TWO TEENS CHARGED AS ADULTS IN SHOOTING
A 17 year old Williamsport man will be charged as an adult, along with another teen in a recent shooting incident from September 12th in the Newberry neighborhood. According to the Sun Gazette, Nazir Thrower and is charged with first degree attempted homicide , attempted aggravated assault and more for alleged shots fired into two homes on Lila Lane. A juvenile probation officer says there is evidence that Thrower was at the scene in question along with 16 year old suspect, Keyon Anthony White, of Pennsaken, NJ, according to Northcentral pa dot com. Both are now incarcerated in Lycoming County Prison and are awaiting developments in the case.
KEYSTONE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT CALLS MEETING
The school board president at Keystone Central Schools has scheduled a public meeting for next Wednesday to continue ongoing efforts addressing public concern regarding safety in the schools. According to the Record Online, President David Dietrich is asking the board and the public to bring ideas to the meeting that could enhance existing safety related programs and policies. The meeting will be in the Central Mountain High School Auditorium Wednesday March 22nd at 6:30pm.
MAYOR SLAUGHTER ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Williamsport’s Mayor Derek Slaughter has announced his re-election campaign.
Mayor Slaughter is asking for a second term after he says his first has been laser focused on resetting Williamsport’s foundation which is highlighted by millions of dollars in grants that are upcoming investments in key business, community and park improvements. Slaughter also said in the statement that the completion of the city’s financial strategic plan is on track to allow the use of tax dollars to be viewed in real-time, keeping city government compliant with overall budget management. He says he would like to be elected for four more years to build off our successes and find solutions to the challenges.
PENN STATE TO HONOR FOOTBALL WITH LEGACY PLAZA
Penn State Athletics will create an all-new Legacy Plaza to honor the rich history of Penn State Football. The tribute will be located on Curtin Road, next to the famed south endzone tunnel and will showcase plaques from every season, including each team’s schedule, results and team captains. Fans will be able to order a paver for display in Legacy Plaza in three different sizes, with or without a logo, to cost between 350 and 1000 dollars. Order a paver at PennStateLegacyPlaza.com. The project is set to be completed before the 2023 football season.
WILLIAMSPORT MAN CHARGED FOR DISCHARGING FIREARM INSIDE
A Williamsport man was arrested for discharging a firearm into the floor of an apartment, shooting through to the apartment below where a tenant later found a bullet on the floor. According to the Sun Gazette, 21 year old Isiah Hanif White was in the upper floor apartment of a friend at the 1000 block of West Fourth Street and the friend said White accidentally dropped the gun causing it to go off and penetrate the ceiling of the lower apartment. Police say the evidence doesn’t support that claim, and charged White with recklessly endangerment, and felony discharge of a firearm in an occupied structure. He was released on 25 thousand dollar bail.
ONE MILE RUN ADDED TO FIREFIGHTER TEST
The Williamsport Bureau of Fire has told Williamsport City Council that they will present a resolution to the city Bureau of Fire Civil Service a change in rules and regulations to include a 1 mile run as part of the agility test for firefighters. According to the Sun Gazette, the public safety committee members heard from fire officials who say the biggest challenge at the fire academy is the 1 and a half mile run which can sideline some recruits. Requiring candidates to run a distance of one mile in 10 minutes in a pass fail scenario is a helpful increment of the run for the future academy challenge.
SUNBURY RECYCLING CENTER REOPENS MONDAY
The equipment that closed the Sunbury Municipal Authority Recycling Center at the beginning of the year has been repaired and the facility will reopen Monday. According to Sunburyma.org, the center had closed in January after a baler needed attention, and they recently noted on the website their appreciation for the patience in the community while they waited for the parts and repair. The hours of the facility at 511 Fawn Lane in Sunbury beginning on March 20th are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm and Saturday 7am to 3pm.
PA TEEN BREAKS TRACK WORLD RECORD
A Dallastown Pennsylvania eighth grader has broken a World Record after running at the Nike Indoor Nationals in New York City last Friday. According to North Central PA dot com, 14 year old Sophia Rodriguez set a new World U14 two-mile record, clocking 10:20.68, smashing the previous record. Rodriguez won the Pennsylvania state middle school championship and the Nike Northeast Regional Open Race. On the track, she has set multiple middle-school all-time bests in Pennsylvania. Her picture was featured on the jumbo screen in Times Square in NYC after her victory.
PIAA State Basketball Championship
Girls 3A Quarterfinal Tonight
Mount Carmel vs Lancaster County Christian @Hamburg 7pm
Girls Class A Quarterfinals Saturday
Meadowbrook Christian vs Mountain View @Wyoming Area HS 1pm
Lourdes Regional vs St John Neumann @ Muncy HS 3pm
Penn State leads the way at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in first place in the team race after day one. Seven wrestlers are in the quarterfinals this afternoon.
Lock Haven University’s Anthony Noto also made it into today’s quarterfinals.
NCAA Men’s Basketball
Maryland 67 West Virginia 65
Alabama 96 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 75
Houston 63 Northern Kentucky 52
Kansas 96 Howard 68
Texas 81 Colgate 61
Princeton 59 Arizona 55
Furman 68 Virginia 67
Auburn 83 Iowa 75
Northwest 75 Boise State 67
Penn State 76 Texas A&M 59
This is the first time in 12 years that Penn State been in the tournament and the first time in 22 years since they advanced to round two.
Nuggets 119 Pistons 100
Kings 101 Nets 96
Raptors 128 Thunder 111
Pacers 139 Bucks 123
Suns 116 Magic 113
Panthers 9 Canadiens 5
Rangers 4 Penguins 2
Lightning 4 Devils 3
Avalanche 5 Senators 4
Blackhawks 2 Predators 1
Bruins 3 Jet 0
Oilers 4 Stars 1
Coyotes 3 Canucks 2
Flames 7 Golden Knights 2
Kings 4 Blue Jackets 1
Kraken 2 Sharks 1