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City man charged with allegedly raping toddler

Bail was denied late Thursday for Daniel Prieto, 38, of 400 Glenwood Ave., after he was arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of allegedly molesting a female child under the age of 2 in the city, according to city police Agent Jason Bolt. Prieto was taken into custody ...

Sunday morning SUV crash result of brake failure

When the brakes failed on her husband’s Chevrolet Tahoe, passenger Marjorie Peterson, 57, bailed out of the SUV, shown above, seconds before it hit a curb, went airborne, careened down a hill and struck two trees just west of Rural Avenue and Cemetery Street near the city-Loyalsock Township ...

Elderly woman killed in one-vehicle crash Saturday

An elderly woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on East Village Drive in Nisbet, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Investigators believe that Delores Shoemaker, 85, of Susquehanna Township, possibly suffered a medical emergency, causing her to lose control ...

Alleged assaults, threats among charges filed against 7 people

With a knife in her hand, Julie Davis approached Kylie Major in the 300 block of Center Street and told the woman, “You are going to get killed. I am going to kill you” about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, city Patrolman Christopher Salisbury alleged in an affidavit. Davis was taken into custody at ...

Elderly Nisbet woman killed in crash

An elderly Nisbet woman was killed Saturday afternoon when she lost control of her SUV and crashed on East Village Drive in Nisbet, according to Jerold Ross, the county's chief deputy coroner. The woman, whose name was not released, was traveling west on East Village, near The Susquehanna ...

Man accused of killing neighbor’s cows

UNITYVILLE — Criminal charges have been filed against a Jordan Township man accused of allegedly taking two of his neighbor’s cows, one of whom was found dead and another with a wound to its neck, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Gary Colatosti, 60, of 145 S. Woods Road, has ...

DUI, assault, other charges brought against county residents

Shortly after fleeing the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Old Lycoming Township, alleged drunk driver Thomas Brock was taken into custody in the city, where he admitted to a police officer that he drank “six shots” of an alcoholic beverage in the last two hours, according to court ...

Alleged drug ring unravels in county justice system

Another member of an alleged city drug ring uncovered during an August 2018 raid pled guilty Tuesday via Zoom. Michael L. Hargrove-Troutman, 25, of 234 Linn St., said that, although he holds associates degrees in business and marketing, he went for the “easy money.” “I’m not a ...

11-year-old bicyclist recovering from accident

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with serious injuries he suffered when he was struck by a Subaru Outback while riding a bicycle on East Village Drive in Susquehanna Township about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. The boy, ...

Man accused of killing neighbor’s cows

UNITYVILLE — Criminal charges have been filed against a Jordan Township man accused of allegedly taking two of his neighbor’s cows, one of whom was found dead and another with a wound to its neck, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Gary Colatosti, 60, of 145 S. Woods Road, has ...

New charges filed against Lycoming County inmate

Additional drug charges were filed last week against Lycoming County Prison inmate Rashaun Fleming, 31, of 1245 Freed Place. The new charges were filed by state Trooper Christopher Sulitka and stem from an incident when he caught Fleming traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Route 118 in ...

Alley in Williamsport blocked by fallen tree

A combination of criminal mischief and Mother Nature was enough to cause this tree to suddenly fall in the 500 block of Anthony Street just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, city police said. Neighbors told the Sun-Gazette they heard something "cracking" seconds before the tree fell. Police said the ...

Man jailed following stabbing at convenience store

Tajhea Shuler, 19, of 1735 Four Mile Drive has been arrested on charges of allegedly stabbing a clerk Sunday night at the Quick Mart, 1810 Northway Road, (above) in Loyalsock Township, state police said. The clerk was stabbed "with a large kitchen knife in the neck-chest," and taken to UPMC ...

Traffic detoured around DuBoistown crash

A woman driving a Dodge Durango, above, declined treatment for injuries she suffered when the vehicle and a pickup truck collided in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue in DuBoistown about 4:10 p.m. Monday, according to emergency responders at the scene. Fire police directed traffic around the ...

Dryer fire breaks out in East End home

WILLIAMSPORT-Williamsport firefighters quickly extinguished a fire involving a clothes dryer that broke out in a back room at 1127 E. Third St. about 11 a.m. Monday. Firefighters knocked the fire down and then carried the smoldering dryer outside. Exhaust fans were used to clear smoke ...

Man dies after being overcome by fumes in silo, son rescued

TURBOTVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he was overcome by fumes in a silo on a central Pennsylvania farm. The Montour County coroner's office says 45-year-old Abraham Stoltzfus and his 16-year-old son entered the 60-foot grass silo Friday morning on the farm between ...

City man charged with 2 DUIs in 2 weeks

A 49-year-old motorist suspected of being on the drug PCP was arrested Wednesday night following a brief pursuit in which he drove his 2013 Ford Explorer on the sidewalk on Arch Street near West Third Street, city Patrolman Gino Caschera said. The brief pursuit began about 8:20 p.m., just ...