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State prison for man operating meth lab in city

Police, Fire & Court

A man was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 to nine years in state prison for six criminal cases spanning two years, including possessing the chemicals to produce methamphetamine. Jeremy William Newman, 38, came clean to police about manufacturing meth at a residence at 300 1/2 Arch St. in December, ...

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: MONDAY 12:20 a.m., domestic disturbance, 1500 block of Bloomingrove Road, Loyalsock Township. 1:29 a.m., disturbance, 1900 block of Memorial Avenue, ...

Other work scheduled

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In addition to gas line work work in the city, UGI will work in the Northern Tier this year as part of a $170 million project to replace gas mains and complete system enhancement projects, said Joe Swope, a utility spokesman. Northern Tier sites include St. James Street in Mansfield, Waln ...

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Williamsport Municipal Water Authority employees spent several hours Tuesday repairing a water main break on Four Mile Drive, just west of Warrensville Road. The break, which occurred about 11 a.m., involved the same 12-inch main that ruptured on July 25, 2015, and occurred less than 12 feet from the earlier incident. Numerous homes were without water as crews worked into the night. Among the properties affected were the Valley View Nursing Center and Elmcroft Senior Living, both of which put contingency plans in place so their residents would have water.

Main break leads to boil water notice

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A boil water advisory was issued Tuesday afternoon after a water main break in the area of Four Mile Drive and Warrensville Road in Loyalsock Township. The Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority has instructed residents in the affected area to boil water before consuming it. ...

City finance committee recommends bus buys

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River Valley Transit wants to purchase four more compressed natural gas-operated buses. On Tuesday, the City Council finance committee gave a positive recommendation for the purchase. That is because the funding is assured, said Councilwoman Liz Miele, committee chairwoman. The $2.4 ...

New vaccination regulations sweep school districts

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HUGHESVILLE — During the East Lycoming School Board meeting on Tuesday, nurse Carolyn Easton announced that, due to new immunization requirements from the state Department of Health, about 155 students in grades six through 12 will not be able to attend the first day of school this fall. ...

Hughesville mayor, council concerned about traffic detours

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HUGHESVILLE — Concerns about the construction on Route 118, which began Monday, and the change in traffic patterns it brings to the borough were raised by borough council and Fire Chief Steve Steiger at council’s meeting Monday night. Mayor Walter Reed outlined the three phases of the ...

Loyalsock Township sets hearings for county comprehensive plan

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Loyalsock Township set dates for two hearings as its part of the Lycoming County Comprehensive Plan Tuesday. Both Old Lycoming and Loyalsock townships have to hold two separate hearings because they are included in two separate planning areas. The Heshbon area aligns more with the ...

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald’s. The ...

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

Police, Fire & Court

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

Health

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 ...

Your Health

Health

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 ...