Man accused of punching girlfriend

James Earl Williams Jr., 49, of 37 Eldred St., has been charged by city police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching his girlfriend, Barbara Moore, several times during a domestic disturbance at their home about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Williams was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.