ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE
Penn DOT says I-180 is reopened this morning after an accident overnight closed the westbound side of the interstate between the Watsontown and McEwensville exit and the Route 54 and Turbotville in Northumberland. There may still be debris on the shoulder near mile marker 3. According to social media reports, a passenger car and a semi-truck collided near in Delaware Township, but no serious injuries were reported. The truck may have been carrying mattresses and crews are cleaning the debris from the area. Scanner reports say there may have been a fuel spill. You can check conditions on all area roadways 24/7 at 511PA dot com.
MILL HALL MAN GUILTY ON FOUR OF FIVE COUNTS
A jury decided yesterday that a man from Mill Hall on trial from shooting in Porter Township in 2022, was guilty on four of the five counts in Lycoming County Court. According to the Sun Gazette, 39 year old Nigel Lee faces sentencing for first and second degree aggravated assault, and firearms charges for the shooting of Adam Butler, but the jury deadlocked on a count of criminal attempt at first degree murder. Butler was shot through the hand. Lee’s sentencing is scheduled for early February.
POLICE SEEKING LOST RIFLE IN BRADFORD COUNTY
State police in Towanda say a man from New Albany who was hunting in Bradford County November 27th, propped his rifle against a tree and forgot to pack it in his car when he left, and now the rifle is missing. According to North Central PA dot com, the 64 year old hunter finished his morning hunt in Overton Township and propped the black Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor rifle with a Vortex Diamondback scope against a tree along Bahl Road before he left the area in his car. No word on how much time elapsed between him leaving the firearm behind and then trying to retrieve it. If you have information on the missing rifle, call PSP Towanda at 570-265-2186.
BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER FOR WASD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will host a fundraiser basketball game between the Harlem Wizards and the “Millionaire Magicians” team, which is comprised of teachers, principals, staff and students from across the Williamsport district at the Magic Dome at Williamsport High School Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30. According to the Sun Gazette, the Harlem Wizards, a New Jersey-based organization promises a night of spontaneous humor and excitement. Doors open at 5:30 and tickets are available through the education foundation’s website under “Events” at www.wasdeducationfoundation.org or at www.harlemwizards.com.
LOYALSOCK MAN STEALS CAR, LEADS CHASE WITH POLICE
A man from Loyalsock Township was incarcerated after authorities say he stole his mother’s vehicle, causing numerous crashes and leading police on a pursuit Saturday night until he went down an embankment near Rural Avenue. According to the Sun Gazette, 39 year old Rory McCormick Soha was allegedly drunk and was not injured. Police discovered he had already lost his license due to a previous DUI conviction, and was unable to stand while at the DUI center, where he refused a blood draw. He was later arraigned for felony fleeing, theft and more. His is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 30 thousand dollars bail.
HOMICIDE CHARGES HELD OVER FOR NORRY COURT
Charges are to be bound over for court in Northumberland County for a homicide suspect who fatally shot a man November 2nd in Sunbury in an argument over a woman while his co-defendant was in the car. Eighteen year old Jose Jusino-Morales, of Susquehanna Avenue was in court Tuesday with 21 year old Armando Pena-Alvayero of Church Street, who testified for the prosecution. Court records say, that after the shooting, Jusino-Morales gave Pena-Alvyero the gun he used to shoot the victim on Market Street and threatened him not to talk before they left the victim for dead at about 11:30pm. Sunbury police say Pena-Alvayero turned the weapon in and told police about the shooting that night, and waived his preliminary hearing this week for tampering with evidence.
RAIL FREIGHT PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR PA
Penn DOT announced this week the approval of 25 rail freight improvement projects that are aligned with Governor Shapiro’s commitment to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, supporting economic growth. Officials from PennDOT said, Pennsylvania’s rail freight network supported by state and federal funding will support nearly 300 family-sustaining jobs and connect Pennsylvania communities to the global economy. Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads, which is more than any other state.
WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC COMING TO SELINSGROVE
A new women’s health clinic is coming to Selinsgrove. According to Evangelical Community Hospital, OB/GYN of Evangelical will open Monday December 18th with physicians, physician assistants, and midwives available to see patients Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 21 Susquehanna Mall Drive – next to the Sheetz on Route 15. The specialty clinic can be a convenient location for patients of Snyder County and surrounding areas. Make an appointment by calling the Selinsgrove location by calling 570-523-8700.
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