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Wednesday / January 8, 2014


PPL / MacBride

The past 24 to 48 hours have been stressful for PPL... as customers place added demand on the utility for power. But, PPL's Terri MacBride says you might want to think about conserving a bit so everyone has enough juice to go around. Meantime... crews are standing by at their Sawmill Road facility... as well as on the road waiting to respond to trouble at a moment's notice.

 

Central Columbia

Remember Tuesday morning.... area school districts in Columbia and Montour Counties were closed for the day due to the sub – zero weather. The only district to remain open was Central Columbia on Old Berwick Road. Superintendent Harry Mathias took a lot of heat for his decision. He told our media partner Newswatch 16... his reasoning to keep the district open was based on information from the National Weather Service. And even though the air temperature was at least two below... the NWS said students waiting for the bus should be okay for up to 30 minutes.

 

Travel Delays
It has been a tough winter for travelers so far with snow and ice storms and bitter cold delaying flights. Jeanenne Tornatore of Orbitz.com, says even if your destination and departure points are in the clear, you can still be affected by delays in other parts of the country. Ms. Tornatore says you might want to consider travel insurance just in case you plans derail.

 

Danville Fire

Danville firemen fought cold weather to put out a fire Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Ash Street. Crews found flames shooting from the structure and called for help from departments outside of Danville. They not only faced the flames, but the ice which formed from the water. No one was at home when the fire broke out.

 

Shenandoah Fire

A state police fire marshal is expected to be in Shenandoah today to try and determine what started a blaze in a double – block home early Tuesday. The fire was discovered in a home in the 200 block of South Ferguson Street. Firefighters battled the flames in sub – zero temperatures. Their biggest problem... water turning to ice... making the fire grounds slippery. Luckily... no one was hurt fighting that blaze in Shenandoah.

 

Ray Musto

A federal judge has ruled that former State Senator Ray Musto is not fit to stand trial on corruption charges. That ruling from U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo. On Monday... Musto's lawyers said the trial would kill their client since he's battling a liver disease. Judge Caputo ordered the 84 – year old Musto into the custody of the U.S. Attorney General's office and hospitalized at a treatment facility.

 

Teacher Charged

A 33 – year old teacher for the Hanover Area School District near Wilkes – Barre has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting an 18 – year old student. 33 – year old Edward Evans is accused of assaulting the teen last March. Evans was arraigned Tuesday... and released on $20,000 unsecured bail.

 

Evacuation

More than 3 dozen residents of a personal care home in the back mountain area of Luzerne County had to be moved overnight due to a broken sprinkler.... flooding their building. First responders were called to the Meadow Manor in Dallas early Wednesday morning. The residents were evacuated to another care home in the area. It's not known if the sprinkler broke due to the cold weather.

 

University Weapons

A proposal to limit where people can carry deadly weapons at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities is flawed, say people on both sides of the gun control debate. The proposal before the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education would bar firearms and deadly weapons in “sensitive areas,” including residence halls, classrooms and other university buildings. There are 112,000 students in the state University system.

 

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BU Basketball

In college basketball on Wednesday night, the Huskies Men & Women were on the road at IUP. BU Split the series. The Women won 74-62. The Men lost to Indiana 63-53. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report:

 

 

The Women are back in action this Saturday afternoon when they host the University of Philadelphia. The Men are off until next Wednesday, when both teams face unbeaten East Stroudsburg in a pair of games at the Nelson Field House.

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NCAA Playoffs

Saturday, Nov. 29

vs To Be Determined

 

High School Basketball

 

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*All games start at 7 PM*

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Monday, Dec 8

Girls' Basketball

Bloomsburg

@ Central Columbia

 

Tuesday, Dec 9

Boys' Basketball

Mount Carmel

@ Danville

 

  

BU Women's Basketball

 

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Tuesday, Nov 25

vs Edinboro

@ Nelson Field House

5:30 PM

  

Sunday, Nov 30

@ University of the Sciences

1:00 PM

 

BU Men's Basketball

 

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 Tuesday, Nov 25

@ Goldey-Beacom

7:00 PM

    

Monday, Dec 1

vs. PSU-Lehigh Valley

@ Nelson Field House

7:00 PM

 

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