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Here's what is happening in 'Pennsylvania's Heartland'...
on Wednesday, December 11th:
Shamokin Police Chief Edward Griffiths said a 12-year-old girl died in the blaze which spread from 1 to 9 South Rock Street in Shamokin yesterday morning. It started at 5 South Rock Street. the girl's family was able to get out of the home, but she was trapped in the attic. The fire spread down the block and involves at least five homes on the street.
A young hunter is recovering from injuries after she was attacked by a bear in Clinton County. Camille Bomboy and a friend hunted for deer at their family farm near Lock Haven. When the group saw three bear cubs run by, The black bear charged at Camille and attacked her. the bear weighed between 200 and 300 pounds.
A teen pleads guilty to his role in an armed robbery in Lewistown. Reports say 19-year old Charles Zeiders pled guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to commit terroristic threats. He served as the lookout as money was stolen from the Sunoco station along South Main Street in July of 2012. According to the Lewistown Sentinnel, Zeiders was sentenced to time-served. Last month 18-year old Akzavier Carrington was convicted on 6-charges. He’s scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Below normal temperatures and windchills that can cause frostbite are in store for Williamsport and the area over the next few days. As temperatures drop into the teens or single digits several nights this week, the windchill factor, an estimated measurement of the cooling effect of air and wind when applied to the loss of body heat from exposed skin, will make it feel even colder. While the temperatures will be nowhere near record lows, they definitely will be below normal for this time in December.
A preliminary budget was adopted yesterday in Snyder County and there is still significant shortfall. Commissioner Malcolm Derk said they will still be working in the next three weeks to make cuts to prevent a tax increase. There will be $1-million carried over from 2013, but there is still a significant gap in revenue. Derk says they also hope to have a pay increase for county workers. He said, “I would expect that there will be a modest increase for our employees. There is in this budget and I hope that we will be able to keep that.”
Downsizing the federal government is the number one thing to do to help a sluggish economy. That was the comment from U.S. Congressman Tom Marino (R-10, Williamsport) who spoke Monday night at a meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives in Lewisburg. Marino participated in the meeting, mostly taking questions from those in attendance. When asked about term limits for legislators, Marino says the country absolutely needs them.
Police and humane officers in Schuylkill County said a newspaper ad for free poodles led to the discovery of 17 dogs and a cat in deplorable conditions. the homeowner would only surrender three of the poodles, so police got a search warrant to go through the home on West Main Street and seize the animals. SPCA officials said they did not find any dead dogs inside, but several of the 17 poodles appear to be sick and need to be checked out.
If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan to send four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet. The catch: They won't ever come back. Enthusiasm has been growing since the project's first big announcement in April. More than 200,000 people have signed up to be prospective astronauts.
Tuesday, December 10th:
There is more frozen precipitation in our forecast this week, but the bitter cold will likely be the most noticeable weather. A very cold air mass is coming through. “It is the same air mass that brought such bitter cold to the northern plains at the middle and end of last week. Places in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas never got above zero for a high. That kind of cold is coming in this direction. A few inches of snow is expected today.
A Lewistown man died after being hit by a car at 9:42 p.m. Sunday according to Lewistown Police. Richard Fryer, 55, of Lewistown, was struck by a Chevrolet on Fourth Street in Lewistown and was taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, where he later died. Police declined to provide further information and said more details will be released when the investigation is complete.
Just in time for the holidays, the Salvation Army thrift store is moving to a new location in Williamsport. After many years downtown on West Fourth Street, the Salvation Army decided that they needed more space to better serve their customers-and their community. The new location at 1445 Dewey Ave. is roughly double the size of the old one, according to Perrotta, allowing them to sell things like furniture that they didn't have room for previously. The store sells men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes, home goods, jewelry, knick-knacks, and more.
Gov. Corbett’s version of Medicaid expansion would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union to require working poor people to look for better jobs in order to get government-subsidized health insurance. Critics also complained that, if approved, the Corbett plan will not go into effect until 2015, leaving thousands of working poor Pennsylvanians without health insurance coverage for another year. Corbett administration officials say the job-search requirement is part of a broader effort to induce people to make healthy choices and drive down the costs of health care.
What may be one of the largest breaches of personal information in our region`s history is coming to light now, little more than a year after workers at a dental practice in Lycoming County learned of the problem. Stolen data includes the social security numbers of at least five thousand people from the Williamsport area, sensitive information that could be obtained by identity thieves. The patients had no idea that personal information, including social security numbers were stolen from a dental practice in Williamsport, and was easy for anyone to get.
Penn State police are investigating three burglaries and trespassing incidents at on-campus residence halls that were reported Sunday. Police believe that two are related and possibly a third because of the proximity between the residence halls in the South and Pollock dorm areas. The first two happened within about an hour of one another. The third incident was not reported until later Sunday night.
Two Penn State students have been charged with ethnic intimidation after they admitted last week to vandalizing property near a predominantly Jewish fraternity in November. Eric Hyland, 19, of Export, and Hayden Grom, 19, of New Fairfield, Conn., spray-painted swastikas, anti-Semitic slogans and other graffiti on a dozen vehicles, a trash bin and garage in the vicinity of the fraternity Beta Sigma Beta. The vandalism was discovered the morning of Nov. 8.
Two people are in jail after setting an ATM on fire in Kelly Township, Union County. After a police chase early Sunday morning, 18-year-old Neiko Pratt of Oreland and 20-year-old Jordan Smith of Harrisburg were arrested and sent to prison. Milton State Police say the two used a torch on an ATM along High Street. After a foot pursuit, Smith was apprehended by police. After a search, Pratt was also apprehended. They are charged with arson, criminal mischief and attempted theft.
Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the world's No. 1 cause of cancer deaths isn't as lethal as doctors once thought.
The River Valley Transit’s spiffy new compressed natural gas filling station here is the latest link in a growing CNG network aimed at fleets of large, fuel-hungry vehicles. The new station, which will also sell fuel for $1.99 a gallon to the public once a credit-card reading device is installed, is expected to find an instant market among businesses eager to promote natural gas in this thriving hub for the Marcellus Shale gas industry. The station joins a network of 632 public refueling outlets nationwide.
News by: Jim Miller