Towanda

Trucking garage a total loss after fire

A trucking garage in Towanda has been deemed a total loss after a fire last night. Fire crews responded to the garage on Craft Master Road shortly after 9pm. The garage is said to belong to a trucking company that transports milk. One truck was in the garage at the time of the fire. Fire…

Towanda man sentenced to 15-30 years in prison

A Towanda man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison following an October 2015 incident which left two Pennsylvania State Police Officers injured. 46-year-old Richard Vanderpool was sentenced yesterday in Bradford County Court, after pleading no contest to multiple felony counts of aggravated assault, theft, criminal trespassing, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and…

17 people arrested in Bradford County drug trafficking arrests

17 people were arrested by Pennsylvania State Police yesterday, following an investigation into drug trafficking in Bradford County. Arrest warrants were obtained for these individuals after they sold a wide range of illegal drugs to undercover state police officers. Numerous police agencies assisted in the arrests.   Arrestees include: – 43-year-old Dahn Breese of Gillett…

Guthrie looking for hospice volunteers

Guthrie Hospital is looking for additional volunteers to help in its hospice program. Volunteers will visit with patients in the Guthrie hospice program, and provide relief to caregivers when needed. For those interested, there will be a class for prospective hospice volunteers, beginning on, Tuesday, September 13th at the Guthrie Hospice offices on Tomahawk Road…

PA Lawmakers pass revenue package

Pennsylvania lawmakers passed their 2016-2017 revenue package last night, which has also since been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. The upcoming revenue package was passed nearly 9 months sooner than it was last year.   Some of the key points of the package include increased money for public education, more money to address…

Towanda man pleads ‘no contest’ to five felonies

A man from Towanda has plead “no contest” to five felony charges resulting from an incident which occurred last October. 46-year-old Richard Vanderpool has been charged with stealing a 2011 Chevy Malibu. According to police records, Vanderpool later used that car to ram into the back of a state police patrol vehicle, causing a chain…

Johnson Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

A jury has found 29-year-old Emery Johnson Jr. of Towanda guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Johnson faced this charge as well as a charge of aggravated assault after punching a 61-year-old man outside of a bar in Towanda, causing him to fall to the sidewalk and receive fatal head trauma. Prior to the jury’s verdict, Johnson’s…

Nine Month Budget Impasse Comes to an End

Following a 9-month standoff between state politicians in Pennsylvania, a state budget will be passed on Monday. The $7 Billion budget was backed by a majority of Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, but was also opposed by many state Democrats, including Governor Tom Wolf who threatened to veto the proposal if it reached his desk. The threat…