Bloomsburg Police are investigating the discovery of a body last night in the Susquehanna River near the confluence with Fishing Creek.
According to a news release police first responded to the area of Ft. McClure Boulevard and Streeter field shortly before 6-30.
Bloomsburg fire police were called to shut down Ft. McClure Boulevard at Railroad Street... and at the covered bridge near Rupert for several hours as the initial investigation was underway.
Police across the region are looking for a man wanted in connection with the robbery of the Mifflinville Market Saturday night. The Press - Enterprise is reporting in Monday's edition the young man paced about the convenience store for about twenty minutes before pulling a knife on 17 - year old clerk Courtney Disidoro. He demanded money... getting what he wanted... then strolling out of the store into the on - going snow storm. Despite a heavy presence of police... the bandit slipped away.
Two months ago... United Water announced plans for a new treatment plan along Irondale Road. But what has happened since then. A lot of give and take in the permitting process with the Town of Bloomsburg and the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The utility's Bob Manbeck says there are a lot of questions to be answered for DEP approval. That testing is expected to begin in February and run through April. Once the permit is okayed... ground breaking can take place on the estimated $21 – million plant.
Northumberland Co. Fire
A state police fire marshal is expected to be at the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury Monday. Our media partner Newswatch 16 is reporting there was a small kitchen fire inside the prison late Saturday night... forcing corrections officers to move prisoners to another area of the building. There was minor damage reported. No one was injured.
Shoppers angling for good stocking stuffers might consider a Pennsylvania fishing license. A fishing license can be a Christmas gift that gives all year long and they are on sale in time for the holidays. John Arway, executive director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, says a license is a good sports value. Anyone at least 16 years old must have a license, which are effective January 1. They are available online, from agents and at sporting goods stores across the commonwealth. About 850,000 are sold each year.
Wildlife officials say bear attacks in Pennsylvania, like the one that injured a young female hunter last week in Centre County, are rare. While hunting deer, 18-year-old Camille Bomboy was mauled by a female black bear last Monday on the family farm in Lock Haven. She apparently got between a mother and her cubs. PA Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau says a growing bear population may lead to more bear-human encounters. Bomboy suffered injuries to her ear and is recovering well. Hunters with Bomboy may have hit the bear with one or two rounds. The commission hopes to trap the bear, so it can be tested for disease.
If you look closely around open fields atop a high post or a silo- you might just spot a snowy owl this year. It's unusual for the snowy owl to migrate into PA and even more rare for such a large number. But the state Game Commission says that's what's happening this year. It's the biggest owl in North America and will feast on pesky rodents. Make sure to observe the snow white owl with black markings at a respectful distance- its a protected bird of prey.
Hazleton City Council is expected to vote soon on a proposed $8.9 - million dollar operating budget for 2014. The big chinks in the armour.... rising pension contributions... contractual pay increases... and the proposed take over of the Hazleton Parking Authority. Hazleton must have a budget in place by the end of the month.
Pennsylvania ranks high in the number of active physicians, but is not doing as good a job in retaining new med school grads. Hans Zuckerman says his student debt has topped $200,000 as he finishes his final year of studies. He says new med school grads will look for the best deals they can get to whittle away at that kind of debt, and he says vibrant debt relief programs and further incentives to train in primary care will make a difference. Those are parts of the Governor's Healthy PA plan.
Wilkes - Barre Home Invasion
Wilkes - Barre police are investigating a home invasion which took place Sunday night. The incident going down around 7 O'clock at a home on Scott Street. Investigators are remaining tight lipped about the home invasion... but they did say no one was hurt.
Black Creek Tree
Black Creek Township has a new community Christmas tree. Last week we told you someone cut the bottom branches of a tree dedicated two weeks ago in Alumni Park. Since hearing the news.... a new tree has been secured and set into place over the weekend with a lot of fanfare. Still... authorities say no one has been charged in the incident.
The Central Columbia girls basketball team is now 2-0 after Friday's 50-35 win at Bloomsburg. Monday night the Bluejays are at home against Danville is a game that has been declared "Cure for Cancer- Chris Jimison Night". The Central team is showing its support for Mrs. Jimison, who is battling cancer... as well as her three children. All proceeds from the concession stand will go to the family and there will be donation barrels and a halftime shoot out. Monday night's varsity game begins at 7:30.
High School Football
Pennsylvania's high school football season came to an end Sunday with two state finals which were postponed from Saturday. In the Class AA final... South Fayette topped Imhotep Charter 41 to nothing.
In the Quad A final... St. Joe's Prep downed Pittsburgh Central Catholic 35 to 10.
In the NFL Sunday the Eagles five game winning streak came to an end in a 48-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings... the Giants lost to the Seattle Seahawks 23-0... and it was the New York Jets falling to the Carolina Panthers 30 – 20. Sunday night... the Pittsburgh Steelers downed the Cincinnati Bengals 30 to 20