Berwick / Decker's
Three Berwick residents are in the Columbia County Prison after a long investigation into the theft of metal from Decker's Scrap Yard on Canal Street. Berwick Police Chief Ken Strish says an estimated 40 charges have been filed against Todd Fowler... Anthony Traver and Nicholas Perry. An arrest warrant has been issued for Justin Cressinger. Meantime... during a search of an apartment at 909 West Front Street... officers finding Sharon Perry... wanted on an outstanding warrant for manufacturing meth.
She was also taken into custody and hustled off to the prison... awaiting further proceedings.
Pine Twp. Fatal
State Police say a Benton woman is dead after her car collided with an electric utility truck Wednesday morning in Pine Township... north of Millville. The victim is identified as 49 – year old Margaret Haddow. Authorities say she was turning onto Route 42 from Sereno Hollow Road... pulling into the path of the truck around 8 O'clock. The accident forced the closure of the highway for several hour while police conducted their investigation.
Gilberton borough council... in neighboring Schuylkill County... is giving their police chief a 30 – day time out. That action by borough council Wednesday night. A profanity – laced video... backed by automatic weapon fire of Chief Mark Kessler showed up on You Tube recently... and has received hundreds of thousands of hits. Now... the chief is getting a 30 day suspension without pay. Outside the borough building... supports and detractors of the chief verbally clashed. Now... police protection for Gilberton will be provided by Pennsylvania State Police.
Bloomsburg Concert Series
At the Bloomsburg Town Park last night... the final performance of the summer concert series. Gift – Troutman – Gift closed out the summer concert series last night... one which began in early June. As in weeks past... it was a perfect night to hear contemporary music preformed by three talented musicians from the Selinsgrove area. All who preformed did not disappoint. Now... plans are being formulated to book top name regional entertainment for the 2014 edition of the Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series.
Ice Cream & Cake Festival
It's one of the biggest social events of the year takes place Thursday night at the Bloomsburg Town Park. The 56th annual Cake and Ice Cream festival gets underway at 5 O'clock. Park Improvement Association President Chuck Wagner says since 1957... the event has brought people together. Wagner says the Association is still in need of cakes for tonight's event. All you need to do is bake one... and drop it off at the refrigerated trailer parked along Ft. McClure Boulevard.
A lot of things happening in the downtown area of Bloomsburg over the weekend. That word from Downtown manager Adrienne Mael who says events begin late Friday afternoon with a sidewalk sale and First Friday. In addition... they'll be an art walk on Saturday... introducing people to artists who set up on Centre Street in Bloomsburg... showing their wares.
A Hazle Township woman is locked up after she was charged with homicide in the death of her live in boyfriend. Jessica Alinsky's arrest by state police comes less than 24 – hours after a Luzerne County coroner's inquest found Matthew Gailie did not die at his own hand... blaming his death on Alinsky. Gailie died two years ago during an argument with Alinsky at their home they shared in the Eagle Rock development.
Florida – based Tech Packaging says the company will build a new 223,000 square foot building in the Humboldt Industrial Park near Hazleton. An estimated 95 full – time workers will be hired between the spring of 2014 and the fall of 2017. Tech Packaging hopes to have the new plant up and running by next spring. The company also has a plant in Berwick.
Kyle Kendrick got fewer outs than he allowed runs, and the San Francisco Giants handed the Philadelphia Phillies their ninth loss in 10 games. The final... 9-2. The third game in their three game series is Thursday night from Citizens Bank Park. You can catch all the action starting with the pre – game show at 6:30 on the WHLM Stations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates just got by the St. Louis Cardinals 5 to 4.... the Miami Marlins got the best of the New York Mets3 to 2... and on the west coast... the New York Yankees blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 3 to nothing.
Major League Baseball is getting set to announce which players it will suspend as part of it's on-going drug investigation. The league telling the players' union who is on the list. New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez could face the stiffest penalty of all.