Williamsport woman jailed after resisting arrest

EAST BUFFALO TWP – A Williamsport woman is in jail after resisting arrest during a traffic stop along Route 15 in Union County over the weekend. State Police in Milton say 27-year old Lisa Gerdus was stopped for unsafe driving along Route 15, near River Road in East Buffalo Township Saturday, when she told police she was texting and driving. Police attempted to arrest Gerdus for suspicion of DUI, but she refused to get out of her vehicle and kicked an officer. Police were able to remove her from the vehicle, but reports state Gerdus continued to resist arrest and struggle with officers. Police were able to restrain Gerdus and put her into a police…

Pennsylvania advances in Little League play

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, has advanced to the Little League World Series championship game.  Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to secure the 3-2 win over Pearland, Texas. Lewisberry will play undefeated Tokyo for the World Series championship today with a 3 p.m. start. Tokyo beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 in seven innings for the international title.

Railroad Street in Danville closing for repairs

DANVILLE – Railroad Street in Danville will be closed this week. Sewer, water and paving work will take place on Railroad Street between Route 11 and East Market Street starting Monday, August 31. Dan Knorr, government affairs administrator says the work should be completed by Friday, September 4. The road will be closed each day from 7a.m to 5p.m. Knorr tells WKOK that equipment from the Washies fire house will be moved to an off-site location so they will be able to respond to calls as needed. (Jennifer Wakeman)

Sen. Gordner: Pennsylvanians are Wolf victim

Gordner: Wolf veto is hurting Pennsylvanians   SUNBURY – Budget talks continued in Harrisburg last week. Majority whip Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick) has been part of the negotiations and he says despite areas of agreement, the Governor’s veto of the entire budget is hurting Pennsylvanians.   “Instead of keeping those numbers and working on the other ones, the Governor has vetoed all of it. As a result of that women’s centers, counties, school districts are hurting right now when they should be getting some funds,” he said.   WKOK asked Sen. Gordner about the Governor’s statement that the Republican budget is balanced using smoke and mirrors, “We can raise taxes or we can look…

Red Land wins LLWS Semi Final #WhyNotUs!

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans. Krauss drove in Braden Kolmansberger, who had walked and moved to third on Jaden Henline’s one-out single. Cole Wagner struck out 11 over 5 2-3 innings and hit a home run from the undefeated Red Land Little League team, which draws from Lewisberry and several other towns that are just a two-hour drive from Williamsport. Fans began arriving at the stadium at 6 a.m. to get seats for…

Police chase involving drugs in Mount Carmel

  MOUNT CARMEL – An 18-year-old Elysburg man is in custody Saturday morning after he was involved in a police chase that started in Mount Carmel and ended in Elysburg. Mount Carmel Police say the driver was stopped for a traffic violation where they found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.   When police tried to search the vehicle, first an officer tried to put one hand in the vehicle, but the driver rolled up the windows and locked the doors. The officer’s hand got caught in the window and the driver tried to pull away. The officer was able to get his hand out of the window as the vehicle pulled away.   The pursuit…

Northumberland County GOP rallies in Sunbury

  SUNBURY – Dozens of voters and a few Northumberland County Republican candidates gathered in Cameron Park in Sunbury to encourage residents to get out and vote.  U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th, Hazelton), and state Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick) were there.   Additionally, state representatives Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) and Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg) joined candidates for commissioner, school board, and DA.  Nearly 100 people turned out to talk to the candidates. (Jennifer Wakeman)

Jury: Trometter guilty of aggravated assault

              SUNBURY – A Sunbury jury found an Elizabethville man guilty of aggravated assault after he was shot by police. 24-year-old Erick Trometter was on trial for assaulting Sunbury police chief Brad Hare July 8, 2014. Then acting chief Hare said Trometter was aggressive, holding and knife and failed to respond to commands to drop the weapon when he found him along Mile Post Road. Hare fire three shots with a Taser in an attempt to subdue Trometter. When that failed, Hare shot Trometter in the torso. Trometter was charged two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and…

New security program for Kelly Elementary

            LEWISBURG– A new security program is being implemented in the Lewisburg Area School District. For the past two years Pennsylvania State Police would drop in at Kelly Elementary and ensure the building was safe, but now that program has run out due to personnel shortages. Now the district is looking to hire its own security officer for Kelly Elementary. Superintendent Mark DiRocco says the role of the new officer will be the same as before, “The person will be in the school at random times throughout the school day, they’ll be in the school every single day, and be doing security functions for us, checking the perimeter of the…

Shamokin man convicted in 2014 dog attack

            SUNBURY – A jury Thursday found a Shamokin man guilty on multiple charges after an incident with a dog. Eric Delvonne Smith was arrested in 2014 after he took his paramour’s dog, pinned it to the street and asked motorists to run over it to kill it. During the incident last year, when neighbors intervened, Smith yelled obscenities and threatened them. He now faces more than seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines for terroristic threats, two counts of disorderly conduct and a summary charge of harassment. He will be sentenced in the next 90 days. (Jennifer Wakeman)