Norris Rock Pool
You can tell really warm weather is just around the corner when the Norris Rock Pool in Bloomsburg Town Park is ready to open. That word coming from Recycling Center Manager... and pool advisor Charlie Fritz. The opening day is Saturday... but the pool is slated to close during the 2018 season for extensive work and rehabilitation.
Parents and coaches of a youth soccer league near Millville are upset about vandalism. Someone drove on an organization’s field near at Camp Victory... digging up the ground. Our Media Partner... Newswatch 16... says more than 100 children use this field about three times a week as part of the American Youth Soccer Organization. Police believe someone drove around in circles on the field late last week. If you have any information regarding the vandalism you are asked to call the police.
The state budget deadline is just a little more than 5 weejs away. Now, the Governor is still optimistic about the ongoing talks. June 30th is the traditional budget deadline since the new fiscal year begins on July 1st, and Governor Tom Wolf says the talks are continuing. The governor and lawmakers are facing the challenging notion of crafting a budget with a possible deficit of $3 billion and a legislature with no appetite for tax increases. All this under the constitutional mandate that the budget is balanced...
Legislation which brings Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal Real ID Act is on its way to Governor Wolf. The law clears the way for Pennsylvania to produce drivers licenses and state IDs that will be accepted for entry into federal facilities and on commercial aircraft. It also gives residents the option to obtain the new cards which they would have to pay for, or keep their existing identification. With only one no vote, the House gave final approval to the bill which was amended in the Senate.
With the announcement this week that Dr. Bashar Hanna will assume the presidency of Bloomsburg University on July 7th... the Chancellor of the system.... Frank Brogan... believe they've hit a home run.
Speaking with WHLM News... Chancellor Brogan says the signing of Dr. Hanna fits with BU's goals. Dr. Hanna replaces Dr. David Soltz who announced his retirement earlier this year.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County are open to traffic Thursday morning. They closed for hours after a crash killed two people Wednesday afternoon. Several vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer that caught fire after the crash. Emergency crews rushed to the scene after that pileup happened just after 2 O'clock. State police say the names of the two people killed are still unknown. The Schuylkill County coroner's office is assisting in identifying the victims.
Authorities say one man has been arrested in connection with the death of a popular D.J. in Luzerne County nearly four years ago. The United States Marshals Service arrested 28 – year old Roberto Battle in New York City. Battle faces charges including criminal homicide. David Andrew Nealy was also charged for his role as the alleged driver in the murder. Investigators believe Battle shot and killed Michael Olney, also known as “DJ Mo,” in Wilkes-Barre in October of 2013 as he left a bar on south Main Street. Battle is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania where he will face charges in Luzerne County.
Golf Outing Postponed
Due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the weather forecast for Thursday, the annual Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce golf outing at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course, has been postponed to Thursday, June 8. All times and other details remain the same as originally scheduled. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
A report of a fire led to a drug investigation in Wilkes-Barre. Police and fire trucks were called to the 200 block of Stanton Street Tuesday night after reports of a fire. No flames were found, but investigators did discover someone had recently been making meth. A woman was taken in for questioning but no arrests yet in Wilkes-Barre.