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AREA MALL UP FOR SHERIFF’S SALE?

The Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove has seen the closing of several stores and now is up for sheriff’s sale.  The mortgage holder has filed a writ with the sheriff’s office in Snyder County for a sale on August 9th to recover what is believed to be nearly $34 million dollars in mortgage payments.  The sale could be cancelled anytime between now and August is the Mall and mortgage holder come to a payment agreement or if the mall’s owners filed bankruptcy.

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED

An Elkland man is in jail without bail, facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other counts following a shooting in Tioga County yesterday morning..  State police were called to the Elkland residence on Proctor Avenue shortly past 3am for a shooting victim and found the unidentified 25 year old man from Wellsboro suffering from a wound to the chest. He was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where his condition was not released.  36 year old Terrance Hood was later found and arrested for that shooting. The investigation continues.

ROCK SLIDE CLOSES DOWN SECTION OF ROADWAY

A section of Route 147 south of Sunbury remains closed this morning due to a rock slide which occurred overnight.  The slide occurred between 2nd street in the city and Brush Valley Road in Upper Augusta Township and trees are blocking the road. A detour is in place using Brush Valley Road, Route 890 and route 61. It’s not known at this time when Route 147 will be reopened there.

TWO WOMEN INVOLVED ASSAULT AND HIGH SPEED CHASE

Two Northumberland County women face various charges after and assault and police pursuit there on Sunday.  Police say on Sunday afternoon, 32 year old Alicia Brocious of Coal Township assaulted a man in a residence on Market Street in Sunbury and then took off in a stolen vehicle with Stevie Cokosky of Northumberland behind the wheel.  The car was spotted in Northumberland but they were able to get away from police but found in Snydertown where they were taken into custody and jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail.

COUPLE CAUSES RUCKUS IN COURT

A disturbance in Northumberland County Court during jury selection for a couple charged with several counts including child endangerment.  The couple from New York who call themselves John and Jane Doe and consider themselves sovereign citizens not a part of U.S. laws were found squatting last year in a home in Mt. Carmel Township with no electricity and running water and with a two year old in the home.  Yesterday the two had repeated outbursts during their jury selection and had to be removed from the courtroom.  Their trial begins tomorrow.

CUTS DISCUSSED IN SOUTH SIDE

South Williamsport area school district teachers and students expressed their dissatisfaction over possible teacher furloughs and class cuts discussed during the board meeting last night.  The board last night, heard of the cuts which school district officials say would help cut into an possible $800,000 dollar budget deficit for the next school year.  That would include two teacher furloughs, as well as others being moved around and class cuts in the English and Technology curriculums which have few students in those classes.

RIDING LAWMOWER FIRE IN MONTOURSVILLE

Firefighters in Montoursville were called out early last evening when a riding lawnmower caught fire in the borough. Fire officails say the homeowner had just got done cutting grass at his North Loyalsock Avenue home around 6:20 when the riding mower caught fire.  He and a neighbor were able to pull it away from the garage and use a garden hose. Flames did damage the siding of the building. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire upon arrival

GUN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DESCEND ON HARRISBURG

Gun rights activists descended on the state capitol in Harrisburg yesterday rallying for keeping their Second Amendment Rights.  The rally is organized for the group to push for their legislative priorities speaking against efforts to restrict gun ownership.  In addition, they heard form Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe who said he would call on fellow lawmakers to support his proposal to have Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto impeached.  Peduto who recently enacted gun regulations in the city.

TWO MORE LISTENING SESSIONS IN OUR AREA

Two more stops in our area for Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s listening tour on the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Fetterman will be in Danville today at the Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center Auditorium from 6 to 7:30 tonight and then tomorrow will be in Northumberland County for a stop at the Northumberland Borough offices/Second Street Community Center also from 6 to 7:30.  The stops are free and open to the public and will provide opportunities for comment and concerns.

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