Unionized Danville teachers are expected to be in the classroom this morning following a six day work stoppage. Teachers have been working without a contract for the past two years... and last week's stoppage was a show of support among union members. No new contract negotiations have been scheduled... and the work stoppage has pushed back graduation for seniors until at least June 12th.
Six people were made homeless over the weekend by a fire in Sunbury. Damage has been estimated at $150,000. Authorities says the fire began started in an apartment on Fairmount Avenue. It spread to a neighborhood double home next door. The apartment was destroyed... while the half double sustained serious damage. No cause yet for that fire in Sunbury.
Thousands of people spent all... or part of Saturday... on Main Street in Downtown Bloomsburg for the 36th annual Renaissance Jamboree. Sunny skies prevailed... with showers holding off for the most part. Renaissance Jamboree is unique since non – profits... for profits and food stands co – exist from Iron to West Streets. Now... plans will soon be formulated for the 2015 event.
Week of Caring
It's a week like none other.... a week of caring presented by the Berwick Area United Way. According to the United Way's Ginny Crake... it's a week to spiff up Berwick and the surrounding area in time for “Celebrate Berwick” scheduled for May 10th. To participate in this year's event... simply call the Berwick Area United Way on Second Street.
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The state house returns to session Monday... and there are a couple of issues on their plate including a proposal to keep the state store system status quo... but allow each store to set their own prices and hours. That word from State Representative David Millard of Berwick. The move to privatize state liquor stores... a keystone of Governor Corbett's administration... is dead in the water after it was passed by the house more than a year ago... and sent to the state senate where no action is planned on the measure.
Tickets are now on sale for the Pennsylvania Lottery's next millionaire drawing. WHLM Cathy Clark says the 18th Millionaire Raffle drawing is set for Saturday July 5th. Only 500 thousand tickets will be sold and all of the previous games have sold out. There are four first prizes of one million dollars with four prizes of $100,000, 100 prizes of one thousand dollars and almost 59 hundred prizes of $100. The game offers the lottery's best odds of winning a one million dollar prize, at 1 in 125 thousand. Since it began in 2005, the Millionaire Raffle has awarded over $90 million in prizes.
After the winter we've had, it's hard to imagine that the start of the busiest weeks of summer travel are just a month away. Jeanenne Tornatore of Orbitz.com, says they're expecting a busy summer travel season. The traditional start to the summer vacation season begins Memorial Day Weekend... and Orbitz.com expects that time period to be really strong.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike marked Earth Week by taking the wraps off of two new charging stations for electric vehicles. The electric vehicle charging stations are ready for customers to use at the Bowmansille Service Plaza in Lancaster County and the King of Prussia Plaza in Mongtomery County. Customers can charge electric vehicles for a small fee. The stations were funded through a partnership with DEP. Two more will go on line in Western PA in the next few weeks.
The J.C. Penney store in the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township will be only a memory next weekend. The long – standing anchor store will close it's doors at the close of business next Saturday. The Laurel Mall location was on a hit – list published earlier this year. Now... mall management is trying to secure another store to fill the void left by the shuttering of J. C. Penney.
Wilkes – Barre Hotel Fire
A fire marshal is trying to figure out what started a blaze which damaged six rooms of a hotel in Wilkes – Barre early Sunday morning. The fire began on the second floor of the Travel Lodge... with the guest trying to put out the flames before calling the fire department. Overall... a total of ten overnight guests had to be moved to other rooms.
Wilkes – Barre Assault
An 18 – year old Wilkes – Barre man is behind bars after he was charged with allegedly assaulting and robbing another man. Police say the incident happened late Saturday night at the corner of Carey Avenue and Corlear Street. The man assaulted was taken to a Wilkes – Barre hospital with serious, but non life – threatening injuries. Luciano Ramos will picked up by police Sunday afternoon.
Maroon & Gold Game
The Bloomsburg University defensive team team defeated the offensive team, 42-18, in the annual Maroon and Gold spring football game. It was played on Saturday afternoon on Danny Hale Field at Redman Stadium under modified scoring rules. The game was the culmination of Huskies spring training.
The BU baseball bats were silenced Sunday as the Huskies dropped a double header at Philadelphia University 9 to 1 and the second game 5 to 1. The Huskies wrap up their regular season with a record of 28 and 16. They now move on to the PSAC Tournament next weekend.
The Bloomsburg University softball team swept a double header Sunday from Mansfield. The Huskies defeated Mansfield in the first game 4 to nothing... and took the nightcap 3 to 2.
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in action in Phoenix Sunday. The final 2 to nothing. Philadelphia has the day off.. but they'll take on the New York Mets Tuesday night. Catch all the action starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 on the WHLM Stations..
In other Sunday games...
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7 to nothing... the New York Mets blanked the Miami Marlins 4 to nothing... and the New York Yankees just got by the Los Angeles Angles 3 to 2.