ROAD RAGE SHOOTING ON ROUTE 15
A Tioga County man was taken into custody yesterday and is awaiting arraignment on felony charges for shooting at another motorist on Route 15 at the Beauty’s Run Road Exit at about 2:45 pm. According to the Sun Gazette, state troopers from Mansfield say the road rage incident started with a fender bender in the city but escalated to the suspect firing shots as the two drivers traveled into Old Lycoming Township. Once shots were fired the victim pulled over and called police who closed the ramp for two hours to search for ballistics evidence. Police also searched for the suspects’ red Mazda and found it abandoned at an undisclosed location, and later took the suspect into custody. Lycoming Regional Police have not released any more information about the incident.
POLICE SHOOT SUSPECT AFTER DOMESTIC INCIDENT
An investigation is expected in a Westmoreland County shooting of a suspect by police after a domestic disturbance last weekend. According to Fox 29, Ligonier Valley police responded to a domestic incident at a residence and report that 59 year old Robbie Thomas Saunders came from the house armed with a machete and was using it aggressively. Officers fired one shot and Saunders was later pronounced dead at a Johnstown hospital. County detectives will investigate to determine whether the use of deadly force by the police was justified.
BRIDGE INSPECTION IN SUNBURY
Watch for a bridge inspection project today on Market Street in Sunbury. According to PennDOT says it will be inspecting the bridge that spans Shamokin Creek between Highland Avenue and Green Street. Motorists can expect a single lane restriction controlled by flaggers. Work will be performed between the hours of 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM, weather permitting. Get information 24/7 about road conditions in the commonwealth at 511pa dot com.
PA BUDGET GOES TO SHAPIRO’S DESK
The state House voted 117-86 to pass a proposed $45.5 billion state budget late Wednesday, sending the spending plan to Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk for a signature. According to Penn Live, following Wednesday’s vote, Shapiro said the final budget is a “statement of our priorities.” Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro backed off his insistence on money for a new private-school funding program, giving the Democratic-controlled House the opening to approve a new state spending plan after a days-long stalemate.
JERSEY SHORE MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING WOMAN
A Jersey Shore man was taken into custody for threatening and injuring the accuser near the 200 block of North Broad Street on June 26th. According to North Central PA dot com, Lycoming Regional Police say 32 year old Mubarik Abdul Graves allegedly left cuts and scrapes on a woman’s arms and threatened to shoot her over alleged infidelity. The woman called police and Graves was taken into custody charged with first-degree misdemeanor terroristic threats and harassment. His bail was set at $30,000 monetary and he remains in Lycoming County Prison.
BOALSBURG WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON
A woman from Boalsburg who allegedly started a fire in her apartment saying she didn’t want to live anymore is scheduled to appear in court this month for the incident that happened last January. According to North Central PA dot com, neighbors called out to 43 year old Heather Meyers when they discovered the smoke and flames coming from her unit at the 500 block of Jacks Mills Drive and called 911, bringing State college first responders to the scene. Meyers was charged with first-degree felony arson, and recklessly endangering another person and posted $5,000 unsecured bail.
FIRST FRIDAY IN WILLIAMSPORT TOMORROW
First Friday sponsored by UPMC North Central PA comes around tomorrow at the end of a shortened holiday week with events taking place in Downtown Williamsport on West Fourth St. between Market and Hepburn Streets. Music is sponsored by Woodlands Bank and Van Campen Motors and features Coast to Coast on the Community Arts Center’s Outdoor Stage. Enjoy Taste of Williamsport: A showcase of Williamsport restaurants to celebrate the unique cuisine and culinary arts in our community. Participating restaurants will offer small bites from 5 to 9pm.
WORK TO CLOSE WESTBOUND REST AREA ON I-80 NEXT WEEK
A Utility Project will temporarily close the I-80 WB rest area in Montour County next week. PennDOT says the I-80 westbound rest area near mile marker 219 in Montour County is scheduled to close on Monday, July 10th for a water supply upgrade project. The restrooms and parking areas will be closed during the project, which is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. The I-80 eastbound rest area will remain open during this time.
Braves 8 Guardians 1
Astros 6 Rockies 4
A’s 12 Tigers 3
Phillies 8 Rays 4
Marlins 10 Cardinals 9
Orioles 6 Yankees 3
Reds 9 Nationals 2
Red Sox 4 Rangers 2
Twins 5 Royals 0
Cubs 4 Brewers 3
Padres 5 Angels 3
Giants 2 Mariners 0
Mets 2 Diamondbacks 1
Dodgers 6 Pirates 4
Blue Jays & White Sox postponed for rain
MLB Draft League
Cross cutters are off tonight, but go on the road for a 3-game series starting tomorrow in Maryland with the Frederick Keys 705 first pitch. Back at home on the 11th to play Trenton Thunder
*Women’s top seed Poland’s Iga Swiatek ( EE ga she ON teck) outclassed Spain’s Sara Tormo 6-2, 6-0 on Wednesday to sweep into the third round of Wimbledon. It was Swiatek’s first match on Centre Court.
*Men’s defending Champion, Novak Djokovic (JOKE a Vitch) racked up Grand Slam victory number 350 by defeating Australia’s Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon yesterday 6-3 7-6 (4) 7-5 to move into the third round.
American Frances Tiafoe (also) advanced in straight sets against Wu Yibing.