2013-12-09 15:53:00 by Mark Williams / News Director
More Bad Weather Headed our Way
SNOW FOR THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE...
** THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 4 PM EST
** LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE POCONOS.
** HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.
** ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.
** TIMING...BEGINNING BEFORE SUNRISE...TAPERING OFF IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
** IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL CAUSE POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED
ROADS. THIS WILL SLOW TRAFFIC...ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING
** WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
** TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.
** VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS ONE-QUARTER OF A MILE.
Sunbury – based Weis Markets is recalling some of their milk products. The recall is for Weis Quality Milk in whole, two-percent, one-percent and skim varieties with a sell-by date of December 5th, and for Weis one-percent chocolate milk with a sell-by date of December 2nd. The affected milk may contain antibiotic residue, which can cause problems for people who are allergic to antibiotics. The recall does not affect any other milk that Weis sells. Customers may return the product to their local stores for a full refund.
Now there are two people charged and arrested with the stabbing death of a Port Treverton man in Sunbury last month. 18 – year old Miranda Barbour has been charged in the death of Troy LaFerrara... whose body was found behind a home on Catawissa Street. Now her 22 – year old husband also now been charged. Elytte Barbour said they wanted to murder someone and she found LaFerrara through Craigslist. Miranda Barber is in the Northumberland County prison... while Elytte Barbour is being held in the Columbia County Prison... both without bond.
Berwick firemen made quick work of what could have been a disastrous blaze in the 1100 hundred block of 5th Avenue Sunday afternoon. Fire Chief Bill Coolbaugh says they alarm sounded around 12-45... with arriving firemen finding a problem with a wood burning stove. Chief Coolbaugh confirmed that a ceramic ring which goes from the stove to the chimney apparently cracked allowing flames to eat into the wall.... spreading the fire through a ceiling heading into the main part of the structure. Crews had the situation under control within minutes... and were on the scene for about an hour.
The Bloomsburg Town Council meets tonight and at the top of their agenda is the passage of the 2014 budget. It totals an estimated $5.3 - million dollars.... so says town administrator Bill Lowthert. It calls for badly needed improvements to town hall... as well as hiring a new police officer. The yet – to – be – approved budget also comes with a 1 – mil tax increase... costing property owners an extra dollar for each thousand dollars of assessed valuation. Monday night's meeting gets underway at 7 O'clock.
If you traveled Route 11 from Danville to Berwick this weekend... you probably spotted former railway Maintenance of Way cars traveling North Shore Railroad tracks. The owners of the so – call “Speeders...” such as Cody Martin of Milesburg in Centre County belong to the North American Railcar Operators Association... and they spent Saturday collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots program.Martin says his “speeder” has a pretty interesting heritage... having been part of the Canadian Pacific Railroad until the early 80's when they were sold. A couple of times a year... NARCOA members are allowed to organize rides on the former Erie – Lackawanna Bloomsburg line from Northumberland to the PPL information center in Salem Township... north of Berwick.
If you traveled across the area Sunday... you probably saw a number of cars with freshly cut Christmas trees tied to their roofs. No surprise... with a couple of weeks until the big day... folks were out and about trying to find that perfect tree. Tom Parr of Orangeville runs a mom and pop operation... says you should look for a tree without disease... and are green and plump. Parr says once you get the tree home.... be sure to keep it in a stand... filled with plenty of water. That.. he says... should keep the tree in good shape until the first of the year.
The archivist at Bloomsburg University is out with a new book... dealing with the life and times of of professor George Keller... who was also the tamer of wild animals... who traveled with the circus. Appearing on Monday's edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz.... Robert Dunkleberger says Keller was a larger than life figure. Dunkelberger says Professor Keller was able to balance his teaching career at the university... while at the same time... hitting the road to preform with his animals.
A Shickshinny man is dead following a weekend accident north of the Borough. State police say 18 – year old Jordan Sult died when he lost control of his car while southbound on Route 239... his car slamming into a utility poll. Sult was pronounced dead at the scene.
Good economic news for neighboring Luzerne County. Sallie Mae... the folks who service student loans... will hire an estimated 300 new employees in 2015. That... as they expand their Hanover Township facility. The company has grown over the past 25 years to where a thousand employees are serving 16 million accounts.
A Wilkes – Barre man is jailed after he allegedly shot at police over the weekend. 19 – year old Nasim Hickson had an altered 22 – caliber rifle in his possession when he was arrested. The incident taking place early Saturday morning in the area of Park Avenue and Lehigh Street. Hickson is facing charges of aggravated assault... simple assault... and reckless endangerment.
The driver of a car which smashed into a business early Sunday morning is in custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Although Hazleton Police have not released his name... he slammed his car into Al's Fashions on West 20th Street. The driver received minor injuries... and the business is expected to be open Monday.
Bloomsburg University removed the "interim" tag from Paul Darragh on Friday. He is the Huskies head football coach. Darragh lead the team to a 10 and 2 record and the PSAC Championship.
High School Basketball's regular season is underway. In our first broadcast of the season Monday night, the Southern Columbia boys beat Bloomsburg 61-48. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM High School Hoops Update:
A Heartland Conference boys basketball coach made history on Friday night. Loyalsock's 79-30 win over Warrior Run was the 802nd career win for Loyalsock head coach Ron Insinger- that is a new state record.
In the NFL Sunday... the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20... the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Miami Dolphins 34-28... and the New York Jets downed the Oakland Raiders 37-27, On the west coast.... The San Diego Chargers defeated the New York Giants 37 – 14.