TROOPER, SUSPECT INJURED IN WATSONTOWN SHOOTING
A shooting in Watsontown injured both the suspect and a state trooper yesterday while they were responding to a domestic incident. According to State Police, the trooper had been accompanying a local officer on the investigation near 8th Street and Merrill Drive around 8am yesterday when they came upon the suspect who had originally fled and exchanged gunfire which wounded the trooper and critically wounded the suspect, 19-year-old Hunter Shaheen. Shaheen was charged and is now hospitalized in stable condition. The trooper was discharged after treatment for a gunshot to the leg. Police say all involved parties are on administrative leave and they are continuing an investigation.
CAR CRASHES INTO DEALERSHIP
Muncy Township police have not released the identity of a man who crashed into Ciocca BMW of Williamsport yesterday afternoon. According to the Sun Gazette, a 63 year old man from Hughesville was injured yesterday after he lost control of his Jeep Compass and struck the dearlership at 205 Lycoming Mall Drive just before 2pm. First responders from Pennsdale and UPMC responded to the accident and transported the driver to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.
CSVT SOUTHERN SECTION WORK TO BEGIN MONDAY
A busy connector in Shamokin Dam will be closed for about seven months, starting Monday as more work gets underway for the CSVT southern section. According to PennDOT says Sunbury Road will be closed between Route 15 and Park Road while excavation work begins. A detour using Park Road, Grangers Road, and Route 15 will be in place for the duration of the project. Once excavation work is complete, PennDOT says a bridge will then be constructed to carry Sunbury Road over the new CSVT alignment. Work should be finished in November and Sunbury road can reopen.
WILDFIRES STILL A THREAT TODAY
There are calmer winds today but much of Pennsylvania is to be vigilant about preventing potential wildfires with the dry conditions, higher temperatures and no rain in the forecast. Red Flag Warnings were issued yesterday when there were more windy conditions and requested that residents in Lycoming County avoid activities that could cause wildfires. Drivers are reminded to not throw cigarettes out the car window and if you must burn, extinguish all outdoor fires properly.
DRIVER ID’D IN FATAL ACCIDENT
State police have released the identity of the operator of a motorcycle who succumbed to his injuries over the weekend from a crash on Route 405 in Hughesville Friday. According to the Lycoming County Coroner, 20 year old Daniel Harding of Hughesville died of blunt force trauma injuries early Saturday morning at UPMC Williamsport. According to the Sun Gazette, state police say Harding’s motorcycle struck the side of a vehicle driven by John Murray of Muncy who was making a turn into the Muncy Bank and Trust in Hughesville on Friday morning. Harding’s bike went down and skidded along the roadway striking another vehicle driven by Jane Buck of Muncy.
TRUCK BOOM STRIKES BRIDGE, GUARDRAIL
Clinton and Washington Township emergency responders worked yesterday to clean up an accident that damaged the railroad bridge at Route 405 and Armstrong Road in Clinton Township. According to the Sun Gazette, State police say a driver from Williamsport lost control of the truck after its hydraulic boom struck the bridge just after noon yesterday. More than a hundred feet of guardrail was damaged when the truck overturned after going down an embankment. The driver did not suffer any major injuries in the crash.
LOCK HAVEN MAN RESENTENCED AFTER VET PROGRAM REVOKED
A Lock Haven man was sentenced for a new charge and re-sentenced this week for previous ones after consideration for him in a special Veteran’s Court Program was revoked following his most recent arrest. According to The Record Online, 37 year old, Garret Duane Musselman was re-sentenced to 60 months maximum in state prison in Clinton County Court Tuesday from seven previous cases, including 5 counts of driving with a DUI suspended license, a charge of retail theft and the most recent in September of 2022 from driving with a DUI suspended license. President Judge Craig P. Miller said Mussleman will serve his penalties concurrently at SCI Camp Hill and will be parole eligible after 2 years.
JAZZ SHOW IN APRIL
The Pajama factory will host the Williamsport Civic Chorus April 30th at 3pm for an afternoon of Jazz, celebrating standards from the 40s and 50s. According got the Sun gazette the Chorus will be accompanied by the Dave Miller Trio. Tickets are available at the door but for a discount, in advance at Robert M Sides and Otto Bookstore. Details at Williamsport civic chorus .org.
Yankees 4 Guardians 3
Astros 7 Pirates 0
Twins 3 White Sox 1
Mets 5 Padres 2
Mariners 5 Cubs 2
Cardinals 7 Rockies 4
Diamondbacks 7 Brewers 3
Marlins 3 Phillies 2
Angels 3 Nationals 2
A’s 8 Orioles 4
Rays 9 Red Sox 7
Blue Jays 4 Tigers 3
Braves 5 Reds 4
Royals 10 Rangers 1
Dodgers 10 Giants 5
East – Bulls 109 Raptors 105
West – Thunder 123 Pelicans 118
The NBA’s first-round playoff begins with four Game 1s on Saturday and four on Sunday. Brooklyn Nets vs 76ers open the playoffs Saturday along with Golden State vs Sacramento on Saturday, and Lakers vs Grizzlies & Clippers vs the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
Islanders 4 Canadiens 2
Stars 5 Blues 2
Flames 3 Sharks 1
Mifflinburg 12 southern Columbia 2
Northwest 6 Millville 1
Shikellamy 4 Lewisburg 3
Warrior Run 6 Montgomery 3
Williamsport 14 Montoursville 2
CMVT 11 Sullivan County 10
Hughesville 11 Wellsboro 1
Central Columbia 6 Bloomsburg 5
Williamsport 9 Jersey Shore 8
Bucktail 14 Saint John Neumann 1
Montgomery 16 Benton 3
N. Penn Liberty 4 Muncy 0