ACCUSED MOM TO PLEAD GUILTY TO MURDER
The mother accused of starving her 6 and 4 year old daughters has agreed to cooperate with the prosecution and will plead guilty to first-degree murder in Lycoming County Court. According to the Sun Gazette, in addition to the murder charge, 32 year old Marie Sue Snyder has also been implicated in allegedly receiving over 70 thousand dollars in supplemental benefits meant for her daughters, who were later found already buried in Hepburn Township at the time. Snyder’s partner, 26 year old Echo Butler, has also been accused of the abuse. Butler’s mother, Michelle is set to plead guilty in the case today before Judge Ryan Tira.
EMPLOYEE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AT AREA HOTEL
A man staying in a Shamokin Dam hotel has been taken into custody after he was accused of sexually assaulted an 18 year old employee there on October 10th. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 25 year old Lawrence Thompson first asked the woman to drink alcohol with him and when she said she refused because she was underage, he allowed her in the room to clean, but after she entered, Thompson allegedly assaulted her without consent. He will face a preliminary hearing October 25th in Northumberland County court.
BUS STOP CAMERAS COULD BE COMING TO EAST LYCOMING SCHOOLS
The East Lycoming School Board approved an agreement this week to install bus stop arm cameras to catch people who pass a stopped school bus flashing its lights in their district. According to the Sun Gazette, the board agreed that Bus Patrol will install the cameras on 18 buses at no cost to the school. Superintendent Dr. Mark Stamm said after the installation, anyone breaking the law will be fined 300 dollars per violation with some of the money being distributed to the School Bus Safety Grant Program. State law says no one can drive by a school bus – from either side when it’s stopped in the road with flashing red signal lights.
PA POST OFFICES ARE HIRING
Pennsylvania post offices are already struggling to keep up with demand and plan a hiring blitz this month as they head into the holidays. According to North Central PA dot com, the worker shortage means some post offices have to close early, so they hope to add 28 thousand seasonal workers across PA and at least 1000 truck drivers, letter carriers, and processing team members. Three Pennsylvania Congressional members recently asked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, to address ongoing mail-service problems in PA. Get details about jobs available at USPS dot com.
PAROLEE FROM CANTON IN TROUBLE FOR ATTEMPTING TO BUY GUN
A man from Canton has been jailed for attempting to buy a firearm as a paroled felon. According to North Central PA dot com, 23 year old Chandler Allen Trowbridge lied on an application at a sporting goods store in September. State police interviewed Trowbridge September 14th where he admitted to trying to buy the gun for hunting and uncovered that the man was on parole for pleading guilty to possession of a firearm without a license in New Jersey in 2020 – which is a third-degree felony. Trowbridge has been charged with third-degree felony sell or transfer of firearms and misdemeanor statement under penalty of law and has a preliminary hearing October 25th. No bail was listed for Trowbridge.
PA TASK FORCE RETURNS FROM HELPING IN FLORIDA
Members of FEMA’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 who were deployed to help victims of Hurricane Ian September 28th, have returned to Philadelphia after serving as part of a 45-member Urban Search and Rescue Team on the ground in Florida. According to a press release, PTF-1 operated predominantly in the Fort Myers Beach area, searching for remains in what has been one of the deadliest hurricanes in Florida and U.S. history. Some members were also deployed to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona as well as to Columbia SC anticipating fallout from Ian there.
STATE POLICE REMIND THE PUBLIC ABOUT SCAMS FOR THE HOLIDAY
The Pennsylvania State police have sent out a reminder that as the holidays approach, there are many scams via telephone email and social media, that are always using new ways to obtain money and personal information from the public. The police say that any legitimate company or department would never request gift cards for payment and to remind you to never give out personal information or money to someone you don’t trust or know. Never agree to meet up with someone you don’t know to give them money or information. Find out more about common scams at media.pa.gov.
LOCAL WINNER FOR PENNDOT CONTEST
Avery Herlocher of Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Loganton, Clinton County is one of nine K-8 grade students in all of Pennsylvania who was recognized in the 3rd grade to 5th grade category in a statewide poster contest sponsored by PennDOT. According to a press release the 2022 School Bus Safety Poster Contest theme was “1 Bus + 1 Driver = A Big Impact on Education” – stressing the important dynamic between students and their school bus drivers, who navigate commonwealth roadways daily and keep children safe. Members of the Pennsylvania State Police, presented certificates to the students in recognition of their efforts.
PIAA District 4 HS Football Friday Night
TOWANDA VS HUGHESVILLE
(BYB GAME OF THE WEEK)
WILLIAMSPORT VS WILKES-BARRE
MONTOURSVILLE VS JERSEY SHORE
MONTGOMERY VS WARRIOR RUN
COWANESQUE VALLEY VS MUNCY
MIFFLINBURG VS MILTON
WYALUSING VS LOYALSOCK
BLOOMSBURG VS SHIKELLAMY
MOUNT CARMEL VS SOUTHERN COLUMBIA
SHAMOKIN VS CENTRAL COLUMBIA
NFL Thursday Night Football
Commanders 12 Bears 7
NFL Games coming up Sunday @1pm
Jets in Green Bay, Cincinnati is in New Orleans, Baltimore goes to New York to play the Giants, Tampa Bay is in Pittsburgh, @4:25 Buffalo goes to Kansas City to play the Chiefs, and Dallas in in Philly at 8:20pm on NBC for Sunday Night Football.
American League Game 2
Astros 4 Mariners 2
Guardians and Yankees were postponed due to weather – they’ll play today at 1:07pm on TBS
National League – Braves and the Phillies play Game 3 today @4:37pm FS1, and the Dodgers and Padres Game 3 is @8:37pm on FS1
The South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway Pre race coverage starts at 1:30pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3
Eight drivers remain in the race for the championship Round of 8; Chase Elliott Joey Logano, Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Chase Briscoe.
Sabers 4 Senators 1
Flyers 5 Devils 2
Penguins 6 Coyotes 2
Panthers 3 Islanders 1
Maple Leafs 3 Capitals 2
Rangers 7 Wild 3
Stars 4 Predators 1
Flames 5 Avalanche 3
Golden Knights 2 Blackhawks 0
Kraken 4 Kings 1