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February 27, 2013

PORT ROYAL – A Port Royal man died in a crash just after eight last night in Juniata County. State Police say 30-year-old Wesley Hostetter died in the crash on Route 75 in Tuscarora Township. Police say Hostetter lost control of his vehicle while going too fast for roadway conditions and went off the road hitting a utility pole and flipping his vehicle.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport man was taken to Williamsport Hospital following an early morning crash in Bastress Township, Old Lycoming Township. The crash happened just after 12:30 this morning on Cold Water Towns Road. Police say 58- year-old Martin Palmatier lost control of his vehicle on a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck two large rocks, rolling onto its roof, then back onto its wheels. Police say Palmatier was taken to the hospital and treated for moderate injuries. He will also face DUI charges.   
(WGRC)

WHITE DEER – A crash on Interstate 80 in Union county last night sends two people to Geisinger Medical Center. The crash happened on the westbound lanes of the interstate in White Deer Township just after ten last night. Police say 61-year-old Yuriy Moshcovich of Cleveland, Ohio suffered moderate injuries and his passenger, 55-year-old Natalia Toumanov, also of Cleveland, suffered serious injuries. Police say their vehicle lost control on the slippery highway and spun into the median of the highway. Troopers say Toumanov was thrown through the back window of the vehicle.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

FORKSVILLE - Investigators are seeking dental records in an effort to identify a person found dead Monday in a house fire on Norton Road in Forks Township in Sullivan County. We first told you about the fire on Monday which broke out around 10:45 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene three-quarters of the home was already burned to the ground. Sullivan County Coroner Wendy Hastings says, "All indications are that the victim perished in the fire." Hastings did not release the gender or suspected age of the victim until she has a positive identification. When crews arrived on the scene they found the home an outbuilding about three feet away as well as a three-car garage about 20 feet away, all of which were destroyed along with a pick-up truck and two cars in the garage. The cause of the fire was under investigation. A state police fire marshal was at the scene. This was the second fire in Sullivan County in as many days. Flames tore through a Dushore area home in the 1200 block of Hayes Road in Cherry Township about 1:45 Sunday afternoon. No one was home in the three-story structure, which was engulfed in flames when volunteer firefighters arrived. It was a rental property owned by a West Chester man. That fire also destroyed an SUV sitting in the driveway of the home. Officials say that fire is likely electrical in nature.
(WGRC)

STRONG - A firefighter from Mount Carmel suffered an ankle injury when he fell through a burned-out stairwell while helping to extinguish a fire early Tuesday morning at George Tomol Auto Sales. The fire was reported just after five yesterday morning at the business along route 61 at route 54 in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County. Route 61 was closed for several hours as crews battled the blaze that heavily damaged the business. Investigators determined the fire started in the basement of the building, where vehicles and equipment were stored however a cause is not known. Owner 72-year-old George Tomol, was at the scene, and told WNEP he suspects the fire to be arson.
(WGRC)

BELLEFONTE - No one was injured when a small commercial plane heading to New York made an emergency landing last evening around seven p.m. at University Park Airport. Penn State officials said Delta Flight 6044 was traveling from Cleveland to LaGuardia Airport in New York when smoke was reportedly seen in the cockpit. University Park Airport Director Bryan Rodgers said there were 16 people on board —12 passengers and four crew members. All made it off the plane safely.
(WGRC)

NEW BERLIN – A New Berlin man is facing felony aggravated assault charges and endangering the welfare of a child charges for allegedly injuring a one –year-old girl to the point where the girl was not breathing and is now comatose. Those charges were filed against 21-year-old Isaiah Fulton for the August 13th incident at his home on Front Street in New Berlin. Court documents state the child’s mother, Dawanda Nixon, left the child named Makahyla with Fulton who called 9-1-1 after he had found the toddler unresponsive. The child was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital then flown to Geisinger where she remains in a coma. Doctors at Geisinger say the child suffered a brain injury that could have only come from being shaken. Fulton is also the fourth man accused in connection with the January 9th fatal drug-related shooting near the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. Fulton and 17-year-old Antonio Carpenter of Montandon are accused of arranging transportation for two Easton men who are charged with the murder of Terell Henderson-Littles. The Easton men are accused of shooting Littles in the head in a Williamsport alley. Police say Littles went there to sell marijuana. Fulton and Carpenter are accused of arranging rides for the murder suspects to and from Easton, which included an overnight stop in Milton after the shooting.  
(WGRC)

MIFFLINBURG – A Mifflinburg developer is facing felony deceptive or fraudulent business practices, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking charges. The State Attorney General’s office has filed the charges against 57-year-old Ted Cresswell. Court documents say Cresswell influenced nearly a dozen people to give him $25,000 each to build a storage facility that was never built. The State Attorney General’s office says Cresswell took $241,000 from the investors between February 2008 and July 2008 but used the money for himself. Court Documents say Cresswell admitted to taking the money and using it for himself, and stated, “This was how he made a living.” Cresswell now faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on March 26th.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

BLOOMSBURG - A Bloomsburg police officer is suspended without pay after a woman accused him of threatening her if she “messes with his job again.” A court official slapped Bloomsburg Officer 35-year-old Shawn Hill with a protection-from-abuse order Friday after hearing 25-year-old Raychel Gingrich’s complaints. The order requires Hill to stay away from Gingrich and bans him from carrying a gun. The Press Enterprise reports, Monday, Bloomsburg town council voted unanimously to suspend Hill, without pay.
(WGRC)

LEWISBURG – A Milton man is being charged with felony drug counts after delivering heroin to a police informant in Lewisburg. Police have charged 21-year-old Matthew Metz for selling $70.00 worth of heroin to the police informant back in July.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

POTTSVILLE – A home health care aid hired to transport an 81-year-old man to doctor’s visits is accused of taking the man’s debit card and racking up a $21,000 bill. Police have charged 39-year-old Jennifer Ferrier of Cressona with theft and access device fraud. Police say Ferrier took the card from the Pottsville man back in October 2012 and racked up the bill at various gas stations and stores on items for herself until the man’s account went dry in January.
Jim Diehl (WGRC)

MONTGOMERY - A 26-year-old Northumberland County man has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing 107 cemetery bronze vases from Green Lawn Memorial Park along Route 15 in Clinton Township, Lycoming County. Jesse Wagner, of Milton, is accused of stealing the vases between July 3 and July 17, and selling them for scrap metal to a salvage business for $516. The total value of the vases was nearly $11,000. Wagner is jailed in the Lycoming County Prison on $28,000 bail.
(WGRC)

STATE COLLEGE – Police in Centre County are investigating the break-ins of three state college area churches. Police say that the Park Forest United Methodist Church, the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Park Forest Baptist Church were broken into sometime between 4:30 Monday afternoon and seven Tuesday morning. Anyone with any information is asked to call Patton township police.
(WGRC)

DANVILLE - A Danville man will face charges of stealing security system equipment from the First Baptist Church of Danville. Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Montour County District Judge Marvin Shrawder sent the case of 29-year-old Scott Buckley to court. Buckley remains in jail. Based on testimony, the daily item reports, Judge Shrawder concluded burglary was established because Buckley returned to the same area after making a trip to his truck with stolen items. State Police found a computer monitor and camera, each valued at $200, in Buckley’s pickup truck along with a computer hard drive, worth $300.
(WGRC)

WILLIAMSPORT - A Texas company and a field operations supervisor have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of conspiring to harbor and transport and aiding and abetting 19 Mexican workers who were living in Williamsport in 2011 and did not have proper immigration status. 43-year-old Douglas Wiggill, a field operations supervisor with GPX, of Sealy, Texas, a seismic surveying company that was on a job site near Williamsport two years ago, and the seismic surveying and mapping business accepted the terms Tuesday. Charges were filed in U.S. Middle District court in Williamsport. Wiggill, a Canadian who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, has agreed to plead guilty and faces up to six months in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. GPX, meanwhile, accepts the plea agreement on a charge of conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens and agrees to forfeit $250,000 and pay a $25,000 fine. As part of the plea agreement, the business must start a corporate compliance program to confirm the employment eligibility and identity of existing and future employees. Federal prosecutors were unaware of the Mexicans living in Williamsport and working at nearby gas sites until one of them was arrested for trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl in June 2011 in Williamsport.
(WGRC)

SUNBURY - A former Sunbury pawn shop owner will report to state prison in nine days after being granted permission on Monday by a Northumberland County judge to complete a training course first. 53-year-old Michael Cellitti, who was sentenced to serve up to 5 years for selling stolen merchandise— and recently had an appeal denied by the state Supreme Court, appeared before Judge Charles Saylor on Monday for a change in one of the charges he was convicted of in 2010. He was sentenced to a prison term of 2 1/2 years to 5 years but remained free on bail pending an appeal, which included arguments of insufficient evidence and search warrant problems. The Sunbury man will turn himself in to authorities on March 7th. Judge Saylor said the change in the charge was a technical compliance and did not affect Cellitti’s sentence. The former co-owner of M&J Cash Converter, Cellitti was arrested in 2009 along with three others who were accused of committing numerous burglaries throughout the Susquehanna Valley and selling thousands of dollars worth of stolen items at the pawn shop. The daily Item reports, co-conspirators 28-year-old Mark Brumbach, of Sunbury, 33-year-old Nicholas Osman, of Sunbury, and 30-year-old Michael Wagner, of Northumberland, pleaded guilty and are serving lengthy prison sentences.
(WGRC)

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State is asking a judge to stay the federal lawsuit filed by the young man who testified he felt “violated” when Jerry Sandusky forced him to take a shower in a campus locker room in 1998. Penn State’s lawyers wrote in court papers earlier this month that the former university leaders who have been indicted on cover-up charges — Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz — are likely to be “critical witnesses” in the civil suit. The lawyers said it would be “highly prejudicial” if the civil case from the young man known as Victim 6 proceeded at the same time as the cases against Curley, Schultz and Spanier. The lawyers said some of the issues raised in the civil suit may be resolved in the trials for the senior university leaders which is expected to take place in 2014. Penn State’s request for a stay is no surprise, as the university has asked for and gotten stays on all civil suits brought by men claiming they were abused by Sandusky. To date, five suits have been stayed.
(WGRC)

BLOOMSBURG - The September 2011 flood’s impact will be explored in a series of programs March 8-14, organized by Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Culture and Society. The series includes lectures and panel discussions on campus and downtown in the Alvina Krause Theatre and the Moose Exchange, all open to the public free of charge. The program coincides with the performance of “Flood Stories, Too,” a production of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, the Bloomsburg Bicentennial Choir and the BU Players. It runs March 7-17 in the Krause Theatre. For more on the series, contact Christina Francis, associate professor of English: cfrancis@bloomu.edu.
(WGRC)

SELINSGROVE - The American Cancer Society needs volunteers during the week of Daffodil Days. Daffodil Days is the American Cancer Society’s spring fundraising program. Through the sale of daffodil flowers, the society raises funds and awareness to help beat the disease. This is the 40th year of Daffodil Days, and area branches of the society would like to make it the best year yet, with your help. Offices in Lewisburg, Selinsgrove and Bloomsburg will need volunteers. Interested individuals will help to wrap daffodils, deliver daffodils to businesses, and individuals and sit at pick up and sale sites. Daffodil Days week is March 18-23. If you are interested in helping with this cause, you can contact your local American Cancer Society office for more information.
(WKOK)

LEWISTOWN - A change in federal law starting this October could result in the demise of Amtrak passenger train service for Lewistown. Without the federal funding, Pennsylvania would have to pay approximately $5.7 million to keep the train running, during a time when the state budget has either remained stagnant or shrunk. Local leaders like Mifflin County Commissioner Mark Sunderland are concerned about the possible closure of the Lewistown station. Sunderland tells the Sentinel he would be in Washington D.C. this week and would bring the issue up with representatives. The Great American Stations, an organization that maintains a database of information regarding train stations, recorded more than 8,000 passengers who used the Lewistown station during 2012, which brought in over $300,000 in ticket revenue. Governor Tom Corbett's Multimodal Transportation Fund would appropriate about $80 million over several years to assist with railways and other transportation projects, but it remains unclear if Amtrak would receive any money from this fund.
(WGRC)

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University president Dr. Jay Lemons is happy to keep the Selinsgrove campus gun free. In December, Lemons was one of many university presidents around the country to sign a letter to Congress opposing gun possession on college campuses. Lemons says the issue does not just stop at gun control, but extends to mental health as well. Lemons says, “How one handles and behaves in those situations and how our societal systems are set up to help support, take care and protect, not only those individuals but the persons around them, are one of our real challenges. I don’t think there are easy solutions, but I think it is important that we work together in support of mental health professionals that face extraordinary tasks.” Lemons says the officers in Susquehanna University’s public safety office are not armed. Bucknell University president John Bravman also signed the letter.
(WKOK)

HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord says Governor Tom Corbett's plan to reform Pennsylvania's pension system will only dig the state a deeper hole. McCord, joined by officials of the labor-backed Keystone Research Center, participated in a phone conference with media Tuesday in which they said the proposals would grow the state pension shortfall. McCord says converting new employees from defined benefit pension plans to 401(k)-style plans would drive up the pension deficit. The governor's proposal includes changes to the pension benefits multiplier for existing employees, a change that McCord says will surely be challenged in court.
(WGRC)