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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.
Pennsylvania's senior US Senator is among those speaking out in favor of legislation to address recent acts of gun violence. Following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, along with last week's shootout in Philadelphia that left six police officers wounded, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said that reasonable steps need be taken to limit the types of firearms that are available to civilians. Casey is calling on leaders in the US Senate to act on legislation already approved in the House, including a bill to require universal background checks for anyone seeking to purchase a firearm, including at a gun show.
Pennsylvania Lottery officials have rolled out a unique second-chance game to coincide with an annual holiday ritual. Lottery and Powerball officials announced the Pennsylvania Lottery's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Secrest Second-Chance Drawing this week. Participants may enter any winning or non-winning draw game tickets for a second chance at a trip to New York City for New Year's Eve and a chance at winning a million-dollar prize. The drawing runs through September 26th, with winners announced in October.
An nearly 11-mille long highway restoration project on Interstate 80 in Liberty and Valley townships, Montour County is getting underway this week. Various sections of the left (passing) lane and shoulder on I-80 westbound will be closed between Danville and the Northumberland County line for shoulder reconstruction. Traffic will be restored to two lanes by 9:00 o’clock Friday morning. The project also includes concrete patching, joint sealing, and diamond grinding on I-80 east and westbound. The contractor will work through the current construction season. There will be a winter shutdown. Work will resume in the spring and is expected to be completed next fall. HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor on the $4.6 million project.
Monday's rain forced the postponement of the Class AAA state softball semifinal. Bloomsburg will play Pine Grove today at 4 at the Drifton Complex in Hazleton.
The Bloomsburg High School softball team is two wins from a state championship. Yesterday in the Class AAA quarterfinals, the Panthers beat Delone Catholic 5-1 to improve their record to 17 and 8. On Monday Bloomsburg will play unbeaten Pine Grove in the semifinals at a site and time to be determined. Yesterday, Pine Grove beat Warrior Run 8-0.
The season ended Monday for the Central Columbia baseball team. The Bluejays lost to Lake Lehman 6-5 in a first round Class AAA state playoff game played at Hanover Area High School.
In softball, Bloomsburg advanced to the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs with a 2-1 win over Mid Valley in a game played at Central Columbia.