MURDER-SUICIDE IN MIFFLINBURG
Mifflinburg Police are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred over the weekend in the borough. According to a report by Mifflinburg Police, a family member discovered the bodies of 64 year old Tharifah Wenrich and 63 year old Jeffery Wenrich, and called police to the 100 block of Scottsdale Drive Sunday morning. Police think Jeffery Wenrich shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The Union County Coroner assisted at the scene and police are asking anyone with additional information about the shooting to call Mifflinburg police at 570-966-1027.
WATSONTOWN WOMAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON
A Watsontown woman was sentenced to up to 7 years in state prison yesterday in Northumberland County Court for providing drugs that killed a Watsontown man in September of 2021. According to Penn Live, 39 year old Samantha Jo Acy, pleaded no contest in May to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and criminal use of a communication facility, other original charges were dismissed. According to an affidavit, 43 Earnest Lee Sharr Jr had just been released from Lycoming County Prison days before his death and had allegedly asked Acy to provide the drugs for him after his release. Sharr had overdosed two previous times after getting out of jail. Acy has already served a year in jail for being unable to post bail following her arrest in 2021.
STOLEN SNAP BENEFITS TO BE REPLACED
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 is set to provide the federal replacement funds for those who have had SNAP benefits electronically stolen on or after October 1st 2022. A victim can apply for the replacement, but will not have funds replaced if they lost their physical card or gave their EBT card and PIN to someone who then stole funds. Recipients who are eligible for replacement of benefits can go to dhs.pa.gov and receive in a single reimbursement, up to two months’ worth of their regular SNAP payments or the amount that was stolen, whichever is less.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TONIGHT
The Williamsport City Police will hold a National Night Out event tonight at 5pm til 8 at Firetree Place at 600 Campbell Street. National Night out is a time when communities and neighbors get to know first responders and spend time together in a relaxed setting. Tonight parents and children can expect to see patrol and emergency response vehicles, and ambulances and participate in activities with public safety partners, including PA State Police and The National Guard. Lycoming Regional Police Department will also have events in two locations from 6-8 tonight. At Fairlawn Community Church on Pleasant Hill Road in Cogan Station and Jersey Shore Community Pool on Thompson Street in Jersey Shore. Sunbury’s National Night Out is from 5-8 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Pool and Lewisburg’s National Night Out is from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park.
PETA SEEKS SUPPORT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE
A guinea pig breeding mill in Lycoming County has been exposed by the USDA in a recent report. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) there have been numerous infractions at the facility and the non-profit is asking the public to contact the Lycoming County District Attorney, Ryan Gardner so that the Guinea pigs are required to have proper veterinary care and an investigation can continue into the animal welfare concerns. The facility is owned by Benuel Stoltzfus and animal cruelty charges that have been filed by PETA after new state law says the USDA cannot aid or relieve suffering animals during inspections.
SENIOR FACILITY FACES CIVIL SUIT
Following the charges filed against two former employees of Heritage Springs Memory Care of Lewisburg, for criminally photographing residents of the facility in a demeaning way, a civil suit has been filed in Union County Court on behalf of one resident of the facility. According to PennLive, 18 year old Madison Laine Cox, and a 17-year-old boy, both from Montgomery took cruel videos and pictures of resident Alice Longenberger and others over 8 months, sharing them on social media, while they were employed there. The suit is seeking more than 50 thousand dollars in damages for negligence and battery against the two teens, and breach of fiduciary duty against defendants at Heritage Springs.
RESURFACING THIS WEEK IN NORTHUMBERLAND
Resurfacing and base repairs will continue this week between Front Street in Sunbury and Route 11 in Northumberland Borough where drivers will see single lane conditions from 8pm til 4am throughout the week. This morning you may see a contractor working on the ADA accessible sidewalk and curb project along Route 11 in Northumberland Borough. Work will be performed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Co., says work on this project is expected to be completed in September of 2023.
GAS PRICES UP
The price for gasoline is up in Pennsylvania as the hurricane season approaches with the average price for a gallon of gas in the Commonwealth at $3.86. According to GasBuddy.com, the national average could get to over $4 per gallon as Saudia Arabia and Russia are cutting production and heat-related refinery outages plague the US. Fuel analysts say oil prices recently surged to their highest level in months, rising to over $80 per barrel. Gas in the Harrisburg area increased 16.7 cents week last week.
Astros 7 Guardians 3
Phillies 4 Marlins 2
Nationals 5 Brewers 3
Rays 5 Yankees 1
Orioles 4 Blue Jays 2
Angels 4 Braves 1
Reds 6 Cubs 5
Rockies 4 Padres 3
Mariners 6 Red Sox 2
Diamondbacks 4 Giants 3
MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters are back home tonight for the series opener against the 1st place West Virginia Black Bears. 6:35pm first pitch.
*Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, whose cardiac arrest during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2 , had his first padded football practice yesterday since the incident.
*Hamlin suffered from a bout of commotio cordis, a rare cause of cardiac arrest caused by a blow to the chest in a precise spot at just the wrong time in the heartbeat, according to the American Heart Association.
2023 Women’s World Cup
The United States pulled a draw against Portugal at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand this morning.
As runners-up in the match, the US advances to the Women’s World Cup round of 16.
National Night Out Information
National Night out locations Tuesday August 1st
The National Association of Town Watch sponsors a nationwide community-policing event known as “National Night Out.” Free attendance at all locations
Williamsport City Police – Firetree Place – PA State Police and other first responders will be there – 600 Campbell Street 5pm til 8.
Lycoming Regional Police Department
– Fairlawn Community Church on Pleasant Hill Road in Cogan Station 6-8 tonight.
-Jersey Shore Community Pool on Thompson Street in Jersey Shore 6-8 tonight.
Sunbury – National Night Out is from 5-8 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Pool
Lewisburg – National Night Out is from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewisburg Area Recreation Park.
Trout Run – TROUT RUN VOL. FIRE CO + K-9 RESCUE, LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES 6PM TO 8PM
Watsontown – Warrior Run area Fire Department – food and local businesses and local PD, EMS and Fire Department in Watsontown from 6 to 8.
Snyder County – Their event is August 9th from4-7 @ East Snyder Park
The City of Shamokin Chief of Police Raymond J. Siko II announced Thursday, that they have canceled National Night Out this year for 2023 due to time restraints.