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Police: Woman charged with tampering in drug investigation

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After her boyfriend overdosed Sunday on heroin in the bathroom of McDonald’s on Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Township, Leann Marie Surber quickly removed a bundle of the controlled substance off the man, hiding the bags and a needle he used under a blanket in a vehicle in the parking ...

Police release names, details, in shooting

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Bleeding from a gunshot wound to her lower left leg, Markita Sanders fled her first-floor apartment on Grier Street with an infant child in her arms moments after being shot by her boyfriend, Johnny Hemingway, Monday morning, city police said. After shooting his girlfriend, Hemingway, 38, ...

Impaired boating will be enforced over Fourth of July

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Boating under the influence isn’t as prevalent as driving intoxicated but it often produces the same dire results — injuries, arrests and even death. As the Fourth of July approaches, summer recreation, especially on bodies of water, including the West Branch of the Susquehanna at ...

School board passes budget with tax increase, transfers funds

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HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School District board unanimously passed its 2018-19 general fund budget, which carries with it a 0.44-mill increase in taxes bringing the millage to 13.94. The increase translates into $44 more in taxes for each $100,000 of a property’s value. The 3.26 ...

Production delays delivery of books

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Those who ordered the book, “Community Keystone: The Official History of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette,” will have to wait a little bit longer to pick up their copy, according to Bernard A. Oravec, Sun-Gazette publisher. That’s because of a delay in production at the printing plant in ...

Loyalsock Township approves duplexes on old school property

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Months after Loyalsock Township’s Becht Elementary School was demolished, the township’s board of supervisors approved the use of the land for eight duplex buildings that the township manager says will greatly benefit the neighborhood. During a board meeting Tuesday night, the board ...

Hughesville Mayor: Lock vehicle doors

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HUGHESVILLE — A group of teenagers attempting to open unsecured car doors has spurred the mayor to warn residents to keep their vehicles locked. The teenagers allegedly are wandering through the borough seeking loose change or unsecured items, according to Mayor Rick Smith during the ...

Eagles on target

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Championship teams of all sports have been going to the White House since 1806. Now whether you care or not, it is still a long lasting tradition letting people from all walks of life, even if some of them are pampered millionaires, get a chance to visit and be honored by the president. ...

A comparison

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So, the DOJ Inspector General found no "documented" evidence that the FBI's treatment of the Hillary Clinton "matter" was driven by political bias. I would like to point out that Henry II never issued any written orders to any of his four knights. Vincent J Dandini Trout Run Submitted ...

1 dead, another injured in domestic shooting

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One man is dead and his girlfriend is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg following a shooting Monday morning in the 600 block of Grier Street in what one city police agent called “an isolated domestic situation.” The man is believed to have shot the woman before suffering a ...

Limited parking slows plans for new restaurant downtown

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Herman Logue, a local developer of businesses, wants to open a restaurant in a building he purchased at the corner of West Third and Hepburn streets, but he’s got a parking problem delaying any further renovations, city officials said. Logue’s parking, or lack of it based on the size and ...

A move for high earners pursuing a tax-free retirement income

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Does your high income stop you from contributing to a Roth IRA? It does not necessarily prohibit you from having one. You may be able to create a backdoor Roth IRA and give yourself the potential for a tax-free income stream in retirement. If you think you will be in a high tax bracket when ...

Budget passed in Jersey Shore, deficit down to $110K

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JERSEY SHORE — With three members absent at Monday night’s meeting, the Jersey Shore Area School District’s board passed the 2018-19 budget, which raises taxes in the district for the coming year. Voting yes were Craig Allen, Karen Stover, Mary Thomas, John Pecchia and Kelley Wasson. ...

South Side board’s concerns addressed with final budget

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The South Williamsport Area School Board passed a budget with a 0.5-mill tax increase Monday night. The budget projects about $19.34 million in revenues and about $19.82 million in expenditures. After a meeting earlier in the month, board members went through the budget top to bottom and ...

‘Status quo’ spending plan passed in Muncy

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MUNCY — Muncy School District’s board unanimously adopted the district’s final 2018-19 general fund budget, which the district’s superintendent said is “status quo” at a meeting Monday night. Local home owners can expect a 0.48 millage increase to Muncy’s real estate tax, which ...

‘Many individuals’ object to naming in church abuse probe

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Monday its decision last week to hold up the release of a major grand jury report on sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses is the result of challenges filed by “many individuals” cited in the report. The Supreme Court said in a ...

Harvard’s anti-Asian-American microaggression

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The Harvard University admissions process appears to be an ongoing microaggression against Asian-Americans. A group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing the school for alleged racial discrimination and has filed documents in federal court making a persuasive case, based on data ...

Fond memories of ice cream

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I saw the article written by Mike Fogarty about his dad’s ice cream. Like Mike, I also have memories of Matt’s store, living just one block away. Like so many people you could see Hobe Beck, Charlie Ardell and me getting Saturday night ice cream. In the winters, I didn’t see much of ...

Student awards

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I am writing this in hopes the Williamsport Area School District can change some of their scheduling of awards ceremonies by the end of school 2019. I have noticed, in the past, that chorus and band concerts are scheduled on different days and weeks so the families that have children of ...

Is this safety?

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The other night I was watching the news as usual when one of our state legiscritters was interviewed about school safety. I thought OK, about time. I envisioned steel doors, bullet resistant glass, better locks or more armed guards. A bill was passed to allow our schools to conduct a safety ...