TRASH TRUCK ACCIDENT ON SOUTHSIDE
A trash truck crashed into a tree and a parked car on the South Side of Williamsport Wednesday morning and two men suffered minor injuries just after 6:30am. According to the Sun Gazette, the driver of the trash-hauling dump truck said they were going up an incline and the brakes suddenly gave out around the 400 block of Thompson Street causing them to lose brake control, hitting two mailboxes, a large tree, and a 2018 Ford Pickup owned by residents Sandy Dunlap and Woody Hauser, which was pushed about 20 feet after the impact. State Police Motor Carrier Safety Assistance was at the scene and towed the vehicle to a garage where they will investigate the cause of the crash.
LINDEN MAN FACES TWO DUI CHARGES
A Linden man is facing charges in two DUI just weeks apart. According to the Sun Gazette, 33 year old David Lee Morris, Jr. was stopped for failing to signal on Front Street around 3:30am April 9th, and was discovered to be allegedly impaired. Then a few weeks later, on May 12th, Morris was stopped again for driving while impaired after being reported by a family member to state troopers. He now faces two counts of DUI and six other summary violations and has been summoned to appear in District Court.
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR SOUTH STUDENTS
Students in South Williamsport who find themselves struggling with mental health issues will soon have a new program available to help. According to the Sun Gazette, the South Williamsport School Board recently approved a grant-funded pilot program for students ages 11 to 18 who need help alleviating anxiety or other mental health issues to utilize on an as needed basis. The program is already used by 20 school districts and provides digital online health support with professional support and dialogue with counselors.
MILITARY DAY AT THE LYCOMING COUNTY FAIR
It’s Military day today at the 152nd Lycoming County Fair – veterans and active military duty with ID get in free to the fair all day sponsored by UPMC For Life – not including the rides that open at 5pm today. It’s Throwback Thursday in the grandstand at 7 featuring the Compact SUV and Mini Trucks, plus the ladies only Queens Clash. 4H family fun night is at 7:30 and will have the lamb and calf dressing contest. Backyard Broadcasting will be live on the midway from 5 til 8pm tonight, too! Get details at lycomingfair.net.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THROWING A PROPANE TANK
A woman was arrested for throwing a propane tank and causing damage to another woman’s car. According to the Sun Gazette, police say Nahjay Jackson argued with a woman at the 800 block of Elmira Street at about 9am on July 5th, first picking up the tank, throwing it at the windshield of her car, and followed that by throwing it again. She attempted to hit the woman with the tank and nearly missed a toddler who was near the home . Jackson fled the scene and allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone. Police charged her with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and theft and Jackson posted 25 thousand dollars bail.
ONE DEMOCRAT RESIGNATION IN THE HOUSE MEANS A PARTISAN TIE
A Democratic lawmaker from Pittsburgh resigned Wednesday from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, to pursue her campaign to be the next Allegheny County executive, moving the party’s slim majority to a partisan tie. According to North Central PA dot com, State Representative Sara Innamorato sent a resignation letter to Speaker Joanna McClinton who then scheduled a special election to replace her on Tuesday, Sept. 19 — the earliest date possible under state law, and a week before the state House’s next scheduled voting day. With Innamorato’s resignation, and the legislature mired in a budget stalemate, the partisan breakdown now sits at 101-101.
RECORD LEGAL GAMBLING REVENUES IN PA
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has reported that there were record revenues in legal gambling during 2022. According to the American Gaming Association Pennsylvania is one of six states that have already surpassed the previous full-year revenue record reaching $3.9 billion in gross gaming revenue in 2021. PA players wagered over $5.5 billion with almost half of that coming from slot machines. The state generated over $2.3 billion in tax revenue for 2022. Both of those were record highs.
CEREMONY TO THANK USAF FOR BASKETBALL COURTS FRIDAY
The public is invited to a ceremony to dedicate the new basketball court at at Memorial Park tomorrow, July 21st at 11am. According to Williamsport mayor Derek Slaughter’s office, the event is to recognize and thank the United States Air Force for their over nine thousand dollar contribution in support of the new hoops in three city parks, including Memorial, Shaw, and Young’s Woods Park. The new basketball courts are a part of other improvements and upgrades at other city park facilities. Memorial Park is located at 1744 West Fourth Street in Williamsport.
Pirates 7 Guardians 5
Orioles 8 Dodgers 5
Rangers 5 Rays 1
Cardinals 6 Marlins 4
Astros 4 Rockies 1
A’s 6 Red Sox 5
Brewers 5 Phillies 3
Angels 7 Yankees 3
Padres 2 Blue Jays 0
Mets 5 White Sox 1
Reds 3 Giants 2
Diamondbacks 5 Braves 3
Cubs 8 Nationals 3
Tigers 3 Royals 2
Twins 6 Mariners 3
MLB Draft League
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3 Williamsport Crosscutters 1
Cutters have the night off tonight, but stay home for the weekend, hosting the Frederick Keys Friday night with a 6:35pm first pitch.
Little League Baseball in Section 3
Mifflinburg 11 Keystone 6Keystone vs. Upper Dauphin Tonight @5:30 in Beech Creek.
Mifflinburg advances to the final Friday @5:30.
*The New York Jets are trading fourth-year wide receiver Denzel Mims to the Detroit Lions. According to the NFL Network, Mims will head to Detroit along with a seventh-round pick in 2025 while a 2025 conditional sixth-round pick heads back to the Meadowlands. The 2020 second-round pick (59th overall) had publicly requested a trade before the 2022 season.