WOMAN JAILED, FAILURE TO REGISTER

A woman was jailed last week, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.  48 year old Louise Rodriguez was charged with failing to register her new address with state police due to a conviction as a sex offender.  Police say that back in Mid-August she went to stay at a Williamsport address for at least several days and never notified authorities.  She was arraigned last week and jailed in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 dollars bail.

MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

Following an assault in the city of Williamsport on Sunday, a city man was charged with simple assault and criminal mischief and jailed in Lycoming County Prison.  Police say the incident started at a Sixth Avenue address in the city as 20 year old Darnell Young-Bey got into an argument with his former stepfather, Marlin Marshall.  Bey followed Marshall back to his West Fourth Street residence and continued the argument allegedly punching Marshall in the face and causing injuries in which Marshall had to be treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Young-Bey was arraigned and jailed in lieu of $8500 dollars bail. 

BILL COULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR DONORS

A bill presented by a Montgomery County state representative will make it easier for living tissue donors to help save lives.  House Bill 46 would make permanent a program to provide tax credits to employers who offer paid leave to workers who choose to become living donors.  Representative Robert Godshall says the ability to get paid time off work for the procedure would make it easier for those who would have to take some time off for donating bone marrow and other lifesaving organs.  The bill has been passed in the house and senate and is on the way to the governor’s desk.

MAN FINALLY SENTENCED FOR SUNBURY STABBING

Sentencing was finally held yesterday for a man who pleaded guilty to a Sunbury stabbing, but took off from the courthouse before he could be sentenced the first time.  29 year old Brian Badman was to be sentenced back in May for his part in a stabbing of two persons in Sunbury which occurred back in October of 2011.  He pleaded guilty last October in the case and bolted from the courthouse before his sentencing.  He was on the run for 3 days before turning himself in.  Yesterday he was sentenced to 4 to 8 years in state prison. 

NEW BOROUGH COUNCILMAN IN MONTOURSVILLE

After narrowing down the field to three, Montoursville borough council last night approved a new councilperson for the borough’s third ward.  Jersey Lakes, Tina Kline and Don King were tabbed from amongst five applicants to take over the council seat vacated by the death of Ronald Shearer.  Last night, council voted 4 to nothing with two abstentions to appoint King to the seat.  He will be able to sit on council meetings once he submits a notarized affidavit. 

ARMED ROBBERY IN SUNBURY

An armed robbery in the city of Sunbury yesterday has police looking for two men.  It’s believed the men; one of them possibly going by the name of Alex Duncan asked a woman for a ride at the Turkey Hill convenience market along North Fourth Street shortly before 1:30 yesterday.  As they were driving, one of the men pulled a knife and demanded money from the woman. She stopped and turned over cash to the two who then fled on foot.  Police say they continue their investigation and that no one was hurt in that Sunbury incident.

LANE RESTRICTIONS TODAY

Lane restrictions will be in effect the next couple of days on sections of Interstate 180 as Penn DOT crews inspect bridges.  The work will take place today on the Interstate 180 Westbound Bridge over Northway Road as well as the Westbound Bridge over Millers Run and tomorrow on the eastbound bridge over Route 87.  Lane restrictions will go into effect after 9am and all bridge evaluation will be made during daylight hours and completed in one day. 

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR ACCUSED COP KILLER

Two schools have closed their doors for the days in the Poconos as the search for accused cop killer Eric Frien shifted about 5 to 6 miles from where police were looking for him.  A woman reported on Friday that she believes she sighted Frien walking with a gun in the vicinity of the Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater.  Since then police have swarmed the area, and yesterday, an officer reported a sighting of the man near the post office there. Frien has been on the run for more than 5 weeks after the shooting of two state police officers outside the Blooming Grove barracks.