U.S. Representative Fred Keller continued his listening tour at the Tioga County Courthouse. According to the Sun-Gazette, Standardized testing and community policing are needed to change police culture and end unnecessary violence, said law enforcement specialists at a roundtable discussion, which included state Rep. Clint Owlett, as well as Mansfield University administrators, community leaders and Commissioner Erick Coolidge. Keller stated, “Those officers and law enforcement advocates with integrity are working to make sure that others are held accountable for their terrible actions.”
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously, saying that individuals holding a valid medical marijuana card are immune from “arrest, prosecution or penalty in any manner” under state law, even if the individual is under a court’s supervision. According to the AP, Counties may not ban people on probation or parole from using prescription cannabis if they are registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling also stated that Congress prohibits the Justice Department from using federal dollars to prevent each state from implementing any laws regarding medical marijuana.
Pennsylvania State Police Drug Law Central Section reported A convicted drug dealer in three states allegedly was caught with a revolver in Williamsport. According to NorthCentralPa.com, Terrance M. Ceasear, 38, of Meade St., Williamsport, has been in and out of court for felony drug dealing since 2003, Trooper Jason Miller said. Police said they found the revolver inside the box for Ceasear’s air mattress in a hallway closet. Ceasear was charged with one count of first degree felony possession of firearm prohibited on June 10. Ceasear was committed to the Lycoming County Prison on June 12 in lieu of $85,000 monetary bail.
PennDOT is alerting motorists that a bridge replacement project on Route 477 is set to begin Monday, June 22nd. The bridge spans Long Run in the Rote/Salona area of Lamar Township and replacing it will remove the structure from Clinton County’s list of bridges in poor condition. A detour using Auction Road and 220 will be implemented and will remain in effect until the project is complete.
Police are looking for two men who attempted to burglarize a home on State Route 405 in Wolf Township. According to NorthCentralPa.com, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the home at 1:30 am on June 7th, for a report of a burglary in progress. Two white males, approximately 20 to 30 years old, arrived on the scene in a white colored four-door sedan. They exited the vehicle and began banging on the victim’s front door, police said. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked contact PSP Montoursville.
A mother in Fairfield Township has been charged with one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. According to state trooper Matthew Trick, Kassidy Phillips, 30, of 91 Odell Road, Muncy overdosed on heroin in her home while taking care of her 3-year-old daughter, according to state Trooper Matthew Trick. During the morning of January 30th , Phillips, passed out from taking the drug while alone at home with her daughter, Trick said. According to the Sun Gazette, at the hospital, Phillips admitted to “snorting” one bag of heroin and overdosing. She has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary Whiteman.
On Wednesday, PennDOT announced that it will begin applying high friction surface treatments at four sites in Clinton, Juniata and Mifflin counties on Monday, June 22nd. This project will improve skid resistance and enhance safety for motorists on the impacted routes. Interstate 80 westbound approximately a quarter mile before the Clinton County rest area at mile marker 194 is one of the four areas included in the project.
Penn College of Technology students can expect to pay higher tuition costs as well as housing and dining services after the college’s board of directors approved a $156.6 million budget Thursday, according to the Sun Gazette. The budget reflects a $3.9 million decrease in spending from the current year’s budget and a 3.5 percent decrease in credit-hour production or enrollment in 2020-21. President of Penn College, Dr. Davie Jane Gilmore stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented complexities and uncertainties in our 2020-21 budget projections”
Dr. Anthony Fauci believes it may be impossible for the NFL to hold their 2020 season amidst the coronavirus pandemic. According to Sports Illustrated, Dr. Fauci says that players would have to be “essentially in a bubble” in order to avoid a league-wide outbreak. The statement comes days after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot tested positive for the virus.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred immediately rejected the MLB Players Union’s proposal for a 70-game regular season schedule on Thursday. The proposal also included full pro-rated pay and expanded playoffs for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. This came a day after MLB’s latest proposal which included a 60-game schedule and full prorated salaries.
In a statement yesterday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not host any future conference championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag. According to ESPN, the NCAA already banned any of its predetermined postseason events from being held in Mississippi because of the flag.