Knapp Ave. Fire
A couple of people... a quiet Sunday afternoon... and then everything breaks loose. Norris Hornberger of 85 Knapp Avenue telling WHLM News he settled in to watch football. His son Mike and his gal – pal did the same in another part of the house... that's when someone came rapping on the door of their home telling them of the fire. The Hornberger's were alerted by a couple of Bloomsburg University students who spotted the flames in a garage which adjoined 85 Knapp... and 84 Pine Street. Bloomsburg Chief Bob Rupp says it's believed the fire started in the garage. An investigator will be on – scene Monday. The Bloomsburg Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the Hornberger family.
Trying to find something to do this weekend following shopping.... and taking in the Parade of Lights Friday night in downtown Bloomsburg.... how does a holiday train ride on the North Shore Railroad sound? It's being sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.... and starts Saturday morning according the organization's Tim Wagner. You can get tickets for this weekend's train ride at the Bloomsburg Chamber of Commerce office on Market Street.
Bank Replaced by ATM
The only bank in Shickshinny will soon be gone. A Wells Fargo company spokesman said their only location in the five mountain area... at Main and Union Streets will soon be demolished. In its place... a full – service ATM machine. The bank was flooded during September.... shifting it off its foundation. A spokesman says it would cost prohibitive to bring the building... and the bank... back on line.
Bloomsburg Man Sentenced
A Bloomsburg man has admitted in Schuylkill County Court he ran a meth lab out of a motel in West Mahanoy Township. The plea of 44 – year old Larry Wilcox was accepted by the judge... and now Wilcox will spend the next two months at the state correctional facility in Camp Hill... until it's determined where he'll serve his time. He was busted in June at a hotel at the interchange of Interstate 81 and Route 61. Co – defendant... 36 year old Catherine Womer of Pottsville is awaiting trial.
It appears that former State Senator Raphael Musto may not go on trial February 1st as scheduled. His attorney says the 82 – year old Musto is too ill to help prepare his corruption trial.... so attorney John Riley wants it moved back to June. Musto represented the Wyoming Valley for 30 - years in Harrisburg.... and is accused of receiving free building renovations from a developer who later got state supported financing for the construction of a commercial park.
PennDOT has wrapped up a Bridge Deck Project on Creek Road in Locust Township. The Agency's Rick Mason says the contractor completed it's work on a bridge deck replacement on Creek Road. That's over Roaring Creek in Locust Township... on the south side of Columbia County. The detour that had been in effect since early September when repair work began.