PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN LYCOMING COUNTY
A Poughkeepsie New York man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Lycoming County last night. The accident happened around 8:15pm in the 4100 block of Lycoming Mall Drive in Fairfield Township as Zachary Fitzgerald was crossing the roadway to get to the north side and walked directly into the path of a vehicle driven by Christian Temple of Montoursville. When emergency personnel responded to the scene, they put a lifeflight helicopter on standby, but Fitzgerald was pronounced dead at the scene from traumatic injuries sustained in the accident. Temple was not hurt. State police say their investigation continues.
BURN VICTIM REPORTED IN PINE TOWNSHIP FIRE
Fire struck in Northern Lycoming County last evening, sending one person to the hospital with burns. The fire broke out around 7;30 in a home in the 16,500 block of Route 287 in Pine Township. When firefighters arrived, a second alarm was called in and companies from both Lycoming and Tioga Counties were sent to the scene. Paramedics and an ambulance were then called for a burn victim. That person was taken to the hospital. Their name and condition not released. Damage was extensive, though an estimate was not released. The cause of that Pine Township Fire is under investigation.
ANOTHER THREAT IN DANVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Danville School District officials report the second threat to school students there within a couple of months. In a message written on the district’s website, Superintendent Dr. Jason Bendle reported that a threat was written on a bathroom wall at the Middle School there. Danville police and school district officials immediately began an investigation and no credible threat was found. It’s not known if anyone was in custody. A male juvenile was taken into custody in the district in February after making threats towards students there, causing a third of Danville District students to stay home the day after the threat was made.
400 WITHOUT POWER
More than 400 PPL customers were without power for a short time last night in the vicinity of Bloomingrove Road in Williamsport. Wires were reported arcing over the road around 5:30 last evening causing the lights to go out in the area. PPL crews were called in to take care of the situation and power was back on a short time later.
THREAT MADE TO AREA COMPANY
Milton State police are investigating an incident of a threat left at a trucking company in the Milton Area. The incident happened around 4;30pm on April 4th when a threatening voicemail was left at the security office at the company along Strick Road in Limestone Township, indicating that no one should be in the building that evening. Nothing happened that day, but police say their investigation is ongoing and that anyone with information should call Milton State police.
MOBILE METH LAB DISCOVERED
Two city streets in Sunbury were shut down for seven hours following the discovery of a mobile meth lab during a traffic stop in the city there on Wednesday night. A vehicle was stopped at Front and Regan Streets around 9:30pm with two people inside. The officer saw meth making material in plain view. The PA State police clandestine was called in and the materials removed. A woman inside the vehicle was taken into custody and placed in Snyder county prison on outstanding warrants. Charges are pending
EARTH DAY CLEAN UP EVENTS
With Earth Day on the way on Sunday, groups across our area have been and will fan out to clean up trash and litter along streets, highways and in their neighborhoods. Volunteers with Heart of Williamsport were out in the city over a week’s span cleaning picking up latter which was said to be a main concern. Tomorrow morning beginning at 9:30, residents of Newberry will help the Newberry Community Partnership fan out across that section of the city to clean up and on Sunday, Volunteers can participate with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in a clean up of the Susquehanna Riverwalk which will take place from 1 to 3pm. Volunteers are asked to gather at the parking lot at Water Tower Square in the city.