, password, or PIN numbers with a caller who you do not authorize.
NEVI FUNDING COMMUNITY MEETING
The PA Department of Transportation announced last week the first round of conditional awards for NEVI funding which comes from a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provides states with funding to help make EV charging more accessible to all Americans. According to the Sun Gazette, there will be a community engagement event in Williamsport October 23rd at the Trade & Transit Centre II on West Third Street to help community members learn about EVs, funding options and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program itself, allowing residents to provide input on a future EV charging infrastructure. Register to attend online through the PennDOT website. https://forms.office.com/r/hSJANSXQ0S
ELK RESCUED FROM WIRES BY GAME COMMISSION WARDENS
A 12-point bull elk tangled in telephone wire was rescued in Sinnemahoning, Cameron County by officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. According to the PGC, wildlife officials sedated the elk and monitored it’s vital signs, while game wardens freed the wires from the animal’s antlers that were also tangled around a tree. The elk was fitted with a GPS collar, was tagged and walked away from the scene. In a Facebook post, the game commission thanks those who helped with the rescue, and suggest with elk archery in season, property owners in the zone should clear or secure loose wire fencing or hanging objects like rope swings and outdoor lighting.
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Midd-West 2 Loyalsock 1
Central Columbia 11 Hughesville 1
South Williamsport 2 Montgomery 1
Muncy 4 Sullivan County 1
Jersey Shore 4 Shamokin 1
Williamson3 Athens 0
Southern Columbia 2 Mifflinburg 1
Milton 3 Lewisburg 2
Benton 3 Millville 1
Wellsboro 6 Galeton 0
East Juniata 4 Line Mountain 1
Selinsgrove 3 Shikellamy 1
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Mets 11 Marlins 2 Game 1
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Rays 5 Red Sox 0
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Phillies 7 Pirates 6
Yankees 6 Blue Jays 0
Braves 6 Cubs 5
Twins 6 A’s 4
Brewers 3 Cardinals 2
Dodgers 8 Rockies 2
Rangers 5 Angels 0
Astros 8 Mariners 3
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* The Braves clinched the National League’s #1 seed with their win over the Cubs last night
* Atlanta (102-56) needs one win to guarantee home-field advantage through the World Series.
* Ronald Acuña Jr. stole second base in the 10th inning of the hard fought game between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs – his second of the night and 70th this season – making him the first player in MLB history to hit at least 40 home runs and steal 70 bases.