On-going Imbibe Shooting Trial in Lycoming County
Yesterday, in the on-going trial of 34 year old Michael Spencer at the Lycoming County Courthouse, Spencer took the stand to testify that his video confession with police from April 2015 where he said that a combination of alcohol, drugs, and being scared was what drove him to shoot five people outside of Club Imbibe on Pine Street in Williamsport, was a lie he told investigators to make the interview stop. Spencer is on trial for attempted murder among other charges. The trial set to continue until next Tuesday.
2 Year Old Found Dead in Montoursville Yesterday
Police are investigating the death of a 2 year old toddler found in a pool on Mountain Road in Montoursville yesterday. The autopsy has been scheduled for this afternoon. Police have not released the victim’s name, as police the investigation has just begun.
Montoursville Police are Investigating a 17 foot Boat Theft
Police in Montoursville are investigating the theft of a 17 foot, 1998 Bayliner Marine Corp boat, along with the 1998 Escort trailer it was loaded on. Both are white in color and bear a Pennsylvania registration. They were parked on an empty lot on Tallman Hollow Road at the intersection with Route 87. Mark Johnson reported that the boat and trailer went missing sometime between the 19th and this last Tuesday. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Montoursville.
Charges are Filed Against 18 Year Old for Driving Under the Influence of Heroin
3/Police in Montoursville have filed charges with the District Magistrate’s office against 18 year old Katelyn Helmich, who was suspected of driving under the influence when she was involved in a car accident just after 1AM on June 2nd. She was arrested at the time, and now police are reporting that Helmich was found to be under the influence of heroin.
Congress Passes The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
Congress has passed a $600 million dollar bill to address the epidemic of opi-id abuse in communities across the nation. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act now will be sent to the President for his signature, with the intent to curb use among children and teenagers who are highly susceptible to addiction, with local hospitals seeing a 40% increase in teenage overdoses. Williamsport Police Chief Young has said, “It’s an epidemic we can’t enforce our way out of.” The bill, however, will not get up off the ground without funding.
DUI’s Lead to Multiple Vehicle Injuries this Month
Montoursville Police are reporting that two vehicle accidents this month - resulting in victims having to be transported to Williamsport Area Hospital for treatment of injuries - appear to have been alcohol-related. In the early hours of July 16th, 66 year old Dana Gabel left the roadway on Little Pine Creek just off Route 44, and struck a rock wall, before finally getting hung up on a guide rail, and on Tuesday, 61 year old Lewis Long drove off the roadway on Wildwood Blvd, in Loyalsock Township, causing property damage before striking a tree.
Local Youth Compete Against 15 Other States in Hunting Championship
Last week, over a hundred young local boys and girls traveled to Mill Cove near Mansfield to compete in the 2016 National Rifle Association’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship – the largest contingent from Pennsylvania to ever participate, 15 states sent their youth with nearly 400 competing. 20 to 30% participants were females competing for the title of Best Overall in individual and team categories. Mill Cove has been the home of the Championship since 1999.
HOGS will be Rollin’ on the River this Weekend
This weekend in Williamsport, look for the HOGS to be “rollin’ on the river”. The city plays host to the 2016 Pennsylvania HOG Ralley tomorrow. Hundreds of bikers – all members of a Harley Group - will roar into scenic Lycoming County for a Poker Run fide along the river, a Scavenger Hunt, and they even have a wine-tasting event planned. A Bike Show is scheduled for this evening. The rally ends tomorrow night.
The Crosscutters winning streak ended last night at Bowman Field. The State College Spikes increased their lead in the Pinckney Division by defeating Williamsport’s team 2-1. That was only the 3rd loss in the last 17 games for the Crosscutters, who will play the final two games in State College today and tomorrow.
Keystone is back in the game at the Little League Major Baseball state tournament against Warwick after their 11-9 defeat earlier this week, but last night, Keystone overcame West Side 4-1 and they are just two wins from the championship as they will battle it out with Warwick again tonight with a 7:00 start – weather permitting at Rostraver.
On Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will unleash at the Pocono Raceway for 160 laps. Last year, Matt Kenseth took the victory despite leading only two laps. Kyle Busch has won on every active Sprint Cup track except for Pocono and Charlotte. The pre-race rev up starts at 12:30. Race flags fly at 1:30. *Catch all the action at the Susquehanna Valley’s Sprint Cup Racing Station: WILQ
After a disappointing finish two weeks ago at the British Open, Jimmy Walker takes the First Round Lead at the PGA Championship, while 20 other players were at 68 or better, including defending champion, Jason Day
Phillies over the Braves 7-5. The Mets lost to Colorado 2-1.
Tonight, the Yankees are at Tampa. Colorado up against the Mets. Philadelphia in Atlanta - the Phillies finish that 4-game series in Atlanta on Sunday. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee today and tomorrow.
The Yankees begin the first of four with the Mets on Monday.