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Sneidman's Robbery

The search is on for two men who pulled off a mid – day robbery at Sneidman's Jewelry Store in the 100 block of East Main Street in Bloomsburg on Thursday. Police say the clerk on duty was forced to the backroom of the business at gun point... was forced to lie on the floor... while a second man cleaned out jewelry cases of an estimated $10,000 in merchandise. It only took minutes to do so... with the pair leaving... getting into a white sedan parked in the 100 block of East Third Street. The pair was described as black men wearing hooded sweatshirts and pants. The clerk was shaken... not injured.

 

Local Radar

Bloomsburg Police chief Roger Van Loan is watching the progress of two bills working their way though the house and senate. The measures would allow local police to use radar to track... and then... issue tickets to speeders. During a meeting of the Town Council's public safety committee this week... Chief Van Loan says tracking speeders would become more efficient. Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation... not to allow local police to use radar to enforce traffic laws.

 

Officer Folo Up

While a West Penn Township police officer recovers from her injuries at an Allentown hospital... Pennsylvania state police investigators are trying to find who assaulted officer Melissa Ruch. The incident taking place earlier this week in neighboring Schuylkill County... along Route 309 near Tamaqua. Officer Ruch either pulled over or was helping a Hispanic man in a Nissan Maxima when the man apparently assaulted her... tossing the officer down an embankment. Investigators have not said if she called in the Nissan's plate number... or if she had a dash cam in her cruiser.

 

State Budget Impasse
As the state budget stalemate passed the two-month mark this week...news of any progress in negotiations dried up. Governor Tom Wolf was apparently hoping to discuss the budget more quietly... in the hopes those more private talks would be more productive. But the governor still hasn't given a final answer to the Republican's offer to raise education funding in exchange for a pension overhaul for future state employees... missing his own estimated deadlines on a decision. Republican leaders say this waiting period is frustrating...to say the least.

 

School Districts / Budget
School district officials across the state are expressing concern over the lack of a state budget. The good news, according to Pennsylvania School Boards Association Spokesman Steve Robinson, is the talks are continuing between the Governor and legislative leaders. The bad news could come with dwindling cash reserves the longer the schools go without state funding. Robinson says some districts are doing better than others, but they all will also start to feel the pinch, possibly before the end of the month, if a deal isn't reached.

 

Bloomsburg University Sports

The Labor Day weekend on the Bloomsburg University campus is shaping up to be a memorable one. Appearing on the WHLM Morning Buzz this week... BU Sports information director Tom McGuire says just about every sports team on – campus is playing somewhere this weekend. The major sporting event is BU Football when the Huskies welcome Stone Hill of Massachusetts Saturday afternoon at 2 O'clock.

 

On – Line Registration
The Department of State is reporting solid numbers in the first week of on-line voter registration in Pennsylvania. As of Thursday, the number of Pennsylvanians who have used the on-line system to register has topped the 5,000 mark. Officials say they have not had any major problems since the system launched on August 27th, adding they wanted it up and running well before next year's Presidential election cycle when the number of registrations will increase significantly. Pennsylvania is the 23rd state with an online registration system.

 

PennDOT Work

A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin base repairs on Scotch Valley Road in Main Township starting Friday morning. An agency spokesman says a daylight detour will be in place until 6 PM using Beaver Valley Road. This two-day project is expected to be completed by the close of business on Tuesday. On Wednesday the crew will move to Beaver Valley Road to perform repairs. A daylight detour will be in effect using Scotch Valley Road.

 

 

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High School Football

The 2015 high school football season kicks off Friday night. The best match up might be the one at Crispen Field in Berwick where the Bulldogs take on a Crestwood team that beat them twice last season. You can hear that game on Classic Rock 103.5 with the coverage starting at 6 O'clock. In the renewal of one of the state’s oldest rivalries Bloomsburg is at Danville in a game that will mark the head coaching debut of Bloomsburg’s Tony Russo. That is the WHLM game of the week with the coverage starting at 6.

 

Other Football

In other action Friday night, Central Columbia is at home against Selinsgrove, and Southern Columbia is at home against Mifflinburg. Saturday afternoon, Columbia Montour Vo Tech is at home against North Penn/Mansfield.

 

College Football

In college football Saturday the Huskies of Bloomsburg University host Stonehill College in a 2 o’clock kickoff. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon.

 

Football Thursday

In college football last night, in the Michigan head coaching debut of Jim Harbaugh didn't go as planned. Michigan was defeated by Utah 24 to 17.

 

PHL Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies open a three game weekend series against the Red Sox Friday night in Boston. We’ll join that game in progress following the high school football game of the week.


 

Sneidman's Robbery

A daring daylight robbery in the middle of the day on East Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Police tell us someone knocked off Sneidman's Jewlers at 2:21 Thursday afternoon. Not much is known... However, the Press – Enterprise is reporting in it's on – line edition two black men with a handgun strolled into the store and apparoached the clerk. They apparently got what they wanted... and fled the area in a white car.

 

Bloomsburg Fair

We got a chance to see and hear on Wednesday what the 160th Bloomsburg Fair has to offer this year. The exposition gets underway with a soft opening on the 25th.... but one thing fair goers won't see are poultry exhibits. The threat of the Avian Flu... is forcing fairs to eliminate chickens... so says Randy Karshner who takes care of the Poultry, Rabbits and school exhibits. Instead... Four H members will place snapshots of poultry inside cages... hoping to be selected as the best bird. The Fair runs through October 3rd...

 

August Revenue
The state Revenue Department is reporting tax collection totals for the month of August. Despite the lack of a state budget, tax receipts continue to roll in and in August they totaled 1-point-9-billion-dollars. This figure would normally be compared to an estimated amount, but Revenue officials says that won't be possible until a state budget is finalized. Sales tax receipts accounted for the highest amount collected last month at $805 million, with the Personal Income Tax second at $743 - million.

 

Stuie Marker

The folks of today... don't know the sacrifices of veterans. That's the opinion of World War Two Navy veteran Dick Donald. He was one of the many people on hand in Berwick late Wednesday afternoon.. unveiling a historical marker for the Berwick – built Stuart tank. Mr. Donald served in the Navy during the Second World War... dodging hurricanes... as well as Japanese Kamikaze attacks while serving on board an air craft carrier in the Pacific.

 

Plymouth / Shots Fired

Gunfire in Plymouth... in Luzerne County Thursday morning. Our media partner... Newswatch 16 is reporting... that an SUV crashed into a home after someone took some pot shots at the driver. The incident taking place at Shawnee and Orchard streets around 1 O'clock this morning. The SUV was hit by at least two bullets. That caused the driver to loose control... slamming into a home on Nottingham Street in Plymouth.

 

Kane / Porngate
An activist group is calling on state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to disclose more names connected to the so-called "porngate" scandal. A group known as Pennsylvanians for Union Reform has filed numerous requests under the state's Right to Know law in an attempt to learn the names of state employees who participated in the scandal, but its founder Simon Campbell says the Attorney General has been inconsistent in her response. Campbell says if Kathleen Kane wants to release the names of those involved, as she has indicated she wants to, then she should just go ahead.

 

Pantry Quick Robbery

Hazleton Police are looking for the person who held up a curb store this week. Cops say a man... wearing a mask... strolled into the Pantry Quick on East Diamond Avenue Tuesday night. The thief got away with cash from the register... but they won't say how much.

 

Schuylkill County Robbery

A Pine Grove man is in the Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 bail following a hold up this week. 22 – year old Cody Sticker said he used a shotgun to rob the Raceway Truck Stop along Interstate 81 Monday night. Sticker telling police he shot out a glass door with the weapon... then kicked out the remaining glass... demanding money from the frightened clerk. He got what he wanted... but was later captured by authorities.

 

Bus Exposure

A Union County man is behind bars after he allegedly exposed himself while driving next to a school bus. Authorities say 27 – year old Bradley Dietrick of New Columbia allegedly drove next to busses filled with kids on Route 15 four times since April. Dietrick's adventures came to an end this week... when the bus driver was able to catch a license plate number of the car he was driving. Dietrick's now charged with indecent exposure and careless driving.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

When the Bloomsburg University football team opens the season Saturday afternoon at home against Stonehill college, the Huskies will be facing a team that had the best defense in the Northeast Ten Conference last season. Huskies coach Paul Darragh explains why the Skyhawks are so good defensively. Stonehill at Bloomsburg kicks off Saturday at 2 o’clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Husky Tailgate Show. Six PSAC teams open the season tonight including Clarion playing at Lock Haven.

 

PHL Phillies

In the last game of a three game series in New York Wednesday night... the Mets defeated the Phils 9 to 7. Both teams have the day off. On Friday the Phil's begin a three game weekend series against the Red Sox in Boston.

 

Other games

In other major league baseball action Wednesday... it was the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9 to 4..... and the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 13 to 8.

 

 


 

Home Invasion Suspect

A Philadelphia – area man is behind bars... accused of the home invasion of an apartment in the 400 block of Lightstreet Road this week. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in Wednesday's edition... 19 – year old Khristian Booth was the only person captured by police after he jumped out of a window trying to flee. A second man remains at large after he jumped from a window. Booth was taken to the hospital for a check up.... arraigned on a variety of charges... then remanded to the Columbia County Prison on 100,000 bail.

 

Bloomsburg Budget

The long process to develop a 2016 Bloomsburg Town Budget gets underway Wednesday afternoon. Town Administrator Bill Lowthert says it's a way to hear from department heads... and to check to see how the $4 – million dollar budget was and is being spent this year... all the while coming up with a spending plan for 2016. The first session begins Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at Town Council chambers... and lasts 90 minutes or so.

 

Road Work

Work continues on a PennDOT paving project on Route 93... between Route 11 in Berwick and Slowick Road in North Centre Township. Starting Wednesday... the contractor will begin placing an epoxy overlay on the bridge deck just north of Park Road and Freas Avenue. Work is expected to take two days to complete. An agency spokesman says traffic will be controlled with daylight signing and flaggers. Delays are expected. The work is part of a $1.7 - million project that includes rebuilding inlets, constructing ADA curb ramps, base repairs, waterproofing bridge decks, milling and paving.

 

IRS Scam

There is a phone scam making the rounds in the Susquehanna Valley as well as the nation. In essence.... someone calling you allegedly from the IRS..demanding money... immediately... to satisfy an outstanding tax bill. Cpl. David Peters of the Pennsylvania State Police says never give out information over the phone. Cpl. Peters says if the IRS is trying to get a hold of you... they'll send a letter.... the same procedure the bank would do if they have questions about your account. If you do get.... what is believed to be a scammer... call you local police department.

 

Allentown Audit
The City of Allentown school district is under review by the state's fiscal watchdog. PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says his office will be auditing the District with a focus on its charter school approval process. As the auditors complete their review... they will also look to see if the budget impasse is having an effect on the district.

 

Healthy PA
The Wolf Administration has now completely phased out former Governor Tom Corbett's Healthy PA plan in favor of Medicaid expansion. September 1st marked the beginning of the full implementation of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania. The transition started April 27th... and since then has brought 440,000 enrollees into the program. Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas says Medicaid expansion means more people are covered by federal dollars...creating savings of $626 - million dollars for the commonwealth.

 

Schuylkill County Robbery

A Pine Grove man is in the Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 bail following a hold up this week.

22 – year old Cody Sticker said he used a shotgun to rob the Raceway Truck Stop along Interstate 81 Monday night. Sticker telling police he shot out a glass door with the weapon... then kicked out the remaining glass... demanding money from the frightened clerk. He got what he wanted... but was later captured by authorities.

 

Bus Exposure

A Union County man is behind bars after he allegedly exposed himself while driving next to a school bus. Authorities say 27 – year old Bradley Dietrick of New Columbia allegedly drove next to busses filled with kids on Route 15 four times since April. Dietrick's adventures came to an end this week... when the bus driver was able to catch a license plate number. He's now charged with indecent exposure and careless driving.

 

Hazleton Shooting

Hazleton police investigating the reports of shots fired early Tuesday morning in the 200 block of East Mine Street. Cops say someone fired five shots from a rifle. It was a week ago... two men were shot in the same neighborhood. One person was arrested in that incident.

 

Hazleton Robbery

A West Hazleton man is in jail after he was arrested after he allegedly wrestled a wallet from a woman and ran off. 23 – year old Brett Magula after video surveillance show him allegedly making off with a wallet. The incident happened Monday afternoon in front of the Puff N' Stuff on North Fourth Street. Magula was picked up a short time letter by police. The woman was not hurt.

 

PA Rail Plan
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is holding a series of public hearings this month on the state's plan for freight and passenger rail. The 2015 Pennsylvania State Rail Plan is meant to give a vision to the future of railroads in PA. Public hearings will be held at the Pittsburgh Amtrak Station September 15th... the Centre region Council of Governments in State College September 16th... and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia September 17th... all from 6 to 8 in the evening.

 

 

WHLM Sports

HS Football

Two area high school football teams are ranked in the top ten in the state in the Pennsylvania Football News preseason rankings. Southern Columbia is ranked 10th in Class AA. Montoursville, the team that beat the Tigers in the District playoffs last season, is ranked 8th. Southern Columbia opens the season Friday night at home against Mifflinburg. In Class AAA Berwick is ranked 8th in the state. The Bulldogs play Crestwood in their opener Friday night at Crispin Field. You can hear that game on Classic Rock 103.5. Coverage begins at 6 with The Coach Curry Show.

 

PHL Phillies

In the second game of a three game series in New York Tuesday night... the Phillies defeated the Mets 14 to 8. The series concludes Wednesday night. Game time is 7:10. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:35.

 

Other games

In other major league baseball action Tuesday night... the Pittsburgh Pirates were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers 7 to 4.... and the New York Yankees downed the Boston Red Sox 3 to 1.

 

 


 

Home Invasion

Bloomsburg Police continue their investigation into a late Monday afternoon home invasion in the 400 block of Lightstreet Road. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in their Tuesday... that one man was taken into custody... and the search is on for a second person. The first man was handcuffed and taken to the police station... but a second man jumped off a roof... making his get a way.

 

Millard / Budget

Two months have passed... and there still is no state budget in place. Governor Wolf has refused to sign a Republican – authored budget... instead wanting his own plan to be adopted which calls for new programs and an estimated 4 – billion dollars in higher taxes. Appearing on a recent edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz.... State Representative David Millard says that's not going to happen... but time is getting critical... since money is running out for counties... social service agencies and school districts. Both the General Assembly and Governor Wolf have met several times, but the two sides remain at an impasse.

 

Stopgap Budget
A state lawmaker is drafting a stopgap state budget measure to fund human services while legislative leaders negotiate. Republican Representative Gene DiGirolamo's stopgap measure would fund the entire state budget at 2014 - 15 levels retroactively from July first to October 31st. He says any changes made to funding levels in a final budget could be applied retroactively as well. DiGirolamo says now that the House GOP's effort to override Governor Tom Wolf's budget veto line by line has failed...it's time to make sure some funding gets to struggling schools and non-profits.

 

Berwick Schools

The Berwick Area School Board and others plan to break ground next Tuesday... the formal way to start construction of a new elementary school. Board member Rick Knorr says the school will combine the Orange and 14th Street schools. Knorr adds the 14th street school has had some issues especially with an elevator. The ground breaking ceremony to get underway at 5 O'clock on Washington Street across from Tuzzi's Bakery.

 

Allentown Schools
The City of Allentown school district is under review by the state's fiscal watchdog. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says media accounts earlier this summer raised serious concerns about the Allentown School District's transparency regarding charter schools. The latest audit of the district will look not only at the financial aspect of charter school applications in a large district like Allentown...but at the process itself. As the auditors complete their review...they will also look to see if the budget impasse is having an effect on the district.

 

Walking Safely

Safety advocates are asking parents to talk with their children about a common practice that could put them in harm's way. It's estimated that teens between the ages of 13 and 17 send 34 - hundred text messages a month... but the Pennsylvania Division of the American Trauma Society is asking parents to remind their teens to look up once in a while to avoid injury. Distracted walking is becoming a big concern among safety advocates. They recommend not texting or talking on the phone while walking and definitely not while crossing the street.

 

Road Work / Orangeville

Prime contractor Fabcor, Inc., of Lackawanna County, will continue rehabilitating the bridge on Route 487, just north of Orangeville. Temporary traffic signals have been installed previously and have been on flash mode for several days to alert motorists that the signal is there and soon will be in stop and go mode. Beginning Tuesday... the signals will be activated and traffic will be placed on the other side of the bridge. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane while the contractor performs the final work on this project. The work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

 

Wilkes – Barre Fire

A Wilkes – Barre family was chased out onto the streets late Monday afternoon. A fire in an apartment along Horton Street forced a pregnant woman... her husband... child and father – in – law to flee. Most of the families belongings were lost... and they don't have renters insurance. They spent the night elsewhere.

 

NEPA Gas

Gas prices across Columbia and Montour Counties... as well as northeastern PA continue to drop. The latest Triple A Fuel Gauge report shows gasoline is retailing for $2.44 a gallon for self – serve, unleaded regular. A week ago... the price was holding steady at $2.50 a gallon.... and prices have dropped an average of 21 cents a gallon from a month ago.

 

Pursuit

An Elysburg teen is in trouble with the law. State police at Stonington says 18 – year old Ryan Little allegedly fought with a Mt. Carmel police officer over the weekend. He took off through Coal Township.... with cops in pursuit. The chase came to an end near Elysburg... in Northumberland County.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

The Bloomsburg University football team will face a challenge in their season opener this Saturday against Stonehill College. The Skyhawks have 16 starters back from a team that led the Huskies for almost three quarters in last season’s opener. Huskies offensive coordinator Brian McByran looks forward to the challenge. The Stonehill at Bloomsburg game kicks off Saturday at 2 o’clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Husky Tailgate Show.

 

PHL Phillies

In the first game of a three game series Monday night at Citi Field in New York... the Mets got by Philadelphia 3 to 1. The series continues Tuesday night with a 7:10 start. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:35.

 

Other Games

In other major league baseball action last night... the Boston Red Sox got by the New York Yankees

4 to 3.


 

On – Line Voter Registration

The state is making it easier to register to vote or to change your information. Now... you can simply go on – line and do all that. Columbia County Chief Registrar Matt Repasky says the entire process is keyed off the information on your PA driver's license. Mr. Repasky says all the information is returned to the Registrar's office for their file. The last day to register or change information for the November election... either on line.... or in person... is October 5th.

 

The Blame Game

More than half of Pennsylvania voters are blaming the legislature for the late state budget, according to a recent poll. 54 % of voters in the latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll hold the legislature responsible for holding up the state budget while only 29% point to Governor Tom Wolf. Poll Director Dr. Terry Madonna says, historically, governors have taken more heat for a late budget... but there's been no noticeable hardship as of yet... and Governor Wolf's agenda is popular.. so it's easy to believe the late budget is the legislature's fault. That could change as the impasse drags on.

 

Barletta / Flood Wall

Since spring... contractors have been working on a new $30 – million dollar flood wall on the west end of Bloomsburg. And late last week... 11th district congressman Lou Barletta got a first hand look at the construction. Mr. Barletta telling us... the flood wall will protect Autoneum... an important industry which makes Bloomsburg's economy work. That importance is saving the estimated 700 jobs provided by Autoneum on Fifth Street... as well as the jobs of the next industry which will occupy the former Windsor Foods plant on 11th Street.

 

Food Security

Officials with the Department of Agriculture visited a Southwest Pennsylvania county recently to draw attention to the issue of food insecurity in the commonwealth. One point 8 million people in Pennsylvania are food insecure... that's about one out of every 7 people at risk of hunger. But the community organizations that play a big part in getting food to the needy are voicing concerns about the late state budget. Officials with the Agriculture Department say state assistance is fundamental to the success of the state's charitable food system.

 

I - 80 Work

There will be more work preformed on the Interstate 80... Mifflinville River Bridge project. Beginning Monday... and lasting through Thursday... the westbound lane right shoulder of I-80 from mile marker 242 to 241 will be closed. The contractor will spend those days running through a list of items that need to be tied up. A PennDOT spokesman says no travel lanes will be closed... but some backup's are possible. The work starts each morning at six.... and runs through 6 O'clock in the evening.

 

Pa Turnpike
The Pennsylvania Turnpike has reached a major milestone for motorists who use the service plazas. The re-opening of the Valley Forge Service Plaza near Philadelphia marked the end of a process lasting close a decade, which saw all 17 Turnpike rest stops completely rebuilt. The $170 million project is the result of a public-private partnership between the Turnpike Commission, Philadelphia - based Sunoco, and HMS Host Corporation of Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Drug Arrest

A Hazleton man is in trouble with the law. West Hazleton police say they stopped Franklin Anziani... finding narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside his car. He was also driving without a license. Anziani is in a Luzerne County lockup... awaiting further court action.

 

Turkey Hill

An early Sunday morning robbery in Hazleton. Police say a man wearing a ski mask strolled into the Alter Street Turkey Hill early Sunday morning asking the clerk for cash. He got what he wanted... then fled. Police didn't say if the robber had a weapon.

 


 

The 26th annual Hazleton Street Machine and Muscle Car Show-N-Go is happening today. Registration and judging will be open from 8 - 10:30 AM at the Laurel Mall in Hazleton. The show rolls out at Noon and ends at Quaker Steak and Lube in Buckhorn. For more information call 570-401-8949.

 

Come to the front steps of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg this evening for Sundae Sunday from 6 - 8 PM. There's free ice cream and entertainment for all ages. The church is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale wraps up today in Liberty Hall on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Stop by from 10AM - 4PM to find antiques, collectibles, and more. Donations are no longer being accepted. For more information call 570-275-2313.

 

 

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Phillies Baseball

The Phils will host the San Diego Padres this weekend. This afternoon's game gets under way at 1:35. You can hear coverage on the WHLM starting with the pregame show at 1 o'clock.

 


 

AGAPE's 6th annual Palooza is happening today from 10AM - 4PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park.  There will be food, family-friendly live music, pony ride, face painting and more. For more information visit AGAPE under our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

 

The first annual Kirk Williams memorial Motorcycle ride will roll out this afternoon. Registration will be open from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at Quaker Steak & Lube in Buckhorn. Cost is $15 per person. Breakfast will be available before the run for just $7. The ride moves at Noon. There will be dice hands, 50/50s, auctions and more, including dinner and drinks afterward at the Fort Ricketts VFW. The ride is open to all vehicles. Proceeds benefit the Kirk Williams Memorial Fund. For more information call 570-854-0488.

 

The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will hold another 21-and-over singles dance tonight from 8-11 PM featuring live music by Lucky Afternoon. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Couples are also welcome. Cover charge is just $8. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-441-3534.

 

Come see the latest exhibit at the Exchange's Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. "Stairwell Gallery Crew Collects" features works of art from the personal collections of Stairwell Gallery committee members. The show runs through Friday September 25 at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg.

 

Come to Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg to check out Bazaar, a show by member artists inspired by the marketplaces of the world. A reception will be held tonight at 6PM in conjunction with the Stairwell Gallery's new show. The show runs through Sunday October 4 at the Gallery on Center Street in Bloomsburg.

 

The 26th annual Hazleton Street Machine and Muscle Car Show-N-Go is happening Sunday. Registration and judging will be open from 8 - 10:30 AM at the Laurel Mall in Hazleton. The show rolls out at Noon and ends at Quaker Steak and Lube in Buckhorn. For more information call 570-401-8949.

 

Come to the front steps of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg Sunday evening for Sundae Sunday from 6 - 8 PM. There's free ice cream and entertainment for all ages. The church is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale wraps up this weekend in Liberty Hall on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Stop by from 10AM - 4PM to find antiques, collectibles, and more. Donations are no longer being accepted. The sale runs through Sunday. For more information call 570-275-2313.

 

 

WHLM Sports

 

Phillies Baseball

The Phils will host the San Diego Padres this weekend. Tonight's game gets under way at 7:05. You can hear coverage on the WHLM starting with the pregame show at 6:30.

 

 

 

Millard / Budget

We're into our 7th week of the state not having a budget for the 2015 -16 fiscal year. If you recall... Governor Wolf refused to sign the proposed spending plan... and just this week... attempts to over ride nearly two – dozen items failed along party lines. Now... State Representative David Millard says it won't be too long until social programs and schools run out of money.

 

Kathleen Kane
Slightly less than half of Pennsylvania voters believe state attorney general Kathleen Kane should step down.. The school's Dr. Terry Madonna says the latest results of a poll show 46% of surveyed voters say Kane should be booted from office. Ms. Kane was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for allegedly leaking leaking secret testimony to a reporter... then lying about it.

 

Tropical Storm Erica

Something to keep top of mind as we head into the weekend.... we continue to watch Tropical Storm Erica... now taking shape in the Caribbean. Meteorologist say a forecast track shows the storm brushing the east coast of Florida next week. From where it goes from there is anyone's guess. It could turn out into the Atlantic Ocean.... brush the entire east coast.... or come inland and track towards Pennsylvania.

Whatever the case... you may want to take some precautions for personal safety... just in case Erica wants to visit PA over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

 

Lou Barletta / Iran Deal

Congressman Lou Barletta says he'll be one person to say “no” against the Iranian nuclear deal when it comes up for a vote. Appearing at a gathering hosted by the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce on Thursday... the three term Republican congressman says the deal negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry over the past couple of months does not favor the US.. since it's inspectors won't be allowed to check to see if Iran is in compliance. Congress is on break this week... and Mr. Barletta is spending the time touring the 11 congressional district.

 

Online Registration
Pennsylvanians can now register to vote online. Officials with the Wolf Administration say the launch of online registration in the commonwealth will save the state and the counties money... while making it more convenient for Pennsylvanians to register.... and hopefully encourage them to turn-out to vote. They say theses two factors will contribute to a "government that works." Eligible voters with a PennDOT issued I-D card can go to www.register.votesPA.com.

 

Paving Project

If you're headed north out of Millville... planing to go to Lycoming County... you might run into a traffic bottleneck. PennDOT says that starting today... crews will begin a resurfacing project on Route 442. The project runs from the Village of Iola... in Greenwood Township... north to the Lycoming County line. The work begins at the start of the morning commute each day. The paving job is expected to be finished in two weeks.

 

Climate Change

A new report shows the effects of climate change on air and water quality in Pennsylvania. The report was produced for the Department of Environmental Protection by scientists at Penn State. It predicts a temperature increase of 5-point-4 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2050. Not only will the state be warmer, but also wetter, with more frequent and severe storms. The report also predicts a changing landscape in Pennsylvania, affecting the food grown here, the future of animal and plant life, as well as human health.

 

Hazleton Shooter

A Hazleton man is in the Luzerne County lockup. 25 – year old Jonathan Alvarez is accused of pulling a weapon... and opening fire Wednesday afternoon... wounding two people... sending them to the hospital. The incident happened near Cedar Street. Authorities say Alvarez is facing assault charges.

 

 

WHLM Sports

Col – Mont Vo-Tech

Last season the Columbia Montour Vo Tech football team was led by running back Chris Zanolini who become the school’s all time leading rusher. Zanolini has graduated, but Rams coach Mark Varner thinks his team will still have a strong running game. Columbia Montour Vo Tech has a scrimmage at Muncy Saturday. The Rams open the regular season next Saturday against North Penn/Mansfield.

 

PHL Phillies

In the major league Thursday night... the New York Mets swept the fourth game of a four game series with the Philadelphia Phillies 9 to 5. Friday night the Phils open a weekend series at home against the San Diego Padres starting at 7:05. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at 6:30.

 

Other Games

In other major league action Thursday... the Pittsburgh Pirates got by the Miami Marlins 2 to 1.

 

LLWS

In the Little League World Series Thursday night... Texas defeated California 9 to 7.

Texas faces Pennsylvania tomorrow in the U.S. Title game

 

 


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& WHLM.com

 

Friday, Sept. 4

Bloomsburg

@ Danville

7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Berwick Bulldogs

 

Berwick Bulldogs Football

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Classic Rock 103.5

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Friday, Sept. 4

vs Crestwood

@ Crispin Field

7:00 PM

 

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News Radio 930, 94.7,

104.3, Danville's 105.5,

WBWX 1280 Berwick

& WHLM.com

 

Saturday, Sept. 5

@ Redman Stadium

vs Stonehill

2:00 PM

 

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