SEARCH WARRANT SERVED, MAN JAILED
A Porter Township man has been charged by state police with growing a large amount of marijuana at his home. Police paid a visit to the home of Tadd Lauer along Minnier Drive around 4am yesterday morning. A search warrant was served and police went through Lauer’s home finding and seizing an estimated 1,500 grams of marijuana discovered throughout the home. 25 marijuana plants were discovered inside the home and several more outside. Lauer has been charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession and was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $200,000 dollars bail.
19 YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR FLEEING AND ELUDING
Pennsylvania College of Technology police have arrested a 19 year old city man who fled from them early on Wednesday morning. Police tried to pull over Rodney Jordan at Rose Street and Vine Avenue around 12:30am on Wednesday and he took off from them leading them on a brief pursuit which ended when his truck crashed into a fire hydrant and tree on Isabella Street. He was charged with fleeing, reckless driving, Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, jailed on a probation violation with bail eventually set at $25,000 dollars.
TIOGA COUNTY RESAURANT OWNER BUSTED
A restaurant and bar owner in Tioga County faces charges for selling drugs from his establishment and having employees sell drugs for him as well. 50 year old Anthony Allen was charged this week with the offenses stemming from an investigation which occurred last year, when drugs were sold at the Roadhouse Bar along Route 6. A controlled buy of heroin occurred there from a restaurant worker and Allen was present at the time. Following other police buys, and an investigation, Allen was charged with conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver and other counts and was jailed in Tioga County prison in lieu of $50,000 dollars bail. His preliminary hearing is on Tuesday.
AREA VFW BROKEN INTO
State police in Montoursville are investigating the break-in at an area VFW. Around 4am yesterday morning someone smashed out a glass window at the Muncy VFW at the rear of North Market Street and got inside. Police say it is an unknown male who then caused damage to several items inside. He then fled. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Montoursville at 570-368-5700.
GAS DRILLING MONEY APPROVED FOR STUDY
As expected, Lycoming County Commissioners yesterday approved the use of $15,000 dollars in gas drilling impact fees for a traffic study in the city of Williamsport. Commissioner voted to go ahead and release the money for a traffic study which would consider the feasibility of two-=way traffic on Third, Fourth and Basin Streets east of Mulberry Street. The study is part of a plan to revitalize neighborhoods in the area and increase accessibility to Lycoming College as well as businesses there. About 30 intersections will be studied and results are expected to be available in November.
MORE CHARGES FILED AGAINST A.G.
The state’s attorney general finds herself in even more trouble with the law. A second set of charges were filed yesterday in Montgomery County against Attorney General Kathleen Kane including another count of perjury. The new charges show prosecutors there say that Kane signed paperwork that proves she lied last year to the special grand jury which investigated her. The charges stem from a raid at her office last month. Kane continues to say the facts will come out and she will be exonerated.
WELLSBORO REP SEES BILL PASSED
A bill in the state house co-sponsored by Representative Matt Baker of Wellsboro received passage yesterday. The bill is designed to crack down on the use of legal, over the counter ingredients to manufacture illegal drugs. The bill empowers the State Department of Health Secretary to update the state’s list of controlled substances and authorize temporary bans on substances if the posed an imminent hazard to public health. Baker says it will lead to better enforcement and allow easier prosecution of persons who possess the substances meant to manufacture illegal drugs.
PENN-DOT LOOKING FOR PUBLIC INPUT
Penn-Dot is looking for help from the public in how to better work on transportation projects across the state. The PennDOT office of Public-Private Partnerships will be accepting unsolicited proposals for those projects through October 31st. The submissions apply to PennDOT owned projects and infrastructure and it’s hoped the proposals would offer innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Information can be found online at www.P2forPA.com.