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Lycoming County Assistant District Attorney Melissa Kalaus holds the award she received for being named one of The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Top Ten Animal Defenders, specifically for her work to save a puppy named Luke from a potentially abusive home.

County prosecutor cited for animal defense work

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When a local man filed an appeal to have the puppy he was alleged to have abused returned to him after a frustrating trial ended in acquittal, Lycoming County Assistant District Attorney Melissa Kalaus reached for the phone and started working to find a way to prevent it. Kalaus was named ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Sunday 12:15 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of Harvest Moon Park, Woodward Township. 12:22 a.m., disturbance, 100 block of Harvest Moon Park, Woodward ...

Demand for organ transplants increasing

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Some 120,000 people in the U.S. await life-saving organ transplants. Unfortunately, that number is increasing. “It’s been a problem for years,” said Dr. Michael Marvin, chairman of Geisinger Medical Center’s Department of Transplantation and Liver Surgery. “Transplantations have ...

Wet start gives way to milder weekend

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The week ahead offers a bit of everything late April typically gives. Look for a wet one today, drying out in time for Wednesday’s commute and more summer-like weather for the end of the week and weekend, said Rob Radzanowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State ...

Yaw introduces end-of-life, opioid bills in state Senate

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State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, recently introduced two bills for his fellow lawmakers to consider. One deals with the fight against opioid addiction and the other seeks to allow patients more control in their end-of-life care. Encouragement from the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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UPMC Susquehanna sets healthy events UPMC Susquehanna announces healthy events scheduled to provide health information and benefit the community. They are as follows: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Diabetes education classes At the Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence ...

Frein’s mother begs for his life

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MILFORD — The mother of a survivalist who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Monday, telling jurors who are weighing the death penalty for him, “I want my son to be saved.” Both of Eric Frein’s parents testified during the ...

Geisinger relaunches PrayerNet

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DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System relaunched its PrayerNet website, (Geisinger.org/PrayerNet), an online community offering patients and their families comfort, support and prayer. With PrayerNet, it’s easy for patients to request prayer, share their prayer request with loved ones around ...

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 ...

Guthrie introduces region’s first transoral robotic surgery program

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SAYRE — Guthrie Clinic has introduced the region’s first transoral robotic surgery program. Located within the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, TORS, as the procedure is commonly referred to, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that utilizes the FDA-approved da ...

South Side schools budget may include property tax increase

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The South Williamsport Area School Board discussed the district’s new strategic plan for active classrooms and had a 2017-18 budget update reflecting a tax increase during its meeting on Monday. During the budget update, Dennis Artley, business manager, said that the current proposed ...

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. Perdue won confirmation on a strong bipartisan vote ...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of foodborne ...

Food truck festival prepped

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The first Williamsport strEAT Food Festival is about to take place outside the Bayard Printing building, 1 Maynard St., said Jessie Novinger, city recreation director. The event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 6, she said before the start of the city recreation commission meeting ...

Democrats plan annual dinner coming Saturday

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Marcel Groen, state Democratic Party chairman, will be the keynote speaker at the Lycoming County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 100 Pine St. With the prospect this year of a special election for U.S. representative, should ...

Faithful stewards

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Growing up, I remember my mom’s shouts, “Turn off lights!” “Don’t waste tissues.” Our area didn’t recycle yet, or we would have done that, too. People couldn’t eat Lake Erie fish because of pollutants; tributary rivers burned. Bald eagles didn’t fly over my Finger Lakes ...

New advances in stroke care — what you need to know

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Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. A stroke, or “brain attack,” is the third leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability in the country. Treatments for stroke have advanced dramatically in the last 10 years, but their effectiveness relies on ...

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Dr. Davie Jane Gilmore, president of Pennsylvania College of Technology, right, presents the Israel Unity Award to Jennifer D. Wilson, president and CEO of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, left, during the Central Pennsylvania State of Israel Bonds Annual Award Dinner at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport on Sunday.

2 receive awards at annual dinner

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David F. Troisi, editor of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, and Jennifer D. Wilson, president and CEO of the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania, were honored with Israel Unity Awards at the annual Central Pennsylvania State of Israel Bonds award dinner Sunday night. In presenting ...

27-year-old Jersey Shore man dies in Friday crash

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LARRYVILLE — Zachary Pittenger, 27, of Jersey Shore, was pronounced dead after a wreck that left him trapped in his pickup truck for more than 30 minutes on Friday night, authorities reported Sunday. Police and emergency medical personnel responded to Route 287 at Larryville Road just ...