LOCK HAVEN MAN DIES IN CYCLE CRASH

A Lock Haven man died over the weekend in Clinton County after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck. The crash occurred late on Friday afternoon as 57 year old Richard Stark was riding westbound along Lusk Run Road in Bald Eagle Township.  A truck drive3n Daniel Stringfellow Jr. of Mill Hall slowed to make a turn into a driveway and Stark’s motorcycle ran into the rear of the truck. His cycle became pinned under the vehicle and he was taken to Lock Haven Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.  Stringfellow was not injured in the crash. 

THREE INJURED IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP CRASH

Three were injured in a crash in Loyalsock Township yesterday afternoon. Just before 2pm, two vehicles collided at the intersection of East Third Street and Northway Road.  Three inside the one vehicle were injured and taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment, with one said to be trapped inside the vehicle for a short period of time.   Their names and conditions have not been released.  The other driver who has not been identified was not hurt.  State police were investigating that Loyalsock Township crash. 

COGAN STATION MAN JAILED

A Cogan Station man was jailed late last month accused of a city rape.   Police say that three men assaulted a woman near Fifth and Memorial Avenues around 4:30 on the morning of June 25th.  It’s believed that two men who have not yet been identified held the woman down as 24 year old David Bair sexually assaulted her.  He was arrested and arraigned the next day on charges of rape, sexual assault, simple assault, and conspiracy.  He remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 dollars bail.  Police continue looking for the man’s two accomplices. 

MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBING ELDERLY WOMAN

A Williamsport man was arrested last week for the June 22nd robbery of an elderly woman in her city home.  Police say 56 year old George Beaghly of Williamsport broke down the back door of an 84 year old woman’s home on Cemetery Street around 11pm on June 22nd.  Once inside, the demanded money from the woman as he pointed a knife at her.  He threatened to kill the woman when she refused and cut her telephone line, and eventually got away with about $250 dollars.  The man was identified as a neighbor who shoveled the woman’s walks during the winter and was picked up last Wednesday on a probation violation then arraigned on Friday on several counts and jailed in lieu of $350,000 dollars bail.

CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

A Williamsport man was jailed early on Friday morning following a domestic incident at his home.  Police say 45 year old Robert Bausinger allegedly threw his wife to the ground at their city home then threw a bunch of knives at her telling her she needs to die.  He was charged by Williamsport police with simple assault, and harassment and was jailed in Lycoming County prison in lieu of $35,000 dollars bail.  It’s not believed the woman was seriously hurt in the incident.

GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO MEET

Governor Wolf and Republican Legislative leaders are expected to sit down in Harrisburg today and discuss issues related to a $30 billion dollar state budget of which the Republican controlled legislature passed last week, but which Wolf vetoed.  The impasse is over taxes which the governor wants to raise and include a drilling tax on gas companies in the state.  Republicans are in agreement that taxes do not have to be raised.  As of right now the state is in a new fiscal year without a budget though no services have been affected as of yet. 

SET THE NIGHT TO MUSIC A SUCCESS

The rain fell early, but the party went on in downtown Williamsport on Saturday for the 20th annual Set the Night to Music Celebration.  Continued clearing skied throughout the day brought thousands into the downtown area to enjoy the live music and take advantage of the vendors there.  A spectacular fireworks display went off around 9:45 that evening with thousands more watching on buildings from the river and along the hills around the city of Williamsport.  City officials report very few problems during and after the event.

MORE DELAYS ON 80 IN UNION COUNTY 

More delays can be expected on Interstate 80 in Union County tomorrow and Wednesday as crews continue a resurfacing project on a 3.5 mile section between the Gray Hill Road overpass in White Deer Township to about a mile west of the Interstate 180 interchange.  Work will take place on bridges in both the eastbound and westbound lanes and an epoxy coating will be places on both sides as well. There will be alternating daylight lane closures and all lanes will be opened to unrestricted traffic at the end of the work day.  The heaviest delays are expected between 3 and 6pm and motorists are reminded to drive accordingly.