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WANTED MAN IN CUSTODY

A man wanted for a Clinton County murder turned himself into police overnight.  State police in Lamar say that 56 year old Timothy Neff called them from a home in Lock Haven to turn himself in. They have been looking for the man since Friday after he allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed his sister in law, 62 year old Agnes Neff, who died from her wound at their Lamar Township home..  Neff’s brother William was also hurt during the incident.  Neff was arraigned early this morning on charges of 1st degree murder as well as other counts and jailed without bail.

THE PRESIDENT COMES TO TOWN

President Trump will make an appearance in Lycoming County next week. It was announced yesterday that the president will speak during a rally at the Williamsport Regional Airport at 7pm next Monday May 20th, a day before the primary election as well as the special election to elect a U.S. Congressman for the 12th district.  Trump will speak in support of Republican Fred Keller who is running against democrat Marc Fridenberg.  Gates ae scheduled to open at 4pm. Tickets are needed and can be obtained by going to www.donaldjtrump.com  Final details of the president’s visit are still being worked out.

PRELMINARY APPROVAL GIVEN FOR FINAL BUDGET

As it stands now the Jersey Shore Area School District faces a $904,000 dollar deficit for the 2019-2020 school year. The School Board last night gave preliminary approval to a proposed final general fund budget which contains a little more than $43 million dollars in expenditures.  The budget must be on display for 30 days before final approval is given, and district officials say some changes will be made before the final vote.  The budget shows a slight decrease in real estate taxes.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN DISCOVERY OF HUMAN BONES

The investigation continues into the discovery of human bones found along the Susquehanna River in Williamsport over the weekend.  Fishermen found the human remains on the north banks between Maynard Street and the Hepburn Street Dam on Saturday morning.   The bones have been sent onto a forensic anthropologist and a forensic pathologist in Erie to try and determine the identity and possible cause of death. The Lycoming County Coroner’s office has termed the death as suspicious.

WOOD-MODE CLOSES, 900 OUT OF WORK

Some 900 people are suddenly out of work in Snyder County  Employees are the Wood-Mode plant in Kreamer were called into a meeting yesterday and informed that the plant was closing immediately and they were all losing their jobs.  In a letter given to the employees, the company cited a possible sale falling through and their loss of financing as reasons for the plant closing. Wood-Mode is one of the area largest employers.  State and local agencies are responding to help those employees who lost their jobs.

A Lycoming County visit for President Donald J. Trump is planned for next week, as he holds a rally at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville next Monday at 7pm.  The president will be here on behalf or Republican candidate for the 12th congressional district Fred Keller a day before the special election.  Gates will open at 4pm and tickets are needed and can be obtained by going to www.donaldjtrump.com.  Officials say they are still working out final details for the president’s visit.

ONE ARRESTED, POLICE LOOKING FOR A SECOND

An arrest has been made of one man and a warrant out for another who police in Shamokin say burglarized and vandalized a church there last week.  Police say William Bender and Robert Yost were involved in the break-in at closed Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church stealing several items including a cross, collection plates and paperwork.  They also desecrated an American Flag and one of them defecated in the kitchen area.  Yost has been arrested and is locked up.  Police are still looking for Bender.

MORE CHARGES FILED

The Lycoming County Narcotics enforcement unit has filed seven additional charges against a man charged earlier this month with drug sales in the city of Williamsport. Dewaud Rice who had been charged with drug sales on two occasions, now faces charges of resisting arrest and other counts after struggling with police and trying to escape following his May 3rd arrest at his home.  Officers also found large amounts of heroin and marijuana as well as three guns, at least one of which was stolen.

ANOTHER YMCA MERGED INTO RIVER VALLEY

The Lock Haven YMCA will become that much stronger of an organization as it merges with the River Valley YMCA organization effective on July 1st.  River Valley YMCA already consists of five branches in North Central Pennsylvania including the Williamsport Y.  The Lock Haven Y has been overseen and managed by the River Valley Regional for about two years.  According to officials the merger will help the Lock Haven branch to become more efficient from an administration standpoint while still serving the local community there.

 

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