91.3 Lewisburg - 90.7 & 107.1 Williamsport - 90.9 Lewistown - 91.9 Kulpmont - 101.7 State College -104.7 Pottsville - 107.7 Bloomsburg
Accidental is the ruling in a Williamsport fire last month. The fire started on the enclosed front porch of a home at 609 Howard Street in the Newberry section of Williamsport owned by Brenda McAllister and caused $75,000 dollars in damage. Fire investigators have ruled that the fire was caused by careless use of smoking materials. McAllister and her family are temporarily homeless due to the fire.
Big trouble for three area teens accused of stealing a vehicle and then going on a crime spree early this month. Police say, Evan Burley, Jason Dulaney and a 13 year old boy stole a vehicle from the Williamsport Middle School Parking lot. They then drove into the Windswept Lane area of Linden near Level Corners and committed several burglaries. The vehicle was later found burned out along Windswept Drive and the three were taken into custody for a nearby burglary. Burley and Dulaney are locked up and the 13 year old was turned over to juvenile authorities.
It’s budget time in Lycoming County. County Commissioners say a draft version of the 2015 county budget will go on display today with adoption set for December 11th. It’s not known if that budget will contain a tax increase, though there have been hints that county taxes may go up. County officials do say that revenues are expected to rise slightly with expenditures down a bit. The budget will be on display online at www.lyco.org
Governor Corbett’s administration has sent out letters to hundreds of thousands of Medicaid enrollees informing them of the changes due to overhauls in the Medicaid plan in the Commonwealth. The notices inform the enrollees that they will be sorted into one of two plans which best fit their needs. The actual plan changes are not yet available due to the state not yet having federal government approval. Governor Elect Tom Wolf has come out against the changes saying that he believes they are a reduction in benefits for the poor.
Several large Bible ministry groups are calling for the first International Day of the Bible and are encouraging groups of any size to read or articulate Scripture in creative ways publicly or online without any commentary at noon local time on November 24. This is a very simple act of faithfulness and honor to God about His word, Richard Glickstein, president of the National Bible Association, told The Christian Post. “God’s word is meant to encourage us and bring us personal hope. People of all ages are being invited to participate in International Day of the Bible by taking pause for a few minutes to read or even sing Scripture or otherwise creatively express their love of The Good Book.