Police are asking for anyone with information about a burglary at an Elysburg business last week to give them a call. Ralpho Township Police say the thief or thieves forced their way into Natural Tranquility last Wednesday took three computer tables and two laptops. If you know anything about the crime you are asked to call Ralpho Township police at 570-672-9892.
If you or a loved one are 55 or older you are invited to a Senior Expo tomorrow from 9 am to Noon at the Espy Fire Hall. Columbia County State Representative David Millard says representatives from state agencies, local businesses, and non-profit organizations will be on-hand at the event to provide information and answer questions important to Seniors. The event on Wednesday at the Espy Fire Hall is free and it happens from 9 am to Noon.
Some local police departments will join State Police and other municipal police forces across the state in a special enforcement effort targeting Aggressive Driving now through November 25th. Local police departments taking part in the special enforcement effort include Bloomsburg, Hemlock Township, Locust Township, Scott Township and South Centre Township in Columbia County. Officers will be looking for motorists running red lights, tailgating and speeding in addition to other aggressive driving behaviors.
Now that anti-hazing legislation has been signed into law, the father of the late Penn State student for whom the new law is named, is hoping it will make a difference. Jim Piazza says lawmakers and the governor have done their jobs. Now Piazza says its time for law enforcement and the PA justice system to do theirs. In urging lawmakers in other states to take a hard look at their anti-hazing laws, Piazza hopes Pennsylvania's new anti-hazing law will become a national model.
The state House and Senate have given final passage to a bill ensuring that every call by a volunteer EMS crew is adequately compensated. The bill requires Medicaid and other health insurances to reimburse EMS crews when they respond to a scene but the patient is not taken to the hospital or refuses treatment. State Senator Don White says it's a simple matter of fairness. White says largely due to the opioid crisis, first responders have seen an increase in cases where they respond to a 911 call and the patient has been revived or for other reasons don't want to go to the hospital. He says there's still a cost for the ambulance company, and this bill, which now goes to the Governor finally recognizes that.
The Danville High School football team has won seven straight games going into their regular season finale with unbeaten Southern Columbia Friday night at Ironmen Stadium. Southern Columbia is the highest scoring team in the state which concerns Danville coach Jim Keiser. Regardless of the outcome Friday night, both Danville and Southern Columbia will be top seeds for the upcoming District 4 playoffs- Danville in AAA and Southern Columbia in AA.
The high school football regular season comes to an end with this Friday's games. The area's only unbeaten team-Southern Columbia- will try to extend the program's streak of 70 consecutive regular season wins when they play at once beaten Danville. If the Tigers win that game, they will still have to wait until next season to try for the state record. The record is 74 set by Strath Haven High School from 1996 to 2004.
Dallas 13 - Berwick 10
Southern Columbia 69 - Hughesville 8
Mount Carmel 53 - Bloomsburg 0
Central Columbia 42 - Lewisburg 16
Hazleton 49 - Coughlin 20
Shamokin 34 - Shikellamy 0
Wallenpaupack 36 - Williamsport 17
South Williamsport 21 - Milton 14
Pottsville 41 - Blue Mountain 40
Loyalsock 36 - Warrior Run 0
Montoursville 49 - Towanda 13
Delaware Valley 45 - Wyoming Valley West 7
Wyoming Area 56 - Hanover 7
Minersville 49 - Shenandoah Valley 7
Old Forge 56 - Northwest 20
West Scranton 32 - Abington Heights 27
Valley View 42 - Scranton 7