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SOME SLIPPERY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE

Some snow fell overnight mixed with a little freezing rain but very few problems on the roadway have been reported this morning.  Most roads are wet.  Some back roads and roadways in the higher elevations may be a little slippery though as you head out, so make sure you take your time and leave early for you destination.  At this point there are no school delays as many schools are closed this morning due to the Presidents Day Holiday. In addition, most government offices are closed, there is no regular mail delivery and many financial institutions are closed as well.

UNION COUNTY FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Fire struck in Union County over the weekend destroying a building there.  The fire was reported around 4:20am Saturday morning at 3266 Colonel John Kelly Road in Kelly Township. The building was fully involved when firefighters arrived and fire crews from Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Milton, Winfield and White Deer Township responded.  They were on the scene for about four hours. No one was reported hurt and no other details are available. A State Police Fire Marshall was called to the scene to investigate the cause of that Union County Fire.

GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE 2ND DEGREE

Following several hours of deliberations, a Lycoming County jury on Friday returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree for a man accused in the killings of two in the city of Williamsport.  37 year old Joseph Coleman had been accused with two other men of entering a home in the 600 Poplar Street on Halloween Night a couple of years ago, with the intent to rob the place of money.  25 year old Shane Wright and his mother, 50 year old Kristine Kibler were shot and killed.  Coleman was also found guilty on robbery charges. His attorney plans on appealing.

REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE TO DECIDE ON CANDIDATE

It’s believed that the State Republican Committee will decide on a candidate to run for the 12th district Congressional Seat vacated by Tom Marino during a meeting early next month.  Several potential candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to run for the seat.  Those candidates include State House members Jeff Wheeland and Fred Keller.  A convention is set for selecting a  Republican nominee on March 2nd at 9am at Farrington Place in Williamsport.   The Democratic Committee has already chosen Marc Friedenberg to run in the special election on May 21st.

MAN ARRESTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH TEEN

A Northumberland man was arrested on Friday, charged with the statutory sexual assault of a 14 year old girl which occurred at a Snyder county Hotel earlier this month.  28 year old Shawn Neidig is accused of using an electronic messaging app to meet the girl at a hotel in Shamokin Dam on February 7th where he allegedly had sex with her.  Neidig was arraigned on Friday on a count of statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, and other counts and was jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.

FIRE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

Fire struck outside Millville in Columbia County heavily damaging a home there.  The fire broke out around 8:30 in the kitchen of the home along Rohrsburg Road in Greenwood Township. When firefighters arrived they found flames shooting from the home and a second alarm was called in.  No one was injured in that fire and the fire did spread throughout the home with firefighters on the scene for several hours.  It’s not known how many people have been displaced, a damage estimate has not been released, though the home is said to be a total loss.  .

THON RAISES MORE THAN 10 MILLION

Once again this year thousands of Penn State students as well as others descended on the Bryce Jordan Center in participate in the annual THON Dance-a-thon there.  The 46 hour dance marathon is held yearly to raise money to help families of pediatric cancer patients to pay medical bills as well as for research. This year’s event has raised a little more than $10.6 million dollars.  Since the event has begun in 1973, the dance marathon has raised more than $157 million dollars all together.

 

 

 

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