SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT YIELDS NO INJURIES
East and west bound I-180 dealt with lane closures after a Muncy School District bus and a Chevy Malibu were involved in an accident yesterday afternoon around 2:40pm. There were less than a dozen students on the bus, and each one was evaluated at the scene by emergency personnel and each released to their parents who picked them up at the accident scene, no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Chevy was taken to UPMC Williamsport with moderate injuries. Westbound traffic went down to one lane and eastbound traffic was rerouted as they cleaned up mud and debris from where the bus landed in the median following the crash. All lanes of I-180 were re-opened by 4pm.
MORE CHARGES FOR COUPLE WHO STOLE DECORATIONS
The couple who were charged with stealing blow mold Christmas decorations are facing more charges after they were originally implicated in decoration thefts at other properties in the city last November. According to the Sun Gazette, 34 year old Christopher Fraunfelter and 40 year old Lane Sarcinella of South Williamsport were charged with another misdemeanor after police say they had decorations from another home on Grant Street that were also recovered during the investigation. Fraunfelter and Sarcinella were arraigned and released on bail.
FATHER OF MURDER SUSPECT TO FACE TRIAL
The father of a murder suspect in Sunbury who was arrested for shooting and killing 30-year-old Kareem Jakes in a Sunbury convenience store, will face trial in May for hindering the investigation. According to the Daily Item Ajani Munsh Uche Uhuru tried to conceal a vehicle his son had used after he fled the shooting at the Penn Jersey Mart last spring. Northumberland County President Judge Paige Rosini set a trial for the elder Uhuru May 19th. The younger Uhuru who is jailed without bail, was in court last week and is awaiting a decision about whether there is enough evidence to proceed with the homicide charges.
NO ICE FOR THE TOBOGGAN SLIDE AGAIN THIS YEAR
The Eagles Mere toboggan slide has officially been canceled due to warm temperatures and lack of ice. An announcement on the event media page, eaglesmeretobogganslide.com, was posted Sunday. According to Penn Live, the last time the race was run was in 2014, with COVID shutting the race down in 2021 and 2022 – but even with the pandemic, officials say the ice wasn’t thick enough to operate the slide. The event is traditionally a fundraiser for the local fire companies in the region.
CRASH ON 220 IN FRONT OF HENRY’S BBQ
There was an accident in the northbound lanes of Route 220 yesterday in front of Henry’s BBQ just before 6pm. According to the Sun Gazette, it was a two car accident and three people were injured in the wreck, each of which was taken by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport, their cars suffered minor damage. According to Woodward Township Fire officials both lanes of 220 north were shut down for about 30 minutes, with one lane reopening around 6:30pm.
POTTER COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH STRANGLING A CHILD
A man from Port Allegheny who police say strangled a child and intimidated witnesses about it last August, has been arrested. According to North Central PA dot com, while driving along Route 6 near Creek Side Lane witnesses say Darren Connelly allegedly grabbed a child by the throat and pushed his face into the car seat, smothering him. During an interview with police, Connelly’s wife she told officers that she was intimidated by her husband to not speak the truth about witnessing the strangulation. Connelly was charged with first-degree aggravated assault, strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, witness intimidation and other charges. He is in the Potter County prison on 25 thousand dollars bail.
LANE RESTRTICTIONS IN MILTON TODAY
PennDOT will have a lane restriction in place in Milton today. According to a press release, a PennDOT crew will be inspecting the bridges that span the west branch of the Susquehanna River on Route 642. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures with flagging where work is being performed. Work will be done between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.
MANDELA’S GRANDSON TO SPEAK IN BLOOMSBURG
Nelson Mandela’s grandson will be the guest speaker at Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program next month. Ndaba Mandela is the co-founder and chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation aiming to publicize a positive image of Africato to the world at large. With his tour, Mandela hopes to show the world that his grandfather’s voice and message of freedom still ring true. The program is sponsored by Bloomsburg’s Multicultural Center and will be at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium on Monday, February 6th.
PIAA District 4
Montgomery 63 Williamson 35
Lewisburg 73 Southern Columbia 68 (OT)
Northumberland Christian 61 Benton 31
Selinsgrove 65 Berwick 56
Sayre 27 North Penn-Mansfield 25
St. John Neumann 56 Midd-West 24
Mifflinburg 37 Milton 25
Bloomsburg 67 Northeast Bradford 51
Bucktail 42 Juniata Christian 29
Jersey Shore 58 Towanda 43
Williamsport 44 Montoursville 22
Mifflin County 69 Selinsgrove 29
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Nets 121 Lakers 104
Kings 118 Timberwolves 111
Warriors 128 Thunder 120
Wizards 127 Spurs 106
Mavericks 111 Pistons 105
Suns 114 Raptors 106
Trailblazers 129 Hawks 125
Jets 4 Blues 2
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Virginia 67 Syracuse 62
Texas 76 Baylor 71
Texas Tech 80 Iowa State 77