FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-80 MONDAY
A 39 year old man from Bloomsburg died yesterday morning in a one vehicle crash along I-80 in Liberty Township, that shut down the eastbound side of the interstate for several hours. According to the Daily Item, Robert Buff Jr. was driving west on the interstate at Mile Marker 221 before 7am when his vehicle left the road and entered the eastbound side of the highway, striking a concrete barrier, where the vehicle flipped and came to rest on the concrete. Bluff was wearing his seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to Montour County Coroner. Liberty Township and Valley Township fire departments assisted. The interstate re-opened after 9am.
OIL OVERFLOW SURROUNDS LOYALSOCK HOME
A team performing hazardous materials emergency response was in Loyalsock Township Sunday after a stream of oil surrounded a home on Sand Hill Road. According to the Sun Gazette, fire officials said rainwater seeped into an underground oil tank the family had understood to be empty of oil and filled with sand, but still had a sufficient amount of oil in it according to fire officials. The lawn around the home was saturated with oil after the overflow, and must now be excavated and dumped at a state-approved site. The family was allowed to return to the house yesterday, but say they are in a temporary shelter as the oil odor is still very strong in the home.
ANOTHER ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT DAY
The Orange air quality alert continues today according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection who says there is elevated fine particle pollution from the lingering smoke from Canadian wildfires. Sensitive groups such as children, the elderly, and those who are compromised with heart and lung issues are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity and extended time outdoors.. Find out more about the air quality at airnow.gov.
LYCOMING COUNTY FAIR YOUTH DAY TODAY
The 152nd Lycoming County Fair continues for Youth Day today. The Youth all breed cattle show starts at 9. It’s a School day program at 10 today at the fair and the rides open up at 2pm. The 4H and VOC Swine show starts at 6 and tonight at 7pm – free on the bleachers and grandstand – is Lycoming County’s Best School Talent Challenge. Backyard Broadcasting will be live on the midway from 5 til 8pm through Saturday night! Get details at lycomingfair.net.
BICYCLE ACCIDENT INTO CRUISER LEADS TO A DUI ARREST
An Old Lycoming Township woman was arrested Saturday evening after crashing her bicycle into the back of a police cruiser near West Fourth and Rose Streets while she was allegedly drunk. According to the Sun Gazette, Tammy Jo Stutzman shouted and gestured and then left the scene when the officer asked if she was alright after the crash. City police pursued Stutzman who they say had a strong odor of alcohol when she was apprehended at Memorial Avenue and Eddy Street and she later admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Stutzman was charged with DUI, felony fleeing police, hit and run and more. She is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 75 hundred dollars bail.
TWO FACING CHARGES FOR TAKING INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS
Two employees of a local Memory Care Senior Living Community have been charged with more than 17 misdemeanors. According to the Daily Item 18-year old Madison Laine Cox of Montgomery and an unidentified 17-year old male allegedly took nude and demeaning photos and videos of over 17 residents of some care homes in Lewisburg between December and April. Both Cox and the unnamed male will appear in front of the Lewisburg magistrate for their preliminary hearing on August 24.
AIRPORT AUTHORITY APPROVES PAYMENT ON TOWER CONSTRUCTION
Another payment for Lundy Construction was approved for the rehabilitation work for the airport control tower by theWilliamsport Municipal Airport Authority at their most recent meeting. According to the Sun Gazette, the most recent payment totaled just over 207 thousand dollars for the project that brings about new windows, doors, wall panels, energy improvements and more. According to Williamsport Regional Airport Executive Director, Richard Howell, the work on the tower is about 70 percent complete. Howell also noted during their meeting that they are seeking a county sponsor for the Montour Street extension project since the borough has declined to sponsor it. The next Airport authority meeting is August 10th.
LAWMAKER RECOGNIZES OUTGOING PCT CHIEF OF POLICE
Sen. Gene Yaw recognized outgoing Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety and Security, Chris Miller, on his retirement from the Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) after 21 years of dedicated service. Chief Miller began his duties as Chief of Police on February 25, 2002. In 2013, his role was expanded to Director of Campus Safety where he focused on preparing plans, guidelines, and training for disasters and crisis situations. Penn College President Michael J. Reed noted Miller was an exceptional ambassador for the college for over two decades.
Guardians 11 Pirates 0
Dodgers 6 Orioles 4
Giants 2 Reds 2 suspended in the 8th and will resume today at 5:40pm
Cardinals 6 Marlins 4
Rangers 3 Rays 2
Nationals 7 Cubs 5
Tigers 3 Royals 2
Angels 4 Yankees 3
Red Sox 7 A’s 0
Mariners 7 Twins 6
MLB Draft League
Crosscutters and Scrappers were canceled last night due to rain – They’ll try again tonight at Historic Bowman field – 6:35pm first pitch.
Little League Baseball
Section 3 Majors tournament starts tonight in Beech Creek with a 1st Round Doubleheader.
Home team Keystone vs Upper Dauphin is @ 5:30
followed by Mifflinburg against Athens.
The championship team advances to the state tournament later this month near Philadelphia. NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA 2K24 summer league championship 99- 78 over the Houston Rockets
NASCAR in a delayed start Monday, Martin Truex Jr., picked up the Cup Series, win at the Crayon 301 in New Hampshire. Followed by Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.