SUSPECTED FATAL ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN I-80 EAST
An accident shut down I-180 eastbound yesterday near the Lycoming Mall exit around 5pm. According to the Sun Gazette, traffic was managed and rerouted to Fairfield Road by Lycoming County Fire police after Montoursville Borough Police assisted State Troopers at the scene. A forensics vehicle was reportedly at the accident scene as well, and the eastbound side of the interstate reopened between 9 and 9:30pm following the police investigation.
FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
A Blanchard woman died last Saturday after a motorcycle accident in Boggs Township. According to the Lock Haven Express, 52 year old Jeremy M. Frigo, of Blanchard, was traveling along North Eagle Valley Road with his passenger, 49 year old Barbara S. Frigo, when police say the brakes of Frigo’s 2005 Harley Davidson Road King locked for an unknown reason then crossed the center ine into the opposite lane before overturning. Both were taken to Geisinger by Life Flight Helicopter in suspected serious condition. Barbara passed away from her injuries at the Danville hospital. Jeremy is still suffering from his injuries. An investigation into the crash continues.
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE SALE OF EXECUTIVE PLAZA BUILDING
The sale of the Executive Plaza building on Pine Street for just over 3.6 million dollars to Horizon Federal Credit Union was approved 3-0 by the Lycoming County Commissioners yesterday. According to North Central PA dot com, the credit union plans to bring about 100 corporate jobs to the downtown area within the next five years following renovations after the county vacates the offices by December 31st of this year. The county offices planned for 33 West Third street are underway with approved architectural plans in place.
BE CAREFUL OF STUDENT LOAN SCAMMERS
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance agency is warning student loan borrowers to be aware that there are financial aid scammers attempting to take advantage of those confused by the recent Supreme Court ruling about the cancellation of student loan debt. According to a press release from the PHEAA, a recent reports say student loan scammers stole more than 5 billion dollars from Americans last year, and use tricks to pose as government representatives, such as look-alike websites and logos. Go to Studentaid.gov for links and info to all the debt-relief programs the US Department of Education offers.
MAN ESCAPES MAJOR INJURIES AFTER ROLLOVER ACCIDENT
A man from Lewisburg escaped major injuries after an intense crash Tuesday along Route 304. According to State Troopers, 46 year old Brian Huff was traveling west on Route 304 near the Route 15 intersection in Union Township and failed to make the right-hand curve when he struck a utility pole, a stump, and rolled in the air before landing on all four tires. Huff suffered only minor injuries while wearing his seatbelt improperly, he will also be charged with other traffic violations.
WOMAN CHARGED IN CHILD’S FENTANYL DEATH
A 27 year old Cambria County woman turned herself in this week to authorities and was arrested on charges relating of the fentanyl death of her 5 year old daughter in 2022. According to North Central PA dot com, police say the defendant Volaura Askew was charged with endangering the welfare of two children, and police say two other suspects, Albert Spicer and Elyse Young, of Johnstown, were accused of drug-dealing offenses in the case. Askew was unable to post the $500,000 monetary bail and was remanded to Cambria County prison Tuesday night. The Cambria County determined the cause of death of the 5 year-old was acute fentanyl toxicity and ruled the manner of death as homicide.
REPRESENTATIVE PAUSES SALARY UNTIL PA BUDGET IS PASSED
Representative Jamie Flick of South Williamsport and almost a dozen other members of the House have asked to withhold their pay during the budget impasse in the Pennsylvania legislature. According to the Sun Gazette, Flick says adopting the state budget in a timely manner is one of the most important jobs the General Assembly can do, which then sets the fiscal year right from the start. Flick says in addition to opting out of his pay, he has co-sponsored legislation that will suspend the compensation of the governor, lieutenant governor and members of the General Assembly until the impasse is over.
BISON BASKETBALL GOES TO ITALY
The men’s basketball team from Bucknell will be going on a tour of Italy next week and will be playing basketball over the ten days they are there amidst the planned sightseeing. According to the Sun Gazette, the team leaves next Wednesday and will tour Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Milan and Como. First-year coach John Griffin III, will accompany the team on the European trip that the school authorizes for athletic teams every four years. As a student, Griffin went to Ireland and England with the Bisons in 2005 and as assistant coach for Bucknell, he toured the Netherlands, Belgium and France in 2018. Bucknell will play three local teams while on the trip.
Guardians 6 White Sox 3
Angels 6 Tigers 0 Game 1
Angels 11 Tigers 4 Game 2
Mets 2 Nationals 1
Cubs 10 Cardinals 3
Phillies are in Pittsburgh @ 7:05
MLB Draft League
State College Spikes 6 Williamsport Crosscutters 5
Cutters will try to tie up the four game series tonight at home at Muncy Bank Ballpark in Historic Bowman Field – 6:35pm first pitch
Cook Out 400 at Richmond Motor Speedway
Pre Race Coverage starts at 2pm – Green Flag at 3pm on the Twin Valley’s Talk Radio Network or WILQ’s HD3