TEEN KILLED IN CRASH, IDENTIFIED

The teen killed in a fatal crash in Lycoming Township on Tuesday has been identified. The Lycoming County Coroner’s office yesterday identified the 17 year old victim as Kylee Case of Cogan Station. It’s believed that for some reason she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on Route 973 which went across the center line into the path of a vehicle driven by Stephen Watts of Jersey Shore.  Her vehicle was t-boned and she died upon impact following that Lycoming County crash which remains under investigation. 

RUMORS CONFIRMED

Rumors that Williamsport’s Mayor had sought another job earlier this year were found to be true.  The State’s Office of Open Records reveals that Mayor Gabriel Campana had applied for the Montoursville School District’s Superintendent position which was vacated by Dr. Timothy Bowers who went on to take the Williamsport Area School District top job and who was eventually replaced by Christina Bason.  Campaaa’s name was redacted from emails released by the school district earlier this year, after a request to make such emails public was upheld.  If Campana had gotten the job, he reportedly wanted to stay on as city mayor as well.

SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON

Another heroin dealer who was part of the so-called Tat gang has been sentenced in Federal Court in Williamsport.  30 year old Alphonso Batten was part of a heroin ring which brought in the drug and sold it in the Williamsport area beginning in 2012 and then selling it out of an Adams Street home.  Batten pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute 700 to 1,000 grams of heroin which comes out to 28,000-40,000 doses of the drug.  He was sentenced yesterday to 16 years in federal prison. 

MAN SENTENCED FOR MOLESTING YOUNG GIRL

A Williamsport man was sentenced in Lycoming County Court yesterday for the molestation of a six year old girl.  25 year old Khalil Payne pleaded guilty to indecent assault on August 26th admitting to molesting the child in 2015.  He will be given credit for time served beginning in September of 2016.  Due to his plea agreement, his sentence will be in the middle range of minimum to maximum sentencing.  Upon release, Payne will have to register his whereabouts with law enforcement but he has not been deemed a sexually violent predator. 

ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER

A Danville resident is in Montour County jail charged with DUI and Aggravated assault following a crash on Tuesday night.  State police were called out around 11pm to the intersection of Preserve Road and P.P. and Farm Road in Anthony Township for reports of a crash there.  When they arrived, they found Tarl Canaday showing signs of impairment.  Canaday then resisted arrest and struggled with officers, kicking one of them.  Canaday was finally restrained and taken into custody, charged and jailed in Montour County Prison in lieu of bail.

WOOLRICH MERGES

An outdoor clothing company which has been headquartered in Clinton County since its inception in 1830 will now move its administrative operations to London England.  Woolrich will merge with its sister company in Europe to form Woolrich International.  While the administrative duties will move across the ocean, the mill in Woolrich near Lock Haven will continue to turn out the clothing and according to company officials could in fact expand in the future meaning more jobs in our area. 

MORE MONEY FOR MCQUEARY

Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Michael McQueary who was awarded $7 million dollars in damages in his defamation and misrepresentation lawsuit against the University saw that award grow yesterday.  McQueary who said he was mis-treated and in fact fired after he testified in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial was awarded another $5 million dollars yesterday after a judge ruled in favor of his whistleblower claim.  Close to $4 million dollars of the money are for past and future lost wages with an additional $1 million dollars in non-economic losses because the judge felt that the amount the jury awarded McQueary was insufficient. 

LOCAL CHARITY BENEFITS

 A local charity which raises money to provide direct and immediate support for everyday needs for cancer patients and their families in Lycoming County will be helped out by the charitable arm of a Pennsylvania Major League Baseball team.  Williamsport Crosscutters officials say their parent organization; the Philadelphia Phillies will make a charitable grant of $10,000 dollars to K’s for Cancer.  The money comes from Phillies Charities Inc., and the money will be awarded on Tuesday December 13th during the Phillies Charities Holiday Giving Party at Citizens Bank Park.  K’s for cancer was formed in memory of Justin Flannery Hilton who died from cancer several years ago.