SCHOOL BUS CRASH SENDS FOUR TO AREA HOSPITALS
The crash involving a school bus yesterday along Route 15 at Blind Road in Clinton Township sent four people to the hospital, including three students from the Montgomery School District. According to the Sun Gazette, state troopers originally said the victims sustained minor injuries, but the driver of an SUV involved in the crash was admitted to UPMC Williamsport with more serious injuries. The three students were treated for minor injuries. According to state police, the bus was pulling from Blind Road to head south on Route 15 when it collided with a Toyota Highlander SUV. There were a total of nine students on the bus when the accident happened. There were reconstructionists on the scene yesterday after the crash which kept the interstate shut down until about 11:30am.
THIRD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LOCAL SEX TRAFFICKING CASE
Another person has been charged in a Williamsport sex trafficking case involving minors, which already includes two city residents who are incarcerated and facing trafficking and prostitution charges. According to the SUN Gazette, Victor Eugene Booth II was taken into custody and is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 125 thousand dollars bail along with 36 year old Jennifer Gibbs, of Williamsport, who was also allegedly engaged in grooming young girls. Police say 39 year old Allen Arthur Frazier, of Williamsport is in state Correctional Institution at Smithfield, Huntingdon after recently being taken into custody for a parole violation. Williamsport City police are continuing the investigation into the trafficking case, and seek information from the public.
DMV CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
Just a reminder that all PennDOT driver’s license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, September 2nd, through Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services at dmv.pa.gov.
BEITERS RECOGNIZED IN NATIONAL MAGAZINE
The management and staff at the 5 locations of Beiter’s Furniture Mattress and Appliance want to thank the community for the years of support after they were recently recognized in a national magazine, earning a ‘Beyond the Top 100’ distinction of furniture businesses in the country. According to a press release by the store, they were featured in the June 2023 issue of Furniture Today. Beiter’s flagship store is on Route 15 in South Williamsport and also has locations in Sunbury, Milton, Mansfield and Lock Haven they’ve been in business here since 1966.
WILLIAMSPORT WOMAN WITHDRAWS ABUSE OF CORPSE GUILTY PLEA
A Williamsport woman has withdrawn her guilty plea for the abuse of a corpse charge over failing to report the death of a friend who had overdosed on fentanyl inside an apartment she used in January. According to PennLive, 34 year old Amber Nicole Burkhart went back to the Blanchard Avenue apartment in Old Lycoming Twp where 56 year old Robert Ulmer had allegedly passed away from the drug use days after police had secured the scene, and was arrested for burglary. Burkhart could have received a sentence from Judge Ryan Tira after he had revoked her supervised bail for the incident or withdraw her guilty plea which she did. Tira said in court records that he believes Burkhart needs help for mental health and dependency issues.
FAILURE TO REPORT CHARGES AGAINST TEACHER DROPPED
Charges of failing to report against a Milton Area elementary teacher have been dropped. According to the Daily Item, 51 year old Jacqueline Martin who is a Baugher Elementary kindergarten teacher, was accused of allegedly failing to report within 48 hours suspected abuse and the presence of drugs in the home of a student. The Winfield woman had been charged with the misdemeanor in Northumberland County Court and the District Attorney there announced the dismissal of the charges this week.
MIFFLINBURG YMCA FITNESS CENTER TO CLOSE
After stating that the Mifflinburg community needs have changed, executives at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA said the YMCA Fitness Center on Chestnut Street will be closing permanently and transitioning to programs only through other locations in the borough, which will allow then to focus on specific youth programs which, after an evaluation, is more needed. CEO Bonnie McDowell said members can continue their wellness journeys at the Lewisburg, Milton, or Sunbury locations, and that members will be contacted soon about their memberships.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL GRANT AWARDED TO WILLIAMSPORT
Over 600 thousand dollars has been awarded to the City of Williamsport from PennDOT to support the Little League Boulevard/Hepburn Street and Little League Boulevard/Market Street Traffic Signal Modernization Project. Governor Shapiro recently announced PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program of which Williamsport receives a portion of over $35.5 million for traffic signal upgrades. In a statement, Mayor Derek Slaughter thanked the governor, saying that the new traffic signals increase safety and mobility for residents, improve traffic flow and decrease congestion in the city. The project will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24.
Guardians 5 Twins 2
Angels 10 Phillies 8
White Sox 10 Orioles 5
Cardinals 5 Padres 4
Cubs 3 Brewers 2
Blue Jays 7 Nationals 0
Reds 4 Giants 1
Astros 7 Red Sox 4
Mariners 5 A’s 4
Yankees 6 Tigers 2
Rays 3 Marlins 0
Mets 6 Rangers 5
Pirates 4 Royals 1
Braves 7 Rockies 3
Dodgers 7 Diamondbacks 0
MLB Draft League
State College Spikes 10 Williamsport Crosscutters 3
*Game three on the road again tonight back to State College where the Cutters will try for another win in the series.
*Last two home games of the season are tomorrow night (6:35pm) and a Saturday afternoon game (1:05pm) against Trenton Thunder.
The 143rd US Open continues through Sept. 10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
- Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 7-6 (5) in Arthur Ashe Stadium and will head to the third round against America’s Jennifer Brady tomorrow.
- Wozniacki previously won the 2018 Australian Open and reached No. 1 in the rankings during her first stint on tour but left in 2020 after starting a family with NBA player David Lee.
- 10th seeded US’s Frances Tiafoe’s took a second-round victory over Sebastian Ofner of Austria 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 last night in just over 1½ hours.
NFL Week 1 Next Thursday
Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs 8:20pm NBC