Towanda

Towanda Man Faces Trial for Soliciting Hit Man

A Towanda man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill three psychics will stand trial in Wyoming County Court. 32-year-old Craven Vaughn stands accused of three counts of criminal solicitation and attempted homicide. At this week’s preliminary hearing, Pennsylvania State Police testified that in December, Vaughn tried to hire an undercover trooper…

Penn Hospital Employee Charged With Drug Theft

An employee of a Pennsylvania hospital is accused of stealing and using hospital medication. Pennsylvania State Police say the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital in Towanda filed a complaint after narcotics went missing. State police launched an investigation, and say that 25-year old Heather Raezer, of Towanda had been stealing drugs from April to…

Local Schools Reviewing Safety Procedures

Area schools began reviewing their safety and emergency procedures as a result of the tragic Newtown shooting over the weekend. The schools and others in the community took special note of two of the victims with local ties as they joined others in mourning. Staff and teachers in some schools made sure to be accessible…

Towanda Courthouse Evacuated for Bogus Bomb Threat

A local county courthouse was evacuated after receiving bomb threats Thursday, all because a man wanted to spend time with his family for the holidays. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda received two suspicious phone calls Thursday. The caller said that bombs were inside the courthouse. The Bradford County Sheriff’s…

School Bus Driver Faces Charges After Fleeing Accident Scene

A Bradford County woman is facing numerous charges after driving a school bus filled with children off an embankment and then fleeing the scene. According to State Police at Towanda, on November 12th, 47-year-old Penny Gorens of Dushore was driving a Wyalusing School bus, with about 40 passengers, at what police called an unsafe speed.…

One Dead in Leroy Township Crash

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after their car struck a tree Friday. Pennsylvania State Police said that around 4:30 Friday afternoon, 20-year-old Tyler Molyneux of Canton lost control of his Chevy Cobalt and hit a tree head on in LeRoy Township–which is between Towanda and Mansfield. Neither Molyneux, or his…

Pennsylvania State Police Seek Help Finding Missing Towanda Man

Pennsylvania State Police are asking for your help locating a missing Bradford County man. They report little information and few leads in the disappearance of 49-year old Duane John Scott Jr. They say Scott has been missing since July from his Asylum Township home and hasn’t been seen since July in the Towanda area. Scott…

Two Dead in Head-On ‘No Passing Zone’ Crash in Towanda

A head on crash in Towanda left two people dead and a third in the hospital. Officials say it happened Tuesday around 10:15 a.m. on State Route 220. Witnesses told police 44-year-old Scott Halboerster, was attempting to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone when he struck another vehicle head on. He and the…