NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN DIES IN CRASH

A woman from North Carolina died and her two children were flown to Geisinger Medical Center following a Thursday morning crash on Interstate 180 near the Lycoming Mall in Muncy Township yesterday.  The crash occurred around 11:20am just west of the Lycoming Mall interchange.  A vehicle driven by 32 year old Brittany Snauffer of Dunn North Carolina went out of control and rolled several times in the median. Snauffer was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.  Her 9 month old son and 7 year old daughter were flown to Geisinger Medical Center where their conditions were not released.  .

WOLF VETOES THREE MORE BILLS

Governor Wolf continued exercising his veto powers in Harrisburg yesterday. The governor who just a day before vetoed the entire state budget, yesterday vetoed three more bills.  One of those bills is to privatize the Pa State Liquor system with Wolf saying that the state can support and bolster consumer convenience without selling the system and risking higher prices and fewer selections for consumers.  Wolf also vetoed a public schools bill which contains a new formula to distribute state aid to districts and one that guides how money from the budget is spent.  He has not decided yet what to do with legislation which would change the state’s pension system.

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend here and gas prices down, the roadways are extremely busy.  State and local police say they will be out with aggressive driving enforcement as well as DUI enforcement.  Police will be looking for drivers who are speeding, tailgating and committing other aggressive driving maneuvers.  They will also be looking for those drivers who are drinking and driving and say they will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. You are reminded also to drive carefully and follow all rules in construction zones and of course to always buckle up. 

MORELAND TOWNSHIP HOME BURGLARIZED

State police in Montoursville are investigating the burglary of a home in Moreland Township.  Police report that back in May, someone broke into a home along Walter’s Road owned by Larry Snyder and once inside stole two firearms and $140.00 in cash. The guns are described as a .357 ruger and a .22 caliber H&R 9 shot revolver. An estimate of loss was not released and state police are asking anyone with information regarding that burglary to give them a call at 570-368-5700.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR AN AREA TEACHER

An area teacher has been nationally recognized.  Susan Higley who teaches math at the Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School was notified on Wednesday that she is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  She is one of only 108 award recipients across the 50 states.  Higley who was nominated by a fellow teacher and former student was recognized for her work with students in part showing them careers which are available in science, technology, engineering and math.  She will receive a $10,000 award and be invited to Washington for a ceremony recognizing her achievements.

FREE PARKING FOR CELEBRATION

Backyard Broadcasting the city of Williamsport are getting ready to set the night to music tomorrow in the Downtown Area.  You are reminded that if you are coming to the celebration, you can park for free in the city lots and bring the bus to the festival area beginning around 6pm.  The buses will make stops every 10 minutes or so and you can get a return ride after the fireworks.  Handicap parking is available on the first floor of the parking deck at Third and Church Streets.  You are also reminded that you cannot bring alcoholic beverages; do not bring your tents, your pets, or your own fireworks to the downtown area for the celebration.  Fireworks will be set up around 9:40 tomorrow evening.

THE BRIDGE WILL CLOSE

The Annual Set the Night to Music Celebration will take place tomorrow night in the city of Williamsport.  Roadways in the festival area will shut down around noon tomorrow.  The river walk will be closed from early tomorrow morning into early Sunday morning on the Williamsport side and there will be restrictions later in the day tomorrow on the South Williamsport side as well.  The Carl Stotz Memorial Bridge on Market Street will be closed from 8pm to approximately 10:30pm for fireworks and clean up.  City and other municipal police departments say they are at the ready for traffic control and for any other problems which may crop up.