Two Bloomsburg University students after they allegedly held up a man early Thursday morning in the 300 block of East Second Street... near the Newman House. Bloomutoday.com is reporting the pair approached the victim... displayed what appeard to be a handgun and slugged the man... getting away with about a hundred dollars. The gun turned out to be fake. Bloomsburg PD is investigating the incident.
It's something we don't like to think about... being a primary caregiver to a relative... or simply an end of life situation. Prior to a caregiver's forum in Berwick on Thursday hosted by State Representative David Millard of Millville... elder care attorney Mary Ann Kreisher of Bloomsburg... says the most aspect is planning. And long term care is a greater possibility as one gets older. Panalists for the forum included representatives from Columbia County's Veterans Affairs.. Columbia – Montour Home Health.. as well as the Office of Aging.
With the 2012 election cycle in full swing... many folks are thinking about registering to vote if they haven't done so in the past. Columbia County Chief Registrar Matt Repasky says you have until October 9th to register if you want to cast a ballot November 6th. Registration is an easy thing to do. You can walk into the Columbia County Courthouse annex on Main Street in Bloomsburg... or by requesting a voter registration application by mail.
How much of an economic impact does the Bloomsburg Fair have. No one knows for sure since a study hasn't been done in recent memory. However, Otto Kurecian of the Columbia – Montour Visitors Bureau says his organization will undertake such a study next year. Kurecian says they want to determine how many times money turns over from folks who work at the fair... and vendors who purchase supplies from local companies.
Some parent – child bonding will go on this weekend as Bloomsburg University holds it's annual Parents and Family Weekend. The University's Jimmy Gilliand says parents may have helped their kid move on campus last month.. and that may have been the last face to face contact they've had. There will be plenty of on – campus activities... including the highly anticipated football game between the Bloomsburg Husky's and Kutztown Saturday afternoon at 2:30.
Flood damage from 2011 is being repaired in Mt. Pleasant Township. A PennDOT spokesman says the agency will finally replace a bridge washed out during the flooding of last September on Whites Church Road... at the intersection with Mt. Pleasant Road. The three day project begins the 24th of the month. That's when crews will use a huge crane to install a new box culvert on Whites Church Road... as well as other work associated with the project. Mt. Pleasant road will temporarily be shut down. Detours will be in place.
The Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Mifflinville says they plan to hold a fund raiser later this month. It will take place at the Berwick High School Track on Fowler Avenue... where they're hoping for 400 walkers to lap the track 100 times. Clinic co-ordinator Bette Gray says donations are needed to keep the organization in the black... in order to provide free medical care to the uninsured.
Entertainment will be provided by Mike Lewis... and the Jeff Grey Band. Call the Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Mifflinville for more information.
Plymouth Murder Suspect
The man accused of shooting and killing a bar patron early Sunday morning... and wounding a second person... was arraigned in his hospital room Wednesday on a murder charge. 24 – year old William Allabaugh of Plymouth is charged with the shooting death of an Edwardsville man outside Bonnie's Bar on Main Street... the the wounding of a second man. 39 – year old Scott Luzetsky was shot dead.... and 29 – year old Stephan Hollman was wounded... shot in the back of the head allegedly by Allabaugh. Another bar guest shot Allabaugh. Hollman and Allabaugh are recovering from their wounds at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Two Hazleton men have been indicted by a federal Grand Jury in connection with 11 armed robberies that took place in a three county area... including Luzerne... and began in late 2011. Authorities say 19 – year old Tysheeb Hargrove... and 19 – year old Jose Nunez were indicted. Both men face multiple charges... Hargrove is being blames on all 11 robberies... while Nunez was involved in seven. Both were captured and jailed after leading Tamaqua police on a chase in late January.
Ground has been broken for a new $9.4 – million sewer project in the Borough of Nuangola. The waste water collection system will serve just over 400 homes... as well as the Rice Elementary School. Funding for the project comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program.... as well as the USDA's program for Water and Environment.
In WHLM Sports
When the Bloomsburg University football team plays Kutztown at Redman Stadium Saturday afternoon, the Huskies will be trying to avenge a 52-14 loss to the Golden Bears last season- one of the worst defeats in Danny Hale's head coaching career. Kutztown, the defending PSAC champion, is led by senior quarterback Kevin Morton who has thrown 95 career touchdown passes. Kutztown at Bloomsburg kicks off Saturday at 2:30. You can hear the game on News Radio 930, 94.7 and 104.3... as well as Berwick's 1280 and www.whlm.com. The coverage starts at 12:30 with The Husky Tailgate Show.
In NFL action tonight, the Chicago Bears take on the Packers in Green Bay.
Jimmie Rollins connected on a two-run homer and Cliff Lee pitched seven strong innings to lead the streaking Phillies to their seventh straight win... a 3 to 1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
The second NL wild-card spot is firmly in sight for the Phillies with 19 games remaining. Up next for the Phillies, four games in Houston against the Astros starting tonight. You can catch all the action starting with the pre – game show at 7:30 on the WHLM Stations.