Gunman Opens Fire at Municipal Meeting in Poconos
Our media partner... Newswatch 16 is reporting at least two people dead after a gunman opened fire Monday night during a municipal meeting in Ross Township, near Saylorsburg. Three other people were critically hurt. They were transported to hospitals in Stroudsburg and Allentown. Police say the gunman is in police custody. The incident happened around 7:20 Monday evening
State police say a 49 – year old man was stuck and killed while sitting on Route 239 near Shickshinny... in Union Township. Wayne Burnside was struck by the car early Sunday morning driven by 42 – year old John Kalinas. Burnside was rushed to Geisinger – Wyoming Valley were he died. Authorities say they're investigating the fatal accident.
It's going to be built to last 50 – years.... PennDOT telling us that construction on a new Zaners Bridge in Greenwood Township should begin next week. The current 25 foot span has been in place since 1940... and it classified as structurally deficient.
The bridge carriers Zaners Bridge Road over a tributary to Green Creek... a short distance east of the intersection with Route 254 and Rohrsburg Road.
211 / Berwick
It's been on line for about a year... but very few people know about it. Dialing 2-1-1 on your phone... connects you with a resource person who can guide you to a social service agency who can help you in your time of need. Ginny Crake of the Berwick Area United Way says the service is funded through United Way chapters across the state. The 2-1-1 program is designed for folks who don't know where to turn to for issues such as where to get food.... rental or heat assistance.
National Night Out
A special night out Tuesday at the Bloomsburg Town Pool. It's National Night Out where first responders display the equipment they use... and police officers, EMS and the fire department talk one on one with the folks they serve. Bloomsburg Police Officer Ken Auchter says he's peppered with questions. National Night Out begins at six O'clock at the Bloomsburg Town Pool... where a free swimming session is available.
State Representative David Millard's annual senior expo will be held this Wednesday at the Espy Fire Hall at Third and Tenny Streets. Representative Millard say up to five hundred people will attend the three hour affair. The Senior Expo also features vendors who are there to show their wares. The event begins at 9 O'clock Wednesday morning and runs through noon.
Carbon County Crash
A man and a woman died in a one – vehicle crash early Sunday morning near on Fireline Road in Carbon County... south of Hazleton. State Police at Hazleton say 45 – year old Richard Zabroski and 44 – year old Rebecca Pilla died in the crash. Two other people were injured. Authorities say no one was wearing seat belts when the SUV crashed. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
Wilkes – Barre Shooting
Wilkes – Barre Police are investigating a weekend shooting on Wayne Street. Police say an unidentified man was shot in the head and body late Saturday night. The victim taken to a hospital for treatment. Authorities are now looking for a suspect.
A man from neighboring Schuylkill County is in jail after he was charged with distributing child pornography. Tyler Kennedy of Orwigsburg was arrested at the start of the weekend by the state attorney general's Child Predator Unit. Kennedy is accused of having and sharing kiddy porn pictures over the internet.
Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in baseball history and once regarded as an antidote to the game's steroid era, was suspended on Monday for 211 games after being found in violation of Major League Baseball's anti-drug policy. The suspension begins Thursday. Rodriguez is appealing the ban – which extends through the 2014 season – and, as a player who has not been suspended previously, can play during the appeal process. He is expected to be in the New York Yankees lineup Monday night for their game against the Chicago White Sox. Rodriguez becomes the most decorated player to be disciplined over the nearly decade-long program, a list that includes noted sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez and, recently, Ryan Braun.
Aided by early run support, rookie Alex Wood limited the Philadelphia Phillies to one run over six impressive innings, leading the Atlanta Braves to their 10th straight victory. The final... the Braves downing the Phillies 4 to 1. The Phils are idle Monday. They'll start a three game home series against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday evening. In other major league baseball Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 5 to 1... the New York Mets lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-2... and the New York Yankees lost to the San Diego Padres 6-2.
Many college football teams begin their preseason practices this week including Notre Dame. With last year's starting quarterback Everett Golson ineligible for this season, Brian Kelly has already named Tommy Reese as his starting quarterback. Notre Dame opens the season against Temple on August 31st.
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Kasey Kahne wins the GoBowling.com 400 at the Pocono Raceway in near – by Long Pond. Jeff Gordon was second.