FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
The Lycoming County Coroner said the identity of the motorcyclist who died yesterday in Bastress Township will be released today. According to the Sun Gazette, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who allegedly witnessed the accident near Jacks Hollow Road Monday afternoon just after 4:30, performed CPR when he discovered the victim in cardiac arrest. Crews from DuBoistown arrived and also attempted life saving measures, but according to Charles Kiessling, Jr. the man passed away shortly after arriving at UPMC Williamsport. PA State Police are investigating the crash and more information is expected from authorities today.
FED EX DRIVER CHARGED AFTER ACCIDENT
Police say a Fed Ex Driver was highly intoxicated while involved in an accident Monday afternoon on Interstate 180, just west of the Williamsport/Loyalsock Township line. According to the Sun Gazette, witnesses told Williamsport police the truck driver attempted to run a woman driving a Subaru Legacy off the roadway, causing the accident that ended up in the grassy median, but no injuries were reported. Police took the Fed Ex driver into custody and he was charged with felony aggravated assault and recklessly endangering.
LOCK HAVEN CITY HALL TESTED FOR LEGIONELLA BACTERIA
Lock Haven City Hall is free of legionella bacteria after the first tests have come back and they forecast it will be safe for employees to return to work. According to the Lock Haven Express, City Manager Greg Wilson said City Hall closed on Aug. 30 due to positive tests of the bacteria in its HVAC system. After the discovery the building was cleaned and disinfected. The final set of tests is due next week when the city will make an announcement that the building can be fully occupied again. Lock Haven City Police are continuing to operate out of a temporary facility at Commonwealth University of Lock Haven and remaining offices at City Hall are operating out of the city’s Public Works facility at 99 Second Ave.
MINKS ESCAPE FROM SUNBURY FARM
A vandal allegedly cut a hole in the fence Sunday at a Northumblerland County mink farm and between 6,000 and 8,000 of the animals escaped. According to Penn Live the fence was damaged at Richard H. Stahl Sons Inc. fur farm in Rockefeller Township and the animals got out after their pens were allegedly opened. A person familiar with animal rights groups who typically cause this kind of damage to fur farms to liberate the animals told the paper that the vandalism is consistent with what the FBI calls extremist group behavior. Mink are aggressive animals and family pets in the area should be kept in for now. Any captured mink can be brought to the Sunbury Animal Hospital on Route 890.
MONTOURSVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING DRIVEWAY STONE
A man from Montoursville, who told officials he was a tax payer entitled to take driveway stones from the township without paying, was charged with theft by unlawful taking. According to North Central PA dot com, 59 year old Douglas Lyle Watts was spotted taking the stones July 23rd by a township supervisor, he refused to return them when asked, first saying he was given permission 20 years ago by a former Upper Fairfield Township Supervisor to take the stones, then saying he deserved them. Watts was also charged with driving an unregistered vehicle he used to haul the stones. His preliminary hearing is October 2nd.
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE ACCIDENT
The South Williamsport Police Department continues the investigation into the injury of a fire police officer during the 9/11 Memorial Coalition Ride the evening of September 11th, as the community rallies around William Howlett during his recovery in intensive care at UPMC Williamsport. According to the Sun Gazette, Howlett is a retired custodian of the South Williamsport School District, and was struck at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Maynard Street allegedly by a participant in the ride who was blinded by the sun. Police said first responders worked to get Howlet free from the three wheeled motorcycle for about ten minutes before he was transported to the hospital. There is no official release of information into the accident at this time.
NINE ESCAPED JUVENILE OFFENNDERS RECAPTURED
The nine teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention facility outside of Phildelphia late Sunday, were all captured less than 12 hours after their escape. According to Penn Live, the first four were taken into custody early Monday, the other five were involved in a car chase with police before they were recaptured, one of those fove tried to run from that scene but was caught a short time later in a nearby field. State and local police were required to take control of the center near Morgantown, PA after two of the teens who attempted the escape got possession of keys after overpowering a staff member. All the boys will face additional charges for the escape.
BID IN FOR SECOND PHASE OF CSVT
Bids for work on nine bridges and noise walls over six miles of the Southern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project opened last year. The section now in consideration is part two of the CSVT project which includes an interchange/connector to Routes 11/15 and Route 61 the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Shamokin Dam. According PennDOT, an apparent low bid of $106.4 million was submitted by Walsh Construction Company II LLC of Chicago, Illinois. Work on the structures is expected to begin in early 2024 with completion anticipated by early 2026.
NFL Monday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers 26 Cleveland Browns 22
New Orleans Saints 20 Carolina Panthers 17
* The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes have restructured his agreement, giving him $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, the most money in NFL history over a four-season span. His compensation for those years is now guaranteed.
* Mahomes became the NFL’s highest-paid player in the summer of 2020 when he signed a 10-year extension worth $450 million.
* BUT – Several quarterbacks have passed Mahomes in average annual pay, including four this year — Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow.
PIAA HS Football
Jersey Shore 61 Shikellamy 12
This Saturday night (9/23) it will be a 7pm Kick-off for
Jersey Shore @ Mifflinburg, and Shikellamy @ Selinsgrove
Royals 6 Guardians 4
Reds 7 Twins 3
Mets 2 Marlins 1
White Sox 6 Nationals 1
Phillies 7 Braves 1
Cardinals 1 Brewers 0
Red Sox 4 Rangers 2
Orioles 8 Astros 7
Mariners 5 A’s 0
Padres 11 Rockies 9
Dodgers 8 Tigers 3