15 ARRESTED IN SNYDER COUNTY DRUG BUST

In what they are calling the largest drug bust in Snyder County history, the DA’s office and State Attorney General have announced that 9 adults and six juveniles have been arrested for selling pills, marijuana and other drugs, much of it at the Selinsgrove High School.  Noah Hendricks of Selinsgrove who has also been implicated in an armed robbery at Susquehanna University is the purported ringleader of the drug ring which sold thousands of pills at the school leading to at least six overdoses within days there.  He is jailed in lieu of $2 million dollars bail.  New policies have been instituted at the school to help with student safety there.

8 TEAMS WITH A CHANCE YET

It’s down to 8 teams left with a shot at a championship at the Little League World Series. Five games were on the schedule yesterday beginning with a 15-0 win for Rhode Island over Australia in a consolation game. The it was four elimination games as Puerto Rico got past Panama 3-1, Michigan came back for a 5-4 win over Iowa, Candad held on for a 6-4 win over Mexico and the night game went 9 innings as Georgia walked off with a 7-6 win.  Action today begins with a consolation game between Idaho and Spain.  Then at 3, the International bracket elimination game has Puerto Rico facing British Columbia and the U.S. game at 7:30 tonight will see Michigan taking on Georgia.

HIT AND RUN DRIVER FOUND

An elderly man is in critical condition following a hit and run pedestrian accident in Northumberland on Friday. The man was crossing at Orange and Second Streets around 11am on Friday when he was struck by a blue SUV which left the scene.  The vehicle was found in Sunbury on Saturday, with the owner also found. Neither person has been identified and the investigation continues into that hit and run accident.

CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES

The Lycoming County Narcotic’s Enforcement Unit has made an arrest of a city man accused of three separate drug deals in the city of Williamsport between July of this year and last week.  Three buys were made of heroin from 50 year old Ronald Dotson in the vicinity of Seventh and Memorial Avenues.  Dotson has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver and related counts and has been jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM EMPLOYER

An arrest has been made of a Williamsport woman who reportedly took about $93,000 dollars from her city employer over a little more than three year period.  Police say that between Febuary of 2015 and this summer, 25 year old Michelle Williams allegedly fraudulently wrote money orders to herself worth more than $90,000 dollars, at least $18,000 dollars allegedly going towards paying her rent.  She is charges with felony counts of forgery and theft and was released after posting $10,000 bail.

TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS DELAY OPENING

Two area school districts have announced delayed openings stemming from the recent wet weather.  The Williamsport Area School District which was supposed to have open houses and begin classes next week will not begin classes until September4th due to mold and moisture problems at some district schools.  Meanwhile the Milton Area school district is experiencing high humidity in school district buildings there and has delayed their opening from this week to Thursday December 7th. A cleaning company has been contracted by both school districts to help alleviate the problems within the school districts and make them safe for students and staff.

DAYTIME ROAD CLOSURE IN HEPBURN TOWNSHIP

Pleasant Valley Road in Hepburn Township will be closed to daytime traffic for the next couple of weeks due to road work there.  A PennDOT maintenance crew will be replacing a series of drainage pipes beginning today along the roadway between Route 973 in Warrensville and Rose Valley Road in Hepburn Township.  The project will also include paving, will take place between 7am and 5pm daily and is expected to take about two weeks to complete.  A detour will be in place using Route 973.

DISTRESS CALL, PLANE LANDS SAFELY

Shortly past 4:30 yesterday, a small plane flying from St. Mary’s Pennsylvania to Connecticut radioed the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville to report engine problems, and asking permission to land there.  Firefighters and emergency personnel responded to Runway 9 as the plane made it’s way to the airport.  The plane with two persons on board was able to land safely without incident at 4:54 yesterday afternoon and emergency crews were released by 5pm.  No word on what caused those engine problems. No one was injured.