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FATHER AND SON DROWNED

Drowning has been ruled as the cause of death for a father and his one year old son, who were found in the Susquehanna River following an accident in Bradford County over the weekend.  A car containing 39 year old Derek Marshall, 31 year old Emily Hoey and their 1 year old son Maddox went off of Sheshequin Road in Athens Township into the River around 10pm on Friday night.  Hoey was able to get to shore.  The bodies of the father and son were found on Saturday.  An autopsy confirmed the two drowned.  The investigation into the crash continues. It’s not been determined who was driving or why that car went off of the road yet.

MILTON MAN INVOLVED IN CYCLE CRASH

A Milton man has been identified as the injured operator of a motorcycle which crashed on Interstate 180 on Sunday afternoon.  61 year old Steven Gallo was operating the cycle which went out of control and slid into the medial at the on-ramp to 180 in Loyalsock Township around 5:10 on Sunday. He was taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment of a serious leg injury. His condition has not been released and no one else was involved in that crash.

STOP THE BLEED KITS DONATED IN JERSEY SHORE

Thanks to Geisinger Medical Center and Susquehanna Transit, the Jersey Shore Area School District and other community groups will receive bleeding control kits as part of Geisinger’s Stop the Bleed Program.  Six wall-mounted stations containing 48 bleeding control kits will be installed in Jersey Shore School district buildings.  Other stations will be installed at the Jersey Shore YMCA, Pool, Lions Club Little League Field and the Walnut Street Christian School.  Training on how to use the kits will also take place allowing for those using the kits to to be used to hep control bleeding during a traumatic incident.

CABIN BURGLARY

A cabin in Pine Township in Lycoming County has been burglarized, and State Police are looking for information.  The burglary happened sometime between January 1st and March 19th of this year at the cabin along Cemetery Road in Pine Township owned by Gary Ludwig of Jersey Shore.  Someone broke into the building and took about $950 worth of items and also caused about $400 damage to the cabin.  State police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 570-368-5700.

MARYLAND MAN CHARGED WITH CASHING STOLEN CHECKS

Police in Union County have charged a Maryland man with forging three stolen checks and cashing them at banks there last year.  Police say that on July 25th and 26th of last year, 32 year old John Dombusch cashed the three checks from Murray Motors at the Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Bank branches in Mifflinburg and Lewisburg.  The total of loss is more than $5,200 dollars.  Dombusch who also faces forgery charges in Maryland has been charged with forgery, theft by deception, bad checks, and receiving stolen property and will have a preliminary hearing on April 2nd.

MAN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES

A New Columbia man faces charges of assault as well as other counts stemming from two incidents on the same day earlier this month.  State Police in Milton say that 69 year old Rodney Noll first went to one home in White Deer Township in Union County on March 14th and punched a man in the face, knocking him down and causing injury.  He then went to another residence in the Township and used a wooden stick to repeatedly beat a man about the head and face, warning both men to stay away from his family.  It’s not known if the man was jailed following the incidents.

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM TONIGHT

Area residents can hear from Republican candidates for various offices in Lycoming County tonight during a candidate’s forum in the city of Williamsport.  The Lycoming County Republican Committee will host the forum at the Genetti Hotel in Downtown Williamsport from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the candidate during the forum.

ROAD RELOCATION TO BEGIN

Hughesville Borough Council got the scoop from PennDOT about a street relocation which will begin in the borough next week.  Council was told that on April 5th, crews will begin relocation of Race Street in Hughesville, which will result in the shutting down of some side streets in that area.  The street relocation is part of the larger road construction project to improve the intersection of Route 220 and 405.  The work on Race Street is expected to last until early June.

CRACKING DOWN ON VAPING TEENS

Legislation passed in the State House of Representatives yesterday would crack down on the sales of vaping products to minors in Pennsylvania. Under the law, minors who attempt to buy vaping products or get caught is e-cigarettes at school could face criminal charges.  The law would also allow for state and local inspections to crack down on the sales of vaping products to minors.  Right now the law only allows for inspections for tobacco sales to minors.  The legislation still has to pass the state senate and be signed into law by the governor.

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