A New Columbia man will spend between three-and-a-half and nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. 44-year-old Michael Irvin will also have to register his home and work addresses with State Police upon his release from prison under Megan’s Law. The offenses occurred in Derry Township, Montour County and Madison Township, Columbia County. Irvin was charged in September 2017 after explicit photos and videos were found on the on the girl’s school issued computer.
The Danville Area School District is letting the community know that a safety drill will be held beginning at about 5 o’clock this evening at the Danville High School. Superintendent Dr. Jason Bendle says he wants the public to be aware of the drill so they don’t become alarmed if they see police cars, fire trucks and ambulances at the high school. Just to repeat a drill involving Police, Fire and EMS personnel will be conducted this evening at 5 o’clock at the Danville High School. It is only a drill.
Don’t be alarmed if you see activity at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick this evening. The power plant, which is located 7 miles north of Berwick, will conducting an emergency drill this evening to evaluate the effectiveness of response efforts for both the plant and local, county, and state emergency organizations. All nuclear plants within the United States are required to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every two years.
PennDOT holds a public meeting tonight from 6–8 o’clock at the Danville Middle School to discuss safety improvements to Route 54 in the area of Route 642 in Valley Township, Montour County. PennDOT had initially recommended construction of a roundabout in that area. But that proposal faced some opposition. In response, PennDOT formed a Community Advisory Committee to look at alternatives to the roundabout. There will be a brief presentation highlighting the Community Advisory Committee’s recommended alternative at 6 o’clock tonight, then the public will be able to view plans, ask questions, and comment up until 8 o'clock.
Pennsylvania is having its worst outbreak of West Nile Virus in 15 years. The state Department of Environmental Protection found more than 46-hundred positive samples of the virus in mosquitoes this year--the most since the virus first turned up in Pennsylvania in 2000. There were 72 human cases reported across the state and three deaths-- one each in Lebanon, Lancaster, and Westmoreland counties. The DEP's Neil Shader says this was the second highest number of human cases reported--but it's far less than the 237 cases in 2003. He says work includes spraying to control mosquito populations, and educating people on how to protect themselves from the virus.
High school football on a Tuesday afternoon is a little unusual, but that's what we have in the area this afternoon as Columbia Montour Vo-Tech is at home against Bucktail Area. The teams met back on September 1 with Bucktail winning 36-24. Today's Bucktail Area at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech game kicks off at 4 o'clock.
The best matchup in local high school football this Friday will be Dallas against Berwick at Crispin Field with both team with 7 and 1 records. That will be the whlm game of the week. The coverage will start with The Friday Football Commute at 5:30 followed by The Coach Sheptock Show at 6.
Danville 47 - Shamokin 14
Berwick 61 - Crestwood 13
Southern Columbia 69 - Shikellamy 7
Central Columbia 49 - Warrior Run 0
Bloomsburg 35 - Hughesville 20
Muncy 50 - Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 6
Valley View 33 - Dallas 0
Hazleton 38 - Scranton 14
North Pocono 42 - Coughlin 0
Selinsgrove 41 - Central Mountain 13
Tamaqua 49 - Lehighton 13
Mount Carmel 55 - South Williamsport 13
North Schuylkill 51 - Blue Mountain 21
Jim Thorpe 30 - Pottsville 16
Delaware Valley 41 - Williamsport 0
Scranton Prep 50 - Pittston Area 12
Montoursville 35 - Mifflinburg 21