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Prosecutors in Western Pennsylvania are trying to track down a Bloomsburg woman. Authorities in Clearfield County say 38-year-old Sarah Karcher, of Dutch Hill Road in Bloomsburg, failed to show up at scheduled court appearance on July 11th in connection with drug charges filed in February by State Police. A warrant for her arrest has been issued. Karcher is a white woman; 5’06” tall; and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Karcher is asked to contact Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Some major traffic back-ups have been reported along Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia and Montour Counties this week due to construction with lane restrictions between Danville and the Northumberland County line. The backlogs have been 8-10 miles long in some cases extending back to the Buckhorn Exit from Danville. The worst time seems to be late afternoon and early evening. Various sections of the left (passing) lane and shoulder on I-80 westbound are closed between Danville and the Northumberland County line this week for shoulder reconstruction.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets tomorrow to folks who live or work within 10 miles of the state’s five nuclear power plants, including the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station near Berwick. KI helps protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine. Folks living within 10 miles of the nuke plants should hold on to the pills in case of nuclear emergency and the pills are only meant to be taken when instructed to do so by state health officials or the governor. The distribution will happen from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow at the following locations:
Salvation Army Community Corps Building, 320 W. 2nd St., Berwick
Luzerne County Community College – Public Safety Center, 1333 South Prospect St., Nanticoke
Butler Township Municipal Building, 411 West Butler Dr., Drums
The man who drowned Sunday in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River north of Northumberland has been identified as 19-year-old Donte Glasper. The Northumberland County Coroner has ruled the cause of death as accidental drowning. The coroner says the victim had lived in Milton and Mount Carmel. Friends who were with Glasper saw him struggling after he went into the river Sunday afternoon in Point Township, but were unable to save him. His body was recovered about three hours after he was reported missing.
The president of the Danville Area School Board says the board could vote on a permanent superintendent for the district coming up at its September meeting. Ricki Boyle was named Interim Superintendent after the departure of Dr. Jason Bendle back in March. Neither the board nor Bendle has ever explained why Bendle left the district a little more than a year into a 5-year contract. Bendle has since taken the superintendent’s job in the Shikellamy School District.