MAN JAILED FOR ASSAULTING TROOPERS
A Williamsport man was caught inside a Lycoming Creek Road apartment and attacked the state troopers who responded to apprehend him April 30th. According to the Sun Gazette, Christian King-Lewis threw items at and bit officers as they attempted to restrain him after he had broken windows and climbed into the apartment that was occupied at that time by an ex-girlfriend and two other of her friends. King-Lewis had bloody hands and face and he, along with both troopers who were injured were treated at UPMC Williamsport. After King-Lewis was discharged from the hospital, he was arraigned on charges of aggravated and simple assault, harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, felony trespassing and more. He is in the Lycoming County prison in lieu of 200 thousand dollars bail.
MAN CHARGED FOR THROWING ROCK AT A CAR
Hughesville police say a Muncy man threw a rock at a moving car in Picture Rocks on February 4th and is facing criminal mischief charges. According to the Sun Gazette, 28 year old Joseph Bradley Bower allegedly threw the rock at a car along Route 220 and Laurel Run Road which shattered the passenger side window, where passenger, Caleb Rooker was sitting. Rooker had minor injuries. Bower is free on 5 thousand dollars bail.
TIOGA COUNTY PAVING PROJECT TO CLOSE RAMP
Tioga County has a five month paving project starting this week that could close the ramp throughout the project at exit 179 off of Route 15. The ramp will be closed 3 days through this weekend for paving weather permitting and a detour will be in place using Route 15 north to Route 6 in Mansfield Borough. PennDOT says the contractor, HRI will be working on the 3.2 million dollar project into the summer from a mile south to a mile north of the Canoe Camp Creek exit. You can check 511PA dot com 24/7 to see if the closures are in place.
FOUR DAY WORK WEEK LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN PA
State representatives from Dauphin, Chester and Lehigh counties introduced a bill in the House Friday that will give incentives to companies who implement a 4 day, 32 hour work week. According to WGAL, the companies who participate in the 4-day workweek pilot program through the Department of Labor and Industry, would be eligible for state tax credit. Supporters of the bill say a four day work week reduces employee stress and allows more flexibility with families.
MAN WHO SHOT AT TROOPERS SENTENCED
A man from Cogan House Township who shot at state troopers in a stand-off in April of 2021 was sentenced in Lycoming County court this week. According to the Sun Gazette, 25 year old Nakoma J Ross will spend 44 to 88 years behind bars for the shooting that began with him not taking mental health medication and led to the shots fired at troopers at a residence along Ross Road. One bullet hit a cruiser, but no one was injured in the incident. Ross must also pay over 8 thousand dollars in restitution.
VICTIM CHOKED IN DOMESTIC INCIDENT
A man from Mount Carmel was charged after a domestic incident brought police to his home on East Fifth Street. According to North Central PA dot com, 38 year old Jamie Stine was allegedly in a verbal argument on April 29th with the victim who police said he then punched and kept in a choke hold until he couldn’t breathe. He suffered minor injuries. Police arrested Stine at the scene and faces felony strangulation. He was jailed in Northumberland County in lieu of 35 thousand dollars cash bail.
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN TURBOTVILLE
Turbotville is seeing new construction this week as the 2023 Community Hall Renovation project there is underway. According to the Standard Journal, T-Ross Brothers Construction is working to install new double entry doors, and a bathroom remodel. The project funding which totals over 19 thousand dollars, is provided by the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The FCFP works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact, and perpetual stewardship.
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK IN WILLIAMSPORT
The James V. Brown Library is celebrating Children’s Book Week in downtown Williamsport this week. According to North Central PA dot com, parents, children, and book lovers alike can come to the library on 19 East Fourth Street through May 7th to find a favorite book and participate in fun activities that reflect the slogan for this year’s Children’s Book Week; “Read Books. Spark Change”. Research shows that parent involvement is the number one predictor of early childhood reading success and future academic achievement. Get details at jvbrown.edu.
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