2011-09-30 15:28:00 by Mark Williams / News Director
Flood Warning Cancled
That flood warning posted late Thursday by the National Weather Service for the Susquehanna River has been canceled. Bloomsburg and Danville had been a part of the warning ever since heavy rains fell in the Susquehanna watershed earlier this week. The river crested at 16.77 feet late Friday morning in Bloomsburg. The weather service had predicted it would crest Friday afternoon at 19 feet... which is at flood stage. The Susquehanna is now on its way back down to a normal level. The NWS is now predicting we may see more high water Monday morning... when the river reaches the so – called 'action stage.”David Millard
Trying to get money for flood victims from Tropical Storm Lee is a high priority in Harrisburg... so says State Representative David Millard of Mt. Pleasant Township. Mr. Millard.... says it's money from either the state or federal government which will be earmarked for the acquisition of homes damaged or destroyed this months flooding. The issue still has yet to come up with – in the state house... with no time table established.
If you live in the Luzerne County... you sure have received more than enough rainfall for the year. The National Weather Service says just over 49 – inches has fallen this year.... compared to the normal 28 inches the area receives. Most of the rain has fallen during Hurricane Irene... at the start of the month... and tropical storm Lee three weeks ago. The hardest hit areas... Butler Township near Hazleton.
FEMA / Mobile Home
Residents hit hardest by recent flooding finally have temporary homes. More than two-dozen mobile homes are being shipped to Luzerne and Bradford counties. FEMA says as many as 225 families may qualify for the units. The homes are furnished and complete with basic living utensils.
The Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble kicked off their winter season Thursday night with their first Main Stage Performance. The BTE's Elizabeth Dowd says the show.... “Doubt... a Parable” deals with one particular conflict. The show runs through October 16th with performances Thursday thru Saturday night at 7:30... and Sunday afternoon matinee's at 3 O'clock.
Six Hazleton area residents are the in Luzerne County prison after being busted on drug charges. The alleged ringleaders... 42 – year old Ronald Beritcho and 22 – year old Elizabeth Lorenz... and four others were caught by police with heroin... cocaine and crack cocaine... as well as 9 – thousand dollars in cash. The pair listed their address in the 7 – hundred block of North Locust Street. All six face a preliminary hearing.
Struck by Lightening
A 10 – year old Northumberland County youngster remains at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville... after he was struck by lightning as he stepped off his school bus. Logan Williams was running towards his Paxinos home on Dogwood Road when a bolt of lighting struck a near-by tree. Williams is listed in critical condition.
State Park Drilling
An environmental advocacy group is betting the threat of a tarnished image will keep natural gas drillers out of the state parks. Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future has launched a campaign aimed at getting drillers to pledge to keep their noisy rigs and construction material out of those particular areas
In High School Football Friday night, In a game heard on Newsradio 930 Southern Columbia fought valiantly and emerged the victor in a 29-28 game against Lewisburg. In Bulldogs action on 103.5 WHLM-FM Berwick shut out Selinsgrove 45-0. In other local action it was Bloomsburg 48 - Montgomery 15, Central Columbia 33 - Shikellamy 21, and Danville 45 - Milton 14. You can hear all the details from Friday's games with Team Coverage in the WHLM Friday Night Football Update: