FATAL ACCIDENT IN LAMAR TOWNSHIP
There was a fatal accident Thursday that claimed the life of a Mill Hall man and injured another. According to the Record online, state police say a vehicle crash along Route 64 in Lamar Township caused 20 year old Jayden M. Eisenhower to be ejected from the car. His passenger, 21 year old, Gavin R. Rafter, also from Mill Hall, survived the accident but was transported to UPMC Williamsport around 9:53 with serious injuries. Police said Eisenhower lost control at a high rate of speed in his 2002 Honda Civic northbound on Route 64. The vehicle occupants were not wearing seatbelts.
FIRST READING OF WILLIAMSPORT BUDGET APPROVED
After a first-reading of the proposed 31 million dollar budget for 2023, Williamsport City Council approved it with a no-tax increase last week in a 6-1 vote. According to the Sun Gazette, Councilwoman Liz Miele, chairwoman of the finance committee, voted against it to avoid a more drastic millage increase in 2024. Revenues for 2023 in the general fund are 24.8 million with expenditures at 27.6 million. A second reading of the proposed 2023 budget is set for this Thursday at 7pm.
INVESTIGATION INTO RACIST VIDEOS FOLLWING FOOTBALL WIN
The Pittsburgh Public School District has asked the PIAA to investigate racist banners and Tik Tok videos made by players after Southern Columbia won the state championship Friday. There are also questions about a pep rally in Ralpho Township before the game, which showed in videos, signs shown that could be interpreted as racist. The Southern Columbia Area School District released a statement on Facebook decrying any racism or harassment saying the matter was under investigation.
UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE REDEDICATED
Northumberland County leaders re-dedicated the 157 year-old County Courthouse in a ceremony Friday following the conclusion of its $4.7 million renovation project. The courthouse at 201 Market Street in Sunbury, first heald court hearings August 6, 1866. According to The Daily Item, the building was officially positioned on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. According to county leaders, the work continues as the next phase, the illumination of the clock tower – that proposal will head to state for approval in the spring.
WOMAN WHO SLAMMED LITTLE LEAGUE MUSEUM REMAINS JAILED
The Williamsport woman charged with slamming her minivan into the World of Little League Museum in July remains in jail today. According to Penn Live, the defense for Theresa Robinson Salazar argued against her attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges. However, a Lycoming County judge determined there was still concern about the safety of the community with Salzar at large and rejected the defense’s argument. Lycoming County District Judge Gary Whiteman did not set bail for Salazar, who remains incarcerated.
COUPLE CHARGED WITH ENDANGERMENT
A couple in Williamsport faces charges of endangering the welfare of children after being in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia when officers were called to their apartment last Wednesday. According to the Sun Gazette, a landlord called police after hearing screaming children in the apartment of 43 year old Lawrence Weaver and 42 year old Dina Kuns at about 5:40pm. When officers arrived they found marijuana and paraphernalia within reach of a 5 and 2 year old and arrested the two. Weaver and Kuns were arraigned and each released on 25 thousand dollars bail.
WILLIAMPSORT SETTLES CIVIL SUIT
A Harrisburg man has been awarded 50 thousand dollars in a settlement against a Williamsport Bureau of Police Officer. According to the Sun Gazette, in the federal civil suit, the Harrisburg man alleged he was harassed and then handcuffed without cause during an incident in July of 2021. Keith Anderson used a mediator to reach the settlement without the defendant, Patrolman Clinton J. Gardner, admitting liability. Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company will pay the $50,000 according to terms of the settlement.
BROADBAND SERVICE POSSIBILITIES IN UNION COUNTY
Union County Commissioners are hoping to get broadband Internet service where it is either non-existent or barely there. According to the Daily Item, commissioners asking residents to report on their website so they can apply for funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. According to Commissioner Stacy Richards, billions of dollars are invested in internet service around the country and Union County should also get a share of it. You can participate and verify your address at unioncountypa.org until January 13th.
Eagles 48 Giants 22 (Officially punching the Eagles’ ticket to the postseason)
Cowboys 27 Texans 23
Ravens 16 Steelers 14
Bills 20 Jets 12
Bengals 23 Browns 10
Lions 34 Vikings 23
Chiefs 34 Broncos 28
49’ers 35 Buccaneers 7
Panthers 30 Seahawks 24
Chargers 23 Dolphins 17
NFL Monday Night football
Patriots play the Cardinals in Arizona 8:15 PM on ESPN
Coyotes 5 Flyers 4 /OT
Avalanche 3 Blues 2 /OT
Blue Jackets 6 Kings 5 /OT
Kracken 5 Panthers 2
Capitals 5 Jets 2
Bruins 3 Golden Knights 1
76ers 131 Hornets 113
Pelicans 129 Suns 124 /OT
Lakers 124 Pistons 117
Knicks 112 Kings 99
Magic 111 Raptors 99
Hawks 123 Bulls 122
Rockets 97 Bucks 92
NCAA Football News
USC quarterback Caleb Williams was the Heisman Trophy winner from Saturday
Army 20 Navy 17
PI-AA Class 2A State Championship
Southern Columbia defeated Westinghouse 37-22 Friday afternoon to claim a record sixth consecutive state championship at Cumberland Valley HS