about four years ago by Mark Williams / News Director
Investigators shut down a portion of Millville Road... near Sunset Drive... on Tuesday as they continued their probe in a Sunday night fatal crash in Bloomsburg. Those investigators wanted to get precise GPS positions... trying to figure out how or why 20 – year old Colton Eyer of Millville lost control of his black Honda Civic. Hit car hit a parked car and a utility pole before coming to rest in a crumpled mess on it's roof. Eyer died in the accident... and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say speed was a contributing factor... but we won't know for weeks if alcohol played a role in the crash. Eyer's funeral will be held Friday at 10 O'clock at the Bunnell Funeral Home in Millville.
Sex with Animals
Remember the incident a couple of years ago in Main Township where a man was convicted for having sex with with animals. Now 44 – year old Paul Ganter of Huntington County was back in Columbia County Court... having his probation revoked after telling his counselor he had sex with a number of horses and a cow. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in Wednesday's edition... the confession from Ganter comes after his probation was nearly coming to an end. President Judge Tom James ordering Ganter to spend a weekend in jail.
Farm Show / Greig
Day five of the 96th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will get underway this morning. As with any exhibition dealing with agribusiness... the 1 – million square foot Farm Show Complex is stretched to the limits each day. Agriculture Secretary Charles Greig says he's proud to be involved in this year's show. Wednesday's activities include an antique tractor display... flag racing... and a fleece to shawl contest. The 2012 edition of the PA Farm Show ends Saturday.
Farm Show Scholarships
Former Columbia and Luzerne County Dairy Princess Danielle Lehman has received a $3,500 scholarship to continue her education. Lehman was among 26 others who received the awards from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation. Since 1993 the foundation has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships to 370 Junior Farm Show exhibitors.
For the second time in less than a week... a Hazleton Turkey Hill store has been robbed. The latest robbery at 800 Alter Street was knocked off Tuesday morning. Police say the bandit strolled into the store... produced a handgun threatening the clerk... demanding money and cigarettes before leaving. The store was also the target of a stick up artist late last week... when two men robbed the clerk of cash.
Hazleton police had to do something that's pretty unusual. They had to close a bar after a series a fights broke out over the weekend. Prestigio Bar and Restaurant on North Wyoming was shuttered after a trio of altercations occurred over a three hour period of time.
Penn State Football
Times are a changin' for Penn State's football program. Last week... the school hiring New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to succeed Joe Paterno. Now... Paterno's son... Jay... is out after spending the past 17 – years as the teams quarterbacks coach. The departure was expected when O'Brien was hired. Jay Paterno now trying to figure out what his options are.
The man convicted in the murder of two Bradford County Sheriff's Deputies is expected to be executed on March 8th. Governor Corbett signing an execution warrant for 34 – year old Dustin Briggs.... convicted in the shooting deaths of Christopher Burgert and Michael Van Kuren. The deputies were gunned down outside a mobile home while serving legal papers.
Danville / Shamokin
In boys high school basketball last night, Shamokin was at Danville in a key game in the Heartland Conference Division one. WHLM's Jim Doyle says the Ironmen shut down the Indians 63 to 40.
Berwick rolled over Wyoming Area 67 to 51... Bloomsburg defeating Benton 60 to 34... Central Columbia downing Warrior Run 49 to 29... Sullivan County outlasted Millville 62 to 26... and Southern Columbia getting by Hughesville 60 to 34.
The Bloomsburg University Men's and Women's basketball teams opened PSAC Eastern Division play Wednesday night at Shippensburg. The Women's final was Bloomsburg 70, Shippensburg 59. The Men's team picked off another close 67-66 win in the final seconds of their game. BU is back in action Saturday when they host Cheyney at the Nelson Field House. You can hear all the action on the WHLM stations and here at WHLM.com starting with the pregame to the Women's match at 12:40.
Listen to the details from Wednesday's games with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report: