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Man dead after random act of violence in Montour County

COOPER TOWNSHIP, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An elderly man is dead in what police say is a random act of violence. The alleged murderer’s story leaves investigators and an entire community scratching their head.

Kathleen Reed is charged with the murder of an elderly man. Court documents say she attacked him with a knife, slashing his throat.

“This is just not something that we see in Montour County or in Danville so I think everyone is kind of blown away by what transpired here,” Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis said.

Man found dead from apparent homicide in Montour County

COOPER TOWNSHIP, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Pennsylvania State Police responded to the scene of an apparent murder in Cooper Township early morning on Wednesday.

Eyewitness News is told the suspect is 36-year-old Kathleen Reed who is now in custody where she is being arraigned in Danville.

On Tuesday, police pulled Reed over for erratic driving in Centre County, when they realized the car was registered to Walter John Ditzler of Danville. They noticed she had blood on her jeans and a cut on her hand.

Settlement reached in 2019 Geisinger infection outbreak case that resulted in two deaths

DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A settlement has been reached with Geisinger in connection to the bacterial outbreak in fall of 2019.

In November, Geisinger made it public that pseudomonas, a waterborne bacteria was found in equipment used to measure donor breast milk as well as on the brushes used to clean the utensils as early as July.

In total, eight babies fell ill because of the outbreak. Three children died as a result of the pseudomonas infection and a third who suffered a brain injury, also as a result of the infection. Four were treated and recovered.

Montour County Courthouse to open June 1st

MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Montour County Courthouse and other county facilities will open to the public beginning June 1st.

Visitors will be limited to one at a time per office. Making an appointment is encouraged. The Register & Recorder Office will be by appointment only for estate matters and the Prothonotary Office will be by appointment only for Passports and Marriage Licenses. The Sheriff Office will resume taking Passport Photos.

Remaining vigilant as COVID restrictions ease

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf outlined more of the framework Friday to reopen the state’s economy from pandemic restrictions.

With less limitations on the horizon, medical experts have a warning for us all. It’s the news Luzerne, Schuylkill, Monroe, Pike and four other counties have been waiting several weeks to hear. In a matter of days, they will transition from red phase, Pennsylvania’s harshest pandemic restrictions, to yellow phase. 17 other counties including Bradford, Montour, Snyder and Sullivan will shift from yellow to green.

Central Pennsylvania businesses react to yellow phase

DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The counties that have moved into the yellow phase are now moving forward. Local businesses are making the necessary adjustments after reopening.

“People are glad to be out and about again. We’ve heard from dozens, if not hundreds, of people over the last few days. Just ‘thank you’ for being here.’ They are glad to be able to walk through the doors again,” Tom Beiter, owner of Buys at Beiter’s, said.


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