TEENS INJURED IN CRASH
Two teens were transported to Williamsport Regional Medical Center following a crash in the city of Williamsport yesterday afternoon. Around 1:20 pm, vehicles driven by Billie Sheeby of Coudersport and Leonard Wertz of Williamsport collided at the corner of West Fourth and Elmira Streets in the city. Two 14 year old girls riding in the Sheeby vehicle were taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center with minor injuries and treated. Their conditions were not released. It’s not believed that either driver was injured in that city crash.
HANG-GLIDING VICTIM IDENTIFIED
The Berwick man who died in a hang gliding accident in Clinton County on Sunday has been identified by police as 62 year old Jesse Fulkersin. State police in Lamar say Fulkersin, who has been flying hang gliders for about 20 years was on his final approach into the hang gliding landing area on the West ids of the Susquehanna River in Chapman Township around 3pm on Sunday when the left wing of the glider struck a tree, going out of control and falling 30-35 feet. Police say Fulkersin died on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was involved.
CITY DRUG ARREST MADE
A drug arrest was made in the city of Williamsport on Sunday evening. Williamsport police announced on their Facebook page yesterday, that two officers were on patrol in the city on Sunday when they spotted a drug transaction taking place. They identified the person involved as Dallas Grove and he was stopped by officers and picked up, but not before allegedly trying to discard a bag continuing 330 bags of suspected heroin. The Facebook report says that Grove was arrested and arraigned on drug counts and then committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $150,000 dollars bail.
FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING TO BE SOLD
The Jersey Shore Area School Board last night voted to sell a former district school building at auction. During their meeting, the board approved the sale of the former Nippenose Valley Elementary School at a future auction. The more than 40,000 square foot building and the close to 32 acres it sits on about 8 miles outside of the borough will be sold as a package. The school was closed following the 2012-2013 school year. A date for the auction was not announced.
UNION COUNTY ASSAULT AND ROBBERY
A man was assaulted and robbed in Union County over the weekend and state police there are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them. The robbery happened around 1am on Sunday morning in the vicinity of Rand Road and Martin Lane in West Buffalo Township as 22 year old Joshua Berkheimer of Aaronsburg was assaulted and then had $60 dollars taken from his wallet by an unknown assailant. State police in Milton are asking anyone who may have information regarding that robbery to give them a call at 570-524-2662.
CITY WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE
A Williamsport woman was arrested on Friday after a disturbance at her home. Police were called to the Eldred Street home of Barbara Moore by Moore on Friday for a disturbance, allegedly with her neighbors and when they arrived, they found her in an agitated state threatening to kill her neighbors, her 2 year old son and herself. It took five officers to bring the woman under control, having to use a taser. Her two year old was found crawling around on the floor of the house littered in trach and dog feces and was taken into protective custody. Moore was charged with terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and other counts with bail set at $15,000 dollars.
With yet another budget plan containing tax increases shot down by the Republican controlled legislature in Pennsylvania, Republican leaders are not floating an expansion of gambling as a revenue stream instead of tax increases. According to Republican lawmakers, the expansion plan which has not yet been specifically identified would mean a one-time license fee as well as collections from taxing a new stream of gambling profits which could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the state. Meanwhile the budget impasse continues in Harrisburg.
MONTOUR COUNTY ASSAULT
State police in Milton say that a 19 year old Philadelphia teen has been charged and another 17 year old teen has charges pending against him following an assault of a man at a secure treatment center in Montour County. The incident happened around 5;30 on Friday afternoon when 26 year old Jake Shiccatano of Mt. Carmel was allegedly assaulted by 19 year old Raekwon Hawkins. Hawkins has been charged with aggravated and simple assault and harassment. The 17 year old who was allegedly involved has not been charged as of yet.