Woman allegedly beats boys

While her boyfriend was incarcerated, Zakia Aylsha Fowler allegedly beat his two sons repeatedly inside her home while she was taking care of them, city Patrolwoman Debra Wasilauski alleged in court papers.

Fowler, 32, of 652 Second Ave., repeatedly beat the brothers, both minors, with a broom handle, a table leg and a belt between March and this week, Wasilauski said.

A convicted drug dealer on probation for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Fowler was arraigned Wednesday morning before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of endangering the welfare of children and simple assault. She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.