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Fifth grade teachers Brad Holmes of Montoursville, left, and Karen Fausnaught of Jersey Shore, right, make ice cream using liquid nitrogen during Pennslyvania College of Technology's Science Festival at Penn College in Williamsport on Thursday morning. 
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Apple juice spaghetti noodles to grand slam physics on tap

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Over 1,600 fifth-grade students received a hands-on experience with robots, soda caviar and the physics of baseball at a science festival Thursday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Students from across the region bustled through the campus to learn about science, technology, ...

2 energy companies charged with polluting stream

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ENGLISH CENTER — Misdemeanor charges have been filed against Texas-based Anadarko E&P Onshore and a second company, Oil States Energy Services, of Clearfield, for allegedly polluting Little Pine Creek and a tributary of Bonnell Run in Pine Township, according to the state attorney ...

‘Shattered’: Sunday boasts new high temp

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Sunday saw a record high temperature of 69 degrees, shattering the previous record of 60 for that day set in 1997, said meteorologist Craig Evanego, of the National Weather Service in State College. However, Saturday’s high of 61 didn’t quite make the cut, with the current record being 66 ...

Couple captured

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An Old Lycoming Township couple who allegedly fled the area illegally earlier this month with their two minor children have been apprehended in New York state, and no harm was done to the children, township police confirmed. Jeremiah Weed, and his wife, Jasmine, are awaiting extradition from ...

Have pets? Grow a nonpoisonous plant

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: My two cats like to chew on my houseplants. Are there plants that are poisonous to pets? A: Some pets enjoy eating grass and other plants. There are several theories as to why they eat ...

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Waterways Conservation Officer Chad Lauer introduces himself at a meeting of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Fish commission staff update trout group, public on waterways issues

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Updating those who are on the county’s waters the most, the area’s main members of the state Fish and Boat Commission spoke to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Feb.8. Chad Lauer is a waterways conservation officer whose coverage area includes the western wilds of Lycoming ...

Black officers historic part of city police department

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette offers the next installment in a weekly history series that tells the stories of those who came before us. This week we pay homage to Black History Month with a story on black police officers here.) Black police officers have served the city of ...

Penn College archery season set to begin

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Building early and finishing strong. That is the goal Pennsylvania College of Technology archery coach Chad Karstetter has for his team this season. A young squad forced the Wildcats to rebuild rather than reload last season; yet they produced two national champions and five All-Americans. ...

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A thorough compilation of the history of the Williamsport Bureau of Police was conducted by retired police captain and former District Judge James G. Carn. Searching through library and police records for almost three years, Carn provided a glimpse at the lives of the men who wore the badge ...

Girl, 11, hurt when thrown from ATV

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An 11-year-old girl suffered severe leg injuries when she was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle she was operating on her family’s property in the 1100 block of McGill Hollow Road in Woodward Township about 1 p.m. Sunday, according to township fire officials. The girl was taken to an area ...

Years after immigrating, family in Columbia County feels more rejected

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BLOOMSBURG (AP) — The Valentin family had just moved here from Puerto Rico the first time they encountered a hateful slur. It was 2000 and Maria Valentin and her husband, William, were walking into the DMV in Berwick when someone nearly backed into William Valentin on the sidewalk. Then the ...

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

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Susquehanna TU chapter to offer fly-tying classes The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a seven-week fly-tying course beginning Tuesday and continuing through April 4. It is open to the public and will be held weekly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the First ...

Guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants

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WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President ...

Police: 4 teens shot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say four teenagers were injured by gunfire in west Philadelphia. Officers were called to the area at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and found a 16-year-old youth shot in the foot and a 15-year-old youth shot in the thigh. Nearby they found two other 16-year-old youths, ...

Sportsmen clubs announce public events

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116.) Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County 6386 Route 87, Loyalsockville www.consolidatedsportsmen.com Al Foust, ...

3 city cops start today

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. Senate voted 57-43 to pass a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security ...

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: Friday 1:41 a.m., disturbance, 400 block of Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. 2:41 a.m., disturbance, 1200 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 8:03 ...

In the Parks

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Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Feb. 22 — Wednesday Walks, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 814-625-9369 to verify where to meet each week. Feb. 24 — Friday Fishing, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about ice fishing equipment, tools and tackle and try to lure in a fish. Dependent on ...

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year’s recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday. The experts say the decline could be due to late ...