FATAL CRASH IN LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP
Police have not yet released the name of the person involved in the fatal crash that happened early Sunday in Loyalsock Township. According to the Pennsylvania State police at Montoursville, troopers had initiated a traffic stop at about 12:54am along I-180 in Williamsport and the driver then fled the away from police and was involved in an accident. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Lycoming County Coroner. An investigation is ongoing.
MAN FLOWN TO ALLENTOWN WITH BURN INJURIES
A Lycoming Township man is being treated for injuries he suffered after his mobile home caught fire Saturday at 1970 Beech Street. According to the Sun Gazette, Lycoming Regional Police say 38year old Dustin Hargenrader escaped his burning home by breaking a front door window and crawling out of the home that was filled with black smoke according to witnesses who called 911 about 2:45 pm. Volunteer fire companies from Hepburn Township, Old Lycoming Township, Trout Run and DuBoistown responded to the fire that took about 30 minutes to get under control. Hagenrader was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
INDIANA FUGITIVE CAPTURED IN JERSEY SHORE
A 46 year old man wanted in Indiana was taken into custody during an unrelated traffic stop in Jersey Shore on Saturday. According to Lycoming Regional Police, they initiated a stop for a traffic violation along the 800 block of Allegheny Street and while interviewing the driver, could not get a positive identity of his passenger who said he had no ID. Police then requested a search of the vehicle, which turned up a bag of suspected methamphetamine and an Indiana driver’s license for Stephen Dale McMullen, of Plainfield, Indiana, the passenger, who was discovered to be a fugitive from justice. He was charged with giving false identification to police and drug offenses, and was committed to Lycoming County Prison on 100 thousand dollars bail.
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY LOOKING FOR NEW BASKETBALL COACH
Bucknell director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax announced last week that Nathan Davis will be leaving the program to pursue other opportunities following eight seasons as head coach of the men’s basketball program. Davis compiled a 129-115 record during his eight seasons as head coach and guided the Bison to NCAA tournament appearances in 2017 and 2018. He also served a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Bucknell from 2003-08. Bucknell will immediately launch a national search to identify the next head coach of the men’s basketball program.
MAN THREATENS LIQUOR STORE EMPLOYEE, STABS BYSTANDER
A Middleburg man faces criminal attempted murder of the first degree and other felonies after he threated a state store employee and attacked a bystander Saturday morning. According to Mifflinburg Police report that around 10:30 am, Barry Eugene Kline entered the Mifflinburg Fine Wine and Good Spirits Store in the Chestnut Street Plaza and took a bottle of rum, while displaying a knife to the store attendant. Police say Kline and stabbed a victim in the back before fleeing and was later taken into custody without incident. The unnamed victim was transported and remains in stable condition at the Geisinger Medical Center. Kline is incarcerated at the Union County Jail with his bail set at $250,000.
EXPLOSIVE ITEM FOUND AT STATE COLLEGE AIRPORT
A suspicious item was found in the University Park Airport last Saturday evening causing an evacuation on the same day thousands of college students were leaving State College for Spring Break. According to the Center Daily Times, the item, found in a piece of checked luggage on Friday evening around 6:30 pm shut down operations and grounded flights. Hours later, Penn State Police issued a statement just ahead of 11 pm and advised the hazardous device team was able to “render safe” the bag and its contents. Normal flight operations resumed Sunday at 4 am.
NEW LYCOMING COUNTY DEPUTY CORONER
Lycoming County Commissioners have approved the addition of Kathryn Kiessling as the Lycoming County Chief Deputy Coroner. As reported by the SUN Gazette, the position of Chief Deputy Coroner was open due to the unexpected passing of Jerrold Ross in January. Kiessling leaves her position as administrative assistant in the coroner’s office and will assume her new role on March 5. The Lycoming County Commissioners will meet again on March 9th at 10 am.
RUFFED GROUSE STUDY
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking the public’s help in conducting a genetics study for the Pennsylvania state bird – the Ruffed Grouse – in cooperation with Pennsylvania State University. The Game Commission is encouraging Pennsylvanians to report the location of any “tame” grouse they see this spring by sending an email to the Game Commission with the date of the sighting, location of the encounter and a description of the grouse’s behavior – they should also include their name and phone number. For more details see the Pa Game Commission website.
P I-AA District 4 Basketball – Saturday
Boys – Class 3A Championship
Troy 50 North Penn Mansfield
Girls – Class 3A Championship
Mount Carmel 37 Loyalsock 32
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Senior Day at the Jordan Center yesterday, Penn State came back from 15 points down with only 12 minutes to go … Cam Wynter hit the game winning shot with under a second to go, for a dramatic 65-64 win over number 21 Maryland. The Nittany Lions head to Chicago next for the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.
Penn State 65 Maryland 64
Houston 67 Memphis 65
Purdue 76 Illinois 71
Indiana 75 Michigan 73 OT
Mill Hall native Robbie Gould says he won’t return to kick for the San Francisco 49ers and plans to test free agency. Gould is 10th all-time in points scored during his 18 year career, including 6 with the 49ers.
Suns 130 Mavericks 126
Pacers 125 Bulls 122
Lakers 113 Warriors 105
Nets 102 Hornets 86
Trailblazers 122 Magic 119
Rockets 142 Spurs 110
Thunder 129 Jazz 119
Knicks 131 Celtics 129 2OT
Bucks 117 Wizards 111
Clippers 135 Grizzlies 129
Flyers 3 Red Wings 1
Hurricanes 6 Lightning 0
Golden Knights 4 Canadians 3
Devils 5 Coyotes 4
Kraken 3 Avalanche 2
William Byron captured the checkered flag in overtime yesterday in Las Vegas at the Pennzoil 400, edging out Kyle Larson who was 2nd followed by Alex Bowman in a 1-2-3 for Hendrick Motorsports. Bubba Wallace was 4th and Christopher Bell 5th.