WHLM News Archives for 2018-06

Friday / June 22, 2018

 

Search Ongoing

We're several days into the search for a man in Schuylkill County who is accused of making threats against the president. U.S. Marshals and the FBI are still in McAdoo searching for 26-year-old Shawn Christy. Authorities started searching for Christy this week. They believe he is hiding out in the woods near his home in McAdoo. Christy is accused of making threats on social media toward President Trump and Northampton County's district attorney, as well as police.

 

Berwick Regatta

It's going to be a busy weekend at Test Track Park on South Eaton Street in Berwick. A Regatta weekend is on tap... starting with a carnival Friday night... then transitioning to boat racing on the Susquehanna River on Saturday and Sunday. Captain Jim Shotwell says the Susquehanna is an under utilized place for recreation. And there is a car show Saturday starting at 10 O'clock.

 

Harrisburg Reforms
Pennsylvanians have long-bemoaned the performance of their state government, but the displeasure is building into serious calls for major reforms in Harrisburg. A recent F&M College Poll asked registered voters about reforming state government. 72% said Harrisburg needs major reforms and 71% favored a constitutional convention to get it done. The last constitutional convention in Pennsylvania was held in 1967-68. Among the issues voters are weighing in on now - redistricting. This, after a highly-publicized court battle over congressional districts earlier this year...

 

State Police
Pennsylvania's State Police hope to learn more about the technology from a police body camera pilot program launched this week. State Police hope the pilot program involving select troopers at Troop B in Uniontown; Troop J, Avondale and Troop T in Somerset, will help to develop best practices for use of the cameras and help troopers to become comfortable with them. State Police spokesman, Corporal Adam Reed says what's learned from the pilot program will be important for the eventual statewide implementation of the cameras which has yet to be determined.

 

Animal Resource Center

They're known as Leo and Louise... they're dogs now available at the Animal Resource Center near Millville. That word from Executive Director Linda Bird. Check out Leo and Louise... and any other animal from the Animal Resource Center's inventory on their website at “NokillARC.Org.”

 

Chesapeake Bay Health

A new report indicates water quality in the Chesapeake Bay is at its healthiest levels in 30 years. The eco - health report card issued by the University of Maryland grades bay health overall as a C, or moderate. The report gauges bay health in several regions, from the upper bay to the lower eastern shore section, as well as in several regions where rivers enter the bay. Results are based on key indicators, including levels of pollutants like phosphorus and nitrogen.

 

NBA Draft

A basketball star from Williamsport who was hoping to have his name called in the NBA draft, had his dream come true. Alize Johnson was drafted Thursday night to the Indiana Pacers. Johnson surprised hundreds of family and friends gathered at the Trade and Transit Center in Williamsport, showing up after saying he would not be there. The forward was a standout at St. John Neumann High School and a college star at Missouri State.

 

Ballpark Security

They are beefing up security at the ballpark. Starting June 29th, fans heading into PNC Field will see staff with handheld metal detectors. RailRiders officials say the changes are happening at stadiums and arenas all over the country. Starting next season... the handheld metal detectors will be replaced with permanent ones for people to walk through.

 

Catholic Church / Abuse

Victim advocates and lawyers are outraged after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court blocked the release of a clergy sexual abuse report. State Rep. Mark Rozzi says he felt like he was punched in the gut after hearing the announcement. Rozzi was abused by a priest when he was a child and says he wants both the church and victims to know that the fight for transparency isn't over. The report was supposed to examine decades of abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses.

 

Storm Help

One week after an EF-2 twister ripped through businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township emergency management officials in Luzerne County are trying to help them get back on their feet. The twister wrecked 23 businesses and it left many wondering if they’d get any help. At a meeting for businesses impacted, emergency management officials showed business owners they have their backs, especially in this tough time. County officials said they’ll be there for these business owners every step of the way as they learn more about low interest loan programs and help for their employees.

 

Tom Wolf's Mother

Gov. Tom Wolf's mother has died. The governor's spokesman said Cornelia Rohlman Westerman Wolf died at her home in York County. She was 94. The governor's father, Bill Wolf, died in 2016 at the age of 95.

 


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