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Lycoming County Court sentences 30 in variety of cases

Thirty people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Michael L. Smith, 40, of State Correctional Institution Coal Township, 7 1/2 to 15 months for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Leo ...

Two-vehicle crash on Golden Strip

MALLORIE McILWAIN/Sun-Gazette One person was taken to UPMC Susquehanna Regional Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash along East Third Street near the Crazy Tomato at 7:58 p.m. Friday. An east-bound Chevy Cruise attempted to turn onto Russell Avenue and a Chevy Cobalt, traveling west, ...

Collision on Route 118 near Unityville

Both drivers were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to be treated for injuries they suffered when these two cars collided on Route 118, west of Route 42 near Unityville about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. A woman driving the Nissan Altima at right was traveling east when a ...

Man waives hearing on harassment charge

During proceedings last week before District Judge Gary Whiteman, South Williamsport police withdrew six of eight charges filed against Keith Eck, 34, of 2002 Glynn Ave. Eck was charged with stalking, intimidation of a witness and related offenses for repeatedly calling and texting his ...

Truck runs into building in Loyalsock Township

Volunteer firefighters work to free an elderly Old Lycoming Township man from his northbound pickup truck after it traveled off Lycoming Creek Road and plowed into the east side of Cummins Sales and Service in Loyalsock Township about 6 p.m. Sunday. The driver was pinned in the wreckage for ...

Montoursville OIP still closed after lightning strike

Nearly three weeks after a lightning strike sparked a fire in the building that houses the Original Italian Pizza on Broad Street in Montoursville, the eatery remains closed and three tenants who live in two apartments above the business are still displaced. Christopher Janusis, the manager at ...

2 injured in vehicle collision

Both drivers were injured when these two vehicles collided at West Third and Rose streets at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, according to city police. The man driving the Nissan Altima was taken by ambulance to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries while the ...

1 jailed, 2 awaiting charges for heroin, meth

Just one day after getting out of the Tioga County Prison, admitted heroin addict Travis Huck, of Wellsboro, drove to Philadelphia on Tuesday with two friends to buy drugs, according to Old Lycoming Township police. As they drove through the township on their way back to Tioga County early ...

City man faces at least 84 months

A man facing a string of drug charges waived his jury trial in Lycoming County Court Thursday. Tyrone K. Sims, 26, Philadelphia, instead pleaded guilty before Judge Nancy L. Butts to the charges involving three different cases in Williamsport in October 2017. Sims had been scheduled for ...

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Anthony Fasse, 51, of Mansfield, was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Route 660 in Convington Township about 8:50 p.m. Thursday, state police said. Fasse, traveling west on Route 660, failed to negotiate a left curve, just west of Starks Road, police ...

Injured crash victims remain hospitalized

All three women who were seriously injured late Wednesday afternoon in the two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 87 south of Barbours remained hospitalized Thursday night, according to state police. Tammy Yourish, 40, of South Williamsport, was traveling south in a 2010 Toyota Rav 4 when her ...

Violent crash near Barbours sends three to area hospitals

BARBOURS — Three women suffered serious injuries in a violent head-on collision involving two SUVs on Route 87, about seven miles south of here, at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police and Plunketts Creek Township fire officials. Following the collision, a small fire in the engine ...

13 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Thirteen individuals recently were sentenced in Tioga County Court. Sentenced to state prison was: • Sean Holleran, 34, of Wellsboro, 30 to 72 months and a $100 fine for possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs. Sentenced to County Prison were: • Craig R. ...

14 charged for various crimes

Fourteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Benjamin D. Thomke, 36, of 500 Woodland Ave.; city police; criminal trespassing and harassment for allegedly aggressively entering the ...

18 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Eighteen people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Jaziah Q. Strickland, 20, of Williamsport, 36 to 84 months and drug & alcohol assessment for aggravated assault. • Corey Williams, 29, of Philadelphia, four to 16 years ...

1 passenger in critical condition

Brad Heffner, 31, of 401 Princeton Ave. Extension, was treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his Kia Forte overturned and crashed into a tree at Fox Hollow Road and Gordy Lane in Old Lycoming Township about 1:20 a.m. Saturday, according ...

Teen rape case moves forward following district judge’s ruling

JERSEY SHORE — After reviewing testimony presented during the preliminary hearing for Zachary Kiess, District Judge Jerry C. Lepley ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold the 18-year-old Anthony Township man on all but two state police charges for allegedly raping a teenage girl during a ...

Car crosses median, driver treated for injuries

State police are trying to determine what caused the man driving this Chevrolet Cavalier to lose control of the car as he was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, near the Faxon interchange, just before 6 p.m. Saturday. The car crashed through a section guidewire, crossed ...

No one displaced from apartment fire

Careless smoking was believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged an exterior wall and a stairwell to this four-unit apartment building at 526 Childs Drive in South Williamsport on Friday night, borough Fire Chief Casey Lowmiller said. Firefighters from the borough and several surrounding ...

One injured in dirt bike accident

Geisinger’s medical helicopter lifts off from Salladasburg Elementary School on Route 287 with a man who was injured in an apparent dirt bike accident on private property in the 7200 block of Queneshaque Road in Anthony Township about 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to emergency responders. The ...