WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT HUSBAND
State police have announced the arrest of a Columbia County woman who they say fired a shot at her husband at their home over the weekend. Police say that 66 year old Jody Boone showed up at the police barracks in Bloomsburg on Saturday night around 7pm to report that he and 65 year old Linda Boone had gotten into an argument at their home in Orange Township on Saturday. Mrs. Boone then allegedly went to the bedroom, got a gun and fired a shot into the chair in which Mr. Boone was sitting. He was not injured. She has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related counts and was jailed in Columbia County Prison.
NEW YORK TEAM, THE LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMP
For ten days, the Williamsport Area is the Sports Capital of the World. The Little League World Series wrapped up at the Lamade Complex in South Williamsport yesterday as the Mid-Atlantic Representative from Endwell New York defeated the Asian-Pacific champ, Seoul, South Korea 2-1 to bring the Little League World Championship back to the U.S. for the first time since 2011. Endwell strung 3 hits together for two runs in the 4th inning and that was all they would need as Ryan Harlost pitched all six innings for the win. The New York team defeated Keystone Little League out of Clinton County in the Mid-Atlantic Championship to get to Williamsport.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Williamsport City police have announced the arrest of a city man on charges of aggravated assault and related offenses for an incident which happened at a city home last Sunday. Police say around 2am, Kenneth Johnson got into an argument with roommate Kathryn Dowsell at their Hawthorne Avenue home and allegedly struck the woman several times in the legs and then hit her in the back of the head with the grip end of a handgun, allegedly threatening to kill the woman. She was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was charged and jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.
TRUCK CRASH CLOSED SECTION OF ROADWAY
A truck crash in Watson Township early yesterday morning shut down a three mile stretch of Route 44 for about 3 hours. The pickup truck which was loaded down with gas well equipment and driven by an unidentified driver went out of control and struck a rock ledged, overturning in the roadway and strewing equipment all over the road. The driver was not injured, but it took crews 3 hours to clean things up, closing the roadway from the Venture Inn to Route 973.
MAN KILLED IN LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP CRASH
A crash on Friday in Limestone Township, Lycoming County took the life of a Jersey Shore man. State police report that 34 year old Laverne Stover Jr. of Jersey Shore was driving on Quarry Road around 2:30 on Friday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle which struck a tree, then rolled into a stream. Stover and his passenger, 51 year old Chris Baier were trapped inside the vehicle for a short time. Baier was transported to Jersey Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead form his injuries by the Lycoming County Coroner. Stover was treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, his condition not released. It’s believed alcohol was involved.
COUNCIL OUTRAGED OVER MAYOR’S ACTIONS
Williamsport City Council on Friday expressed its outrage at recent actions by the city’s mayor. They say that back in March, a Rochester New York company began selling street banners to city businesses, for close to $100,000 dollars in a practice that was endorsed by Mayor Campana who they say did not go through proper channels. Council says that they have been aware of the practice, but over the past two weeks, found out that the mayor signed a purported contract between the company, Community Showcase Banners and the city. They believe the Mayor’s actions were illegal and also say that if there are any refund issues, that any legal action would involve the mayor individually as well as the New York Company.
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING BOMB THREAT
A bomb threat occurred last week to a Union County building and state police in Milton say they continue their investigation. Police say that on Monday around 5:30 a threat was found in a third floor bathroom at the building at 3 Hospital Drive in Kelly Township. The building was evacuated and a search commenced. That search did not turn up any explosive devices and the building returned to normal operation. State police say they continue their investigation into that threat and have not released any other details.