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Mother, son arrested for weed after separate assault incident

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A Montoursville mother and her 20-year-old son face a felony charge of possession with intent to delivery marijuana after the controlled substance and drug paraphernalia were discovered in their Broad Street home in late July, according to state police. The discovery was made on July 29 at ...

Jury yet to return verdict on alleged child rapist

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The jury in the trial of Carlos Reuben Castro Jr. will resume deliberating today after reaching no verdict Wednesday. Testimony from the prosecution and the defense wrapped up late in the morning. Castro, 36, of Williamsport, faces 32 counts, including rape, for allegedly engaging in sexual ...

World food tasting event to be held

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In an effort to raise money for those in need of medical assistance, the first Eat Around the World food tasting event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Park Place, 800 W. Fourth St. It will feature five local chefs who will focus on five different countries to allow guests to ...

Revisionists

Letters

A letter writer recently attempted to define skeptic and cynic as it pertained to man-made climate change. He'd like you to believe that a cynic is anyone who doesn't agree with his position. He says a skeptic would not question the premise that the climate cycle is outside of the normal range, ...

The twisting left

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If you watched the confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, it was clear by the questioning of the judge by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that one of the top priorities of the left is to gut the Second Amendment. In her effort to confuse the watching public she repeatedly used ...

9/11 Rolling memorial recalls lives lost in attacks

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It was a sea of motorcycles as far as you could see as the riders in the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride gathered at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Co. in Montgomery for a service before heading out on their route through the county. Young and not-so-young riders participated in the 17th ...

Trial for man accused of raping girls begins

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The trial of a man accused of raping three girls got underway in Lycoming County Court Tuesday with the testimony from victims in the case. Carlos Reuben Castro Jr. faces multiple sexual counts for the alleged acts that took place in 2016 at different residences. In his opening statement, ...

As gun shop nears 50 years, owner receives special gift

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ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — An area businessman of nearly 50 years was honored recently with a gift commemorating his life and family. Jim Wheeler, owner of Wheeler’s Guns and Ammo, opened his doors on July 1, 1972, not knowing that 46 years later his business would be one of the largest gun and ...

Trump, families remember and honor ‘heroes’ of United Flight 93

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SHANKSVILLE – Thousands of visitors sat in near silence Tuesday morning in Somerset County, as a pair of bells rang out with dramatic chimes. They rang 40 times, sounding to honor the passengers and crew members, who died when United Flight 93 plummeted into a vacant reclaimed strip mine in ...

Police: Man arrested for running ‘trap house’

Police Fire and Court

An 18-year-old alleged drug dealer — who operated what city police termed “a trap house” from out of his home in the 600 block of Park Avenue — was arrested Saturday night on charges of delivering and distributing heroin and marijuana. “The sheer amount of foot traffic coming from ...

Campana: Late, unpaid bills due to overworked staff

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana squarely placed blame Tuesday before the City Council finance committee on unpaid bills and late invoices due to an overworked and under-staffed finance department. “We can’t have occurrence of some of these issues,” Campana said, acknowledging a crisis of ...

River close to flood stage as hurricane Florence nears coast

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Though Tuesday offered a bit of respite from the rain, Lycoming County residents in flood-prone areas are encouraged to stay on the alert, said Dan Dorman, county emergency management coordinator. “We are three-quarters of an inch in one hour from another flash flood,” he said, based on ...

City Hall sees drips and pools throughout building

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Mother Nature has taken its toll in City Hall with water leaks staining ceilings and pooling on desks and in carpets. Over the years, the building, scheduled for a rehabilitation, has suffered from the effects of heavy bands of rain. The issue is mostly related to poor drainage from the ...

3 projects recommended for county block grant funding

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Lairdsville lateral installation, generator acquisition and Elmira Street building renovations are the three projects SEDA-Council of Governments recommended the Lycoming County commissioners approve for Community Development Block Grant funding, said Kristin McLaughlin, senior program analyst ...

Comparing borough, city

Letters

Let me congratulate South Williamsport on hiring Steve Cappelli as borough manager. He will do a fine job, as he did as mayor of Williamsport. However, it looks like the cost involved is $120,000 in salary plus $40,000 in benefits for the borough manager and assistant’s position in a ...

Restore safety

Letters

There is a traffic hazard in Jersey Shore. It is located at the intersection of Oliver and Allegheny streets and the driveway between 1242 and 1300 Allegheny Street. The speed demons on two and four wheels must think there is a ramp at the top of the bluff at the intersection, so they can ...

Greed

Letters

The Bible says money and greed is the root of all evil. This is true, especially in America. There are corporations, companies and everyday people who would sell their own grandmother to make a buck. The spending spree our country is on is beyond reason. There is not enough money in the ...

Everett talks education, taxes at Jersey Shore town hall

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JERSEY SHORE — Issues related to public education were foremost on the minds of the small gathering of people who turned out Monday night for the fourth of five town hall meetings held in recent weeks by state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy. Once again, the lawmaker spent the first part of his ...

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: 1:12 a.m., trespasser, 200 block of Rose Street, Williamsport. 1:43 a.m., disturbance, 90 block of Park Place, Muncy Creek Township. 11:28 a.m., hit ...