SHOOTING INCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION
Shots were fired in the city of Williamsport yesterday afternoon and city police continue their investigation. Witnesses reported that three shots were fired along Fourth Avenue around 4pm yesterday. Two men were then spotted getting out of one vehicle and into another which sped away. A car was left in the middle of the street with its engine running and was towed and impounded. Another vehicle was found half in the roadway two blocks away on Second Avenue and also confiscated. It’s not believed that anyone was injured in the shooting incident and police do not have anyone in custody as of yet.
MAN SUFFERS HEART ATTACK, DIES BEHIND WHEEL
A crash yesterday in Eastern Lycoming County in which a Germantown man died may have resulted from a medical condition. Police say they believe that 46 year old Gerard Kineard suffered a heart attack while driving a commercial vehicle along State Route 220 in Penn Township around 7am yesterday morning. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree and Kineard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. No one else was involved in that Lycoming County crash.
FIRE DESTROYS SNYDER COUNTY MOBILE HOME
Investigators are still looking into the cause of a Sunday night fire which destroyed a Snyder County mobile home. Firefighters from four companies were called to the fire which broke out around 7:50 in the evening at a structure along Broadway Road in Jackson Township. When they arrived, they found the mobile home in flames. The occupant, a male who was not named was able to escape the flames with his dog without injury. A damage estimate has not been released and a state police fire marshal was called in yesterday to investigate the cause which was not deemed to be suspicious.
COMMISSION GIVES POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION
The Williamsport Planning Commission yesterday gave their stamp of approval for a local organization to take over the former Mater Delorosa Catholic Church rectory in order to operate a day center there. Family Promise of Lycoming County which works closely with churches across the county to help families get back on their feet wants to establish the center for families who are looking to get back on their feet. The Center would not be a shelter for families to stay overnight, instead it would be a place where they could work on their resume’s and search for jobs, do laundry and other daily tasks.
JERSEY SHORE TO HIRE RESOURCE OFFICER
The Jersey Shore School Board last night gave the go ahead for the district to hire a school resource officer. The officer, who would come from the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police force, would work a full week bouncing between the district’s four elementary schools as well as the middle school and the high school. He would also be expected from time to time to attend meetings and school functions at the request of the principal. District officials say the hiring will help with security and student safety. The officer’s salary would be paid for by a grant which the district recently received.
TIOGA COUNTY MAN DIES IN CRASH
A 70 year old man died in a Sunday night crash in Morris Township, Tioga County. State police in Mansfield say that for an unknown reason, a vehicle being driven by Albert Person, crossed over the center line on Route 287 and crashed into an embankment. The vehicle then rolled over and hit another embankment. Person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which occurred around 6pm. No one else was involved in that Tioga County crash.
PPL GIVES BIG TO UNITED WAY
The Lycoming County United Way’s recent campaign was boosted by a large contribution from PPL Corporation. Employees at PPL were able to raise more than $21,800 dollars for the Unite Way Campaign. According to Unite Way officials, PL continues to show its commitment to the children and families in the community through both financial and human resources. In all, PPL Corporation companies raised a total of $3.43 million dollars for United Way campaigns, including more than $2.5 million dollars from employees and retirees in Pennsylvania and Montana.
CHARGE FILED AGAINST MIDD-WEST STUDENT
Police have filed charges against a teen who overstepped his bounds at a high school in our region, and is accused of threatening a teacher. Police say last month, 18 year old Tyler Sees of Mt. Pleasant Mills intervened in a dispute between teacher Dawn Getgen and another student at the Midd-West High School. Sees reportedly threatened to kill Getgen. Other teachers had to intervene, and police were called in. Sees has been charged with terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct and faces a preliminary hearing on March 27th.