Lou Barletta / Flood Wall
11th District Congressman Lou Barletta says he's impressed with the estimated 32 – million dollar flood wall on Bloomsburg's West Side. The wall protects Autoneum and their 700 jobs... as well as the former Windsor Food plant on 11th Street. Rep. Barletta says the work is not complete. Meantime... planning is underway to protect the flood prone areas of the town... including the Bloomsburg High School... and a residential area near Market Street.
A traffic accident in the Wilburton section of Conyngham Township has claimed the life of an 80 year old man. Columbia County Coroner Jeremy Reese said the accident happened Saturday when Joseph Cheddar of Wilburton collided head on with an SUV at the intersection of Wilburton Road and Jaycee Drive. Reese said Cheddar died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries. State Police at Bloomsburg are continuing the investigation.
Investigators are looking into what led to a deadly crash in Luzerne County. State police said 61 – year old Robert Sephton of Jermyn, died after his tractor trailer hit a tree and caught fire on Interstate 80 east near Conyngham around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Traffic was backed up in both directions while police investigated, and crews cleaned up the wreck.
Fly – In
Looking for something to do this weekend.... Sunday morning at the Bloomsburg Airport... they kick off Halloween in style. They'll host a community fly – in... drive – in and a breakfast for everyone so says the airports B-J Teichman. The event begins at 8 AM... and run through the morning.
Police in Lycoming County arrested a man wanted for a shooting earlier this week in Williamsport. Officers said Markeese Askew surrendered early Saturday morning at an apartment complex on Lycoming Street. Authorities haven't said what role Askew played in the shooting on Tuesday that happened in the 700 block of West Fourth Street. Investigators said Askew was also wanted by the FBI for narcotics offenses as well as for a parole violation in Philadelphia. He's locked up on gun charges in Lycoming County.
The man accused of shooting at police in Luzerne County has been found guilty. A jury found Scott Sargent guilty on most charges, including the most serious: attempted murder. Sargent was on trial for an incident at a Walmart parking lot near Wilkes-Barre back in 2015.