SNOW CLEANUP BEGINS
The area is cleaning up the heavy wet snow this morning with some schools north of Lycoming County remaining closed today, but most on a two or three hour delay. Continue to check cancellations and delays at any backyard broadcasting website such as wilq.com or wbzd.com. On area roadways, lanes of Interstate 80 and Interstate I-180 reopened to restricted speeds according to Penn Dot after multi-vehicle accidents plagued the area yesterday for most of the day.
BRUSH PILE IS CLOSED UNTIL 2023
The City of Williamsport has closed the brush pile for the remainder of the year. According to a press release by Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter, the brush pile is full and will not be ground up until after the New Year. Grinding of the debris will take place January 3rd and the brush pile should be operational and open again January 9th 2023. The automatic gate that is accessed with a resident key car is located at 1500 W. Third Street.
K-9 UNIT COMING BACK TO SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT
A police k-9 Unit is coming back to South Williamsport. According to the Sun Gazette, the South Williamsport Borough Council approved the K-9 and appointed a handler, who will start a 6-week training schedule in January at a K-9 kennel facility in North Carolina. The dog will be trained as a dual purpose k-9 officer for chase & bit and narcotics detection. Council also approved a new Dodge Durango that will be retrofitted to serve the new K-9 handler. According to borough officials, adding a K-9 to the unit, can ease a burden currently on the city’s two K-9 units.
EAGLES PLAYERS RECORD A CHRISTMAS ALBUM FOR CHARITY
A legit Christmas album performed by Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce and Jordan Mailata — with background vocals by other teammates has been released, called “A Philly Special Christmas.” According to the Standard Journal, proceeds go to the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia. More than $100,000 has already been raised. Portions of “A Philly Special Christmas” is available to stream now but the full album will be available online December 23rd. The Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys Dec. 24.
LOCK HAVEN STILL RESTRICTING PARKING TODAY
The City of Lock Haven declared a snow emergency yesterday and has restricted on street parking there until 3pm today. According to a press release from the city, there will be no on-street parking on E Main from First Street to Henderson, E Church from Bellefonte Ave to N Jay Street, Bellefonte Avenue and other areas, but free parking will be provided in all city-owned, off-street metered parking lots in downtown today for those who have to park.
STATE POLICE SEEK PORTA-POTTY VANDAL IN TIOGA COUNTY
Police are looking for a person who vandalized a porta-potty in Tioga County and caused about 2 thousand dollars in damage. According to North Central PA dot com, a property owner in Clymer Township called police December 12th after they had discovered that a porta potty located at Beachwood place and Ackley Road had been cut into, causing all the liquid in the facility to drain out. State police in Mansfield are asking anyone with information about the incident to call state police at 570-662-2151.
TOOMEY SAYS FAREWELL TO THE SENATE
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) delivered his farewell speech on the Senate floor yesterday, after two decades in Congress. Toomey joined the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 2011. His platform included economic and job growth, restoring fiscal responsibility, and creating stronger, safer communities. The senator served on the Senate’s Banking, Budget, and Finance committees. .A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in the Lehigh Valley.
NFL Thursday Night Football
49’ers 21 Seahawks 13
49’ers secure the top spot in the NFC West Division
NFL football Saturday on NFL Network
1pm – Colts vs Vikings
4:30pm – Ravens vs Browns
8:15 Dolphins vs Bills
NFL Sunday 1pm
Eagles vs. Chicago Bears FOX
Steelers vs. Carolina CBS
Cowboys vs. Jaguars
Chiefs vs Texans
Cincinnati vs Tampa Bay
NFL Sunday Night Football
8:20pm Giants vs Commanders NBC
Penguins 4 Panthers 2
Flyers 2 Devils 1
Kings 3 Bruins 2
Hurricanes 3 Kraken 2
Ducks 5 Canadians 2
Rangers 3 Maple Leafs 1
Lightning 4 Blue Jackets 1
Stars 2 Capitals 1
Jets 2 Predators 1
Golden Knights 4 Blackhawks 1
Sabers 4 Avalanche 2
Blues 4 Oilers 3
Heat 111 Rockets 108
Grizzlies 142 Bucks 101
Jazz 132 Pelicans 129
Suns 111 Clippers 95
2022 World Cup Sunday
Argentina vs France 10am on Fox