COLUMBIA,BRADFORD AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES HIT

Area counties were hard hit by flooding from creeks and streams yesterday as rain fell anywhere up to 7 inches within a short time.  In Sullivan County, Sonestown and Forksville were hard hit by flood waters.  Columbia County saw Fishing Creek rush over it’s banks flooding Benton, Orangeville and the west end of Bloomburg.  Troy was hard hit by flooding as well with several feet of water in homes and businesses from Sugar Creek.  Evacuations were also ordered for sections of the Watsontown area in Northumberland County as well.

SOME FLOODING IN LYCOMING COUNTY

Areas of Lycoming County were hit by flooding especially in the Eastern parts of the county.  Muncy Creek went over it’s banks causing some flooding from Glen Mawr all the way to Muncy.  There were some evacuations along Water Street in Muncy. There was also some flooding in Picture Rocks, and other spots along the Muncy Creek. The Loyalsock Creek rose once again, though only minor flooding was reported in Lycoming County.  Some roads remain closed this morning due to flooding. 

WOMAN INJURED IN WATSON TOWNSHIP CRASH

A Jersey Shore woman suffered serious injuries following a weekend crash in Watson Township.  State police say 23 year old Jamie Mason lost control of her vehicle around midnight on Saturday on Runace Run Road and struck several trees.  She then left the scene was later found being treated for a serious leg injury at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Police say she will be cited with multiple vehicle code violations.

FIRE HITS CITY ELDERLY HIGH RISE

Firefighters from Williamsport, South Williamsport, Duboistown, Loyalsock and Old Lycoming Township were called to the city of Williamsport yesterday for a fire in an elderly high rise. The fire broke  around 4:30pm on the stove of a 7th floor apartment at the building at 798 West Edwin Street. Smoke was seen coming from the apartment and a second alarm was quickly called in.  Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire with damage pretty much kept to the stove itself.  Three persons were taken to the hospital with what were termed anxiety related symptoms but no one suffered any physical injuries. 

MOSQUITO SPRAYING TODAY

As Williamsport and Lycoming County gets set to welcome the world, the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Lycoming County Mosquito-borne disease program will not be so welcoming to mosquitoes.  Mosquito spraying will take place tonight within the county including recreational and residential areas of South Williamsport, Armstrong Township, Montoursville and Loyalsock Township.  The work will begin late in the evening tonight in areas where high populations of mosquitos have been detected.  The spray is safe for humans and pets.

MAN INJURED IN SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

Williamsport police continue their investigation into a shooting which occurred in the city early on Sunday morning. A man identified as Travis Tiplin of Linwood New Jersey was struck by gunfire and treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center where he is reportedly in stable condition.  The shooting happened along Sixth Avenue near High Street shortly before 4am on Sunday and police are not saying whether they have any suspects.  No other information is available.

MORE DETAILS FROM MURDER/SUICIDE

State police in Milton say a man who was shot on Sunday evening in Union County was leaving the apartment of his assailant’s estranged wife.  50 year old Terry Minnier of Milton was shot as he was leaving the apartment along Shelly Circle in Kelly Township shortly before 11pm on Sunday.  Police say he was hit four times by gunfire which came from the gun of 38 year old Adam Bartlett, who then left the scene, went home to his Lewisburg home and shot himself.  It’s the first murder in Union County since March of 2017. 

NEW BOROUGH MANAGER IN SOUTH SIDE

South Williamsport has a new borough manager.  Borough council last night voted to appoint former Williamsport Mayor and former State Representative Steven Capelli to take over for Michael Miller who recently accepted the job as executive director of the Williamsport Water and Sanitary Authority.  Capelli will be paid a $70,000 annual salary.  Meanwhile, council also voted to appoint former borough treasurer Maria Maddy as assistant manager.  She will be paid a $50,000 salary.