Danville Road Construction
The Borough of Danville has undertaken a floodgate project... designed to alleviate flooding from Mahoning Creek. That's means travel lanes at the intersection of Routes 11 and 54 will be somewhat confusing. But Danville's governmental affairs officer Dan Knorr says the project is of utmost importance in an effort to get rid of flood that damages places like one of Danville's school's back in 2011. Knorr says traffic detours at the Route 11 and 54 intersection in Danville will remain a hodge – podge affair through the end of the year.
Five people are dead after the helicopter they were in crashed late Saturday night in a hilly area of Wyoming County. When the Robinson 66 disappeared from radar screens at the Wilkes – Barre / Scranton Airport... it was first believed it may have crashed in northern Columbia County... scrambling first responders. But the chopper with the five people was later found Sunday afternoon in southwest Wyoming County near Noxen Authorities say the helicopter took off from The Greater Binghamton Airport... and was headed to the Jake Arner Memorial Airport in Lehighton when it ran into questionable weather.
A Sunday fire extensively damaged a business in Elysburg. Fire broke out at Vic's Transmissions on Route 54 late in the afternoon. No one was hurt in the blaze... but a fire marshal will be on the scene on Monday to try and figure out what happened.
Locus Twp Thefts
Locust Township police have been busy investigating a rash of incident... one over the weekend in the 500 block of Ridge Road in Cleveland Township. Someone backing a a vehicle into a cornfield at two separate locations. Each time... heading to Tyson School Road in Numidia. Also reported was a theft of electrical equipment last week on Old Reading Road... in addition to the break in's of two cabins on Deer Mountain and South Deer Mountain Roads. If you have information about the thefts and criminal mischief... give Locust Township PD a call.
If you're headed to Wilkes – Barre Monday... authorities plan to temporarily close streets around the Hotel Sterling demolition project. Crews began bringing down the 115 – year old hotel last week... and will have it down... and the site prepared for a new development in two months. The work is costing Wilkes – Barre city government an estimated $419,000.
Ever want to kayak on the Susquehanna River?? There is an opportunity for you to do that... and at the same time give a donation to faith – based AGAPE in Bloomsburg. A trip is being planned for August 17th... and you need to pre – register. The Susquehanna trip begins in Espy... and ending at the Bloomsburg Town Park. For more information and to register... go to the AGAPE web site or call their office on 7th Street.