TWO SHOT, ONE KILLED IN WILLIAMSPORT

A 20 year old Williamsport man is accused of shooting two, killing one of them and critically injuring the other.  The shooting occurred early yesterday afternoon.  Police were called to Apartment 245 at Newberry Estates along Federal Avenue for reports of gunshots.  There they found two gunshot victims. Both were transported to Williamsport Regional Medical Center where one of them, an 18 year old male was pronounced dead a short time later. The other was transported to Geisinger Medical Center and is reportedly in critical condition.  Dustin Paulhamus reportedly turned himself in at police headquarters around an hour later.  So far he faces weapons violations and is jailed in lieu of $500,000 dollars bail.  The shooting investigating continues.

NEBRASKA MAN DIES IN WORKSITE ACCIDENT

A Nebraska man died in a worksite accident in Tioga County yesterday.  State police say that shortly before noon yesterday, 54 year old Ricky Dettman of Falls City Nebraska was operating a bulldozer on a steep grade at a pipeline work site in Union Township Tioga County when it began to roll down the hill.  Police say the dozer rolled numerous times before coming to rest in an upright position.  Dettman was crushed underneath and died at the scene. No one else was injured in that Tioga County accident.

MAYOR LOOKING FOR A LITTLE OUTSIDE HELP

Williamsport’s mayor is hoping that council will agree to a request to hire an outside attorney to fight a challenge to the city’s rental ordinance. The Ordinance was passed in order to get landlords to register and have their properties inspected every four years.  The ordinance has also been used to shut down suspected drug houses and those in which criminal activity was taking place.  John DeRaffele of New Rochelle New York has filed a civil lawsuit against the city claiming his constitutional rights were violated when police shut down a High Street property he owns for six months.  Mayor Gabriel Campana wants to hire a Wilkes Barre lawyer to fight the lawsuit saying he wrote that city’s rental ordinance, a model for Williamsport’s.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TAKES ON ADDED SIGNIFICANCE

About 50 persons took a walk around the Newberry Section of Williamsport to show support for National Night Out, an evening in which residents are asked to come out of their homes, turn on their porch lights and show solidarity against crime.  The scheduled walk in Newberry was just hours after a shooting at Newberry Estates which killed one and severely injured another.  Other National Night out events were held as well across our region in McClure, Danville, Lewisburg, Sunbury and Milton.

SUNBURY POLICE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR ARMED MAN

Sunbury police say they continue to look for the knife wielding masked man who ente4red a Race Street residence on Monday night holding a demanding items from a resident there until he was scared away by another resident of the home who appeared with a gun.  Neither occupant of the house has been identified. The suspect fled on foot and the description of that man is vague.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Sunbury or call the Northumberland County Communication Center.

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

State police in Montoursville say they continue to investigate the robbery of a Loyalsock Township business which occurred last month.  Police say someone broke into Montour Wireless at 1307 Washington Boulevard over a month ago by breaking out a window of the glass door and once inside the business, they took $7,700 dollars’ worth of electronics from the store.  Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Montoursville at 570-368-5700.

FOUR HURT IN UNION COUNTY CRASH

Four persons were injured in a Union County crash yesterday morning. The crash occurred shortly before 10:30 as vehicles driven by Nancy Lobao of New Columbia and Stacy Boyer of Beavertown were involved in a rear end collision on Route 15 in Kelly Township Union County.  Lobao’s vehicle went into the median and across the other lanes of travel ending up in a yard where it struck at power control box. Lobao was taken to Evangelical Hospital with an unknown injury.  Boyer suffered a minor injury, with two others in the car injured as well.  None of their conditions have been released following that Union County crash.

BURNING ORDINANCE IN MUNCY

Residents in Muncy will have to deal with a new burning ordinance.  Borough council last night voted to adopt the ordinance which will allow the burning of clean, untreated wood in commercially manufactured outdoor fire receptacles or fire places, but it will not permit the burning of plant life, refuse or any other similar substance unless given written approval by borough council.  Burning barrels or ground fire pits are also prohibited.  The ordinance does not regulate the use o0f charcoal, gas or other types of grills.