A MAN DIES IN A CLINTON COUNTY CRASH

A Bellville Pennsylvania man was identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Clinton County which occurred on Friday morning.  That crash happened just before 7am on Friday as a vehicle driven by 21 year old Sterling Hardy of Belleville rammed into the back of a trailer being pulled by a truck driven by 48 year old John Zook of Lewisburg which was stopped on Nittany Valley Drive in Porter Township waiting to turn into Nittany Wood Crafters.  Hardy was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma injuries.  Zook was not injured in that Clinton County crash.

WANTED WOMAN IN CUSTODY, POSSIBLE METH LAB FOUND

The Northumberland County Sherriff’s Department and Milton State Police have reported the arrest of a woman wanted on a bench warrant which led to a drug investigation in the Muncy Area.  Authorities received word that Karen Haddon who was wanted for failure to appear in court on two occasions earlier this year was found in a home on Laver Road in Muncy on Friday morning along with another woman on supervision from Union County.  While there they found paraphernalia used in making methamphetamines..  State police are investigating the drug violations.  Haddon has been arrested and incarcerated.

CITY STORE ROBBERY ATTEMPT

Williamsport City police continue to investigate a robbery attempt which occurred at a city store on Thursday night.  Around 10pm, a man walked into the Your Choice Convenience Store at 653 Washington Boulevard and demanded money from the clerk.  He then got away on foot fleeing towards Railway Street.  It was not reported whether or not he got away with anything and the man was unarmed.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Agent Trent Peacock at 570-327-7593 or at tpeacock@cityofwilliamsport.org.

INMATE FACES FEDERAL INDICTMENT

An inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary was indicted in federal court in Williamsport last week on a weapons charge.  Joshua Mike Sr. is alleged to have possessed a sharpened piece of plastic known as a shank at the prison.  He was found with the weapon at the prison in June of this year.  If found guilty of the fine, he faces a maximum of five years in prison as well as a $250,000 dollars fine.

MAYOR WANTS TO CRACKDOWN ON JUVENILE CRIME

The City of Williamsport will crack down on criminal behavior by juveniles within the city.  Mayor Gabriel Campana has asked city police Lt. Steven Helm to take calls about any juvenile criminal activities.  The mayor says if the juveniles are seen committing any crimes that they will be taken into custody, taken to police headquarters and their Parents will need to pick them up.  There have been numerous incidents of unveils on bicycles in the Newberry Area who have been causing problems there. 

MAN WAIVES HEARING

A Montgomery man who is accused of rear-ending a buggy injuring an entire family last month, has waived his preliminary hearing and will head to court.  37 year old Christopher Cranmer was allegedly driving drunk around 9:30 on September 24th when he struck the buggy carrying Christopher Stoltzfus Fisher Jr., his wife and their five children.  Six were taken to Geisinger that night with two having to be flown there.  Cranmer then fled the scene and was later found at his home.  He has already been convicted of 5 DUI”s.  He remains jailed in Lycoming County Prison.

SECTION OF WALLIS RUN ROAD TO REOPEN

Good news for those who have had to find other routes to get around a closed section of Wallis Run Road in Lycoming County.  The section of the roadway which has been closed since the October of 2016 flooding due to a soil slid there, is expected to reopen by the end of the month.  The road will connect to a temporary bridge that is currently in place over Wallis Run.  There will be single lane traffic controlled with temporary traffic signals until a permanent bridge is completed. The road will then be reopened to traffic in both directions.

THRUWAY PROJECT WORK CONTINUES

The work on the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project will continue this week.  The contractor will finish work on the temporary bridge over Route 15 at the Winfield Interchange with any traffic stoppages on Route 15 occurring at night.  Contractors are also placing concrete on the Route 147 northbound bridge of Chillisqaque Creek in Northumberland County and say that traffic con Hidden Paradise Road and ridge Road which run under the bridge will be controlled by flaggers.  Motorists there should take alternate routes to avoid delays.