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A fire in Columbia County has left a family homeless. The fire broke out around 5am yesterday at the home on Mountain Road in North Centre Township. Firefighters had a tough time getting to the home due to icy roads, and when they arrived they found flames shooting through the roof. The family made it out without injury. It’s believed the fire started in an attached garage in the rear of the more than 100 year old home and quickly spread. The home is a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Up to a half a million people from across the United States and abroad gathered at National Mall in Washington DC yesterday for the annual March for Life.
The walk has become the largest ongoing civil rights march in American history. The March for Life began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
The state’s attorney general may face charges of perjury according to documents released yesterday. A statewide grand jury has concluded there are reasonable grounds to charge Kathleen Kane with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction. Kane is accused of leaking grand jury testimony and other documents stemming from a 2009 investigation. Kane maintains her innocence saying that a special prosecutor found nothing illegal and instead had to make things up.
The Williamsport Area School Board voted this week to authorize applying for a new tax index exception which could allow for a rise in district taxes. The district is looking for the possibility of a 2.7 increase in taxes to raise an extra $400,000 dollars.
Up to a Half a million people, mostly young are rallying against abortion for unborn children on the National Mall in Washington, DC today in what has become the largest ongoing civil rights march in American history.
Representatives from area organizations who help out the homeless daily in Lycoming County will team up later this month to complete a survey in which they will attempt to count all of the homeless individuals within the county. The Survey is part of an annual nationwide study required by the U.S. Department of Hosting and Urban development. A survey last summer found 66 unsheltered individuals living within the county including 19 children under the age of 18.
Tom Wolf is now the 47th Governor of Pennsylvania. At noon today he took the oath of office at the state capitol taking over for Tom Corbett. Wolf is expected to sign some executive orders dealing with ethics and accepting gifts then will move onto to some inaugural events this evening. As the new governor of Pennsylvania, his biggest job will be to try to bring in line a $2 billion dollars budget deficit. Wolf says he is already making plans to tackle the pension crisis, of which pensions for former state employees are expected to increase by $500 million dollars this year. It’s also expected that Wolf will ask a republican controlled legislature to impose a severance tax on state gas drillers amongst other revenue raising measures.
A Friday night crash in Northumberland County has left a woman in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center. Chasity Webel of Milton went off the roadway, tried to overcorrect the vehicle and went across the oncoming lane of travel, striking a sign and then a utility pole. She had to be extricated and was flown to Geisinger Medical Center where she was in critical condition. No one else was involved in that crash and state police continue their investigation.
There was a celebration in Happy Valley over the weekend after receiving word that the NCAA has removed the final sanctions regarding Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky scandal. On Friday the NCAA announced that they came to an agreement to restore the wins taken away from the football program and former coach Joe Paterno. The settlement would once again make the late Joe Paterno the coach with the most wins in college football.
Lycoming County’s District Attorney Eric Lindhardt has decided to run for re-election. He said he will file for the Republican Nomination in the May primary to return as county DA for a third term. Lindhardt said his decision hinges on his desire to continue battling crime rates in the city of Williamsport as well as the county. He says he would continue to focus on the drug crisis, prison overpopulation, the day reporting center and the treatment court program as well as other projects.