ROOMATES JAILED AFTER STABBING
Two female roommates in a mobile home in Trout Run were arrested after a domestic disturbance between them turned violent Wednesday morning. According to the Sun Gazette, troopers were called when a stabbing was reported at the home on Bittner Park Road. Police say the two were arguing over money, methamphetamine, and television. 42 year old Jennifer Markwith and 37 year old Jasmine Fulton-May were treated at the scene for lacerations and other injuries and then charged by police with harassment and simple assault. Both are at Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 25 thousand dollars bail each.
UTAH PARENTS CLAIM LITTLE LEAGUE KNEW OF PRIOR INJURIES
A fifth amended complaint has been filed by the parents of the 12 year old Utah Little League player who fell from the upper bunk, and suffered a traumatic brain injury during the Little League World Series. According to Penn Live, Jace and Nancy Oliverson’s claim in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court says that Little League International knew about other injuries from past falls over the years and did not install railings on the upper bunks to prevent future accidents. The manufacturer of the beds, John Savoy and Son Inc., of Montoursville is also named in the suit, but stated that the quotes they prepared for the beds came with recommendations for guard rails and ladders for safety. A judge has ordered the dorm room carpet preserved for testing.
LYCO DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES RESIGNS
The Old Lycoming Township Supervisors accepted the resignation of their Director of Emergency Services, Joe Hopple, at their most recent meeting. According to the Sun Gazette, Hopple is leaving to accept another position and served the township in various capacities of emergency services over the last four years. His resignation is effective March 31st and Hopple said he will help the township moving forward through the transition.
FEMA GRANT FOR MONTOURSVILLE
The Montoursville Fire Department was awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant for over 380 thousand dollars this week. According to a statement by the department, grant will focus solely on Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters in Montoursville including PPE for new recruits, tuition assistance and higher education opportunities a nominal stipend for station staff and media campaign costs. The SAFER grant will be allocated in Montoursville over the next four years.
WILLIAMSPORT DRUG DEALER IN COURT
A man who delivered cocaine to the same confidential informant twice in Williamsport, has been charged with two counts for possession with intent to deliver. According to North Central PA dot com, 45 year old Carlton William Cowen allegedly set up two drug deals in January and March through social media, then delivered or had the drug delivered to two locations in Williamsport. Cowen was held at the Lycoming County Prison on 75 thousand dollars bail, and had his preliminary hearing yesterday in front of Judge Christian Frey.
LYCO DA HOPEFUL’S RESIDENCY CHALLENGED
The nomination petition submitted by the man hoping to become the Lycoming County District Attorney has been challenged in court. According to North Central PA dot com, Tom Marino, former four-term Congressman and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced a run for the position in February, but a Williamsport social media show host says Marino cannot prove residency for a year before he holds office. Tom Bartley’s filing claims Marino said he resided in Florida since last fall and holds a Florida Driver’s license. Marino said he maintains a home in Lycoming County. Senior Judge Edward D. Reibman from the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas will rule on the case after President Judge Nancy Butts has recused all Lycoming County judges from hearing the litigation, citing conflict of interest.
FUEL LEGISLATION PASSES IN SENATE
Legislation ensuring that state residents have options when it comes to fuel availability was approved last week by the full Senate. According to the bill’s prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw, the “Energy Choice” legislation, limits municipal entities from banning a specific type of fuel source for appliances and heating homes or businesses. The language is fuel-neutral. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
SHICK DRUG SWEEP TURNS UP NOTHING
A surprise drug sweep was held this week at Shikellamy High School by the K-9 drug dog from the Central Columbia School District Police Department and found no evidence of drugs in the school. According to the Daily Item, Police say they were in coordination with the school district and along with Sully, the K-9 officer, they were happy to report the results. The sweep took about 20 minutes at about 10 am Tuesday while students and staff were in restrictive movement. Officers said having Sully in the school is a deterrent for nefarious behavior and it has made the district safer for students.
PIAA HS State Championships
Holy Cross 66 Muncy 38
Deer Lakes 67 Loyalsock 59
Girls Varsity Basketball
Lansdale Catholic 79 Jersey shore 42
Lourdes Regional 55 Shade 34
St John Neumann 40 Christian Academy 37
1st time in Elite 8 in program history
Meadowbrook Christian 40 Linville Hill 24
76ers 118 Cavaliers 109
Heat 138 Grizzlies 119
Kings 117 Bulls 114
Rockets 114 Lakers 110
Celtics 104 Timberwolves 102
Mavericks 137 Spurs 128
Clippers 134 Warriors 126
Avalanche 2 Maple Leafs 1
Capitals 5 Sabres 4
Wild 8 Blues 5
Islanders 6 Ducks 3
NCAA Men’s Basketball
East Region – Fairleigh Dickinson 84 Texas Southern 61
West Region – Arizona State 98 Nevada 73
First Rounds Today including…
South Region (9) West Virginia vs (8) Maryland 12:15 on CBS
West Region (1) Kansas vs Howard 2pm on TBS
Midwest Region Penn State vs Texas A&M 9:55pm on TBS