POSSIBLE HUMAN CHILD REMAINS IN HEPBURN TOWNSHIP
Human remains of what appears to be a small child were recovered from a property on Livermore Road in Hepburn Township. The incident began on Thursday, when Marie Sue Snyder was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service-Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force, on an Old Lycoming Township Police arrest warrant, charging Snyder with endangering the welfare of children and obstruction. Police were informed of the possible remains on the property. Yesterday, human remains were recovered and will be sent to a pathologist for further analysis. Investigators continue to search for a second child with additional information to be provided as it becomes available.
FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HALTED PRESIDENT’S VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR LARGE BUSINESSES
A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that those workers be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or face mask requirements and weekly tests. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the action stops President Joe Biden “from moving forward with his unlawful overreach.”
COVID-19 NUMBERS LOCALLY
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday reported new COVID-19 cases. In Clinton County 46 new cases were reported Centre County saw an increase of 33 new cases while Lycoming County increased by 66 and Tioga county 20, 50 in Northumberland County and 19 in Montour.
HOUSE BILL PROPOSED WILL PROHIBT INDIVIDUALS FROM REFUSING WORK
With employers across the state struggling to fill vacancies, the House has passed legislation that would update unemployment laws to clarify that people collecting unemployment can’t take steps to avoid being hired. Specifically, House Bill 1819 would prohibit actions to discourage their own hire, such as failure or refusal to attend a job interview or other applicant selection activity without good cause; refusing a job prior to an interview or a discussion of the details of a job with the employer without good cause; or failing to make a good faith effort to obtain employment, as evidenced by any statement or other actions of the claimant intended to discourage the claimant’s hire. The bill now goes to the Senate.
DRUGS STOLEN FROM LOCAL HOSPITAL
A former nurse allegedly stole narcotics when she was working at a Union County hospital. In fact, an arrest warrant has been issued for Alexander R. Neiman of Renovo, citing thefts of narcotics on upwards of 63 separate occasions while employed at Evangelical Community Hospital, according to court documents. As reported, video footage of Neiman going to the bathroom after he would withdraw medications. In addition, Neiman pulled more than the prescribed amount for patients, while only administering the partial doses. A felony and misdemeanors were filed with the office of District Judge Jeffrey A. Rowe, according to northcentralpa.com.