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Fourth person arrested in 2016 city homicide case

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A fourth person turned himself in to face felony charges for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of Christopher Wilkins three years ago, city police confirmed. Jamal Brown, 40, of 856 Memorial Ave. surrendered Tuesday morning and was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page ...

Sting leads to suspected drug money seizure

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Following the arrests last week of a man and his girlfriend on drug charges, members of the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit discovered an estimated $250,000 worth of marijuana at the couple’s South Williamsport home. Also found in the house at 1723 W. Southern Ave. on July 3 was ...

Federal police lawsuit dismissed

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A city police lieutenant’s federal lawsuit against the department and former police administration has been dismissed and a settlement is to be reached in 60 days, according to U.S. Middle District court papers. U.S. Middle District Judge Malachy E. Mannion dismissed all claims asserted by ...

Proposals are a joke

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The proposals by Gov. Wolf to tax municipalities for state police help and his big proposal for taxing our area’s gas are a joke, in my opinion. We need the state police, but just on Route 220 that runs through Towanda, New Albany, Dushore, Laporte. Troopers make $100,000 on speeders. None of ...

Proposal to fund voting machines criticized

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s announced proposal Tuesday to borrow funds from the Pennsylvania Economic Financing Authority to pay for voting machines has drawn fire from local lawmakers. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, said, “The governor does not have the authority to unilaterally decertify and ...

Montoursville hires assistant principal, athletic director

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Personnel moves, including the hiring of an assistant principal and an athletic director, highlighted action at the Montoursville Area School Board meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Amy Breon was approved as assistant elementary principal at a salary of $80,000. The position has been vacant for ...

Banquet to recognize community members

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Frank Girardi will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance Awards banquet at 6 p.m., July 31. Paul Missigman will be presented with the Ray Keyes Sports Award. Frank Lupacchino and Blue Star Mothers the brotherhood honorees. From 1976 through 1982 Lupacchino ...

Ricketts Glen State Park expands

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Ricketts Glen State Park recently expanded its borders and protections to 143 acres of forestland. The inclusion provides more space for recreation and the unfettered wilderness’ migratory bird and native population, said officials. The now 13,193-acre state park in Luzerne, Sullivan and ...

Constables, sheriff lawsuit moved behind closed doors

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Two state constables and Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk went before a judge Monday in a closed hearing regarding the constables’ lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. One lawsuit is filed in county court while two others are filed in federal courts. The constables allege Lusk violated ...

Living room outlet fire displaces family of four

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An electrical outlet in the living room of Michael Moyle and Nefertiti New, 527 Wolf Place in Williamsport, caught fire at about 11:15 a.m. Monday, displacing the couple and their two toddlers. They are staying with New’s family members. The home was rented from Derreck Cimini. The couple ...

Board holds off on softball coach vote

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South Williamsport School Board delayed a decision Monday night to vote on whether to hire a junior high softball coach for the fall season. Erica Molino, a board member, requested a vote to “table” the motion to vote on the hiring of Scott Stugart as the head coach at a salary of ...

Man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

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A Lycoming Township man pleaded guilty in Lycoming County Court Monday to 11 counts of possession of child pornography. James R. Protasio, 66, of 3675 Linn St., faces a state prison term of 36 to 96 months. Investigators with the Child Predator Division of the state attorney general’s ...

Public education

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The problem with teacher pay isn’t that teachers are paid too much, nor is it that they are paid too little. The problem with teacher pay is that it is largely divorced from teacher performance. Because public education pay schedules are set by Unions in the school district, principals ...

Five charged with various crimes in Lycoming County

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Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Emily R. Clark, 29, of 1505 Martins Road, Linden; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; simple assault, after allegedly striking her ...

Ice cream

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The Ladies who sit out every night on Nichols Place, are wondering why the Ice Cream goes all around our Street and never come to us?? We are seniors and do enjoy a bit of Ice Cream so....Ice Cream trucks : Where are you? Gretchen Kennedy Williamsport Submitted via email

1969 Newberry team plans reunion

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The one thing that players from the 1969 Newberry team are looking forward to the most is not necessarily being back at Lamade Stadium 50 years after they played in the Little League World Series or riding in the Grand Slam Parade float prior to this year’s Series. Rather, it’s just being ...

Tree falls, kills man

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RENOVO — A man was killed by a falling tree in Clinton County during Saturday afternoon’s storms, state police at Lamar said. Elmer Stoltzfus, 40, of Parkesburg, died when the tree fell on him, said Trooper Kimberly Patterson. The tree fell during a thunderstorm that moved through at ...

Research predicts possible inaccuracy in connectivity speeds

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Eleven million speed tests were calculated across Pennsylvania in a 2018 year-long study from a research team at Penn State University. Many of the areas in the state did not exceed the Federal Communications Commission’s criteria to qualify as broadband connectivity. According to the FCC’s ...

Athletes: Manager taught discipline, brought calm demeanor

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There were players from the other three teams at the Eastern Regional in Bellevue, New Jersey, running around at the banquet and making noise. There was a comedian there joking around, making the players laugh, while other speakers got up and talked to the teams. It was a welcome party, if ...

Fuel spill cleaned at residence

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JERSEY SHORE — About 200 gallons of fuel oil had to be cleaned up when it spilled from a tank at a residence on South Main Street, fire officials said. The fuel oil spilled out of the tank at an apartment that was being demolished at 441 S. Main St. at 1 p.m. Sunday, officials said. The ...