State police aren't saying if a homicide and suicide Sunday in Lycoming County are connected. But Pennlive.com is reporting that Williamsport police say the car driven by a suicide victim belonged to a man whose body was found along a Montoursville street. The body of 78 year old Edward White Sr., of Williamsport was found at Fairview Drive and Cemetary Road. Later there was a high speed chase into Loyalsock Township and witnesses say they saw a woman shoot herself while the car was still moving. Police say blood, other than that of the feamle was found in the car.
A Day of Mourning
A state police fire marshall is still investigating the cause of the fire that took the lives of three brothers near Danville on Friday. Daniel, Gavin and Arthur Dissinger, ages 13, 7 and 2 were killed in the blaze. The Danville school district is having a dress-down day today to raise money for the family. Counselors will be on hand to talk with students and teachers. Donations for the family are being accepted at MC Federal union in Danville.
As he waits for a judge's ruling on whether he can stay on the Republican primary ballot, a gubernatorial hopeful says the process is clearly skewed. Signatures on Republican Bob Guzzardi's nominating petitions were challenged by Republicans in court last week, as was his missing a deadline for filing a financial interest statement. A judge said she would rule quickly on whether Guzzardi's name will be removed from the primary ballot, dissolving his challenge to Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Guzzardi sees it as paranoia.
April is Earth Month and the Department of Environmental Protection hopes Pennsylvanians will take some time to clean up the Commonwealth. The theme is Pick it up PA and DEP hopes residents will pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. Spokeswoman Amanda Witman says there are plenty of clean up events this month.You can also start your own event...DEP and PennDOT will help with garbage bags, gloves and vests. You can register at the Great American Clean up's website.
Nurses in Pennsylvania hope this is the year they see action on some key staffing issues in the legislature. The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is backing a safe staffing bill that calls on hospitals to set up a team of nurses and other staff to make decisions on how many nurses are needed to care for patients adequately and safely. The Association also wants barriers removed that prevent advanced practice nurses from practicing to their full authority.
A bill approved by the Senate and sent to the House will make sure those who lose their license to operate a dog kennel in Pennsylvania don't continue to do so under false pretenses. Senator Rich Alloway's bill passed by the Senate, closes a loophole, to stop Dog Law violators who lose their licenses to operate kennels in the commonwealth, from continuing to be involved in the business at the same location, by shifting licenses to other family members. The kennel measure is part of a broad package of pet protection bills. Still to come is anti-tethering legislation.
In WHLM sports:
The Phillies home opener scheduled for Monday has been postponed until Tuesday at 4:05 Pm. You can hear the pre-game show at 3:30 on the WHLM stations.
In baseball Sunday:
Cubs 8 Phillies 3
Pirates 2 St. Louis 1
Cincinnati 2 Mets 1
Yankees 6 Toronto 4
The NCAA men's basketball season comes to an end tonight with the championship game in Arlington, Texas. It will be the University of Conn. Vs Kentucky.
Tuesday night the NCAA womens final will be played in Nashville with two undefeated teams. Notre Dame faces the University of Conn.
Two area girls high school basketball players have made the all-state team. Millville senior Mattie Bower was a class “A” second team selection and Danville sophomore Amber Renz was a triple “A” pick.