Berwick Halloween Parade
Berwick celebrated the fall season... as they held their annual Halloween parade Tuesday night the length of Market Street. The event was followed by the burial of a time capsule chock full of today's items which will be opened in 2036.... so says Borough Manager Shane Pepe. Buried in the time capsule are pictures of Riverfest... newspaper articles... as well as an iPod.
Veterans Day Parade
The transition of the seasons in Bloomsburg means plenty of parades for everyone. Bloomsburg Town Councilman Paul Kinney this week saying the town is gearing up for it's annual Veterans day parade on Saturday, November 12th. Kinney says it forms at the Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot... and moves down Lightstreet road onto Main Street. There will be a ceremony at Market Square. The previous day... on November 11th... there will be a Veterans Day Service at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 3rd and Market Streets in Bloomsburg.
PennDOT is still trying to fix roads throughout the region torn up by last month's flooding. The agency's Rick Mason says that 19 – hundred roads and bridges in District 3... covered by the Montoursville area office... have been damaged... with an estimated cost of $52 – million needed for repairs. Route 487 in Columbia County... as well as Route 54 near Danville... have been reopened due to emergency contracts being issued. Other roads will be repaired on a contractual basis... or using PennDOT employees.
Teen Drivers Legislation
Governor Corbett has signed a new bill aimed at teenage drivers. The new legislation goes into effect in December... and regulates the number of teenagers in a car of a newly – licensed driver.... requiring additional training for nighttime and adverse weather driving... as well as seat belt use.
Faith – based AGAPE of Bloomsburg are seeking volunteers for a number of programs undertaken since last month's flood. Spokesperson Kathy Lowe says people are needed to handle the traffic at their information desk... and storehouse workers... as well as to hand out food and their furniture distribution site at Freedom Hall at the Fair grounds. Want more information... call AGAPE at 317 – 2210.
Bloomsburg Man Arrested
A Bloomsburg man was arrested last weekend when police originally caught him allegedly stealing clothing.... but moments later he was busted on drug charges. 28 – year old Eric Simons faces a long list of allegations. His partner... 44 – year old Alan Cool of Nescopeck... is also facing drug charges. The bust happened when Simons allegedly snatched clothing from a store in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton.
Roughly 200 employees of the Sara Lee Corporation near Sunbury are trying to figure out what their futures will be.... now that the U-S Justice Department has cleared the way for Grupo Bimbo to acquire Sara Lee's baking business. That will make Grupo Bimbo one of the largest producers of sliced bread in the U.S. The deal between the two companies is expected to close sometime next week.
Police say a Hazleton man is cooling his heels in the Luzerne County Prison after he allegedly took a swipe at a man with a knife... changing a tire last weekend. 56 – year old Fred Welsh of Terrace Boulevard faces a long list of charges after he allegedly pulled a knife on a man changing the flat tire on Welsh's wife's car. He also tried to head – butt an officer while placing him in back of a squad car. Welsh is in prison on $75,000 bond.
Who is that man in a hoodie who robbed a Sunoco gas station in Dorrance midday on Tuesday? That's what police want to find out. They have video surveillance tape of a man who robbed the convenience store with a knife on the Blue Ridge Trail... but they want to know who he is. Police say after robbing the clerk... the man fled into a wooded area behind the store... and has not been seen since.