2 DIE IN BRADFORD COUNTY CRASH
A Saturday afternoon crash in Bradford County has taken two lives. That crash happened around 4:30 on Saturday on Route 414 at the Burlington Pike in Monroeton. State police say a vehicle driven by an as yet unidentified male, struck one driven by Florence Planishek whose address was not given. Planishek and her husband, Albert Planishek were both pronounced dead at the scene of that crash. The other driver flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with unspecified injuries. His condition not released. The crash remains under investigation.
BODY FOUND ALONG RIVER
Tests will be done to try and determine the identity of human remains which were found along the Susquehanna River in Williamsport on Saturday. Fishermen found the remains on the north side of the river between Maynard Street and the Hepburn Street Dam. A search was launched and no other remains were found in that area. State police say they believe the person has been dead for several months. It’s not known how those remains got there and the investigation continues.
BRIDGE WORK CONTINUES
Work continues on one of two bridges on Route 220 spanning the railroad tracks near Antlers Lane in Woodward Township. Work on the southbound bridge is done, and both southbound lanes are open, but work on the northbound bridge will cause motorists to encounter single lane conditions and there could be delays of up to 30 minutes and traffic queues during peak hours in the morning. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the workzone.
FIGHT SHUTS DOWN TRAFFIC
State and South Williamsport police actually had to shut down Route 15 south of South Williamsport near the Moore Brothers business on Saturday due to a fight which broke out there between two Montgomery men. The fight broke out as 46 year old Robert Woodring and 67 year old Nathan Ott pulled their vehicles into a parking lot and began shoving each other, knocking each other to the ground, causing minor injuries. One of the men was taken to the hospital due to a heart condition. they are both being charged with harassment and disorderly counduct.
MAN DIES IN CLINTON COUNTY CRASH
A crash in Clinton County on Friday caused the death of a man. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 in Green Township in the eastbound lanes. State police say 56 year old Douglas Crossley, whose address wasn’t reported went off of the roadway, striking a reflector and a speed limit sign and then went down over an embankment striking several trees before overturning. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was involved in that crash. It remains under investigation.
MILL HALL MAN WANTED FOR MURDER
Police are still looking for a Mill Hall man they say stabbed his sister-in-law at a home he shared with her and his brother. That incident happened on Friday afternoon as 56 year old Timothy Neff and 62 year old Agnes Neff got into an argument which turned physical at their Long Run Road Home. Neff then got a knife and stabbed Agnes in the back, causing her death. He took off in a Red 2018 Nissan Frontier four-door extended cab pick-up truck. Police are asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call state police at 570-726-6000.
State police in Montoursville over the weekend reported that they are still investigating the burglary of a Loyalsock Township business which occurred last month. Police say that overnight April 21st into the the morning of the 22nd, someone gained entry into the Pizza Hut on East Third Street and removed approximately $2,140 dollars from the safe. Police have released no other information and are asking anyone who may know anything regarding the burglary to give them a call at 570-368-5700.
MAN INJURED IN ROUTE 14 CRASH
A crash on Route 14 in McIntyre Township, north of Ralston on Saturday night sent a man to the hospital with unspecified injuries. Police say 37 year old Johnny Brock of Trout Run was driving on Route 14 at a high rate of speed when he struck deer in the roadway. His vehicle then went off of the road. A motorcycle operated by James Meuse of Ralston was also involved, but he was not injured. Brock was taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center where his condition was not released.
LANE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE BEGINNING TODAY
The resurfacing project on I-180 ramps back up this week, as contractors close the passing lane in both directions. The long-term lane resrictions will be in place from approximately a half mile west of the Lycoming Mall Interchange to the Pennsdale Interchange. Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with caution. The lane restrictions are part of an 8.6 mile resurfacing project between Cemetery Road in Fairfield Township and the Muncy Creek Bridge in Muncy Creek Township. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of this year.