MAN ASSAULTED IN WILLIAMSPORT PARKING LOT
Witnesses say a Williamsport man was assaulted in a parking lot outside a laundromat on Pine Street before police arrived to find him on the ground; bloodied and semi-conscious. According to North Central PA dot com, 53 year old Maurice Gilmore was also on the scene and eventually admitted to police he had struck the injured man in the face with his fists and took 800 dollars from him. The victim was transported to UPMC Williamsport where he was treated for facial fractures, a dislocated jaw and other lacerations. Gilmore was charged with felony aggravated assault and robbery and is in Lycoming County prison in lieu of 95 thousand dollars monetary bail prior to his preliminary hearing on the 1st.
MAYOR TOUR HIGHLIGHTS RESCUE PLAN FUND USE
As a way to highlight the investments made using American Rescue Plan Funds, there was a press conference yesterday at Shaw Place Park where a community splash pad will open this summer. According to the Sun Gazette, Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter hosted Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti yesterday at the park, as they talked about the numerous upgrades and projects being taken care of through historic payments made to American cities, including Williamsport that received 25.5 million dollars. The mayors are in the midst of a cross-state tour taking them to Allentown, Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh then onto the US Conference of Mayors Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
TRUCKING COMPANY WINS SAFETY AWARD
Great Dane in Elysburg has been chosen for the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association’s Plant Safety Award. According to the Daily Item, the plant in Elysburg employs 400 people and went 130 days without a recordable injury in 2022. Great Dane has received 47 awards since they started recognizing local plants in 1971. Great Dane Elysburg manufactures Great Dane’s Champion dry freight van series, find out more at great dane dot com.
PUBLIC PROGRAM FRIDAY TO HELP IDENTIFY SCAMS
There will be a public event tomorrow at the Loyalsock Township Volunteer Company Fire Hall from noon to 2, addressing the rise in online and phone scams and ways to identify and avoid them. Representative Jamie Flick will host the program that will include Fraud Bingo, an educational game presented by representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. According to a study by Social Catfish, Pennsylvanians lost over $108 million through online scams in 2020.
“JUGGALO” ASSAULTS HIS HALF-BROTHER
A man who calls himself a “Juggalo” assaulted his half-brother while in a parking lot in Lewisburg on May 13th, allegedly in response to a heated conversation on social media recently about a problem from years before. According to North Central PA dot com, Buffalo Valley Regional Police arrested 31 year old Clyde Francis Burgit after they say he punched and kicked his accuser and stole the man’s wallet and two cell phones. Burgit who has face tattoos to look like a clown, was jailed in Union County Prison on charges of felony robbery – inflicting immediate bodily injury, misdemeanor simple assault, and summary harassment ion liue of 75 thousand dollars bail.
MILL HALL WOMAN FACES CHARGES FOR NOT PAYING TAXES
A Mill Hall business owner is being charged with 25 counts of felony theft by failure to deposit funds after collecting but failing to pay taxes at various businesses she has owned, including Cottage Restaurant in Mill Hall. According to North Central PA dot com, a government special agent says 52 year old Fay Louise Courter also failed to report her personal income taxes from 2017-2021. She was released from custody on 25 hundred dollars bail and has a formal arraignment June 27th in Clinton County.
NEW SEWER SYSTEM RIBBON CUTTING IN LAIRDSVILLE
Lairdsville has implemented the new Sewage Treatment facility and there was a ribbon cutting at the facility in Franklin Township this week with representatives from various state and local authorities on hand. According to the Sun Gazette, legislation was enacted in Lycoming County in the 1960s that planned for future sewage issues which was then required to be updated by the Department of Environmental protection in 2007. These plans have now led authorities to install the new system required in Lairdsville for the 52 homes in the township. Residents must now connect to the system by installing laterals, with some able to qualify for installation assistance through a Community Development Block Grant program through SEDA-COG.
SCIENCE STUDENTS DO WELL AT COLORADO COMPETITION
The Windbreakers, the fifth graders from Montgomery who raised money in May to travel to Boulder, Colorado for the eighth annual National KidWind Challenge, came home after being named a top performer in the Elementary division of the competition. The team, coached by Montgomery science teacher Peter Ruhl, had been invited to the challenge after taking first in the regional competition at Penn State. For more information about the student organization, go to kidwind.org.
PIAA HS Softball Championships
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