STUDENT ARRESTED FOR MAKING THREATS AT MUNCY

With a heightened sense of consciousness following last week’s school shooting in Florida, another area school student has been arrested and moved from school after making threats.  It’s believed that a 16 year old female student at Muncy High School was talking with other students on Friday on a school bus, calling last week’s school shooting funny, and then making comments to the effect that she would be the one ot shoot up the Muncy High School.  Authorities were notified yesterday and the student was taken into custody, charged with making terroristic threats and turned over to a juvenile facility.  Officials do say they don’t believe she had the means to carry the threats out. 

MAN THREATENS WOMAN WITH GUN

A Williamsport man faces charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident at his Sixth Avenue home over the weekend.  Williamsport police say 24 year old Hakeem Danley allegedly threatened to kill a woman while armed with a handgun around 3:50pm on Sunday. He was arraigned and jailed in Lycoming County prison in lieu of $15,000 dollars bail.  No injuries were reported.

AGGRVATED ASSAULT CHARGES FILED

Williamsport police announce the arrest of a High Street man on charges of aggravated and simple assault.  Police say they were called out to a High Street residence for a domestic disturbance around 7am on Sunday, and found that 30 year old Johnathon Zachery had punched a woman so hard there that he punctured one of her lungs.  The woman was treated at the hospital. Zachery was charged with aggravated and simple assault, arraigned and jailed in lieu of $35,000 bail.

SURVEY JUST ABOUT READY

A commission elected to decide the best form of city government in the city of Williamsport is closer to releasing a public survey to get input from city residents.  The Williamsport Charter Commission has announced that the survey will be released around March 8th, and yesterday voted to allow for a website domain.  They are also trying to figure out the best way to get the survey into the hands of city residents who do not have computer access or who would not want to take the survey via the internet.  The Commission also says that they are readying a survey for elected officials and city workers.

DEMOLITION CONTRACT AWARDED

14 months after a building in Lock Haven was destroyed in a fire, the burned out building will finally come down.  Lock Haven City Council awarded a demolition contract on Monday to ADM Logistics of Port Carbon for a total of $64,499 dollars.  The huge blaze destroyed a former furniture store at 37-41 Bellefonte Avenue in December of 2016 and the building has sat in bad condition with no roof on the upper floor since then. It’s believed that Demolition could start next month and be finished by April 19th.  No word on future plans for the property.

RESTAURANT BUMP OUT APPROVED

It looks like patrons at a restaurant which will be built at the Liberty Arena in the city of Williamsport will have the option to dine inside or outside during nice weather.  The Williamsport Planning Commission has recommended approval for a bump-out which will face Hepburn Street which will allow the proposed restaurant to have table seating outside.  Three red canopies will cover the bump out in addition to the two canopies that have already been approved for the restaurant.  City Council is expected to review the plans at its next meeting on March 1st.

REPUBLICANS GO TO U.S. COURT

As expected, Republican leaders in the PA State Legislature have gone back to the U.S. Supreme Court asking them to put a hold on the legislative map released by the State Supreme Court this past week.  The new congressional district map is widely considered to give Democrats a boost in their quest to control the U.S. House of  Representatives.  Republican leaders say the court usurped legislative authority when it released the map on Monday.  Time is getting short to have legislative districts set before the May 15th primary.

TREBEK TO MODERATE DEBATE

What is the state budget?  Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor will not have to put their answers in form of a question, but they will have to answer questions put to the by Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.  The 77 year old Canadian game show host has been tabbed to be the keynote speaker during the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s annual dinner in Hershey on October 1st.  As part of that he will moderate the debate between Governor Tom Wolf and his Republican opponent who will be selected in the May 15th primary. 

CONCEALED CARRY SEMINAR TONIGHT

Another Concealed Carry Seminar is scheduled for Lycoming County residents to find out about their rights and the regulations regarding carrying weapons.  That seminar, hosted by State Representatives Garth Everett and Jeff Wheeland will take place tonight at 6pm at the Clinton Township Fire company in State Route 54 in Montgomery. Lycoming County officials and a state police officer will be on hand to discuss various rules and regulations.  To register, call either representative’s office at 570-321-1270 or 570-398-4476.