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Wednesday / October 1, 2014


 

Millville Teachers Strike

Kids in the Millville School District will be going back to school Wednesday... the first time since a teachers strike began in late August. The strike gave everyone a little extra vacation... but they'll be paying over the winter due to less time off for holidays. The strike began when the teachers association and the school board couldn't come to an agreement on a new contract... something the teachers haven't had since 2012. A round of negotiations earlier this week didn't produce any movement on either side.

 

Flood Money

There is a meeting on tap for tonight dealing with the distribution of a million dollars in federal home grant money Bloomsburg received following the Lee flood of three years ago. Lewisburg – based SEDA – Cog if facilitating the meeting... and help get the money to the people who need it the most so says the organization's Mike Fisher. He says those eligible for the grant money must be owner – occupants and meet certain income guidelines. Monday's meeting takes place at 6 O'clock at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Market Street.

 

Domestic Disturbance

Two Berwick Police officers were slightly injured early Tuesday morning when trying to subdue a domestic disturbance suspect in a house in the 15 – hundred block of Fairview Avenue. Now... Ronald Garrison is in the Columbia County Prison... unable to post $35,000 bond after he was charged with aggravated assault... attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer... simple assault and resisting arrest. Sgt. Michael Monico and a second patrol officer were hurt when scuffling with Garrison.... who was eventually subdued... cuffed and taken before District Justice Doug Brewer for arraignment.

 

Barracks Shooting
Pennsylvania State Police still believe they're closing in on fugitive trooper killer Eric Frein. They say they've found two pipe bombs and other items that appeared hastily discarded. Lt. Col. George Bivens says Frein needs to give up. Frein has been on the run in near – by Pike County for nearly the past three weeks... and is suspected of gunning down a state troopers at the Blooming Grove Barracks... and critically wounding a second.

 

Absentee / Register

With the general election looming large next month... you now have less than a week to either apply for an absentee ballot... or register to vote. That word coming from Columbia County Chief Registrar Matt Repasky. If you plan to register there are a couple of ways to do so. Simply go to the PaVote or the Columbia County website.... or stop by the Courthouse Annex on Main Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Distressed Cities

State lawmakers are close to making some major changes in the state's distressed municipalities law. Among the changes proposed to Act 47 are early intervention efforts, new deadlines to help municipalities emerge from distressed status, an option to disband those that are no longer viable and the ability to raise new revenues while in the program. There have been concerns that municipalities entering the program rarely emerge from state oversight. The house must concur with senate changes to the bill.

 

Antibiotics

The creation of new antibiotics has not been keeping pace with resistant bacteria. President Obama has created a high level task force to make recommendations on dealing with antibiotic resistance. The panel will review recommendations, including the most recent from presidential advisers on science and technology who say more funding is needed for research as well as incentives to bring more companies back to the lab.

 

Hazle Twp Fire

It should be business as usual today... following a fire which shut down production of a bottle cap plant at the Valmont Industrial park near Hazleton on Tuesday. A fire on the roof forced about a dozen workers from the plant. The three alarm fire brought volunteers from five companies to the plant to battle the flames. No word on what started that fire at the Silgan White Cap building.

 

Good Sam Legislation

Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will help save people from drug overdoses. The new law will offer immunity from certain crimes for people who help drug overdose victims. It also expands access to a prescription drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. The legislation was signed in Johnstown. The state Physician General says Cambria County is tied with Philadelphia for the highest overdose rate in Pennsylvania.

 

Bank Robbery

Police in Butler Township... near Hazleton... are investigating an bank robbery that went down Tuesday afternoon. Police say it happened around 4:30 at the National Penn Bank on Route 309 near Drums. Investigators aren't saying if the bandit got away with any money... and if so... how much.

 

Shooting

Kingston Police are investigating a shooting which happened yesterday morning... the victim dropped off at Wilkes – Barre General Hospital for treatment. Although police are remaining mum... there are reports the victim was dropped off at the hospital's ER... and was first thought the incident happened in Wilkes – Barre. But, it was later confirmed the shooting happened in Kingston.

 

Hazleton Attempted Robberies

Two stores in Hazleton were the targets of a robber... but in both cases... the bandit failed to take anything. The attempted stick up took place around 8:30 Monday night at the S & M Mart on East Broad Street.... the second at the C & P Mart on East Chestnut Street. Despite the same method of operation... Hazleton police won't say if the two stick up's are related.

 

Time Capsule

It's a look at Centralia's history... and it dates back to 1966. Now... members of American Legion Post 608 in Wilburton will open a time capsule on Saturday... two years earlier than planned due to water damage. The capsule was buried near the post.. at St. Ignatius Cemetery in the mid 60's... due to be opened on July 4th, 2016. But vandals and associated water damage of the items inside the capsule is forcing Legion members to open it ahead of schedule... with a ceremony on Saturday at 12 Noon...

 

WHLM Sports

George Curry

George Curry is in his 38th year as head football coach at Berwick, and in Friday's 22-21 win at Selinsgrove, his Bulldogs overcame a 21 point deficit representing the biggest comeback in his tenure at Berwick. It was a big win for the Bulldogs who started the night tied for 8th place in the District 2 Class AAA state ratings points. After the win over the previously unbeaten Seals, Berwick is now in 5th place. The top four teams at season's end qualify for the District Playoffs.

 

Bulldogs

Next up for the Bulldogs is a game against Wyoming Area this Friday at Crispin Field. You can hear that game on Classic Rock 103.5. Our coverage starts at 6 O'clock with the Lenahan & Dempsey Coach Curry Show.

 

American League Wild Card

In major league baseball Tuesday night, in the American League Wild card game... The Kansas City Royals just got by the Oakland A's in extra innings 9 – 8. Kansas City will begin a five game series against the Angels in Los Angeles Thursday night.

 

National League Wild Card

Wednesday night in the National League Wild card game, the Pirates play the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh. The winner of that game will advance to a five game series against the Nationals which starts Friday afternoon in Washington.

 

Tuesday / September 30, 2014


 

Impulse / Knoebels

A new attraction will be constructed over the winter at the Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg. The Knoebel family on Monday... taking the wraps of a new steel roller coaster called the Impulse. Rick Knoebel says the ride cars will shoot out of the loading platform.... climb a track 98 foot, 90 degree hill... reach the apex... and shoot straight down. The Impulse is produced by a German coaster company. The foundation will be set by the end of January... with construction to take place over the winter... with the attraction opening next spring.

 

Masser / Corbett

With the general election for Governor only weeks away... Democratic challenger Tom Wolf continues to allege in his TV and Radio ads... that incumbent Republican Tom Corbett took away money from education. State Representative Kurt Masser of Northumberland County says that's not true.... calling it a lie. The one – time cash was originally sent to Harrisburg as Obama stimulus dollar and then on to Governor Ed Rendell who used it for education. When the money dried up... funding went back to original levels... which schools getting an estimated $2,900 a year for each child in the classroom... the highest among most states in the nation.

 

Corbett/Wolf XGR
Governor Tom Corbett has only gotten part of his agenda through a sometimes fragmented legislature in his first term. Meantime, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf is not worried about bridging a partisan divide with a Republican legislature if elected Governor. Wolf and Corbett meet each other in the General Election on November 4th.

 

Siren Test

It came off without a hitch... the Town of Bloomsburg conducted a test of their emergency siren system.

One portion of the test took place around 10:55 Monday morning. Police Chief Roger Van Loan wants to make the tests mandatory at least once a year in order to make residents aware of the system... even though it's checked daily internally. The system consists of a siren and a public address system with devices mounted at the top of utility polls at 8th and Catherine Streets.... at the Fair grounds and the Bloomsburg High School.

 

ROV's

The U S Consumer Productive Safety Commission is taking a closer look at ROV's - Recreational Off highway Vehicles- after a rash of accidents over the last decade. Carl Purvis of the CPSP says an ROV is different from an All Terrain Vehicle. At least a dozen of the accidents leading to injury or death for drivers or passengers of ROV's have been reported in Pennsylvania.

 

Shenandoah Arson

Authorities now say that fires set over the weekend at four vacant houses in Shenandoah was apparently caused by an arsonist. 13 buildings were damaged early Sunday morning... resulting in firemen from two counties to battle the flames. The flames claimed home on East Lloyd... North and South Ferguson and East Center Streets during a four hour period.

 

PennDOT / Transit Agencies

Transit agencies across Pennsylvania are being scrutinized by the state over the subsidies they claim for transporting riders 65 and older, with at least four agencies being docked millions for inflating senior ridership numbers. Criminal charges are pending against two high-ranking employees of the transit agency in Wilkes-Barre. PennDOT has demanded it pay a $3.1 million refund after three-quarters of the senior riders it reported over a four-year span were deemed bogus. PennDOT is also getting back $5.7 million from the Scranton system, $264,000 from Mount Carmel and about $1 million from New Castle.

 

Grant for Weis Markets

Governor Corbett announcing the award of a $1 – million Economic Growth Initiative Grant to support the expansion of a Weis Markets cold storage distribution facility in the Milton area. The governor saying the grant will secure the jobs of 773 workers. Weis will invest 12 million dollars to expand it's existing 1-point-2 million square foot facility.

 

Medical Facility

Governor Corbett has announced completion of an $8 - million New Markets Tax Credits transaction to help fund construction of a critically needed outpatient services center in Williamsport.... in neighboring Lycoming County. The new, 88,000 square foot Susquehanna Health Innovation Center is intended to fill an urgent need for community medical services and outreach in inner-city Williamsport.

The Health Innovation Center’s location on the campus of Williamsport Regional Medical Center and its inclusion of targeted healthcare services will enable patients and their families – particularly those with transportation challenges – to more conveniently access high-demand services in one location.

 

IED / Millersburg

State police in Dauphin County are searching for the person responsible for placing an explosive device in a Millersburg man's mailbox. Officials say the incident happened late last week in Washington Township. According to state police, the improvised explosive device included nails and when it exploded it damaged the mailbox.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

The unbeaten Bloomsburg University football team has moved up one place in the latest American Football Coaches Association Division II top 25. The Huskies are now 12th in the nation. Two other PSAC teams are in the top 25- West Chester is 9th and Slippery Rock is 20th. Next up for the Huskies is a game at Cheyney Saturday afternoon.

 

NFL

n the NFL Monday night... the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New England Patriots 41-14.

 

MLB Playoffs

The major league baseball post season playoffs begin Tuesday night with the American League wild card game. The Oakland A's play the Royals in Kansas City. The winner of the one game playoff will advance to play the Los Angeles Angels in a five game series.

 

More MLB Playoffs

The National League wild card game will be played Wednesday night with the Pirates at home against the San Francisco Giants.

 

Monday / September 29, 2014


 

Suspect Shot

A Bloomsburg man is in the Columbia County prison following a two county pursuit over the weekend. State Police say 20 – year old William Tyler of East Anthony Avenue was shot in the wrist after he tackled a Pennsylvania State Trooper near the Lightstreet interchange early Saturday morning. Police finding four pounds of marijuana and five pints of codeine syrup in his car. Tyler now faces a slew of charges... and was jailed after he couldn't raise 150 – thousand dollars in bond.

 

Siren Test

Late sleepers Monday may have some trouble getting those last few winks. The Town of Bloomsburg will test it's emergency siren system starting at 9 O'clock according to Police Chief Roger Van Loan. The tests will be intermittent until 12 noon. The sirens are located at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds... the High School and at 8th and Catherine Street...

 

Salvation Army

You can tell the holiday season is just around the corner when the Berwick Salvation Army starts taking names for their assistance program. Lt. Kevin Polito says sign – up get underway in on October 15th at their building in the 300 block of West Second Street and will end Friday, October 17th. Thursday evening has been set aside as an additional sign - up time. Money to pay for the program to help up to 350 families... according to Lt. Polito... comes from donations... as well as the annual Red Kettle campaign held every year at this time.

 

Fair Attendance

The 2014 edition of the 159th Bloomsburg Fair is in the record book. Over the weekend.. fair officials announcing 70,400 guests pasted through the gates Saturday... bring the attendance to 425 – thousand people for the week – long exhibition. 3,000 from 2013. The increased gate on Saturday according to fair officials.... due to beautiful fall weather... and Saturday's temps in the mid to upper 70's.

 

Sun Glare

As if rush hour traffic wasn't enough to deal with on it's own... now sun glare is going to start adding to the danger... that is until the end of daylight saving time. We've all been there, one hand on the wheel, the other reaching for a pair of sunglasses... and that unavoidable sun glare is about to get even worse. Triple A Mid-Atlantic says October has proven to be a deadly month for drivers traveling east to west during rush hour, when the autumn glare is at its worst. They suggest drivers follow some safety tips which include cleaning your windshield, increasing following distance, and turning on your headlights.

 

Eric Frein

He's still out there... somewhere in the woods of Pike and Monroe Counties. Accused cop killer Eric Frein has not been seen and remains on the loose... eluding hundreds of local, state and federal authorities. Frein is accused of the murder of a state trooper at the Blooming Grove Barracks more than two weeks ago... and critically wounding a second officer. Meantime... life is slowly returning to normal with schools in the area opening Monday morning for the first time in a week.

 

Agenda
Governor Tom Corbett has only gotten part of his agenda through a sometimes fragmented legislature in his first term. If elected governor, Democratic challenger Tom Wolf is likely to face a partisan divide as well as have to deal with a more conservative house and moderate senate. But he believes he'll be able to bring all sides together. Governor Tom Corbett says if he's re-elected, he already has accomplished some major legislation, including transportation. He says the positive far outweighs the negative.

 

Off Road Vehicles
The U S Consumer Productive Safety Commission is taking a closer look at ROV's- Recreational Off highway Vehicles- after a rash of accidents over the last decade. At least a dozen of the accidents leading to injury or death for drivers or passengers of ROV's have been reported in Pennsylvania. Unlike ATV's, the vehicles have steering wheels, seats and accelerators. More than three hundred people have been killed in ROV incidents since 2003. The CPSC is looking at standards to improve lateral stability, vehicle handling and occupant protection.

 

Shenandoah Fires

A series of four fires in Shenandoah... in Schuylkill County... have residents there on edge. Authorities say they believe all four fires were started by an arsonist early Sunday morning. All the fire were set in vacant homes on East Lloyd... North Ferguson... Centre and South Ferguson Streets. There are no persons of interest in the case.

 

Improving Job Outlook

The Robert Half 2015 salary guide is coming out next month and there is an indication it will show continued improvement in the hiring outlook for skilled professions. The accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative and administrative fields have a number of positions where skilled talent is very much in demand according to Stephanie Naznitzky, a Vice President for Robert Half in the greater Philadelphia region. She says they're seeing a 3.8 percent increase in starting salaries and strong candidates can expect to have multiple options.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

For the 4th straight week, a Bloomsburg University football player is the PSAC Eastern Division Defensive player of the week. Justin Shirk had 15 tackles, including two sacks, four tackles for loss and one forced fumble in Saturday's 38-30 win over Shippensburg. It was the senior middle linebacker's second time to earn that recognition this season. The Huskies remain unbeaten. They will play at Cheyney Saturday.

 

NFL

In the NFL Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the San Francisco 49ers 26-21... the Pittsburgh Steelers were beaten by the Tampa Bay Bucs 27-24... and the New York Jets lost to the Detroit Lions 24-17.

 

MLB

In baseball, the Phillies ended the season with a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Phils finished with a record of 73 and 89... last in the National League East.

 

Other Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to Cincinnati 4-1, but Pittsburgh will be a wild card team for the second straight season. The New York Mets defeated Houston 8-3... and Derek Jeter had an infield single in the last at bat of his career in the New York Yankees 9-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.

 

 

What's Happening? Sunday, September 21, 2018


The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble opens their 37th season with Anton Chekhov's classic dramedy, Seagull, re-set in 1960's Eagle's Mere, PA. The show runs through Sunday, October 12 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. For details on showtimes and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Cruise For A Cause this weekend with the Dream Machines Motor Club today from 11am-3PM at the Columbia Mall. There is no entry fee, but a minimum donation of $5 is requested. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 donatiors. There will be 50/50 drawings and limited edition T-shirts, too. Proceeds benefit Autism organizations.

 

The Central PA Cougars 11 & Under baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season at Loyalsock Little Fields in Williamsport today and on Sunday, October 5 at 1 PM. Birth date cutoff for incoming players is May 1, 2003. For more information, check out the team's website at LeagueLineup.com

 

You may hear something unusual Monday morning... when the town of Bloomsburg test's it's emergency warning siren system between 9 and noon. Bloomsburg Police Chief Roger Van Loan says the sirens are at three strategic locations for the sirens at 8th and Catherine Streets... at the Bloomsburg High School and the Fairgrounds. Chief Van Loan says sirens are only used in an emergency situation... and not only have a tone... but also have the ability for the end user to use the devices as a giant public address system.

 

WHLM Sports

 

Bulldogs Football

Berwick was on the road to play previously unbeaten Selinsgrove Friday night. The Bulldogs powered back from a wide deficit at halftime, to win the game 22-21.

 

Central Columbia

Central Columbia hosted Southern Columbia in the WHLM Game of the Week. Southern Columbia drove their game into the mercy rule for the 5th time this season, taking a 42-21 win over the Blue Jays.

 

Other Games

In other games Friday night Danville fell to Mount Carmel 44-13, and Bloomsburg lost to South Williamsport 63-24. Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo Tech lost to Sayre 32-20.

 

BU Football

In college football Saturday Bloomsburg University broke a 3-game losing streak against Shippensburg in front of a Huskies crowd at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium. The final score was BU 38, Ship 30. You can hear the details from the game with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post-Game Report:

 

 

MLB

The Phillies are wrapping up their 2014 season at home this weekend with play against the Atlanta Braves. First Pitch tonight will be 7:05. Pregame is at 6:30.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Thru Oct 2

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for a regional college student printmaking exhibition, running through Thursday, October 2. The show features work from students of Lycoming College and Bloomsburg University.

 

Oct 2

Bring your good listeners ages 3 years and older to the Children's Library at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday for an evening of Fall Stories. Stay after the stories for a fall craft project. The stories start at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 3 &4

The annual Oktoberfest celebration at the VFW in Mifflinburg is this weekend. There will be German bands and dancers, imported German lager, German wines, traditional Oktoberfest foods, games, hayrides, and more. Friday from 1PM - 11PM and Saturday from 11AM - 10PM. Admission and parking is free. For more information check out Oktoberfest.MifflinburgPA.com

 

Oct 3 & 4

The Crusaders Sunay school class of Wesley united Methodist Church in Bloomsburg is holding their Fall rummage sale this Friday and Saturday at the church on Market Street. Doors will be open from 8AM - 4PM on Friday and from 8AM - 1PM on Saturday.

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg Salvation Army is taking applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance for low-income families. There will be open signups at the Benton Community Center on Saturday, October 4 from 9AM-Noon. For details call 570-387-4112.

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg University Protestant Campus Ministry is holding a 4-person golf scramble, Saturday morning at 9AM at the Links at Hemlock Creek. Rate is $65 per person, or just $50 for BU students. Cost covers cart rental and the buffet to follow. Registration opens at 8:15 AM. For more information call 570-389-4950.

 

Oct 4

Team Think Recovery's Pretty In Pink Masquerade will be held this Saturday evening at the Danville Elks, from 6 - 10 PM. There will be a fun-filled evening with a fashion show, a dance, food, prizes, a silent auction and more. Cost per ticket is $35. Proceeds benefit Strides Against Breast Cancer. For more information call 570-772-3974.

 

Oct 4

The first annual Berwick United Way Outhouse Race is this Saturday starting at 10AM on East Fifth Street in Berwick. As well as the races, there will be crafts, vendors, food, and more. Entry fee per team is $50. For more information and entry rules check out BerwickAreaUW.org

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg Public Library continues their 125th anniversiary clelbration this Saturday morning, with the "Freedom Writers' Diary" kickoff party, presented by the Friends of the Library. Starting at 10 AM, students from the Bloomsburg area high school will read excerpts from the book, followed by refreshments and free copies of the book. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 4 & 5

The Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Days festival is this weekend in Turbotville. There will be historic reenactments, live music, great food and more. Saturday from 9:30 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday from 11AM - 5 PM. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for students, and free for kids under five. Please no smoking or pets on the festival grounds.

 

Oct 4 - Nov 22

The Moose Exchange is putting out the call for your submission for Cover of a Comic, a community comic book art-inspired show, running October 6 through November 22. Come to the Antler gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg Saturday, October 4 from 11AM - 1PM to sumbit your entry. A reception will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6-8PM.

 

Oct 5

The Central PA Cougars 11 & Under baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season at Loyalsock Little Fields in Williamsport on Sunday, October 5 at 1 PM. Birth date cutoff for incoming players is May 1, 2003. For more information, check out the team's website at LeagueLineup.com

 

Oct 7

Join Cos Curry and the Bloomsburg Area School District for a drug awareness program Tuesday October 7, from 6 - 8 PM at the High School on Railroad Street. Various speakers will discuss the rising drug activity in our area. Doors open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-389-5608.

 

Thru Oct 12

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble opens their 37th season with Anton Chekhov's classic dramedy, Seagull, re-set in 1960's Eagle's Mere, PA. The show runs through Sunday, October 12 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. For details on showtimes and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Oct 15

Bloomsburg University presents Bryan Anderson, Wednesday October 15 at 6:30 PM in Mitrani Hall at the Hass Center for the Arts. Bryan served as an MP Sergeant in the US Army in Iraq, and lost both legs and a hand to a roadside explosive. Since then, he has returned to snow boarding, rock climbing, and water skiing despite his injuries, and now works to inspire others. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Oct 21

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore the history of the University with campus Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kenneth S. Gross auditorium in Carver Hall on the BU main campus.

 

Thru Late October

Donations are being accepted for the Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale going on now until late October. The doors will be open for shopping Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. Donations of appliances, clothing, and other items can be dropped off 7 days a week - please no Televisions, Computers, Mattresses, Box Springs, or Exercise Equipment. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are still needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scintific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Thru November 15

The Danville chapter of the American Red Cross is opening nominations for this year's Robert Pursel Distinguished Citizen of the Year award, to be presented on November 15. For nomination forms, call 570-275-1441.

 

Nov 18

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

TFN

Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintainece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org

 

TFN

Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM til 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.

 

TFN

The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM - Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.

 

TFN
The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

What's Happening? Saturday, September 27, 2014


The 159th Bloomsburg Fair wraps up today at the grounds just off Route 11 in Bloomsburg. Almost every fair food imaginable, hundreds of vendors, the midway, dozens of rides, agricultural exhibits, races, world-class live entertainment and so much more. Today at Noon check out the demolition derby, and tonight at the Grandstand it's the Ultimate Doo-Wop Show. Don't forget to stop by the WHLM Information Station at the corner of A Avenue and 3rd Street.

 

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble opens their 37th season with Anton Chekhov's classic dramedy, Seagull, re-set in 1960's Eagle's Mere, PA. The show runs through Sunday, October 12 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. For details on showtimes and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Town Hill UMC will be holding an Ice Cream Social this evening from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. There will be ice cream, pies, cakes, soup and sandwiches. Take out will be avilable. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny.

 

Cruise For A Cause this weekend with the Dream Machines Motor Club this Sunday from 11am-3PM at the Columbia Mall. There is no entry fee, but a minimum donation of $5 is requested. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 donatiors. There will be 50/50 drawings and limited edition T-shirts, too. Proceeds benefit Autism organizations.

 

The Central PA Cougars 11 & Under baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season at Loyalsock Little Fields in Williamsport on Sunday, September 28 and Sunday, October 5 at 1 PM. Birth date cutoff for incoming players is May 1, 2003. For more information, check out the team's website at LeagueLineup.com

 

You may hear something unusual Monday morning... when the town of Bloomsburg test's it's emergency warning siren system between 9 and noon. Bloomsburg Police Chief Roger Van Loan says the sirens are at three strategic locations for the sirens at 8th and Catherine Streets... at the Bloomsburg High School and the Fairgrounds. Chief Van Loan says sirens are only used in an emergency situation... and not only have a tone... but also have the ability for the end user to use the devices as a giant public address system.

 

WHLM Sports

 

Bulldogs Football

Berwick was on the road to play previously unbeaten Selinsgrove Friday night. The Bulldogs powered back from a wide deficit at halftime, to win the game 22-21.

 

Central Columbia

Central Columbia hosted Southern Columbia in the WHLM Game of the Week. Southern Columbia drove their game into the mercy rule for the 5th time this season, taking a 42-21 win over the Blue Jays.

 

Other Games

In other games Friday night Danville fell to Mount Carmel 44-13, and Bloomsburg lost to South Williamsport 63-24. Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo Tech lost to Sayre 32-20.

 

BU Football

In college football Saturday Bloomsburg University broke a 3-game losing streak against Shippensburg in front of a Huskies crowd at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium. The final score was BU 38, Ship 30. You can hear the details from the game with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post-Game Report:

 

 

MLB

The Phillies are wrapping up their 2014 season at home this weekend with play against the Atlanta Braves. First Pitch tonight will be 7:05. Pregame is at 6:30.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Thru Oct 2

Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for a regional college student printmaking exhibition, running through Thursday, October 2. The show features work from students of Lycoming College and Bloomsburg University.

 

Oct 2

Bring your good listeners ages 3 years and older to the Children's Library at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday for an evening of Fall Stories. Stay after the stories for a fall craft project. The stories start at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 3 &4

The annual Oktoberfest celebration at the VFW in Mifflinburg is this weekend. There will be German bands and dancers, imported German lager, German wines, traditional Oktoberfest foods, games, hayrides, and more. Friday from 1PM - 11PM and Saturday from 11AM - 10PM. Admission and parking is free. For more information check out Oktoberfest.MifflinburgPA.com

 

Oct 3 & 4

The Crusaders Sunay school class of Wesley united Methodist Church in Bloomsburg is holding their Fall rummage sale this Friday and Saturday at the church on Market Street. Doors will be open from 8AM - 4PM on Friday and from 8AM - 1PM on Saturday.

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg Salvation Army is taking applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance for low-income families. There will be open signups at the Benton Community Center on Saturday, October 4 from 9AM-Noon. For details call 570-387-4112.

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg University Protestant Campus Ministry is holding a 4-person golf scramble, Saturday morning at 9AM at the Links at Hemlock Creek. Rate is $65 per person, or just $50 for BU students. Cost covers cart rental and the buffet to follow. Registration opens at 8:15 AM. For more information call 570-389-4950.

 

Oct 4

Team Think Recovery's Pretty In Pink Masquerade will be held this Saturday evening at the Danville Elks, from 6 - 10 PM. There will be a fun-filled evening with a fashion show, a dance, food, prizes, a silent auction and more. Cost per ticket is $35. Proceeds benefit Strides Against Breast Cancer. For more information call 570-772-3974.

 

Oct 4

The first annual Berwick United Way Outhouse Race is this Saturday starting at 10AM on East Fifth Street in Berwick. As well as the races, there will be crafts, vendors, food, and more. Entry fee per team is $50. For more information and entry rules check out BerwickAreaUW.org

 

Oct 4

The Bloomsburg Public Library continues their 125th anniversiary clelbration this Saturday morning, with the "Freedom Writers' Diary" kickoff party, presented by the Friends of the Library. Starting at 10 AM, students from the Bloomsburg area high school will read excerpts from the book, followed by refreshments and free copies of the book. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Oct 4 & 5

The Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Days festival is this weekend in Turbotville. There will be historic reenactments, live music, great food and more. Saturday from 9:30 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday from 11AM - 5 PM. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for students, and free for kids under five. Please no smoking or pets on the festival grounds.

 

Oct 4 - Nov 22

The Moose Exchange is putting out the call for your submission for Cover of a Comic, a community comic book art-inspired show, running October 6 through November 22. Come to the Antler gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg Saturday, October 4 from 11AM - 1PM to sumbit your entry. A reception will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6-8PM.

 

Oct 5

The Central PA Cougars 11 & Under baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season at Loyalsock Little Fields in Williamsport on Sunday, October 5 at 1 PM. Birth date cutoff for incoming players is May 1, 2003. For more information, check out the team's website at LeagueLineup.com

 

Oct 7

Join Cos Curry and the Bloomsburg Area School District for a drug awareness program Tuesday October 7, from 6 - 8 PM at the High School on Railroad Street. Various speakers will discuss the rising drug activity in our area. Doors open at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-389-5608.

 

Thru Oct 12

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble opens their 37th season with Anton Chekhov's classic dramedy, Seagull, re-set in 1960's Eagle's Mere, PA. The show runs through Sunday, October 12 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. For details on showtimes and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

 

Oct 15

Bloomsburg University presents Bryan Anderson, Wednesday October 15 at 6:30 PM in Mitrani Hall at the Hass Center for the Arts. Bryan served as an MP Sergeant in the US Army in Iraq, and lost both legs and a hand to a roadside explosive. Since then, he has returned to snow boarding, rock climbing, and water skiing despite his injuries, and now works to inspire others. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Oct 21

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore the history of the University with campus Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kenneth S. Gross auditorium in Carver Hall on the BU main campus.

 

Thru Late October

Donations are being accepted for the Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale going on now until late October. The doors will be open for shopping Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. Donations of appliances, clothing, and other items can be dropped off 7 days a week - please no Televisions, Computers, Mattresses, Box Springs, or Exercise Equipment. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are still needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scintific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Thru November 15

The Danville chapter of the American Red Cross is opening nominations for this year's Robert Pursel Distinguished Citizen of the Year award, to be presented on November 15. For nomination forms, call 570-275-1441.

 

Nov 18

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

TFN

Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintainece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to LAPSshelter.org

 

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Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM til 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.

 

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The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM - Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.

 

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The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Friday / September 26, 2014


 

Bloomsburg Fair

Despite Thursday's questionable weather in the morning... turning to sunny skies in the afternoon... attendance at this year's Bloomsburg Fair topped out at 32,933. That brings the running total to nearly 291,000 guests for this year's 159th exposition. However... that number is expected to go through the roof the next two days... with sunny skies forecasted... no rain and temperatures in the mid to upper 70's. A reminder... Friday night's entertainment at the Toyota Grandstand is Little Big Town. Their appearance begins at 7:30. Good seats till available by visiting the Grandstand Box Office.

 

Siren Test

You may hear something unusual Monday morning... when the town of Bloomsburg test's it's emergency warning siren system between 9 and noon. Bloomsburg Police Chief Roger Van Loan says the sirens are at three strategic locations for the sirens at 8th and Catherine Streets... at the Bloomsburg High School and the Fairgrounds. Chief Van Loan says sirens are only used in an emergency situation... and not only have a tone... but also have the ability for the end user to use the devices as a giant public address system.

 

Corbett / Wolf

With only a handful of weeks until the November 4th general election... Governor Corbett is trying to get his message out to supporters in his battle against challenger Tom Wolf. The two men squared off against each other in a debate in Hershey earlier in the week... a debate many thought Tom Corbett won... including Columbia County State Representative David Millard. A Franklin and Marshal College poll released this week shows Mr. Corbett trailing Mr. Wolf by at least 20 percentage points. Political observers believe that Mr. Wolf would a huge gaffe in order for Mr. Corbett to close the gap.

 

PA Debt Burden
The state house has sent a bill to the senate to lower Pennsylvania's debt burden. The bill approved by the house would reduce the debt ceiling on the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project program by $50 - million a year for ten years starting in 2018. Republicans called it a responsible way to lower the state's growing debt burden. Democrats opposed the bill, saying the program creates jobs and helps cities and small towns.

 

Phone Scam

People in northeastern Pennsylvania are already on edge as police continue to search for the suspect in the ambush murder of a state trooper two weeks ago. Now.. comes word... folks living in near-by Pike and Monroe counties are being preyed upon by a scam artist request money for the search. But a PSP spokesman says they never ask for money.

 

Chesapeake Bay
Pennsylvania and five other states have agreed to a new action plan aimed at restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Under the plan, the states will spend the next nine months coming up with management strategies to address a number of pollution-related issues which include contaminants, fisheries, land conservation, and public access. A number of waterways empty into the Chesapeake, including the Susquehanna River, the largest source of freshwater for the Bay. The states will have ten years to implement this newest plan.

 

Lou Barletta / Drug Take Back

Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton is urging residents of Pennsylvania’s 11th District to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs by participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. You can drop off those unwanted prescription drugs at numerous police stations around the region. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, the program is designed to remove surplus medication from circulation and prevent its abuse. In previous years, the program has resulted in nearly 500 tons of prescription drugs being collected nationally.

 

Open Records

The state senate has approved a bill to fine tune Pennsylvania's six year old open records law. The changes to the Right to Know law had bipartisan support in the senate and will make it easier to file an appeal when a government agency denies access to records and will give the Office of Open Records more tools to manage its caseload. The biggest changes deal with the state related universities- Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln, requiring them to reveal more financial information.
 

WWV Teacher

A former Wyoming Valley West High School teacher has been sent to jail. Lauren Harrington – Cooper will spend the next 23 months behind bars. The former high school teacher pleaded guilty to have a sexual affair with teenaged boys. Her lawyer telling reporters his client has some significant psychological issues.

 

Fire Chief Pleads

A guilty plea in federal court from former Wilkes – Barre Township fire chief John Yuknavich. He pleaded guilty to a felony county of stealing an estimated $45,000 from the volunteer fire department.

The 50 – year - old Yuknavich now faces up to ten year in prison when he is sentenced.

 

WHLM Sports

HS Football

You can hear the details from Friday's action with team coverage in the WHLM High School Football Report:

 

 

Bulldogs Football

Berwick was on the road to play previously unbeaten Selinsgrove Friday night. The Bulldogs powered back from a wide deficit at halftime, to win the game 22-21.

 

Central Columbia

Central Columbia hosted Southern Columbia in the WHLM Game of the Week. Southern Columbia drove their game into the mercy rule for the 5th time this season, taking a 42-21 win over the Blue Jays.

 

Other Games

In other games Friday night Danville fell to Mount Carmel 44-13, and Bloomsburg lost to South Williamsport 63-24. Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo Tech is at home against Sayre.

 

BU Football

In college football Saturday Bloomsburg University takes on Shippensburg at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium in a 2 o'clock start. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.

 

NFL

In the NFL Thursday night... the New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 45 to 14.

 

MLB

In baseball yesterday afternoon in Miami... the Marlins downed the Philadelphia Phillies 6 to 4. The Phils begin a season ending home series against the Atlanta Braves Friday night. We'll join that game in progress following our high school football game of the week.

 

 

Thursday / September 25, 2014


 

Bloomsburg Fair

Day six at the Bloomsburg Fair on Wednesday. Figures released overnight show 41,645 guests came through the gates... bringing the running total to 257,858 And despite rain forecast for Thursday... Fair Association President Paul Reichart says there is always something to do at the 159th exposition.

 

Fair Midweek

Don't let Thursday's weather forecast deter you from attending the Fair. A low pressure system continues to hug the Atlantic Seaboard... producing rain. Despite the clouds and rain... there will be plenty to do an see... such as the acts on the Free Stage. And Thursday at the Toyota Grandstand.... the classic rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd... on stage at 7:30. Get you're tickets at the Grandstand box office.

 

Jim Cawley

You never know who you're going to bump into at the Bloomsburg Fair. Lt. Governor Jim Cawley was in town last night to take in the 159th exhibition as well as dine with the livestock exhibitors at the annual Ho – Down. The Lt. Governor also brought a check for $29,000 from Harrisburg as an investment in this year's fair.

 

Frein Search

Hundreds of law enforcement officer continue to comb the woods of Pike and Monroe County's looking for Eric Frein... suspecting of ambushing two PA State Police officers earlier this month... killing one and wounding a second. During a news conference at the Blooming Grove Barracks... PSP Lt. Col. George Bivens says they've found items discarded by the suspect... including soiled diapers. Police are continuing to focus their search in a rural area where the suspect grew up and his parents still live.

 

Good Sam Legislation

The state senate has unanimously concurred with house changes to a drug overdose Good Samaritan bill. The legislation would extend Good Samaritan protection to people who call for help in drug overdose cases. The house added an amendment to allow wider access to a prescription drug that can stop fatal heroin and opioid overdoses. It's designed to save lives by encouraging people who are with someone experiencing an overdose to seek medical help without fear of prosecution for certain crimes.
 

Affordable Housing

A new policy paper on affordable housing was released Wednesday by the housing alliance of Pennsylvania highlighting the cost savings benefits. The housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is advocating for more affordable housing options for homeless children and veterans, senior citizens and people with disabilities. The alliance says the new House bill would not create new fees or raise taxes, but instead would help create jobs, and generate 3 million dollars in tax revenue. The Housing Alliance says they hope the trust fund will be expanded by the end of the session, which is November 30th.

Request for Proposals

It's been three years since flood waters from Tropical Storm Lee. Now... Bloomsburg government is looking for qualifications from engineering firms who would like to tackle the issue of flood planning.

Town administrator Bill Lowthert says the qualification packets are due at Town Hall on October 24th. Lowthert says council will look at the proposal's in-depth to possibly come up with a firm that would be a good fit for the town.

 

Natural Disaster Money

Legislation unanimously approved in the Senate would provide a $3 – million grant program to help municipalities affected by relatively minor natural disasters. The measure would provide grants to county and municipal governments to cover uninsured losses following a flash flood, tornado, snowstorm or similar event, when estimated losses fall below the federal threshold of $17.5 - million. Supporters say close to 25-hundred of these types of events occur in Pennsylvania each year. At least 20 other states currently operate similar assistance programs.

 

Min-Sec in Trouble

The Min-Sec facility in Wilkes – Barre is facing a zoning violation. Wilkes Barre says Luzerne County is operating the facility for parolee who have already served their sentences. Min – Sec is also alleged to have left unsupervised parolees out on the street without permission.

 

Fire

A Fishing Creek Township family is out of their home after a fire caused extensive damage on Wednesday. The fire was spotted at on Richters Road around 1:30 in the afternoon. The family of Dean and Carol English who lives there was inside the home, but got out safely.

 

Gubernatorial Poll

The latest poll in the Pennsylvania Governor's race shows challenger Tom Wolf still maintains a double digit lead over incumbent Governor Tom Corbett. Despite all of the commercials, there's been little movement in the race for governor. Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says Governor Tom Corbett still trails Democrat Tom Wolf by double digits. He says the governor picked up more Republican support, but various turnout models still show Wolf with a lead ranging from 18 to 21 points.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football 

In the past two seasons, the Bloomsburg University football team has lost only four games, but three of those were to Shippensburg, the team the Huskies face this Saturday at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium. The Red Raiders are averaging over 45 points a game. Shippensburg at Bloomsburg kicks off Saturday at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with The Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.

 

HS Football 

Central Columbia's head football coach Jason Hippensteel will be the guest on Thursday's Independence Honda Countdown to Kickoff Show. That show begins after the 5 o'clock news.

 

NFL 

In the NFL Thursday night the Giants play the Redskins in Washington.

 

PHL Phillies

In the second game of a series in Miami Wednesday night... the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Marlins 2 to 1. That series concludes Thursday in a 4:10 start. We'll join the game in progress following the Independence Honda Countdown to Kickoff Show.

 

Yankees

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter plays the final home game of his career tonight as the Yanks play the Baltimore Orioles.

 

Wednesday / September 24, 2024


Bloomsburg Fair

Crowds entering this year's Bloomsburg Fair are outpacing last year's numbers. Fair officials telling us 35, 338 guests came through the gates Tuesday... bringing the total since Friday to 215,241 visitors. That's an estimated 12,000 more than a year ago... and with decent weather forecast for the end of the week... we could see new attendance numbers posted. The 159th Bloomsburg Fair runs through Saturday evening.

 

Cancer Money

Raising money for cancer research on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.... in essence “going for the gold.”

That happens Friday as Fair Association Board members... and other raise money earmarked for the research of childhood cancer. Director Bill Barrett say the drive is in honor of the Royer Family.... long time consessioners at the Fair... who have a 5 – year son who has been stricken with brain cancer.

 

Medical Marijuana

The state senate is expected to vote on an amended medical marijuana bill Wednesday... after changes were made in committee this week. The bill would only allow medical cannabis in the form of oil and liquid extracts , pills and edible products. It would not allow cannabis to be smoked or vaporized. The treatments would be authorized by rules set by a new state board. Senate Republican leaders expect the bill to win approval. But House Republican leaders say it would need to be discussed in a hearing before they would vote on it.
 

Shooter Search

Entering day 12 in the search of accused cop killer Eric Frein... and there's no trace of him despite hundreds of law enforcement officers combing the woods of Pike and Monroe County's. Frein is believed to be the man who shot and killed a State Police Corporal... and critically injured a second trooper outside the Blooming Grove barracks earlier this month. Most of the search has taken place in Price and Barrett Townships near Canadensis.

 

Truancy

The House Education Committee heard testimony on a proposal to change state law which punishes parents when their children are constantly absent from school. The measure would amend the Pennsylvania School Code, and would no longer require a parent or guardian to serve jail time for failing to pay fines related to their children's truancy. That sentence would be replaced with parenting education or community service. The proposal comes following the death last June of a Berks County woman while she was serving a truancy-related jail sentence.

 

Drug Seminar

Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach is trying to set people on the straight and narrow and not do drugs. It comes a day after we learned of a drug bust for marijuana on Mill Street in Catawissa.

Commissioner Kovach has one goal in mind and that is to keep our sons and daughters off drugs. The latest Seminar is free and will be held Tuesday, October 7th at the Bloomsburg High School starting at 6 O'clock.

 

Robbery Attempts

A couple of attempted robberies in Berwick over the weekend. Police telling our media partner Newswatch 16 the first taking place late Saturday night in front of the CVS in the K-Mart Plaza on West Front Street. The bandit getting away empty handed. Then the robber tried again when when the victim walked into the Family Dollar... and this time the victim was seriously hurt and is in the hospital.

A second unsuccessful robbery took place in the Rite Aid parking lot on West Second Street.

 

Philadelphia Cigarette Tax
A bill that would authorize the city of Philadelphia to levy a cigarette tax to fund public schools is finally on Governor Corbett's desk. The bill would allow Philadelphia to institute an additional $2-per-pack cigarette tax with that money going directly to the city's struggling school district. The measure was held up numerous times in the spring and summer as various other taxes and legislation were attached to it, but the state Senate on Tuesday finally concurred with the House on final passage after removing the other provisions. The tax is expected to bring more than $80 - million a year to a school district that has been plagued with fiscal problems. Governor Corbett has indicated that he will sign the bill.

 

Transit System

The Luzerne County Transpiration Authority has a new, interim director. Norm Gavlick is also the Authorities Human Resources director. He will preform both jobs at a salary of $80,000 a year. LCTA Executive Director Stanley Strelish awaits trial that they inflated senior citizens riders numbers in order to get millions of dollars from the state.

 

McAdoo Attack

A man attacked with a baseball bat in McAdoo early Tuesday morning is in the hospital. The incident taking place as at Kennedy Drive and Blane Street. The unnamed victim was taken to a Hazleton hospital for treatment.

 

 

WHLM Sports

Berwick HS Football

The Berwick High School football team faces a real challenge this Friday when the Bulldogs play Selinsgrove at Harold L. Bolig Field. While Berwick has a 2 and 2 record, Selinsgrove is unbeaten and has outscored their four opponents 181 to 19. It's a very important game for the Bulldogs who are currently tied for 8th place in the state rankings points in District 2 Class AAA. The top four teams in the District will qualify for the post season playoffs. Friday's Berwick at Selinsgrove game can be heard on Classic Rock 103.5. Our coverage begins at 6 O'clock with the Lenahan & Dempsey Coach Curry Show.

 

PHL Phillies

In the first game of a three game series in Miami Tuesday night.. the Marlins blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 2 to 0. Game two is tonight at 7:10. Coverage on the WHLM Stations with the pregame show at 6:35.

 

Other Games

Other MLB games from last night... The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3 to 2... the Washington National's downed the New York Mets 4 to 2... and it was the Baltimore Orioles getting by the New York Yankees 5 to 4.

 

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