BU / McFarland
Celebrating the football coaching career of Bloomsburg University's Danny Hale. That's what will take place on Saturday, September 7th at a retirement dinner for the former Husky coach at the Caldwell Consistory. Money from the $50 ticket affair will go to a good cause... so says BU Athletic Director Mike McFarland. The dinner follows BU's season opening football game against Stone Hill College of Massachusetts.
Mountain Top Fire
A Mountain Top woman and her grandson are dead after a fire swept through their Wright Township house at the start of the weekend. Authorities say 70 – year old Mary Ann Navin and grandson, 2 – year old Jack Navin were trapped in the home. Arriving first responders found flames shooting from the Walden Drive structure. Now... a state fire marshal will try and determine what started the weekend fire.
There are some new troopers among the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police. 79 cadets graduated from the state police academy in Hershey recently... and will be assigned across the state. Trooper David Peters of Troop N in Hazleton... says every time you get some fresh folks into the organization it's a big help. Of those nearly 80 graduating cadets.... four will be assigned to Troop N... Hazleton... while five will be assigned to Troop P... Wyoming.
We're headed into the height of the Atlantic Hurricane season... and state officials ask if you're prepared for any eventually. Cory Angell from the PA Emergency Management Agency... says Lee, Irene and Sandy... are reminders that Pennsylvanian's must be prepared for tropical weather. But first... you should have enough food and water for at least three days...
Montour – DeLong Fair
It's the start of the fair season. The 75th edition of the Montour – DeLong Fair gets underway Monday in Washingtonville. The event featuring agriculture competition and exhibits... as well as entertainment. The Montour – DeLong Fair runs through Saturday.
A Pittsburgh area couple were taken to the hospital after the driver lost control of their car and it collided with Gould's ShurSave supermarket on Route 93 in Conyngham late Sunday afternoon. Investigators say the car hit a pole attached to the building... slamming into the building. The store was not damaged. Investigators are still trying to figure out why the driver lost control.
A Nanticoke man is recovering in the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after he was struck by a car at the beginning of the weekend on the Sans Souci Parkway in Hanover Township. Police say 24 – year old Dominic Serra is listed in critical condition. He was struck by a car driven by Nicholas Kosek of Shickshinny. No charges have been filed.
Have a problem with state government... or need a question answered... State Representative Karen Boback will have office hours Tuesday... starting at 10 O'clock at the Dorrance Township Municipal Building on Blue Ridge Trail in Mountaintop. Later in the day... starting at 1 O'clock... Ms. Boback or a representative will be at the Wright Township Municipal Building on South Mountain Boulevard.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday for former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton. He died last month at the age of 96 on the family's California estate. Wednesday's services will be held starting at 10:30 at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on Madison Avenue in Scranton.
It is the first day for official high school football practices in the area. This Saturday will be the first preseason scrimmage for all area teams. The regular season kicks off August 30th.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 6-0 on Sunday. It was their 11th straight road loss. Monday night... the Phil's open a three game series against the Braves in Atlanta. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:35.
In other games Sunday...
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 3-2... the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5... and the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Brett Gardner's walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th.
In golf, Jason Duffner won the PGA, finishing two strokes ahead of Jim Furek. It was Duffner's first major championship.
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup event on the road course in Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.