State: Teacher sexted teen
If Union County girl told anyone, ‘You’ll regret it,’ message read
June 9. Milton. A 39-year-old fifth-grader teacher in the Milton Area School District sent sexually explicit text messages that included nude photos to a 15-year-old Union County girl, and wrote that if she told anyone, “You’ll regret it,” according to the state’s Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit.
Edward J. Jackson Jr., a Baugher Elementary School teacher, was arrested Friday at his home at 855 Montour St., by state officials and Milton troopers and charged with one count of unlawful contact with a minor and one count of criminal use of a communications facility.
The third-degree felonies are each punishable by up to seven years in prison and $15,000 fines.
According to Linda Kelly, Pennsylvania attorney general, Jackson allegedly used cell phone messages and Facebook to communicate with the girl, reportedly developing a code to conceal their chats and verify that he was actually sending messages to her, and not a parent or friend.
Crash kills city man
Passersby tried to resuscitate 40-year-old victim
June 13 . Montandon. A 40-year-old Sunbury resident died Tuesday when his sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on a rain-slicked Route 147 in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County.
Christopher Renn was driving southbound when his 1997 Jeep Cherokee crossed into the northbound lane and was struck by a 2012 Peterbilt rig at 2:15 p.m., about a half-mile north of Route 405.
The impact mangled the Jeep Cherokee; the rig slid halfway off the road, its cabin twisted and hanging over a guide rail and embankment.
The rig driver, Mohannad Othman, of Cincinnati, suffered a slight foot injury but was otherwise OK, he said.
Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley pronounced Renn dead at the scene.