TODDLER INJURED AFTER SHOOTING SELF

A 2 year old boy was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center then onto Geisinger for surgery after shooting himself with a handgun. The incident happened at a home along Broad Street in Montoursville as the boy’s mother and her boyfriend were in another section of the house.  The child was watching television downstairs when he went upstairs into a bedroom, grabbed a loaded .45 caliber handgun, took it back downstairs with him and started playing with it. The gun went off and he shot himself in the leg.  He is expected to recover. There is no word yet or whether or not anyone will face charges following that incident.

BUS AND CAR COLLIDE

A crash involving a city bus and a car occurred in the city of Williamsport last evening. The crash happened around 6:15pm at the corner of Sixth and Park Avenues.  The two vehicles collided and the car wound up in a yard there.  It’s believed the driver of the car was briefly unconscious before being able to get out of the vehicle on their own. It’s not clear whether or not that driver was transported to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment. It’s not believed anyone on the bus was injured.  The drivers have not been identified and no other information is available.

MUNCY MAN CHARGED

A Muncy man was charged this week with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver oxycodone and related offenses following his arrest earlier this month.  On March 11th, police obtained a search warrant for a car parked outside a Wolf Township residence and seized 24 bags of marijuana and $10,000 dollars in suspected drug money.  The car belonged to 32 year old Christopher Ramesch who was on parole for burglary and immediately committed to Lycoming County Prison for a parole violation.  Following arraignment on Wednesday he was recommitted to prison in lieu of $200,000 dollars bail.

AMUSEMENT PARK EMPLOYEE HURT

A Knoebels Amusement Resort Worker was taken to the hospital yesterday after being struck by a roller coaster which workers were testing there yesterday.  The employee who has not been named was along the track in an area that officials say is not accessible to the public when he was struck by the car, part of the new Impulse Roller Coaster at the Amusement Park in Elysburg.  He was taken to the hospital and treated for cuts to the back of the head and hand.  Officials say he was conscious, alert and talking before being transported to the hospital.  Testing there has been suspended until an investigation is completed.

FIRE DETROYS COLUMBIA COUNTY HOME

Fire struck in Columbia County yesterday morning.  Firefighters from six companies were called out early yesterday morning to the home along Hofnagle School Road in Mifflin Township. Three people were inside the home when the fire broke out and were able to make it out, but two were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries.  It took some time to bring that fire under control.  The home was extensively damaged though and estimate has not been released. The cause of that Columbia County Fire is under investigation.

MAN LEFT HOMELESS AFTER TIOGA COUNTY FIRE

A fire yesterday in Tioga County has left a man homeless. The fire broke out in a mobile home along North Road in Middlebury Township shortly after 10m.  Flames were shooting from the structure when firefighters arrived and they were not able to save it.  The home is a total loss. The tenant, Jeremy Swimline was not home at the time, and no one was injured. The mobile home is owned by Marty Hamblin and an investigation is underway into the cause of that Tioga County Fire. A damage estimate has not been released.

WATSONTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH FLEEING AND ELUDING

A Watsontown man faces charges of DUI, Fleeing and Eluding and other related counts stemming from a brief police chase which occurred earlier this month.  State police in Milton say on March 9th around 6:40 in the evening, police tried to stop 22 year old Alexander Clayton for a traffic violation along State Route 405 at Houser Lane in Delaware Township when he took off from them, with a pursuit ending up the parking lot of Kurtz’ Kawasaki.  Clayton was found to be under the influence and was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw.

LANE RESTRICTIONS TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK

Starting on Monday, lane restriction will go into place for a Route 15 reconstruction/resurfacing project between Third Street in Williamsport and the Foy Avenue Interchange in Old Lycoming Township. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both north and southbound directions.  The right travel lanes will be closed and the left passing lanes will remain open.  Beginning on Tuesday, the southbound on-ramp from Foy Avenue will be closed and will remain closed until June 1st.  A detour will be in effect.  Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in October.