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Police dismantle meth labs; woman arrested

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JERSEY SHORE — Armed with a search warrant, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police officers entered Lauren N. Fisher’s second-floor apartment at 109 Wylie St. one afternoon last week and immediately found evidence of what they said was a small operation of a methamphetamine lab. In the master ...

Firefighter sues, alleges board held unadvertised election meeting

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A member of the South Williamsport Fire Department officially has accused its board of directors of violating a law ensuring transparent public meetings by allegedly holding a special meeting to overturn the results of an internal election. The civil action suit arguing that the board ...

County police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:09 a.m., hold up, 200 block of South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy Borough. 3:14 a.m., disturbance, 800 block of Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore ...

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Centre County man seeks House seat

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A Centre County man is running for Congress, representing the 12th House seat. Marc Friedenberg, a Democrat, said he is focused on four issues: health, jobs, education and the environment. He said he’s also interested in making a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic. He ...

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Senator Bob Casey talks about his accomplishments during an editorial board meeting at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on Wednesday morning.

Casey: Cooperation vital to solve issues

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, feels bipartisanship to solve some of the pressing issues facing the nation is badly needed. During a meeting with the Sun-Gazette on Wednesday, he spoke on a plethora of issues ranging from border security to tax reform. Casey faces a challenge this ...

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Area woman seeks state House seat

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A Lawrenceville woman has announced she is running for the 68th state House seat recently vacated by Matt Baker. “I am running because I am a native of Tioga county and an advocate of agriculture,” Melissa Bravo said. Bravo, a Republican, said she is very concerned about the future of ...

Judges decline to immediately throw out map

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HARRISBURG — A new congressional map in Pennsylvania on Friday survived a request from eight of the state’s Republican congressmen that federal judges throw it out immediately, but the case remained far from settled days before candidates will start collecting signatures to get on the ...

Lt. gov. candidate to speak locally

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The Young Democrats of Lycoming County will host Aryanna Berringer, candidate for lieutenant governor, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Monday in the community room of the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. Berringer is one o af seven declared candidates for the position. She is an Iraq War veteran, ...

East Lycoming School District hires new coaches

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HUGHESVILLE- The East Lycoming Area School Board unanimously approved the hiring of new head football and boys tennis coaches at a meeting this week. Adam Gehr, previously an assistant football coach with the district, was hired as a head football coach for the 2018-19 season for ...

Vote No!

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Last year the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation that would cut the member of State House members from 203 to 151, a decrease of 52 representatives. If that legislation is approved by the General Assembly again this year, it could appear on the ballot in the November election as ...

Megan Keller, whose grandparents live in Williamsport, and her fellow United States hockey team members celebrate with their gold medals after beating Canada in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, on Thursday. Keller is at the top left.

Olympian wins gold as city relatives watch

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Olympic gold medalist Megan Keller is a shining star today, and her achievement is being celebrated by two grandmothers and a grandfather who live in Williamsport. Keller, 21, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb northwest of Detroit, plays for the U.S. women’s hockey team, which won ...

Candidates set to circulate petitions amid realignment

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As state Republicans hold out hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will block Pennsylvania’s new Congressional map they say favors Democrats, House candidates are preparing to circulate petitions allowing them to run for office. The realignment of House districts has changed the political ...

County seeks funds for levee, Route 15 water line

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The Lycoming County commissioners adopted two resolutions Thursday allowing the county to apply for state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants to help fund both the levee project and the completion of the Route 15 water line project. Because the total estimated cost of the ...

Trump: Raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

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WASHINGTON — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards ...

The ultimate irony

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The ultimate irony is Devin Nunes is chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives. Jay D. Myers Hughesville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Are we dumb enough?

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Gov. Wolf wants to put a tax on natural gas. Are the people dumb enough to think gas companies are not going to raise natural gas prices to cover the added tax? Don Lowe South Williamsport Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Government shutdowns

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What a joke. These politicians should be fired and all their benefits taken away. Our politicians should be working for the American people, not fighting amongst themselves. They only show up for work, 100 days a year, if that. The rest of the times they are on speaking engagements, raising ...

Press has become weaponized

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The FISA-gate scandal is reminiscent of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals in that they all involved abuse of power by weaponizing government factions against political rivals. The main differences are that Watergate was relentlessly covered by a Nixon-hating media and Iran-Contra and was ...

Shame on you

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To all those people who passed that lady up who was crying for help while trying to protect her puppy from other dogs, how do you sleep at night? Here is a lady who was a native of Virginia and who has lived in this city this past year. What does that say about Williamsport natives, especially ...