2013-12-18 06:45:00 by Mark Williams / News Director
Bloomsburg Police are investigating a robbery which went down early Tuesday afternoon along Lightstreet Road. It happened at the Uni – Mart at the corner of Lightstreet Road and Penn Avenue. Initial reports from the scene indicate a man wearing a tan jacket with a gray ski mask walked in and demanded money. He left moments later either on foot or by car. No one is in custody for the robbery of the Uni – Mart on Lightstreet Road.
How good must security video be and how important is it in the prosecution of a case. That... after South Centre Township police have video of 22 - year old Andrew Klingerman... who allegedly robbed the Mifflinville Market over the weekend. The Press - Enterprise is reporting Klingerman was arrested... arraigned and sent to the Columbia County Prison. Bloomsburg security consultant Eric Bower says having the security video of the person involved with the crime streamlines the prosecution's case. 17 – year old Courtney Disadoro was the lone clerk on duty at the market when the man held up the place... and fled with money from the cash register.
Crake / Food Program
For the past year or so... the Berwick Area United Way has been helping kids at the Orange Street and 14th Street Elementary Schools get better nutrition when they're away from the building. United Way's Ginny Crake calls it “kid friendly” food that's packed for the kids at the end of each week and taken home to the family. An estimated 80 disadvantaged kids at the Orange and 14th Street schools are involved in the program financed by Berwick Area United Way contributions.
Two bills designed to amend the state constitution to downsize the state House and Senate has been approved by the house. House Bill 1234 is authored by State House speaker Sam Smith... a republican from Jefferson County. Under the proposal... the state house would shrink from it's current 203 members to 153.... while the State Senate would end up with 38 members... down from it's current 50. The measure has a long way to go before it appears on a ballot for voter approval.
The supervisors of Banks Township... near Hazleton... say a death threat means they have to move their regular township meeting to the Harrisburg Hilton. The meeting is scheduled for Friday. The shooting deaths of three Ross Township officials in August have officials worried. But an attorney for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association says the move of the meeting presents serious public access issues and may run afoul of the Sunshine Act.
Hazle Twp Derailment
An investigation has been launched to determine why three coal cars of a Reading and Northern Railroad train jumped the track Tuesday in Jeddo... in Hazle Township. The cars coming to rest against a stand of pine trees. Now... it will be up to crews to re-rail the cars and clean up the coal left behind by the derailment
A West Nanticoke man has been arrested on a vehicular homicide charge. Police say 22 – year old John Ward was driving under the influence when he rear – ended a vehicle driven by 68 – year old Daniel Markowski who died of his injuries. The incident happening on the Sans Souci Parkway last April. Following Tuesday's arrest... Ward was hustled off to the Luzerne County Jail.
The Bloomsburg University Men's and Women's basketball teams played in their second of back-to-back game nights in the Erie area on Wednesday, as they faced Mercyhurst. The Women won their match 71-63. The Men lost their game after a stron effort, 66-62. You can hear all the details from Wednesday's games with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report:
The Huskies will play once more before the New Year, when they host Gannon this Saturday at the Nelson Field House. Coverage on the WHLM stations starts at 12:40.
Boys HS Basketball
In boys high school basketball Tuesday night... Loyalsock downed Central Columbia 58 to 41... Southern Columbia defeated Warrior Run 63 to 50... and it was St. John Newmann over Benton 79 to 40.
Bloomsburg University's record setting senior running back Franklyn Quiteh leaves for Florence, Alabama Wednesday. He is one of three finalists for the Harlon Hill trophy which goes to the nation's top Division II player. The winner will be announced on Friday.