NO EXPLOSIVES FOUND IN SUNBURY FROM BOMB THREAT
There were no explosives found by bomb sniffing dogs brought in to investigate three separate bomb threats in Sunbury over the weekend. According to the Daily Item, Sunbury police say an investigation is underway and they suspect that one individual is responsible for the series of calls and threats against the Burger King Restaurant on North 4th Street came in between Saturday night and Sunday when a third bomb threat causing another evacuation and lock down. Authorities say there is no threat to the public, but if you have information about the weekend incidents in Sunbury, call Northumberland County 911.
NEW YORK MAN SENTENCED FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE
A man from Ghent, NY who was charged for sharing sexually explicit video material with a minor and took a plea deal was sentenced this week to 3 to 9 years in state prison for corruption of minors and indecent exposure. According to North Central PA dot com, 41 year old Jeremy Thomas Frick was granted the chance to spend Thanksgiving with his family before he reports to serve his term, after the defense asked President Judge Nancy Butts to delay the sentence until January 1st. Frick must report to the Lycoming County Prison December 4th, and following his release will be on the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) list for 25 years.
REAL ESTATE TAX INCREASE A POSSIBILITY IN WILLIAMSPORT
Monday night’s budget work session with City Council and Mayor Derek Slaughter proposed the idea of a 1 mil increase in real estate taxes for 2024. According to the Sun Gazette, City Council is considering the increase even though the city anticipates being over in the general fund, there was still an 800 thousand dollar deficit the city has to make up for its share of debt service. The 1 mil tax increase could make up for it. Mayor Slaughter said expenditures are down and surely there will be more conversations about the budget going forward. Another Council work session for the budget is this Wednesday night.
WEIS DONATES TO PVA
Weis Markets announced it has donated $200,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Officials from Weis Markets presented the check to PVA on Friday at their Enola, PA, store. The donation was raised through a four-week in-store campaign in October and includes a corporate donation, supporting PVA’s mission to help our most severely injured heroes have access to quality health care, and meaningful careers.
STATE POLICE SEEKING SHEEP SHOOTER
Another instance of someone shooting sheep near Winfield in Snyder County has occurred. According to State Police at Selinsgrove, another sheep being killed was reported, this instance was along Apple Butter Hollow Road in Jackson Township. The animal was in its enclosure and was hit with a small caliber bullet sometime overnight on either October 27th to 28th. If you have any information about three local sheep shootings, please contact Selinsgrove State Police.
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL FLASHING AT FAIRFIELD AND BRUSHY RIDGE
There is a newly installed traffic light at Fairfield Road and Brushy Ridge Road that is expected to be active this week and motorists are advised to use caution when approaching the new signal. According to PennDOT, Fairfield Road will have a flashing yellow light and drivers should proceed through the intersection with care. Brushy Ridge Road will have a flashing red light requiring motorists to stop and check for a clear intersection before proceeding. The intersection lights will flash for a week before the signal becomes fully activated after next Tuesday the 21st of November. The traffic signal at this intersection is part of a multi-year project that will reconstruct Fairfield Road, replacing the structure carrying Lycoming Mall Drive over Bennetts Run.
WILD BOAR SPOTTED IN PA
Feral Swine, or wild boar, have been spotted in just over 20 percent of Pennsylvania counties and there is worry that their destructive behavior could cause problems by disturbing local ecosystems. According to North Central PA dot com, a study by University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health the boar are an invasive species growing in population throughout the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the hogs can cause approximately $2.5 billion in damages each year. Wild hogs are most active at night and hunting them is completely unregulated in Pennsylvania. If you suspect wild boar activity near you contact wildlife authorities and report them.
FCFP BRINGS ON NEW CFO
The First Community Foundation Partnership has brought on a new chief financial officer who brings over two decades of accounting and finance experience to the team. According to the FCF Partnership website, Steven Simms most recently comptroller and business operations manager at Lycoming County Resource Management Services and will now oversee the financial, accounting, and investment activities of the Foundation, including the FCFP Philanthropy Center and Rider Park. The Foundation works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and perpetual stewardship. Get Info about FCFP at 570-321-1500.
PIAA State Soccer Semi-Finals Today
Class 2A Central Columbia vs Northwestern Lehigh @ Harman-Geist Memorial Field in Hazelton 5pm
Class 3A Shikellamy vs Abington Heights @ Harman-Geist Memorial Field in Hazelton 5pm
Class 2A Central Columbia vs Quaker Valley @ Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona 6pm
PIAA District 4 Football Playoffs Week 3 Friday
Class A Championship South Williamsport @ Muncy – BYB Game of the Week
Double A Championship Southern Columbia @ Troy
Triple A Championship Loyalsock @ Danville
States Quad A Round 3 Selinsgrove vs Bethlehem Catholic @ Catasqua
NFL Monday Night Football
Broncos 24 Bills 22
NFL Thursday night Football
Cincinnati @ Baltimore 8:15pm Prime Video
NCAA Football This week
Thursday – Pitt vs Boston College 7pm ESPN
Saturday – Rutgers @ Penn State 12pm FS1
Wake Forest @ Notre Dame 3:30pm NBC
Celtics 114 Knicks 98
Raptors 111 Wizards 107
Bucks 118 Bulls 109
Kings 132 Cavaliers 120
Oilers 4 Islanders 1
Avalanche 5 Kraken 1