THE LLB/MAJOR LEAGUE cLASSIC

Little League and the Big Leagues came together yesterday in South Williamsport and in the city of Williamsport at the first ever LLB/Big League Classic.  The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals spent late morning and early afternoon at the Lamade Complcx in South Williamsport attending games and meeting with the Little League World Series players and fans alike, then the action shifted last night to BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field as a capacity crowd of close to 2600 people, including all of the Little League players, and their parents attended the game between the Cardinals and the Pirates which was won by Pittsburgh 6-3.  Officials term the day a success and say more events coulee be coming in the future tying Little League and the Major Leagues together.

SERIES CONTINUES TODAY WITH FIVE GAMES

They got the games in early yesterday in advance of last night’s LLB/Big League Classic at Bowman Field but make no mistake, four teams have advanced to Wednesday’s Winners bracket finals at the Little League World Series.  In the International bracket, Canada advances with a 7-3 win over Venezuela, and Japan defeated South Korea 4-1.  In the U>S. bracket, Texas got past Connecticut 6-3 and it was North Carolina with a convincing 16-0 win over California.  There are five games in South Williamsport today.  A consolation game at 11am at Lamade Stadium as Italy takes on Michigan, followed by 4 elimination games. At 1pm.  South Korea plays Mexico at Volunteer Stadium, at 3pm its New Jersey vs. California, at Lamade, at 6, at Volunteer, the Dominican Republic plays Venezuela and at 8 at |Lamade, Washington takes on Connecticut.

 

TEEN DIES IN TIOGA COUNTY CRASH

 

A traffic death in Tioga County on Saturday afternoon.  State police say a 16 year old boy from Waverly New York who has not been named was driving north on Bungy Road at the intersection of Ashley Hill Road in Sullivan Township when he lost control of the vehicle which struck a telephone pole.  He was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. No one else was involved in that Tioga County crash.

STABBING INVESTIGATION

Williamsport police are investigating a stabbing which occurred on the city on Saturday evening during an alleged robbery attempt. The incident happened in the 300 block of High Street as a 51 year old male there went outside to smoke during a domestic disturbance. He was then stabbed and suffered non-life threatening wounds.  Police say that no one at the home is cooperating and they say circumstances surrounding the stabbing are suspicious.    

AREA BUSINESS BURGLARIZED

State police in Montoursville are investigating the burglary of a business in Muncy Creek Township.  Police say that last Wednesday around 1am, someone broke into the Kepner Feed Store along Maple Lane.  Once inside, they took an undetermined amount of money.  They also caused damage inside the building.  State police are asking anyone with information regarding that burglary to give them a call at 570-368-5700/

GATHERING FOR UNITY

Young and old, people from all walks of life converged on Brandon Park in the city of Williamsport early last evening to show solidarity with those affected by the events last week in Charlottesville Virginia.  Some 80 people turned out to rally for unity.  Organizer Eddie Kieranowski said the purpose of the gathering was to bring together groups of people who might not get the chance to meet otherwise.  The group listened to various speakers and was led through peace building exercises.  Organizers hope for more such events in the future.

ECLIPSE VIEWING

Though it won’t be a total eclipse in our area, residents should have clear enough skies to catch the event, the first in over 40 years.  You are reminded that if you can to get the special glasses to watch the eclipse.  There are also several home-made ways to watch the eclipse as well including using your cellphone in selfie mode, turning your back to the sun and watching through the screen.  Also, residents are urged to keep their pets inside during the eclipse as if an animal looks into the sun during it, that it could damage their eyes.  The eclipse is expected to being around 1pm with the sun being covered a little past 2:30 this afternoon with the eclipse over sometime around 3:30. 

WORK ON I-180

Little League and other traffic which accesses the area on Interstate 180 in the Muncy Creek Township area can expect delays today, a contractor will install a barrier and place paveme3nt markings to switch traffic in the work zone there between the hours of 7am and 4pm today.  During that time traffic will be reduced to a single lane in the Eastbound lane.  There will also be several rolling roadblocks starting at the I-180 eastbound on-ramp at Pennsdale and heading east for about a mile. Once the switch is completed the highway will be opened to two lanes of traffic. 

I-80 WORK COULD CAUSE SLOWDOWNS

Traffic on Interstate 80 westbound in the vicinity of the westbound ramp leading to Route 15 north are advised to be alert and drive with caution there today as crews begin repairs on the structure damaged by a vehicle fire there.  The structure spans Old Route 15 in White Deer Township and work will be performed during da6ylight hours today in the auxiliary lane.