FCC to vote on net neutrality

The FCC is due to vote today on net neu­tral­ity reg­u­la­tions, which makes Inter­net ser­vice providers treat all traf­fic on their net­works the same way, and would pre­vent them from inten­tion­ally slow­ing some traf­fic as a way to boost rev­enue. Crit­ics its a gov­ern­ment power grab and that rules will remove the incen­tive to improve Inter­net networks.

Bank in Lycoming County robbed twice in one week

For the sec­ond time in a week, a Lycoming County bank was robbed, and it’s believed the same man was respon­si­ble. Yes­ter­day after­noon, a man walked into the Susque­hanna Bank Branch along Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Town­ship, pulled a gun and demanded money from two tellers. It’s believed he is the same man who robbed the First National Bank on Broad Street in Mon­toursville last Thurs­day afternoon.

Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Pres­i­dent Obama vetoed a bill approv­ing the the Key­stone XL oil pipeline. The bill aimed to bypass the President’s author­ity and autho­rize con­struc­tion of the pipeline. GOP House Speaker John Boehner called Key­stone an impor­tant jobs bill and said the veto is a “national embar­rass­ment.” He accused the Pres­i­dent of being “too invested in left-fringe pol­i­tics” and said he is not putting the “national inter­est first.”

Guilty verdict in Sniper Trial

The jury found the man accused of killing “Amer­i­can Sniper” Chris Kyle, guilty of cap­i­tal mur­der. Clos­ing argu­ments wrapped up yes­ter­day in a Texas court­room, and the jury reached their ver­dict last night. Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed Kyle and friend Chad Lit­tle­field at a gun range in 2013. Defense lawyers argued Routh, a for­mer U.S. Marine, should be found not guilty by rea­son of insan­ity. Rowth will face life in prison with­out the pos­si­bil­ity of parole.

Two Sunbury Police Officers suspended

Sun­bury offi­cials decided to sus­pend two city police offi­cers with­out pay fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into alleged wrong doings by the offi­cers. One of the offi­cers is said to have used inap­pro­pri­ate lan­guage at the Northum­ber­land County 911 Cen­ter and will get a week sus­pen­sion while the other offi­cer admit­ted to meet­ing a female while on duty in a city police cruiser and he has got­ten 3 weeks with­out pay. Offi­cials have not named the offi­cers cit­ing per­son­nel rea­sons, and say that the sus­pen­sions will have no bear­ing on police ser­vices within the city.

American Sniper Trial

The trial of the ex-Marine charged with killing “Amer­i­can Sniper” author Chris Kyle resumed today. Eddie Ray Routh’s attor­neys say the for­mer Marine suf­fers from psy­chosis, para­noia and schiz­o­phre­nia. They say he was legally insane when he shot Kyle and Chad Lit­tle­field two years ago. Pros­e­cu­tors argue Routh is a “trou­bled man” who strug­gles with a “per­son­al­ity dis­or­der,” not insanity.

Man in critical condition after being struck by his own vehicle

An acci­dent in Colum­bia County yes­ter­day sent a man to Geisinger Med­ical Cen­ter with crit­i­cal injuries. Police there say the man who has not been named pulled over on Colum­bia Boule­vard near Berwick with car trou­ble, and got out­side and under the hood. The car appar­ently was still in drive, and some­how began mov­ing, drag­ging the man with it and going down over a hill. He is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and police there con­tinue their inves­ti­ga­tion into that accident.

No injuries in a Columbia County house fire

No injuries were reported in an early morn­ing house fire in Colum­bia County. Fire­fight­ers rushed to a home near Mil­lville around 8 am Sun­day.
A hus­band and wife were able to get out okay. The fire chief believes the cause of the fire was an elec­tri­cal prob­lem. The Red Cross is help­ing the couple.

Sunbury cops under investigation

Sunbury’s mayor has con­firmed that two city police offi­cers there are under inves­ti­ga­tion. One of them for harass­ing a female employee at the 911 cen­ter in Northum­ber­land County a cou­ple of weeks ago, and the other for allegedly leav­ing city lim­its in a police cruiser to meet with a female while on duty. Mayor David Pers­ing has not released the names of either offi­cer and says that other offi­cers may be under inves­ti­ga­tion for wrong­do­ings as well. He says fir­ings could result from the investigation’s find­ings. The city’s police force has 12 members.


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