Fairgrounds Car Show
If you thought the car shows at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds over the past few years were impressive... just wait until August. The folks who run car shows at the Carlisle Fairgrounds will work with the Bloomsburg Fair Association and the Dream Machines car club to promote what promises to be one of the biggest shows August 10 through the 12th. Fair association president Paul Reichart says getting Carlisle Events involved was the right thing to do. Since the mid-80's the fairgrounds has played host to car shows... but Carlisle Events became involved when the Bloomsburg Hospital dropped out of the picture after not deciding to host the show. Thousands of car enthusiasts from across the northeast are expected to converge on Bloomsburg for the three day event.
What's an Easter weekend without an egg hunt? That was the case Saturday morning when hundreds of kids and their parents showed up at the soccer field next to Bloomsburg Town Park. At the prescribed time... fire equipment sirens sounded... and kids of all ages dashed off into areas marked for age groups... to find the eggs. The event was sponsored by the Bloomsburg American Legion Post. An estimated 7,000 eggs were found... and prizes awarded to participants.
U.S. Representative Tom Marino... who represents Montour and Northumberland County's... as well as most of northeastern Pennsylvania will undergo surgery Monday. A spokesman for Marino's office says the surgery involves removal of some small tumors located on his kidney. The procedure takes place at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors anticipating a full recovery.
Back Branch Road
PennDOT says motorists in the Lightstreet area may face some flood recovery work this week. The work will take place on Back Branch Road. The agency's Rick Mason says there will be a single lane west of Route 487, with daylight signage and flaggers controlling traffic flow while prime contractor mills and resurfaces that section of roadway. The work on Back Branch Road outside of Lightstreet runs through Wednesday.
There soon may be some additional oversight of state aircraft. A bill expected to be signed by Governor Corbett would require PennDOT to maintain a publicly accessible log of state owned or leased planes. State Senator Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster says a 2007 report from the Auditor General found that PennDOT did not provide proper oversight of state air travel. The measure received unanimous support from the House and Senate.
Wilkes - Barre Teen
Still no suspects in the shooting death of 14 – year old Tyler Winstead of Wilkes – Barre. The teen was shot and killed last Thursday on Hill Street by one of two men in a car. A motive to the murder is not known. However, police say they looking for a late model Ford. One of the men inside the car opened fire on Winstead. W-B Police says the death of the teen is a top priority.
Nanticoke Home Invasion
An attempted home invasion and robbery over the weekend in Nanticoke. Police say three men tried to barge their way into an apartment in the 300 block of Noble Street early Sunday morning. Several shots were fired. Two people were inside the apartment... but they weren't hurt. The trio remains on the loose.
Police have one man in custody... and are looking for a second... in the shooting of a Shenandoah man. 24 – year old Ledis Hernandez was shot in a backyard in the 5 – hundred block of West Coal Street. Captured by police was 18 – year old Alfonso Reyes of Newark, New Jersey. Meantime, a warrant has been issued for 26 – year old Juan Perez... the accused shooter. Hernandez remains in the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
BU Baseball / Softball
It was a great weekend for both the Bloomsburg University baseball and softball teams. In baseball, the Huskies won both games of a doubleheader at East Stroudsburg to improve their record to 19-15. At Hutchinson Field, the softball team swept a doubleheader from Clarion. Their record is now 24-8.
High School Track & Field
Three area track & field athletes were double winners at the third annual Selinsgrove Classic on Saturday. Central Columbia sophomore Ellen Shepard finished first in both the girls 100 and 200 meter dashes. In the boys' competition, Southern Columbia senior Matt Moore won both hurdle races, and teammate Tom Shetroma finished first in both the shot put and discus.
Andrew McCutchen capped a Pittsburgh rally with a single off the wall in center with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies. Monday afternoon... the Phils are at home when they take on the Marlins in Monday matinee. You can catch all the action starting with the pre – game show at 12:35 on the WHLM Stations... News Radio 930, 94.7, 104.3 & Berwick's 1280.
In the first major golf tournament of the year... Florida's Bubba Watson winning his first Masters at Augusta.