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In this photo taken Feb. 1, Gene McGuire  says he has found redemption working as a chaplain for the 
employees at the restaurants
 throughout North Texas. 
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Texas chaplain finds life after years in prison

Religion

BEDFORD, Texas — Gene McGuire never will forget his 18th birthday. Instead of celebrating with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania, he was headed to prison to serve life without parole after he was convicted of second-degree murder. What made it especially hard: He didn’t commit the ...

Mistrial declared on homicide charges in ’15 shooting

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A hung jury in Dwayne Jaleel Hall’s murder trial led a judge in Lycoming County Court to declare a mistrial Friday on the criminal homicide and assault charges brought against him for allegedly killing Irahmeen Mills in 2015. After deliberating since Thursday afternoon, the jury wasn’t ...

3 from area charged with various offenses

Police, Fire & Court

Three people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Harley James Zeigler, 29, of 804 Jobs Run Road, Jersey Shore; South Williamsport police; providing false information on a federal document ...

31 motorists charged locally with drunken driving

Police, Fire & Court

Thirty-one motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Marley Lynn Elkins, 29, of Newfield, New York; state police on Route 220 at Reach Road in ...

‘Truth’ for today

Religion

In the span of a few months our cultural vocabulary has added some new terms: “fake news” and “alternative facts.” These two terms now are used frequently in the world of politics as competing ideas and initiatives are pushed by one group or another. Each group attempts to convince us ...

Model sub christened the USS Williamsport

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“I christen thee, U.S.S. Williamsport.” With those words, and the crashing of a champagne bottle, what had long been a dream of Bill Reasner’s became reality. “It’s been a two-year struggle to construct a sub for a float,” Reasner said as he stood before city hall where the ...

Countywide police activities

Police, Fire & Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:24 a.m., intoxicated person, 100 block of Bridge Street, Jersey Shore Borough. 3:38 a.m., intoxicated person, 200 block of West Fourth Street, ...

3 from area charged with various offenses

Police, Fire & Court

Three people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Harley James Zeigler, 29, of 804 Jobs Run Road, Jersey Shore; South Williamsport police; providing false information on a federal document ...

Walking

Religion

Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., Rick Douglas, Door Fellowship, Williamsport. HCR Manor Care South, 2 p.m., Pastor Gary Runtas, GAP Fellowship, ...

Report: FBI probe moves into White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his ...

Countywide police activities

Police, Fire & Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:24 a.m., intoxicated person, 100 block of Bridge Street, Jersey Shore Borough. 3:38 a.m., intoxicated person, 200 block of West Fourth Street, ...

A rhyme in time

Religion

Magnetic North We are warrior’s, Clothed in the full armor of the Lord. We wear shields, helmets, And wield double-edged swords. He stretches forth in our soul, Teaches our arms how to reach. Our feet He has shod, With His gospel of peace. He helps us you know, And daily he ...

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “drive out the terrorists from your places of ...

Adoption option tough choice

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Q: We’re considering adopting a baby boy who was removed from his birth home due to abuse when only a few months old. He has been in the foster-care system for the past year. What kind of risks are we facing? Jim: You deserve a lot of credit for your willingness to adopt a child from a ...

Area church briefs

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TODAY Rummage sale slated Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St., will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Food will be available. Rummage sale benefits youth LEWISBURG — Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. as a fundraiser to ...

Top US Catholic bishop plans for Trump meeting

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HOUSTON (AP) — The top Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. lauds President Donald Trump for his anti-abortion views, for comments on the importance of Catholic schools and for promising to defend religious liberties. When it comes to refugees and immigration, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo says he and ...

Pope seeks to end stigma of Huntington’s Disease

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical and psychiatric effects that its sufferers are often shunned and ...

Man paints scenes about the life of Jesus on church walls

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PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — The four Gospels of the New Testament chronicle the life of Jesus Christ. When Charlie Hunt reads them, he sees a story and he puts it on the walls of Princeton’s First Baptist Church. Hunt’s first paintings were inspired by cartoons he saw on television when he ...

The Lions Club

Letters

Friday, April 21st, Tim Mannello wrote a letter BS-er-in Chief. Mr. Mannello has a lot of gall seeing how he backed the mother of all liars, Hillary Clinton. Here is a list of Hillary and her lying from Susan Rice, Bill Clinton, Lois Lerner, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters and many ...

No recognition

Letters

Regarding “Thank you, Jackie Robinson”, a column by Scott Rasmussen, the article is about how Jackie Robinson broke the major league color barrier in 1947. It also explained the courage and class he and his wife displayed. He was a great baseball player. His very presence dramatically ...