MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT THREATNED MILTON SCHOOL
The Milton Area school will be in session today with an increased police presence after administrators and police identified the student responsible for social media threats to the school yesterday, forcing a closure. According to a statement by Superintendent Dr. John Bickhart, through the Safe2Say Something tipline and a police investigation, they found the Milton Area middle school student who created a fake social media account of another student to carry out the threats. At this time there is no threat to the school students or staff, with the student in police custody to face juvenile charges. Milton Area students will have access to full counseling services that will be available at the school.
WILLIAMSPORT MAN IN CUSTODY OVER POINTING A GUN AT TWO PEOPLE
The man who denied pointing a gun at two people in a car at the Sheetz on North Route 220 on the evening of January 5th, has been jailed after police saw surveillance footage of the incident. According to North Central PA dot com, 24 year old Ashton Streck and his brother were in Streck’s car the night the accusers told police they were threatened at the store. Streck went to State police barracks the evening of the incident denying being in possession of the gun, but police had authority to search for and seize a Glock 9 mm handgun from him. He was charged with two counts each of first-degree misdemeanor terroristic threats, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. Streck’s preliminary hearing is February 8th.
TEEN DRIVER HITS SELINSGROVE BUILDING
A teen driver with a permit who was driving with her mother as a passenger, crashed into a business in Selinsgrove Tuesday night after losing control of the car. According to the Daily Item, police say the unidentified girl was insured and not cited for the accident that shattered the glass front of the Edward Jones Financial building on North Market Street. Damage estimates are at about 75 thousand dollars.
PA WILDS PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE
PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and Leave no Trace is developing a PA Wilds Leave No Trace Initiative for members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania network, which currently includes more than 475 businesses, nonprofits and communities. The partnership focuses on encouraging stewardship principles safely with fewer environmental impacts. PA Wilds Leave No Trace Partners gain access to free branding tools and educational resources. Join the Wilds Cooperative of PA for free and learn more at www.WildsCoPA.org/join
ROAD RAGE INCIDENT HAS LINDEN MAN FACING CHARGES
A Linden man was released on 25 thousand dollars bail after a road rage incident in which he allegedly struck another man with his car while leaving a parking lot along Maynard street Wednesday morning. According to the Sun Gazette, police say 47 year old Christian Mundell was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault after claiming his victim, Chad Cashwell was following him in another car. The incident escalated to a parking lot where Cashwell was out of his car taking pictures before he was hit by Mundell as he left the area. No word on Cashwell’s injuries today.
POLICE CHASE, APPREHEND SHOPLIFTER IN ANOTHER STORE
A Selinsgrove man was chased by police on foot through several stores Tuesday after being caught shoplifting. According to North Central PA dot com, 29 year old Corey White was caught allegedly taking items from Ulta Beauty store and when State police arrived, he fled, running toward the Giant grocery store in the Monroe Marketplace shopping center. Police apprehended White in the store, recovering the stolen items and charging him with retail theft and flight to avoid apprehension.
ABANDONED WILLIAMSPORT HOUSE TO BE RAZED
An abandoned house owned by Penn College that city officials say is structurally unsound, will be razed. According to the Sun Gazette, City Council gave permission for the property at 917-919 Second Street to be torn down in anticipation for the area to be utilized near a new gateway entrance into the western area of the city of Williamsport, also known as an area with advanced traffic signals that allow vehicles – including ambulances – to move quickly through lighted intersections from I-180 to UPMC Williamsport. Crews are preparing for development nearby with a demolition scheduled for the foundry along Maynard Street as well.
CASINO COMING TO CENTRE COUNTY
The former Macy’s department store in College Township, Centre County will be the home of a new casino soon. According to North Central PA dot com, The PA Gaming Board awarded a Category 4 slot machine license to SC Gaming OpCo, LLC, in a process started by Ira Lubert. A Category 4 Slot Machine License permits the entity to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines which are reportedly to be operated by Bally’s Corporation. Also planned are 30 table games, retail facility sports wagering, an entertainment stage, and quick-serve food and beverage outlets. There’s no official target date for opening.
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North Penn-Mansfield 60 Towanda 34
Mount Carmel 61 Tamaqua 55
Wellsboro 56 Athens 36
Williamsport 80 Tyrone 61
Canton 53 Northeast Bradford 49
Troy 69 Wyalusing 51
Bucktail 45 Millville 36
North Penn-Liberty 57 Cowanesque Valley 41
Loyalsock 60 Warrior Run 32
Shamokin 47 Mifflinburg 28
Montoursville 50 Midd-West 17
Minersville 69 Lourdes Regional 48
Bishop McDevitt 54 Williamsport 27
Knicks 120 Celtics 117
Pistons 130 Nets 122
Hornets 111 Bulls 96
Cavaliers 113 Rockets 95
Mavericks 99 Suns 95
Clippers 138 Spurs 100
Capitals 3 Penguins 2
Wild 3 Flyers 2
Red Wings 4 Canadiens 3
Lightning 3 Bruins 2
Predators 6 Devils 4
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Coyotes 5 Blues 0
Blackhawks 5 Flames 1
Ducks 5 Avalanche 3
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Purdue 75 Michigan 70
Arizona 63 Washington State 58
USC 77 UCLA 64
Florida Atlantic 85 Middle Tennessee 67
NFC & AFC Championships Sunday, January 29
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