STABBING SUSPECT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
A Williamsport man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed two people Friday morning at the Trade and Transit Center on West Third Street in Williamsport. He was then taken into custody after a short foot pursuit along Pine Street. According to the Sun Gazette, 35 year old Timothy Maddox admitted to police he was triggered to commit the stabbing after he followed the female victim and argued with her before he pulled a knife and injured her chest and arm. A male acquaintance of both the suspect and victim intervened and was stabbed in the abdomen. Police recovered a blade from Maddox who was charged and denied bail. The victims were hospitalized but there’s no word on their current condition from UPMC Williamsport.
UNDERAGE DRIVER STOPPED BY POLICE
An underage driver led police on a two mile pursuit before they were able to stop him. According to North Central Pa Dot com, the 14 year old boy, whose name was not released due to his age, was seen driving a 2010 Ford Flex on November 23rd along Routes 405 and 45 in West Chillisquaque Township. State Police at Milton discovered it was a boy behind the wheel just before 1am when they stopped him in Northumberland County. Charges have been file in juvenile court.
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE CSVT PROJECT CONTINUES
Construction on the Southern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project continues this week which will begin a long term closure on Fisher Road. Beginning this Wednesday, Fisher Road will be closed between both Park Road entrances, with a detour in place sending motorists onto Park Road to Routes 11 and 15. The road will remain closed until spring 2024, while they realign Fisher Road allowing local residents access to the area.
.DROUGHT WATCH FOR CLINTON COUNTY
Clinton County has been added to the drought warning list. As one of 13 newly added counties, residents are required to reduce their water usage by six to nine gallons per day. As reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Lock Haven City Authority, Rote Mutual Water Company and Suburban Lock Haven Water Authority are on the list of public water suppliers requiring mandatory water conservation. Further details can be found on dep.pa.gov.
FORMER LINE MT. ADMINISTRATOR GETS TRIAL CONTINUANCE
Former Line Mountain Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Brad Skelton was granted a continuance last Friday for his trial in Northumberland County Court that was scheduled for January 22nd. . According to the Daily Item, 40 year old Skelton resigned on October 29, 2021 after being accused of using district accounts to purchase over 4500 dollars in construction materials for home improvement projects at his home address. He is charged with three felonies and is currently free on $10,000 unsecured bail.
CEILING AT WATSONTOWN MUSEUM COLLAPSES
A ceiling structure collapsed in the lobby at the Watsontown Historical Association Museum Wednesday that has caused the cancellation of all upcoming events at the facility until further notice. According to the Association’ Facebook page, after watching the security footage they determined the ceiling gave way early Wednesday between midnight and 4am, fortunately when no one was in the museum. After clean up, museum authorities determined that none of the glass cases or windows were broken or damaged. They say they will re-open in the spring, hopefully with the original ceiling height restored and the old crown molding that was under the drop ceiling restored and in place.
NO WILLIAMSPORT RITE AID STORES SCEHDULED TO CLOSE YET
The nationwide Rite Aid store closures in the midst of a bankruptcy plan, are not affecting the Williamsport stores at this time, among a series of closures announced for other Pennsylvania stores. According to state college dot com, a Bellefonte Rite Aid store along East Bishop Street and several stores in State College will be closing before the end of the year. Several stores were closed in Philadelphia earlier this year as part of an additional 25% of stores set to close, all in all totaling close to 500.
CLIMATE CHANGE FEEDBACK SOUGHT FROM PUBLIC
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Energy Programs Office will host a local public engagement session to give Pennsylvanians an opportunity to provide feedback on how to use federal funding for addressing climate change. Sessions are planned statewide with the goal of involving Pennsylvanians in developing a Priority Climate Action Plan for communities across the commonwealth. The local session will be this Wednesday at 6 pm at Firetree Place located at 600 Campbell St, Williamsport. Get information and register online at dep.pa.gov.
Buccaneers 21 Panthers 18
Falcons 13 Jets 8
Cardinals 24 Steelers 10
Dolphins 45 Commanders 15
Rams 36 Browns 19
49ers 42 Eagles 19
Packers 27 Chiefs 19
NFL Monday Night Football Tonight
Bengals vs Jaguars 8:15pm ABC/ESPN
Celtics vs Pacers 7:30pm TNT
Pelicans vs Kings 10pm TNT
Rangers 6 Sharks 5
Bruins 3 Blue Jackets 1
Penguins vs Flyers in Philadelphia 7pm
PIAA Football Championship
Southern Columbia Tigers defeated Dunmore Bucks Friday night 39 -7. Southern (14-1) will take on District 8’s Westinghouse next Friday at 1 p.m. at Cumberland Valley High School in a rematch of last year’s championship. Southern defeated Westinghouse 37-22 a year ago.