FATAL LYCOMING COUNTY CRASH

One man is dead and four other persons injured following a three vehicle crash in Muncy Township yesterday. The crash happened around 3:20 yesterday afternoon when a vehicle driven by an as yet unidentified 78 year old New York City man ran a stop sign at Route 220 and Rabbittown Road and struck another vehicle and was struck behind by another..  That man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lycoming County Coroner’s office.  Three women and another man in the other two vehicles were injured with three taken to UPMC Muncy Valley and one person take to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.  Their names and conditions were not released. 

A section of Route 220 near Pennsdale was shut down for about three hours yesterday following an afternoon crash which killed one man and injured four other persons.  The crash occurred as the victim, an unidentified 78 year old man from New York went through a stop sign at Route 220 and Rabbittown Road, striking and SUV and being struck by another.  The man was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Four others, including three women were taken to area hospitals for treatment.  Their conditions were not released.  State police continue their investigation.

THREE CHARGED WITH ARSON

Three are residents have been arrested by Old Lycoming Township police accused of conspiring of and then setting fire to a Hepburn Township home last month.  Firefighters were dispatched to a home owned by James Confer along North Shaffer Hill Road in Lycoming Township on September 5th.  Following an investigation it was found that Confer paid Richard Wheeler of Old Lycoming Township to burn the home down in a plot to collect insurance money.  Abbi Orrico, also of Old Lycoming Township accompanied Wheeler and allegedly helped in the plot.  Each face multiple counts.  Wheeler is jailed without bail.  Orrico in lieu of 0,000 bail and Confer in lieu of ,000 bail.

MURDER TRIAL UNDERWAY

A murder trial got underway in the city of Williamsport for a man accused of the savage stabbing of another city man which occurred in June of 2017.  Rashawn Williams has admitted to stabbing Scotty Cole in the 300 block of Locust Street in the early morning hours of June 22nd of last year.  The prosecution is trying to prove that William’s actions were premediated following the dissolution of a romantic relationship between the two men.  The defense is trying to prove otherwise.  Testimony yesterday centered on the killing, including the fact that Cole was stabbed 35 times.  The trial is supposed to last into Friday.

SAFE WITH 60 GRAND STOLEN

State police in Milton are investigating the theft of a safe containing a large amount of money from a Montour County property.  Police say that sometime last Sunday into Monday, someone entered a property on West Valley Road in Valley Township and took a safe containing ,000 dollars owned by Daniel Diehl of Beavertown.  The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Milton. 

WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PROVIDING FATAL DRUG DOSE

A Sunbury woman faces anywhere from 60 months to 40 years in prison after a guilty plea in which she admitted to providing drugs which killed a man in Snyder County earlier this year.  30 year old Christine Walburn pleaded guilty to a count of drug delivery resulting in death yesterday in Snyder County court which stems from a fatal dose of fentanyl she delivered to Coby Goodling on February 24th in Monroe Township who overdosed and died.  Sentencing will be held later this year if the judge accepts the plea. 

NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS TO STAY THE SAME FOR NOW

A proposal to shrink the number of legislators in Harrisburg has been scuttled following a procedural vote in the State House of Representatives.  The latest proposal would shrink the number of state house members from 201 to 151 and the number of State Senators from 50 to 38.  The constitutional amendment was effectively killed by a house vote of 114 to 76 yesterday.  Supporters of the bill will have to start over next year.

ALMOST MILLION FOR MUNCY SCHOOL PROJECT

Plans for the renovation and expansion at the Muncy High School were presented to the public during a school board meeting last night.  The district is looking at renovating a number of classrooms and creating a new connecting building.  The planned construction and renovation will add an extra 31,175 square feet and include air conditioning for the entire school a new gymnasium wrestling rooms, a library, four classrooms and other renovations.  Total cost is estimated at just below million dollars.

0,000 GRANT AWARDED

Loyalsock Township has received a boost in it’s quest to improve the Community Recreation Center.  State Representative Jeff Wheeland announced yesterday that the DCNR has awarded a 0,000 dollar Community Conservation Partnership Program grant to the Township.  The project will include construction of pedestrian walkways, a building addition, parking area and storm water management measures as well as installation of lighting and utilities and ADA access, and other site improvements.  The center serves township residents from school age on up to seniors.