The cause of a garage fire remains under investigation. It was reported shortly after 2 O'clock Monday morning in the 300 block of East Third Street in Mifflinville. Fire Chief Dave Mausteller said his men had pretty good access to the flames, but they also had to battle heat and humidity. The family who lived in the home and their pets got out safely...
Dunkin' Donuts Fire
Shamokin police have charged a 13 – year old girl with starting a fire inside a Dunkin' Donuts bathroom late Saturday night. Investigators say the fire was intentionally set closing the store indenfiently. Police released surveillance photos. They said they received multiple calls and were able to identify the girl they believe set the fire. She was charged with arson and related offenses including reckless endangerment and risking a catastrophe. The girl is in a juvenile detention center.
Republicans held their national convention last week, on Monday the Democrats get their gathering rolling into Philadelphia. Political analyst Dr Terry Madonna from F&M College says Hillary Clinton needs to inject her candidacy with some fresh energy during the convention, to bolster enthusiasm that seemed to wane a bit down the stretch run of the primaries... but he says she has an even bigger problem to overcome... that being the perception of dishonesty. The convention runs through Thursday night, when Hillary Clinton will give her acceptance speech - setting the stage for the fall campaign...
Delegates are descending on Philadelphia for the Democratic Convention which starts Monday night. First-time delegate Alex Reber, Vice President of the Dauphin County Democratic Committee, says there are two big differences between this gathering and last week's Republican convention. One is the fact the Democrats are unified behind their nominee, unlike the GOP where such high profile figures as John Kasich and Ted Cruz refuse to back Donald Trump. The other is the racial and sexual diversity within the Democratic delegation.
What you see here in small – town Pennsylvania... is what you see across the nation. That word from Berwick police chief Ken Strish back from a quick visit to the White House in Washington. Chief Strish says the problems you see in Berwick are the same nationwide. Whatever the case... Chief Strish says it was also good to hear from other police chiefs have the same problem.
We should see improvement in the 911 system soon in Columbia and Montour County's. It was announced last week... that both counties will merge their 911 dispatch services... a first in the state. Current Columbia County chief Fred Hunsinger will run the two county, merged system. The current Montour County 911 Center will dissolve, with the new consolidated center will be housed in Bloomsburg.
An armed robbery early Sunday morning in Sunbury. It happened just before 5 O'clock. Police say a man showed a gun to the clerk at the Turkey Hill along North Fourth Street... and demanded money. The bandit hit the clerk in head and got away with cash. The clerk was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Authorities in Williamsport say the death of a 4 – year old girl left in a car is an accident. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling, Jr said an autopsy didn't provide a definitive cause of the death of Samaria Motyka. The woman who was to take the child to day care... instead drove to downtown Williamsport and went to work.