Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration ruled Unconstitutional

Pres­i­dent Obama’s exec­u­tive action on immi­gra­tion is uncon­sti­tu­tional says, U.S. Dis­trict Judge of Penn­syl­va­nia Arthur Schwab. The Chris­t­ian Post says, Schwab made the con­clu­sion yes­ter­day in a 38-page opin­ion on the crim­i­nal case of an undoc­u­mented Hon­duran immi­grant, who was charged in fed­eral court with unlaw­ful re-entry after he was arrested ear­lier this year in Penn­syl­va­nia for drunk dri­ving. Schwab wrote, Pres­i­dent Obama’s uni­lat­eral leg­isla­tive action vio­lates the sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers pro­vided for in the United States Con­sti­tu­tion as well as the Take Care Clause, and there­fore, is uncon­sti­tu­tional. He said, Obama’s Exec­u­tive Action on immi­gra­tion goes beyond pros­e­cu­to­r­ial dis­cre­tion because it pro­vides for a sys­tem­atic and rigid process by which a broad group of indi­vid­u­als will be treated dif­fer­ently than oth­ers based upon arbi­trary clas­si­fi­ca­tions, rather than case-by-case examination.

Ban on audio and video in Lycoming County Court House

Lycoming County Com­mis­sion­ers are talk­ing about ban­ning cell­phones and elec­tronic record­ing devices from the county cour­t­house. County offi­cials say it would bet­ter pre­vent the unau­tho­rized tak­ing of pho­tos, videos and audio in court­rooms. Any indi­vid­ual who attempts to enter the cour­t­house with a cell­phone and is not autho­rized to do so will be denied entry. Excep­tions would be made for court employ­ees, law enforce­ment offi­cers, attor­neys and agency work­ers who reg­u­larly do busi­ness there.

Investigation continues in Kimball death

The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues into the shoot­ing death of 40 year old Ty Kim­ble of Mon­toursville. Kim­ball was shot inside a car along War­rensville Road early Sun­day morn­ing. He was in the car with his girl­friend Sherri Scaran­tino, when the two allegedly got into a fight. Kim­ball allegedly was strik­ing and try­ing to choke the woman before she shot him. No charges have been filed as of yet.

Lower gas prices are hurting the Fracking Industry

Frack­ing is a mod­ern Amer­i­can suc­cess story. The tech­nique for extract­ing oil from shale has made Amer­ica the world’s lead­ing oil pro­ducer. Lower energy prices have been an early Christ­mas present for con­sumers, but they also hurt com­pa­nies that drill for oil. And with oil prices now below $60 a bar­rel and likely to go lower, frack­ing is fac­ing a chal­lenge. Ana­lysts say, Saudi Ara­bia and OPEC are try­ing to use the low world oil prices as a weapon to kill off frack­ing as an indus­try by mak­ing the process too expen­sive com­pared to the price of oil. They don’t like the com­pe­ti­tion from the U.S. They think if they drop the price, they’ll be able to cause enough pain and push some of them out of busi­ness, and they’ll be able to raise the price back up.

Busiest shipping day of the year

You’ll likely be stand­ing in long lines if you have Xmas gifts to mail. Today is expected to be the busiest ship­ping day of the year for the U.S. Postal Ser­vice with more than 640 mil­lion cards, let­ters and pack­ages expected to be processed. FedEx also said it’s expected to be the busiest day it has ever seen. USPS says Mon­day is the dead­line to send mail using stan­dard post where it can be guar­an­teed to arrive in time for Christ­mas morning.

Montoursville State Police investigate a murder

The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues into a man found dead yes­ter­day morn­ing in Loy­al­sock Town­ship. State police in Mon­toursville say that 40 year old Ty Kim­ble was in a car with a woman along War­rensville Road around 2am when an argu­ment between the two became phys­i­cal with Kim­ball being shot and killed. An autopsy was sched­uled for this morn­ing. The woman who has not been iden­ti­fied was taken into custody.

Home burglary

State Police con­tinue to inves­ti­gate a home bur­glary near Hugh­esville last month. Some­time from Novem­ber 21st to the 22nd, some­one broke through an exte­rior door win­dow ata home on Barto Hol­low Road in Penn Town­ship. An air puri­fier was stolen as well as about $2,000 dol­lars in change and another $250 dol­lars in cash. Any­one with infor­ma­tion is asked to con­tact State police in Montoursville.

Rick Santorum in 2016

Adding to the grow­ing num­ber of hats already float­ing in the sea of poten­tial Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates for 2016, for­mer Penn­syl­va­nia sen­a­tor and runner-up in the 2012 GOP pres­i­den­tial pri­mary Rick San­to­rum has announced that he’s jump­ing into the race for the White House again and this time he sounds pre­pared for a dog­fight. In a recent inter­view with The Wash­ing­ton Post, San­to­rum said, “Amer­ica loves an under­dog. We’re def­i­nitely the under­dog in this race,” he said while not­ing that the under­es­ti­ma­tion “has given me a lot of latitude.”

Hughesville’s new Police Chief

Hugh­esville Bor­ough Coun­cil on Mon­day Night approved the 2015 bud­get of $849,035 dol­lars. Bor­ough offi­cials say the spend­ing plan will not con­tain a tax increase for bor­ough tax­pay­ers with the tax mill­age remain­ing the same. Coun­cil also approved 22 year police vet­eran Rod Smith as the borough’s new police chief. He will over­see a depart­ment with 1 full-time and 6 part-time employees.

Milton Borough Break ins

Mil­ton police con­tinue to inves­ti­gate six sep­a­rate break in attempts over a span of four days. Attempted break ins were reported in vehi­cles in dif­fer­ent parts of the bor­ough as well as a bor­ough busi­ness, a home and a stor­age unit. In some cases, prop­erty was taken. The attempted break-ins occurred between Decem­ber 2nd and 5th. Police are remind­ing res­i­dents to secure their vehi­cles and prop­erty. They are ask­ing any­one with infor­ma­tion regard­ing the inci­dents to give them a call.