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Inmate captured after brief escape attempt

Police Fire and Court

LEWSIBURG — An inmate reportedly escaped from a local prison before being captured a short time later. Maldonado-Mojica had been discovered missing from the minimum security Satellite Prison Camp Lewisburg at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to officials with the U.S. Department of Justice, ...

National Weather Service: Flood watch for region today, Monday

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The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the area in effect from Saturday until 8 p.m. Monday. John Banghoff, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the rain is from a tropical storm. “In essence, we have the remnants from what was Tropical Storm Gordon that will be ...

Native author, environmentalist to speak Tuesday

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When Tim Palmer, author and photographer, who is scheduled to speak at Lycoming College Tuesday, arrived in the region Friday, he returned to an area he was quite familiar with, having spent several years working with the county planning commission. Originally from Beaver, in the northwestern ...

Climate change

Letters

Everyone understandably worries about climate change, global warming and changes in our lifestyle. Granted, the Earth has gone through many, many changes as has life itself. Early on we as humans did not realize how damaging fumes from factory smoke stacks could be, also learning the hard ...

Portrait in smallness

Letters

John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi. He refused early release even after being repeatedly beaten and tortured. Why? Because an unspoken military rule of honor was to leave in order of capture, and he knew of prisoners who'd ...

Different people

Letters

After a valiant struggle, Sen. John McCain has succumbed to brain cancer. Most would agree that Sen. McCain is a true American patriot who, whether on the field of battle or in the halls of Congress, consistently placed his comrades and his country above himself and his political party. In ...

The wrong target

Letters

Shannon Watts, creator of Moms for Gun Sense in America, an anti-gun propagandist organization financed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown for Gun Safety, and once again they targeted the gun, but not the psychopath, who murdered two ...

Morons in charge

Letters

I am writing regarding the morons in charge of our school districts. You know those superintendents and other high level morons that receive obscene and outrageous salaries for God knows what! I call them morons because how can we have the rainfall in July and August we received and these ...

Good luck, courts

Letters

On June 11, a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission brought net neutrality to an end. Under previous net neutrality rules, internet service providers were required to treat all online customers the same. Now, for example, this means Comcast could choose to slow down a service like ...

Two out of three

Letters

I just got finished reading the three letters in the Aug. 30 edition. Two of them were great and right on the mark, ''The Greatest Generation –Really'' by John Campanile and ''Where socialist dreams come true.'' by Marlin D. Lilley Jr. I couldn't agree with the both of you more. On the ...

United Way spotlights its partners at First Friday kickoff

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For the first time, the Lycoming County United Way held its kickoff event in conjunction with Williamsport’s First Friday in a joint effort to connect the community to the United Way’s partnerships. The event starts the annual United Way fundraising campaign. A section of Pine Street ...

Volunteers take time to listen, build understanding with patients

Religion

LEWISBURG — “How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss said. And in today’s busy, smartphone, fast food, selfie world, sometimes people forget to take a moment and look around — to wave to the couple on their front porch swing, hold the door for the person behind them or offer a ride ...

Williamsport engineer-in-training visited by state investigator

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Mark Benner, the city engineer-in-training who is paid an annual salary of $61,000, was away on state National Guard duty Friday when an investigator came to his office at the city streets and parks department. The investigator was with the state Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement ...

Countywide police activities

Police Fire and Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY: 12:33 a.m., hit and run, corner of Route 14 and Route 15, Lewis Township. 12:35 a.m., disturbance, 1200 block of Allegheny Street, Jersey ...

Locals honored at Brotherhood dinner, Oct. 4

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The Lycoming County Brotherhood Annual Citation Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 200 W. Fourth St. Wayne E. Motts, CEO of The National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, will be the keynote speaker. A number of local residents will be honored ...

March against injustice set for today in Williamsport

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A “peaceful march against injustice” will step off today at 10:30 a.m. at Flanigan Park, near Little League Boulevard, according to organizer William Matthews. Matthews said the march is to be peaceful, without conflict, and is being held to highlight the injustices of youth in the ...

Borough ordinance draws ire from South Side veteran

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Because of the Multiple Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4 program mandated by the federal government, it is illegal to allow grass clippings that have sprayed from a lawnmower into the street to remain there and eventually reach a storm drain. Ernie Eakin, of South Williamsport, found this ...

Safety committee to review DuBoistown fireworks rules

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Responding to complaints from residents about the noise and frequency of fireworks in the borough this year, DuBoistown Borough Council discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance to deal with the issue. “It sounded like a war zone,” was the comment from one resident at ...