STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE GUNSHOTS IN LOYALSOCK
Pennsylvania State Police responded to reports of a gunshot on Monday at the 200 block of Russell Avenue in Loyalsock Township. According to North Central PA dot com, the deceased victim was identified as Jeffrey Aderhold II and police are involved in an active investigation. According to police scanner information, Aderhold’s death may have been caused by a self-inflicted gunshot. If you have information, please call State Police at Montoursville 570 368-5700.
EVIDENCE IN ARMORY BREAK-IN DISCOVERED DURING SEARCH
Information has just been released this week about an investigation into a juvenile being shot November third that police say may have uncovered evidence about a burglary at the National Range and Armory at 531 Washington Blvd. According to the Sun Gazette, a 14-year-old and a juvenile friend sought treatment for the injured teen who told police he was shot in the foot while standing inside a home on Memorial Avenue. After obtaining a search warrant, city police discovered evidence that was consistent with the injuries the boy sustained and also with evidence found at the armory, such as broken glass and discovery of clothes that the suspects were allegedly wearing while caught on surveillance footage. Police say seven guns were stolen during the break-in last month, but no arrests have been made as of yet.
PLAN PRESENTED FOR FORMER LYCOMING MALL PROPERTY
FAMVEST, the developer and owner of the land in Muncy Township that was once the Lycoming Mall, have announced upcoming plans for the project and have chosen a name for the mixed use site. According to executives at FAMVEST, they have dubbed the soon to be thriving commercial community “The District at Lycoming Valley” and expect to offer a diverse mix of retail and commercial options, healthcare services, housing, and recreational space. “The District” will be able to offer hundreds of full and part-time positions for those in the region.
WOODLANDS BANK DONATES THROUGH EITC PROGRAM
Woodlands Bank has given a 5 thousand dollar donation to the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport thanks to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program or EITC. Every year since 2007, the Community Arts Center provides exceptional arts programming that enhances the classroom curriculum of nine school districts across a multi-county geographic reach in Northcentral Pennsylvania. According to president of Woodlands bank, Jon Conklin, the bank’s ability to utilize the EITC program and help support the CAC enriches the lives of all those who reside here , and it brings a cultural depth to the region that their organization is proud to support.
DRUG OFFICERS ARREST WILLIAMSPORT MAN
A Williamsport man is in custody after Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit detectives said he dealt cocaine and methamphetamine from his Glennwood Avenue apartment to multiple people, including confidential informants. According to North Central PA dot com, police say 40 year old Victor Lamar Gibbs, a known local cocaine dealer, had football sized chunks of cocaine in his possession, and allegedly manufactured meth in the home before selling 61 grams of it to the undercover detective who videotaped the interactions. Gibbs will be charged with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility, and is being held at the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of 95 thousand dollars bail monetary.
TEEN DRIVER IDENTIFIED IN MONDAY’S FATAL CRASH
Reports of the identity of the Middleburg teenager who was killed Monday in a car accident along Route 104 and Troxelville Road in Center Township have been released. According to the Standard Journal, 16-year-old Midd-West student Hayden Gipson was the teen driver who lost his life. Gipson’s 2001 Mitsubishi collided with a truck-tractor combination driven by 49 year old Jason Sones of Watsontown. At a high rate of spend with a frosted windshield, Gipson struck the truck and the vehicle became trapped underneath the frame of the tractor trailer. The truck driver was not injured.
FALLEN SHAMOKIN OFFICER HONORED
A memorial was dedicated to honor a Shamokin City Police Department officer who was killed in the line of duty on November 13th, 1983. According to WNEP, Corporal David Whitmer was shot by Preston Pfifley when he was drunk and shooting at police. Pfifley was convicted of first-degree murder, but was spared the death penalty and died in prison in 2013. Whitmer was the first and only Shamokin police officer to be killed in the line of duty. Dozens of police officers from the region gathered in memory of such a dedicated law enforcement member.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER IN SUNBURY
The free annual Thanksgiving dinner in Sunbury is set to go on this year, despite slower than normal donations. According to coordinators who plan to serve 700 to 1,000 meals Thanksgiving Day, they are grateful for the number of volunteers who have helped prepare the dinners for the community over the past 25 years. The meal will be prepared and served at the Zion Lutheran social Hall on 5th and Market Streets starting with coffee and donuts starting at 9am. The meals will be ready at noon and will also be delivered to the high rises across the city. Those who want to donate of volunteer to help serve or deliver meals, call Rhonda Fisher at 570-765-3850 or 570-658-2634.
PIAA District 4 Football Playoffs Week 3 Tomorrow
Class A Championship South Williamsport @ Muncy – BYB Game of the Week
Double A Championship Southern Columbia @ Troy
Triple A Championship Loyalsock @ Danville
States Quad A Round 3 Selinsgrove vs Bethlehem Catholic @ Catasqua
Mavericks 130 Wizards 117
Knicks 116 Hawks 114
Celtics 117 76ers 107
Bucks 128 Raptors 112
Suns 133 Timberwolves 115
Kings 125 Lakers 110
Cavaliers 109 Trail Blazers 95
Men’s College Basketball Friday
Bucknell @ Duke in Durham, NC 6pm (ACCN)
Butler @ Michigan State
Stonehill @ Kentucky 7pm ESPN
UCR @ North Carolina
Maryland @ Villanova8:30pm FS1
Flyers 3 Hurricanes 1
Oilers 4 Kraken 3
Avalanche 8 Ducks 2
Canucks 4 Islanders 3
NFL Thursday night Football
Cincinnati @ Baltimore 8:15pm Prime Video
NCAA Football This week
Tonight – Pitt vs Boston College 7pm ESPN
Saturday – Rutgers @ Penn State 12pm FS1
Wake Forest @ Notre Dame 3:30pm NBC