LOYALSOCK MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE
A man from Loyalsock Township is facing attempted homicide and other assault charges after police say he fired a gun at a group outside his home while he was intoxicated. According to the Sun Gazette, witnesses say 40 year old Coy Daniel Thornton arrived at his home on Walters Road driving erratically down the private drive, then when confronted by neighbors about his driving, Thornton went into his home and brought out a gun and allegedly shot several times at the people he had been arguing with. State police arrived on the scene and took Thornton into custody without incident and charged him with 6 counts of attempted homicide and other charges, including DUI. District Judge Denise Deiter denied him bail.
HAND RECOUNT MOVING QUICKLY
The director of voter services in Lycoming County, Forest Lehman, says the hand recount of the 2020 election results that began yesterday is on track to be complete by the end of the week. According to the Sun Gazette, in the recount of the auditor general and presidential ballots, county employees working on the project, finished the first quarter of the votes from mail-in and provisional ballots and moved on to in-person ballots late Monday. The recount was requested by concerned citizens and voted upon and approved by County commissioners. Lehman anticipates that the latest count will be very close to the official results.
PA TURNPIKE TOLLS GO UP
Traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just got five percent more expensive. According the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the hike affects cash payers more than EZ pass customers since the most common toll for cars goes up to one dollar eighty for the EZ-Pass but 4 dollars and forty cents for toll-by plate customers. The change took place at midnight Sunday and this increase marks the 15th year in a row that the tolls have gone up.
SHUNK RESIDENT ENTERS APPLE PIE AT FARM SHOW
A 90 year old woman from Shunk got a top five finish out of 72 entries for her apple pie at the Pennsylvania Farm show this week. According to North Cetnral PA dot com, this was the first year Eloise Caseman entered at the Farm Show – the first person from Sullivan County to ever enter at this high level. Caseman who has lived in Shunk for 30 years is an active community member, was awarded a Lifetime achievement award by the Sullivan County Commissioners in 2022. Get Farm Show details at farmshow.pa.gov.
WILLIAMPSORT WOMAN CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF A CORPSE
A woman who stayed in a Williamsport apartment doing drugs after the man who lived there had died, was charged with abuse of a corpse and theft on Friday. According to Penn Live, 33 year old Amber Nicole Burkhart told investigators that she had stayed at the Blanchard Street apartment of Ronald Ulmer doing drugs with him last week until he died and never called law enforcement, she also admitted taking money from Ulmer. After a welfare check that led to discovering Ulmer’s body inside the home, police secured the apartment and left, but Burkhart allegedly returned and was found inside when a burglary was reported at the site. The Lycoming County Coroner said he will have more information on Ulmer’s death after toxicology tests are returned.
POLICE CHASE THROUGH HUGHESVILLE ENDS IN ARREST
Charges are expected to be filed in the case of a Williamsport man who led state police on a vehicle chase on I-80 and through Hughesville last month. According to the Sun Gazette, police say 32 year old Elijah Gamon was driving a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and failed to stop for a state trooper along I-80 westbound December 18th. Gamon exited at Pennsdale, hitting PennDOT signs and flattening a tire. Police continues to follow along Route 220 north, then to 405 and several turns after that until Gamon struck another sign and a tree before disabling his vehicle. He was transported to UPMC Williamsport and police are continuing an investigation.
GAS DEVELOPMENT FORUM WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The public is invited to a forum on gas development issues at Lycoming College Wednesday . According to the Sun Gazette, the Chief of the Oil, Gas Minerals Division of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Michael DiMatteo will focus on on issues surrounding natural gas leasing and development as well as lead a discussion on ways to reduce the negative impacts of natural resource extraction on the land, water and animals in the Loyalsock Creek watershed on State Game lands. The meeting is tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Heim Science building on the Lycomiong College campus , with parking at Washington and Mulberry. Details at susquehannatu.com
“WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS” COMING TO UPMC
Those who might be seeking a new employment opportunities have another option in your job search in North Central PA. According to a press release by UPMC, recruiters are inviting any community member to the UPMC Community Life Center, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport on January 18th and every following third Wednesday each month for “Walk-In Wednesdays”, where there is an opportunity to learn more about available careers at UPMC. The one-on-one meetings do not require appointments and are offered each of these Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Find out more at Careers.UPMC.com.
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Hughesville 68 St. John Neumann 53
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Southern Columbia 50 Central Columbia 42
Mount Carmel 59 South Williamsport 51
North Penn-Liberty 60 Wyalusing 30
Meadowbrook Christian 34 Muncy 28
Troy 53 Montgomery 9
Canton 66 Sayre 0
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