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MILTON MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

Charges of manufacture with intent to deliver, child endangerment and corruption of minors have been filed against a Milton man who police say used two female students in the Milton Area School District to deal drugs.  Craig Lytle was charged after a search warrant at his home turned up a large amount of marijuana as well as $2,000 in cash.  Police say he had the girls deal the drugs for him,  He is jailed in Northumberland County. No word on whether or not the girls have been charged.

TWO ARRESTED BY U.S. MARSHALS

An arrest made on Friday of the two men wanted in our area for striking a man with a vehicle and then shooting at him.  U.S. Marshals arrested Norman Dennis and Robert Vettese at Dennis Drexel Hill Home on Friday morning. The two are accused of striking Chaz Turner with a vehicle along Robbins Road in Loyalsock Township on March 31st with Vettese then taking a shot and missing Turner.  It appeared they were going to strike him again, but took off after noticing witnesses.  They face attempted homicide charges and other counts here in Lycoming County. Turner suffered minor injuries.

CSVT WORK RAMPS BACK UP

Work has ramped back up on the Northern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project in Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties. Work will continue on the River Bridge and traffic on Route 147 there are reminded that construction equipment will be entering and exiting the roadway there throughout the construction season.  There will also be intermittent single lane traffic impacts at the Winfield Interchange at Route 15 as the contractor resumes work on pipe, structures and earthwork.  Later this spring, paving is expected to begin on the northbound section.

RESTORE PENNSYLVANIA TOUR HITS LOYALSOCK CREEK

The Loyalsock Creek was the site on Friday of a tour by officials with Governor Wolf’s administration as well as local officials.  An official with the Department of Environmental Protection led a tour along the creek to discuss how Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan would help with flood control along the creek.  Wolf wants to sink $4.5 billion dollars into the state’s infrastructure for various projects including flood mitigation.  He wants to impose a severance tax on the gas industry to fund the program.

BLOOMSBURG MAN INJURED IN I-180 CRASH

A crash on Interstate 180 in Fairfield Township early yesterday morning sent a Bloomsburg man to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The crash occurred around 12:20pm in the westbound lanes near the Fairfield Road Exit when 48 year old Terrance Alden of Bloomsburg lost control of his vehicle which struck the guardrail, went off the road and rolled over. He was taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. His condition was not released.

GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE 1ST AND 2ND DEGREES

A man accused with two others of the murder of a mother and her son was found guilty in Lycoming County Court on Friday.  27 year old Jordan Rawls is accused of pulling the trigger and shooting both Shane Wright and his mother, Kristine Kibler at their Newberry home on Halloween of 2016.  He was found guilty after a week long trial of first and second degree murder as well as several other counts. He faces life in prison without parole for the first degree murder.

I-180 WORK RESUMES

Work on the I-180 resurfacing project from Cemetery Road in Fairfield Township to the Muncy Creek Bridge in Muncy Creek Township is set to start back up this week.  Today shoulder closures at the I-180 Westbound off and on ramps at Route 405 will begin and will occur daily between 7am and 5pm as a subcontractor can construct a new highway lighting system at the interchange.  There will also be shoulder closures during the same hours along I-180 Westbound from E. Lime Bluff Road overpass to Halls Station for stump grinding operations.  Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

FOUR TAKEN TO HOSPTIAL FOLLOWING CRASH

Four persons were taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment following a crash in Loyalsock Township on Saturday evening. The crash occurred around 8:20 pm as 19 year old Maleana Hampton of Hughesville pulled onto East Third Street from the I-180 ramp into the path of a vehicle driven by 31 year old Matt Emerick of Montoursville.  Hampton and two teen passengers were treated at the hospital, as was a three year old in Emerick’s car.  No word on their conditions.

ROUTE 45 BRIDGE PROJECT

A Bridge rehabilitation project gets underway this week on Route 45 in Northumberland County. The bridge spans Chillisquaque Creek approximately 2.2 miles east of the Route 147 Interchange and work will include removal and replacement of the existing concret deck, substructure repairs and approach work.  The bridge will be closed to all through traffic and a detour will be in place using Route 147 and Route 642..  The project is expected to be completed in October.

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