The two storms which came through the area Monday had a major impact on our weather. Both storms produced downed trees and rushing water... so much so... that folks got stranded and had to be rescued. It also dropped the temperature down to 71 degrees... something of a relief to many of us who sweltered under the hot weather. As for power... PPL was hit hard... with reporting an estimated 1,000 people are still in the dark. That number is expected to improve as we get deeper into the day.
Very hot and humid conditions are expected to dominate much of Pennsylvania over the next few days. Paul Head, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. explains the heat index factor in humidity and temperature. There are no signs of the heatwave abating until later in the week.
The poll results are in... and overall... Bloomsburg's downtown businesses don't like block party. Those numbers are contained in a report given to town council Monday night. Fred Gaffney... the president of the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce says the Town and Gown Committee has already seen the numbers... it was given to Council Monday night... and it will be discussed at the next meeting of the Downtown Business Association to see what can be done.
Democratic National Convention
It's day #2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and as WHLM's Brad Christman reports that Tuesday night's prime time speaking list could include a potential game changer for Hillary Clinton. After her former rival took the stage Monday night, Hillary Clinton will watch as husband Bill Clinton gets his chance Tuesday evening. F&M College political analyst Dr. Terry Madonna says the former president could do his wife a big favor if he can use his well-known charm to counter the image that Hillary is dishonest and not trustworthy and "humanize" her. The convention continues through Thursday in Philadelphia...
A midday robbery in Berwick... and this time a local business was involved. Police chief Ken Strish says no one is in custody in the robbery of the Medicine Shop at 145 E. 9th Street. It was reported that a white male... wearing a ski mask... entered the business around noon time and demanded narcotics from the pharmacist. Although the man said he had a handgun, he didn't produce it. The man said he didn't want to hurt anyone... and for a second time.. demanded narcotics. He then fled on foot.
Orangeville Fireman's Carnival
We're in the middle of fireman's carnival season. This week, it's the Orangeville Fireman's Carnival... across from the fire station. Kathy John is community organizer with the slogan one and done. Up Tuesday night.... the annual Pet and Toy Parade. The fireman's carnival runs through Saturday.
Two people were taken to the hospital Monday night... after a shooting in Hazleton. It happened on North Manhattan Court just before 10 O'clock. The injuries do not appear to be life – threatening. No word on what led to the shooting. Police are still investigating.
A home was destroyed by fire early Monday morning in Luzerne County. The fire was discovered on Cedar Head Road near Sugarloaf just before 4 AM. According to authorities, the owner was not home when the house caught fire. A person driving on Interstate 80 saw the fire from the highway and called 911.
Still no word as to what caused a fire Monday morning on East Third Street in Mifflinville. Firemen were called out around 2:30 in the morning when flames were discovered in the garage. They spread to the home. Two people and four dogs were in the home... and managed to make it out okay. Authorities don't believe the fire is suspicious
The cost of an average gallon of gasoline has slid downwards drastically. According to the Triple – A Fuel Gauge report in Columbia and Montour County's... the average price of gas is $2.27 a gallon. That's off three cents from a week ago... and off 13 cents from a month ago. The reason... lower crude oil prices and a desire to hit the road.