ONE GAME MOVED TO TODAY
The action at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport was cut off after one elimination game yesterday. Following an 11-=7 Australian win over South Dakota in yesterday’s consolation game, Mexico and Venezuela took the field in the afternoon elimination game with the Mexican team winning 8-0. Then last night, the rains came, and Little League decided to postpone the elimination game between New Jersey and Connecticut. That game will be played at 11am this morning followed by the winners bracket games as the Canadian Representative from British Columbia takes on Tokyo Japan at 3pm and then it’s the U.S. game at 7:30 between Lufkin Texas and Greenville North Carolina.\
TRUCK CRASH CLOSES DOWN LANE ON 15
A lane of Route 15 Southbound near the Trout Run Interchange was closed following a tractor trailer crash there last night. The crash happened around 7:40 as the unidentified driver from Ontario Canada lost control of the truck which jackknifed and went over a 20 foot embankment. The driver escaped injury. A fuel tank ruptured spilling about 50 gallons of diesel fuel. Crews were called into clean up the mess and a lane of Route 15 was shut down for several hours overnight. State police are investigating that crash.
NO HOUSE PLAN YET
As the state gets closer to no being able to pay it’s bills due to a revenue gap that has not been addressed by the state house yet, Governor Wolf has urged lawmakers to get back to work on that plan. The senate passed a plan last month which includes borrowing, as well as some tax increases . That plan does not have much support in the Republican controlled state house. House Appropriations committee members say they are working on a plan which in part would take money from various programs which have been overfunded over the past few years. Other house members are working on other ways to fill that budget gap.
FOUR MEN HOMELESS FOLLOWING CITY FIRE
Four men are homeless in all following the fire at a city rooming house early yesterday morning. Firefighters were called out around 2am to the house at 626 Campbell Street owned by Sam and Lisa Washington. Firefighters from Williamsport., Old Lycoming and South Williamsport responded to the two alarm fire and had it under control within 15 minutes. Three of the four tenants were home at the time and made it out without injury. An investigation is underway into the cause of which it’s believed started in a 2nd floor bedroom. No damage estimate was given.
BOMB THREAT AT PENN STATE
A building on the campus of Penn State University in State College was evacuated and searched yesterday afternoon during a bomb threat there. The threat was called in around 2:45pm to University Police and concerned the Research West Building on campus which was evacuated. A search comme3nced and officials do say they found a small cylinder with wires attached on the roof, but it was not determined to be an explosive. Police there continue their investigation and are asking anyone with information to give them a call.
RAPE CHARGES FILED
Rape charges have been filed against a Snyder County man following an alleged sexual assault at his home this past Friday. 45 year old Dwayne Hauck faces charges of felony rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and other counts stemming from the incident at his Beavertown home. The alleged victim says Hauck raped her following an argument and when she asked him to stop he continue to hold her down by the wrists continuing the assault there. He is in Snyder county jail in lieu of $30,000 dollars bail.
WARNING FROM MIFFLINBURG POLICE
Police in Mifflinburg are advising residents of a phone scam there. Police say that several residents have reported receiving a phone call from a female stating she was soliciting donations for the Mifflinburg Police Department. Police say they do no solicit donations and are not affiliated with the person allegedly calling on their behalf. Residents are reminded that if they receive such a call to not make any donations and to report that call to police.
FLOOD CONCERNS TO BE VOICED
Milton residents who live in the floodplain are invite to an upcoming meeting to voice their concerns and find solutions to flood-related issues, including potential flood insurance reform. The meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday September 6th in the Milton Borough building’s council room at 2 Filbert Street. SEDA Cog staff will be on hand to facilitate the discussion. It is part of a flood resilency initiative in six communities.