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SPCA offers reward for information about possible pet poisonings in Blossburg

BLOSSBURG - The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has announced a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for allegedly poisoning several here.In partnership with the Blossburg Borough Police, the PSPCA is investigating the deaths of ...

County removed from train-crash lawsuit

Lycoming County has been removed from a lawsuit filed in U.S. Middle District Court by the wife of a man killed by a Northfolk Southern train in a collision on Aug. 15, 2014, in Clinton Township.The township, train engineer and conductor remain part of the lawsuit filed by Angela Lynne Martin, ...

Petco drops supplier amid federal probe

Petco, one of the biggest pet retailers in the country, severed its relationship with a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer amid a federal investigation into conditions at the facility where it keeps thousands of hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and other species.Petco said in a statement Tuesday ...

City police activities

Following are complaints handled by city police, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center:FRIDAY10:25 a.m., criminal mischief, 431 Park Ave.11:46 a.m., disorderly conduct, 2990 W. Fourth St.11:55 a.m., theft, 510 Sixth Ave.1:57 p.m., theft, 901 Diamond St.5:22 p.m., harassment ...

Couple escapes basement fire in Oval

OVAL - A couple safely escaped their home on Wagner Road on Sunday afternoon when an accidental fire erupted in their basement, according to Nippenose Valley Fire Chief Dean Miller.The fire at the one-story home of Murray and Sandra Lownes at 276 Wagner Road broke out about 12:30 p.m., minutes ...

Police: Gunman robs another business

For at least the fourth time in 10 days, another business was robbed at gunpoint, according to state police.This time the robbery occurred at the Turkey Hill Minit Market, 276 Route 87, about 6 a.m. Sunday when a man armed with a handgun and with much of his face covered with a bandanna held up ...

Family charged with child welfare crimes

A city couple and their daughter face felony charges for failing to alert authorities when they learned that minors in their Meade Street home had engaged in sexual acts with one another, city police alleged in court papers.Thomas L. Poust, 64, and his wife, Arlene K., 56, along with their ...

Alleged heroin dealers indicted

Three men recently were indicted in federal court for alleged distribution of heroin and cocaine in Williamsport.Rasheem Jarbar Ruley, 24; Antoine Paris Davis, 38; and Braheem Johnson, 27, allegedly delivered heroin and a firearm illegally was in Johnson's possession, according to U.S. Attorney ...

Philadelphia man sentenced for 50 bags of heroin

Jamel Boyer, 30, of Philadelphia was sentenced for possession of 50 bags of heroin in Lycoming County Court Friday afternoon.President Judge Nancy Butts sentenced Jamel with six to 25 months in state prison with credit for time served.On August 5, Boyer and Joseph C. Cason, 29, of Philadelphia, ...

10 to face variety of charges in county court

Ten people have been charged with various crimes, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Thomas Lee Smith, 36, of 738 Antlers Lane; city police; misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $35 worth of merchandise from from Kohl's, 251 William ...

2 gunmen rob man on William Street

A man was robbed of his wallet by two gunmen in the area of West Willow and William streets about 6 p.m. Friday, city police were told.Both men were described as black, about 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing with much of their faces covered with scarfs, police said.In another city ...

28 charged with DUI

Twenty-eight people have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: David Michael Thompson, 45, of 199 Race St., Hughesville; state police following a crash in the 200 block of Wentzler Road in ...

Blossburg man sentenced for corruption of minors

WELLSBORO - Jonathan P. Matczak, 25, of Blossburg, was sentenced in Tioga County Court on Wednesday to 11 1/2 to 23 1/3 months incarceration for corruption of minors in connection with an incident that took place in December of 2014.According to court documents, Matczak also must pay a $2,500 ...

Sex assault against 5-year-old alleged

TOWANDA - Justin Sabin, 28, of Milan, Smithfield Township was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old child.According to police, the alleged assault took place on Milan Road on Jan. 7.Sabin was taken into custody on Jan. 13 and charged with one count of involuntary ...

Woman gets prison for fatal car crash

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A Philadelphia woman who caused a fatal car crash that killed two people on the Atlantic City Expressway has been sentenced to eight years in prison.Roselyn Kornegay was sentenced by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury Friday after pleading guilty in ...

City police activities

Following are complaints handled by city police, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center:THURSDAY7:29 a.m., domestic disturbance, 104 Maynard St.1:11 p.m., theft, 300 Lycoming Mall Circle.1:39 p.m., criminal mischief, 1107 Charles St.2:43 p.m., fight, Fifth and Memorial ...

No contest plea to rape of child will get man 8-16 years

Daniel A. Biblehimer, 50, of Lock Haven, pleaded no contest Thursday to two counts of rape of a child in Lycoming County Court.Biblehimer admitted to raping a young girl from April 1, 2008, to March 9, 2012, while she was between the ages of 12 and 16.He will be sentenced before county ...

25 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Twenty-five individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents.Four were sentenced to state prison. They are: Rocco Benefield, 56, Lycoming County Prison, 36 to 84 months with credit for time served for corruption of minors and indecent assault. ...

Tioga County Police & Court

Disorderly conduct alleged of womanMANSFIELD - Kelly A. Robinson, 47, of 128 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, was charged by Blossburg Borough police with disorderly conduct after a domestic incident at her residence Jan. 9.According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, ...

Convicted heart surgeon sniper’s claim that he was underfed in prison denied

A federal jury verdict this week went against Dr. Richard W. Illes, a former chief heart surgeon at the former Williamsport Hospital who was convicted in a 1999 sniper-style slaying of his estranged wife, Miriam, in Loyalsock Township.The jury said Illes, who is serving a life sentence at the ...