43 year old Monroe County man is in custody after he allegedly attacked a woman in South Williamsport June 13th, allegedly telling police as they apprehended him, that he should have killed the woman.  According to the Sun Gazette  Justin Fendelander of Cresco strangled and bit his victim at a Phillips Park Drive apartment, before she  was able to call police, saying she was in fear for her life.  Fendelander said his victim caused him to have facial injuries, but the woman said were self-inflicted.  Fendelander is in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Two Williamsport women were arrested for stealing food from a fast food restaurant where they worked.  According to the Sun Gazette, 21 year old Shaniyah West and 63 year old Stephanie A. Davis are accused of taking over 34 hundred dollars worth of roast beef and other foods from the East Third Street Arby’s between May and June of 2023.  State police say the two face felony charges of theft and criminal conspiracy and are free on bail.


A heat advisory is in place all week as temperatures rise and humidity sets in according to the National Weather Service in State College.  The high heat is expected to remain through Friday at 8pm for most central PA counties with temperatures potentially reaching 100 degrees.  Get details about the signs and symptoms of heat stroke at In addition to a heat advisory, there is more potential for severe thunderstorms with brief heavy rain and gusty winds all this week in the afternoon and evening hours.


Today is Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865, when Union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas with news of the end of the Civil War, in which slaves were made aware they had been freed two years earlier following the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  As a federal holiday, most banks, post offices and state agencies will be closed today, with Juneteenth programs taking place in some areas. The public is invited to Lewisburg today from 4 to 8 p.m. for a celebration in Hufnagle Park and on Saturday in Williamsport gather noon til 4 in Shaw Place park for a festival including food, games art and music.


Charges were held over for court in July for attempted homicide charges against a Bellefonte man this week in Centre County Court.  According to North Central PA dot com, police were called to a Beaver Farm Lane apartment where 20-year-old D’Andre James McCaslin had allegedly attacked his victim causing multiple injuries.  Police say when they discovered the woman’s injuries, they took McCaslin into custody.  He is being charged with criminal attempt at murder, aggravated assault, strangulation, simple assault,  and more, and is being held at the Centre County Prison in lieu of $115,000 monetary bail. There will be a formal arraignment in July.


A man from Shamokin was sentenced to up to 12 years in Northumberland County Court last week after being convicted of felony strangulation and assault.  According to the Daily Item, a victim told police that 30 year old Thomas Ahmad choked and punched her several times during a domestic disturbance in June of 2023.  Ahmad said an argument escalated and that the woman was the aggressor.  He reported to authorities that he asked her to stop hitting him during an argument as she refused to let him leave the home in the Raspberry Hill section of Shamokin.  A jury sided with the victim  in the case prosecuted by the Assistant District Attorney Mike Seward.


A Selinsgrove roadway will be closed next week for a scheduled pipe replacement project.  According to the Daily Item, part of University Avenue between 18th Street and Fairview Drive is expected to be closed Monday June 24th for at least one day for the construction.  PennDOT says there will be a detour in place while crews are working using 18th Street and Route 522.  Work will happen weather permitting between 6am and 2pm.


When the Bloomsburg Fair comes around this fall, they’ll be making history over beverage sales – specifically, the beer.  According to WNEP, the Grandstand Superintendent of the Bloomsburg Fair says they will allow beer sales this year inside the Grandstand during concerts to ticket holders, except on Sundays when a Christian band plays.  The vote to partner with Yuengling was up to the fair board’s 13 members, only one of whom voted no on the alcohol sales for 2024 – which will still allow the beer sales to occur.  The Bloomsburg fair is September 20th through the 28th .


MLB Draft League
Williamsport Crosscutters  13          State College Spikes  2
Cutters stay in State College tonight for the 2nd in a 2-game series.  They come home tomorrow and host Mahoning Valley Scrappers for “Milton Watsontown night” 6:35pm first pitch.

Mariners  8         Guardians 5
Reds  2                Pirates 1
Phillies  4            Padres  3
D’Backs  5          Nationals  0
Yankees  4          Orioles  2
Mets  7                Rangers  6
MLB Tonight
Reds vs Pirates  12:35 ESPN+
Padres  vs Phillies  1:05pm
Orioles  vs Yankees  7:05pm
Mets  vs Rangers  8:05pm 

MLB News
* Willie Mays, the “Say Hey Kid” of 50s and 60s Giants fame, a home run slugger and center field star for most of his 23-year Major League Baseball career, died Tuesday at 93 after a short illness.
*  Mays was to be honored Thursday evening at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field , Mays’ hometown and site of his Negro League career before 1948 – for a Giants-St. Louis Cardinals game.
*  Mays got 95% of the vote when he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1979, after a career with 660 home runs, 3,283 hits, two National League MVP awards and a record-tying 24 All-Star Game.  Mays’ All-Star Game records include most at-bats (75), most hits (23), most runs (20) and most stolen bases (six).

NHL Stanley Cup Game 5
Oilers  5  Panthers 3  FLA leads 3-2
NHL Stanley Cup Final Friday
Panthers vs Oilers  Game 6  8pm ABC/ESPN+

Olympic Swimming
22-year-old former Stanford swimmer, Regan Smith  is locked in for the 2024 Paris Olympics after she smashed and reclaimed the women’s 100-meter backstroke world record Tuesday night at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials at Lucas Oil Stadium, lowering the mark to 57.13.  The previous record was 57.33, which Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown set in 2023.