The National Weather Service in State College has issued a flood watch for the Columbia and Montour Counties and the entire Susquehanna Valley through Sunday evening. The expected rain over the next day or so... combined with melting snow and ice jams on rivers and creeks may push water to the top of their banks. In the Bloomsburg area... the Susquehanna will rise to an estimated 13 feet early Monday afternoon. That's three feet below the so – called “action” stage... and six feet below “flood” stage. Authorities say keep an eye on both the Susquehanna and it's tributaries through early Sunday evening.
Penn State Coach
Penn State has hired James Franklin as it's new head football coach. The 41 – year old Franklin has headed Vanderbilt to bowl games in all three of his seasons there. He'll replace Bill O'Brien who was lured away from Penn State to coach the NFL Houston Texans earlier this month.
In Bloomsburg Fair news, Paul Reichart has been re-confirmed as President of the Fair Board for 2014, with 406 of 778 votes cast in Board elections Saturday afternoon.
The Columbia County United Way's winter Trash-to-Treasure sale is under way today! Get your hands on second-hand computers, furniture, appliances and other great stuff. The sale will run from 9 AM til Noon in the Bloomsburg University Kehr Union ballroom. Tickets for the 8 AM Early Bird sale are just $5! Call 570-784-3134 for more information.
It's time to sign up for Little League in 2014! Sign ups and registration for Baseball and Softball will be held at the Moose Exchange today from 9 AM - Noon, and on Tuesday the 14th from 5 - 8 PM. You can sign up online at eteamz.com/bloomsburglittleleague - though payment must be made in person today or on Tuesday. The Moose Exchange Arts and Cultural Center is on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
Enjoy a day of golf and other activites in suppourt of a local family at Nolan's Heart of Steel Day, Saturday, February 1st, at Frosty Valley Country Club. Five-month-old Nolan McLaughlin is in need of a heart transplant. You can help by signing up for a round of golf for $65 per person or take the Polar Bear Plunge for a $100 sponsorship. There will be food, live music, raffles and more. Call 570-394-1479 for more information.
The Women of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be serving up some soup in soupport of Kidsburg this Sunday. Stop by the church on market street following the 10:30 AM worship service to sample a variety of soups for just $1 each. There will also be sandwiches for just $2.50. Proceeds will benefit the re-building of Kidsburg.
Team Partylite Friends for Freedom will host a Basket & Purse Bingo this Sunday at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall. Proceeds from the games will benefit Bloomsburg Relay for Life. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Games start at 2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 570-441-9069 for tickets and more information.
The Bloomsburg Elks Club is sponsoring a Kid’s Basketball Hoop Shoot at the Bloomsburg YMCA this Sunday at 12:30 PM. The shoot is free and open to all Boys and Girls ages 8 through 13. Winners from Sunday's shoot can advance to the district and state events. For more information call 570-764-6772.
It's the return of the Book Buddies at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday night. Bring your kids starting at 6:30 PM to practice their read-aloud skills to Bella, Chloe, and Reilly - therapy dogs who love to listen. Bring a favorite book or pick one from the Library collection.
Boys HS Basketball
In boys basketball Friday night, Central Columbia beat Southern Columbia 51-44. Our next High School Hoops broadcast will be Tuesday night, when the Berwick boys host Coughlin. Coverage starts with the pregame show after the 7 PM news.
BU Women's Basketball
In women's college basketball Saturday afternoon, Bloomsburg University defeated Philadelphia University at the Nelson Field House 85-82. The Huskies' Kat Noack made her 1000th career point during the game. You can hear the details with Larry White in the WHLM Husky Post-Game Report:
The Huskies next play on Wednesday night when both teams host East Stroudsburg. Coverage on the WHLM stations starts with the Women's pregame after the 5 PM news.