MAN ACCUSED OF RECORD NUMBER OF SEX OFFENSES
A Muncy man was arraigned this week on more than a thousand sex offenses against children after an investigation that started because a phone tip to police uncovered hundreds of incidences of abuse against minors ranging in age from 4 to 17. According to the Sun Gazette, Timothy Darren Stroud Sr. of Penn Street was accused of the record number of offenses following many interviews conducted by troopers investigating the crimes that allegedly occurred mostly in the Salladasburg area. Stroud is in the Lycoming County Prison on no bail.
LOCK HAVEN MAN RAMS HOME WITH VEHICLE
A Lock Haven man has been charged with aggravated assault and more after police say he rammed his vehicle into a home in Liberty Township last Saturday. According to the Record Online 24 year old Kaine Darby was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when residents at the home on Liberty Street called police reporting a man had rammed the side of the house with a black Hummer around 4am on the 18th. State police at Rockview reported there was damage to the structure, walkway and front door of the home . They located Darby nearby at a truck stop and took him into custody. He is in Centre County prison in lieu of 140 thousand dollars bail.
BARN FIRE IN HERNDON
Northumberland County 911was called when a barn caught fire around 10:30pm Tuesday night near Herndon. According to witnesses, a skid loader was on fire inside the barn at 1125 Herndon Bypass Road, where livestock were rescued and no injuries were reported. Fire crews only reported minor damage to the barn. The blaze was under control in about an hour after volunteers first arrived on the scene.
RENOVATIONS FOR BEAVER STADIUM
Penn State University’s Beaver Stadium is looking forward to multi-phase renovations with administration there saying the project is in the finalization stages and that no part of it will be funded by student tuition or the educational budget. According to North Central PA dot com, the iconic stadium at the corner of Porter Road and Park Avenue in State College last underwent a renovation in 2001 and has doubled in size since its inception in 1960. The economic impact in Centre County alone for football visitor spending is estimated at $87 million, while attendee spending for all Penn State athletic events generates $149 million in Centre County.
HEROIN DEALER ARRESTED ON ROUTE 15
A Snyder County man, who arranged a drug deal with a police informant in January, was arrested by state troopers at a traffic stop along Route 15 in Lewisburg. According to North Central PA dot com, when police recognized and stopped 43 year old Scotch Bruce Hanning, a K-9 officer determined there were drugs in the vehicle. With a search warrant police found bundles of heroin, plastic containers of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs in the car, and later, with another warrant found cash, more heroin and paraphernalia at Hanning’s home. His preliminary hearing is March 23 in Union County; he is incarcerated in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.
MEN CHARGED FOR DAMAGING GAMING MACHINES AT LAUDROMAT
Two men have been arrested for damaging and stealing from gaming machines at a self-serve laundromat in Berwick January 5th. According to North Central PA dot com, surveillance video shows 30-year-old Adrian Michael Bankes and 40-year-old Joseph Stephen Slusser Jr attempting to break into machines at the facility with a hammer and screwdrivers and later returning with a bigger sledgehammer and smashing the machines stealing the cash boxes taking over 190 dollars from the games. They were charged with criminal mischief and theft.
MENTAL HEALTH DAY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED
A Pennsylvania State Representative from Montgomery County has introduced legislation that says students in the Commonwealth should be able to take absences without a Doctor’s note for mental health days. According to WHTM a memo to House members from Rep. Napoleon Nelson states three excused mental health days would encourage students to take care of their mental health as they would their physical health. Nelson says Oregon and Utah have implemented similar measures for students.
UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE GOES SOUTHERN ROCK
Students from Williamsport’s Uptown Music Collective will present “Free Bird: A tribute to Southern Rock” at the Community Arts Center next month for two performances. According to a press release from the Collective, music of southern rock bands including the Allman brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and much more will be featured March 10th and 11th by students who have been working for months on the challenging guitar work, according to executive director Dave Brumbaugh. The show is directed by senior UMC students and is sponsored by UPMC North Central Pa., Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, and Hudock Capital Group. Get tickets at caclive.com and info about the show at uptownmusic dot org.
P I-AA District 4 Basketball Playoffs
Districts 4 and 6
Class 5A Semifinals
Central Mountain 49 Hollidaysburg 44
Bellefonte 49 Selinsgrove 38
Wildcats vs Red Raiders for District Championship this Saturday 3pm in Cresson
HS Basketball Playoffs Tonight
Boys Class 2A
7pm – Sayre @Muncy,
7:30pm – East Juniata @South Williamsport
Canton at Northwest
Northeast Bradford at Saint John Neumann
7pm – Hughesville @ Mansfield
Southern Columbia @ Loyalsock
Warrior Run @ Wellsboro
Towanda @ Troy
Girls Class 1A
6pm – Benton@ St John Neumann
6:30pm – Cowanesque Valley @Lourdes Regional
7pm – Millville @North Penn Liberty
Bucktail @ Meadowbrook Christian
6pm – Northumberland Christian @ Northwest
7pm- Danville @ Central Columbia
Mifflinburg @ Shamokin
Montoursville @ Jersey Shore
Athens @ Lewisburg
Islanders 2 Jets 1
Flames 6 Coyotes 3
Blackhawks 4 Stars 3
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Houston 89 Tulane 59
Alabama 78 South Carolina 76
Boston College 63 Virginia 48
Yukon 87 Providence 69
It’s the 76ers and the Grizzlies tonight at 7:30 on TNT