LOCAL ATTORNEY SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICING FOR FOUR YEARS
A Supreme Court Disciplinary Board has suspended a Lycoming County lawyer and Bradford County Assistant District Attorney from practicing law for four years after investigating misappropriation of funds, lying to clients, and repeatedly failing to act with diligence. According to North Central PA dot com, Attorney Mary C. Kilgus’s offices were searched by state police in January of 2017 under suspicion of stealing more than 100 thousand dollars from clients, but no charges were filed then. This week the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) filed a joint petition against Kilgus who, according to court documents, admitted engaging in violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, showed remorse and paid restitution to her clients. Kilgus also resigned as Assistant DA of Bradford County.
WILLIAMSPORT MAN THREATENS CHURCH COMMUNITY
A Williamsport man who made threats to shoot up a local church, has been jailed. According to the Sun Gazette, 28 year old Justin C. Augustus allegedly made the threats about the Christ Community Worship Center at an acquaintances’ home last July, as a result of a domestic incident. Police say Augustus was arraigned Saturday on charges of two misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and is in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 50 thousand dollars bail.
TWO LOCAL PA BANKS HAVE MERGED
The signing of a definitive merger agreement between two high performing Central Pennsylvania Banks was announced yesterday combining the two companies in a strategic merger of equals. According to a news release, CCFNB Bancorp Inc. and Muncy Bank Financial Inc. combined will have around 1.6 billion dollars in total assets, 1.2 billion in total deposits, a billion in total loans and 144 million dollars in shareholders’ equity. The all stock-transaction deal of the Muncy Columbia Bank came to a value of about 65 million dollars. CCFNB’s current president, Lance O. Diehl will be the chairman president and CEO of the pro forma company and Robert Glunk of Muncy Bank Financial will be the Chief Operating Officer of Muncy Columbia Bank. No layoffs are expected in the merger.
NEW CIVIL WAR MUSEUM IN GETTYSBURG TO OPEN
A grand opening of a new Gettysburg museum will take place this Saturday and Sunday that will tell the story of the Civil War from the perspective of the citizens who lived in Gettysburg, some of whom were eyewitnesses. According to PennLive, museum administrators say it’s usually the soldier’s story that gets told, but that this is the people’s story. Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum is open March through October and you can reserve 15 dollar tickets for the grand opening weekend in advance at www.achs-pa.org.
SHOTS TROOPER FIRED AT SUSPECT JUSTIFIED
The Milton State Trooper who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound when gunfire erupted between law enforcement and a suspect during a domestic investigation in Watsontown, was justified in firing the shots that critically injured the suspect. According to Penn Live, Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz concluded through video surveillance that 19 year old Hunter Shaheen, of East 4th Street had both legs planted and both hands on the gun when he opened fire toward the officers. Shaheen will have a preliminary hearing when he is released from the hospital from his injuries.
JURY SELECTION IN PORNOGRAPHY TRIAL DELAYED
It will be summer until the federal trial of a Northumberland man accused of production of child pornography can take place. According to the Daily Item, the defense for 54 year old Howard Miller III requested a reschedule of the jury selection after Miller plead guilty to the charges on March 9th in Williamsport. Miller also faces six other potential felony charges of rape of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and more from an August 2022 incident in Coal Township that has no upcoming court date scheduled at this time.
OPPOSITION TO MD NATIONAL GUARD FLYOVER PLAN
The Clinton County Commissioners continue to voice opposition to the Maryland National Guard’s plan to lower the altitude airspace for its jets from 1,000 to 100 feet during training over North Central Pennsylvania and Clinton County in particular. According to the Record Online, the commissioners previously opposed the proposal that looks to increase flights over the Pennsylvania Wilds tourism area which could include 2 flights a day for 2 hours a day for 170 days of the year. The draft report from the Guard did make concessions to avoid flights below 1,000 over the Kettle Creek and Hammersley Fork environmental areas; and a no fly zone over the Leidy gas operations. The Guard’s final draft of the proposal has been publicly posted.
ACCIDENT AND CONSTRUCTION SLOWS AREA ROADS
According to 511PA dot com, Route 147 northbound is reopened at the Interstate 80 interchange in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, after a tractor-trailer crash shutdown the interstate for a few hours. I-180 may also have backups today as roadwork continues east and westbound from Montoursville to Loyalsock Township.
Montoursville 11 Lewisburg 1
HS Boys Tennis
Wellsboro 3 Galeton 2
Juniata 16 Penn college 12
College Softball Doubleheader
Penn State Abington beat Penn College 3-2, and 5-4
Tigers 4 Guardians 3 in game one
Tigers 1 Guardians 0 in game two
Phillies 7 White Sox 4 in game one
White Sox 3 Phillies 0 in game two
Marlins 4 Giants 2
Rays 10 Reds 0
Angels 5 Yankees 2
Orioles 1 Nationals 0
Red Sox 5 Twins 4
Rangers 12 Royals 2
Diamondbacks 8 Cardinals 7
Blue Jays 4 Astros 2
Pirates 5 Rockies 3
Cubs 4 A’s 0
Brewers 6 Mariners 5
Braves 8 Padres 1
Dodgers 5 Mets 0
East 1st Round Game 2
Celtics 119 Hawks 106 (Bos 2-0)
Cavaliers 107 Knicks 90 (1-1)
West 1st Round Game 2
Clippers 123 Suns 109 (1-1)
East 1st Round Game 1
Rangers 5 Devils 1
Lightning 7 Maple Leafs 3
West 1st Round Game 1
Jets 5 Golden Knights 1
Kraken 3 Avalanche 1